I've had many lovely little guests inhabit this room who I believe enjoyed the soft plush warmth of the carpet beneath their feet as they've piddled in corners and under the bed. Can you imagine scolding a sweet little fuzzy bunny for such an act of rebellion? They don't listen. They don't care. All they know is that it was more convenient then running to the litter box one room away. Oh yes! I've had INDOOR bunnies. Three to be exact. The first was Mr. Lumpkin, then came Poppet Muldoone, and my final indoor bun was Toodles MacGruder. Bunnies, bunnies, how I love bunnies. Oh! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to wander off on one of my rabbit trails.
Every home has objects that are either rarely used or completey forgotten until one day when the mistress goes searching for that one particular item only to find a treasure trove of things once held dear. That's just what happened to me as I was cleaning out the closet...if you remember, this room has always been refered to as, "The Black Hole." Once things end up there they are never seen again.
I uncovered two of these English Oak chairs in the closet. The other two are in the living room, but none of them can be sat on. Can you guess what my next project will be?
And then there's this lovely arm chair that has been patiently waiting for me to find the inspiration before I begin its restoration. While at the fabric store yesterday I found the most gorgeous fabric with huge red and pink roses. It sang to me as I walked by.
Fabric does that you know!
And I found these in a box of photographs...the bells of my childhood.
Growing up they hung on the front door of my grandma's house and whenever I would visit one of my favorite things was to swing the door back and forth just to hear the sweet melody. Oh, and Robin, if you read this post and remember there were seven strands of bells...this is only one strand. The rest are hanging on the back of my front door ;).
It feels much like moving day at Brambleberry Cottage what with all the boxes stacked on every available surface and tucked in every corner, but I'll spare you by not showing you how everything has been turned topsy turvy. Well, maybe I'll show you just a little...
The hallway has become home to the bed and the radiator and this is one of the less cluttered rooms, if you can call a hall a room :).
Oh, Ellen B, thank you for the advise and reminder. I took two Excedrin "Back and Body" pills before going to bed and woke up feeling perfectly refreshed.
Now, I must be off for another day of hard labor. Base boards need to be removed along with all the moldings around the windows and doors. Ooohh! This is exciting!!
I love a hard days work and the progress that it brings!