The Finishing of the Back Bedroom

December 3rd, 2012 Comments Off on The Finishing of the Back Bedroom

We chose Farrow & Ball Hardwick White for the walls. I first tried Farrow & Ball paints last year when we did the living room and dining room and I fell in love with them – it is wonderful paint to work with.

Dad worked his wallpaper magic on the wall behind the bed:
20121203-184724.jpgThe Lovely Christina spent a lot of time trolling the Internet for antiques to furnish the bedroom. She found a bed frame on Kijiji which happened to be about 6 blocks from our house, we found a side table to use as a night stand at a small antique store in Arnprior, and on a trip to Penetanguishene we found a beautiful old chair.

However, The Lovely Christina’s most impressive find/best deal was a solid mahogany armoire by The Widdicomb Furniture Co.:
20121203-190035.jpgThe woman we bought it from insisted she had to meet with us first and ask the Universe for guidance before she made any decisions – apparently The Lovely Christina and I pleased the Universe sufficiently. As interesting as the things we buy from Kijiji are, they are no comparison to the people who sell things on Kijiji.

The armoire needed a good cleaning – in fact we didn’t realize until a few months after we bought it just how dirty it was. We thought the wood was naturally dark. After many hours of cleaning with ammonia and Murphy’s Oil Soap we uncovered the true colour of the wood you see in the picture.

Here’s a close up of some of the carving for those of you who enjoy such things:20121203-191022.jpgAfter the cleaning I attended to some small repairs, replaced the knobs with antique reproductions we found on a trip to Toronto, installed a closet rod and had some glass shelves cut to fit inside.

Before we show he finished bedroom lets take a quick look back:
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20121203-192317.jpgAnd as it stands today:
20121203-192453.jpgWe still need to find some art for the walls and pick up a few accessories but the that can wait for now. Now I think I’ll take a nap in that comfortable looking bed.

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