Thursday, August 30, 2012

Next Up!!!!! My Armoire!!!!!

Let us continue the exciting exploration of my master bedroom.....
Here is my armoire.
I fell in love with this piece while I was still living in Watertown.
I would look at it in the antique store I visited,
 lust dripping from my eyes.....
But, woe was me.....
I had
no place to put it!!!!!
And then I moved.
AND THEN I HAD A PLACE TO PUT IT!!!!!
Life is funny that way.....
 When I first got it,
 it didn't have a curtain behind the glass door
I lived with it like this,
for a while,
didn't like the way it looked,
ignored it.
and ignored it.
and ignored it.
etc.
etc.
etc, 
I could lie, and say that I installed the gathered sheer curtain within the first year I had it.
Or the second year.....
Or third....
Or fourth.....
 But that would be a bad thing to do, 
I try not to lie.
soooooooo.......
I will admit, that I just made this curtain a couple of weeks ago.
Which is 8 years after I bought the armoire........
I figured it would take 1/2 an hour to make the curtain.
HA!!!!!
First I made it too short.....
Then I made it too long.....
So I crammed the extra fabric down behind the bottom rod, and figured,
 it would stay that way.
IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!!!!!
This is the great part of not having a client!!!!!
I can sort of tweak my mistakes, and live with the imperfection!!!!!
This piece is another example of my love of 1920's style furniture that has a Louis XVI flavor.
 There's just something about the details that sucks me in and won't let me goooooooo.......

Of course, since there is a top to an armoire.....
That creates a whole nother surface to place things
 of an unnecessary nature!!!!!
I found the Nantucket basket knock off at the Christmas Tree Shop.....
and flanked it with my carved wooden poodle candlesticks.....
 I'd like to say that these were a bargain too.....
But I paid a king's ransom for them when I bought them from 
John Rosselli's in Manhattan.
Because of their cost, 
I have allowed a really good protective covering of dust to accumulate.....
 To the right of all this prettiness, is the most important thing up there.....
I picked this up from the Christmas Tree Shop at the same time I bought the basket.
Since my ceiling in my bedroom is too low to have a ceiling fan.....
And ceiling fans are great for holding hot flashes at bay.....
I turn this baby on at night to create a soft cooling breeze.
Now that I look at this picture, I see this guy needs to be dusted also....
OY OY OY OY OY!!!!!
That's it for my armoire.
 ONE LAST NOTE!!!!!
I realized that my humor may be toooooooo subtle for some of you guys.
You may have missed one of my best quips!!!!!
In my last post I made a reference to 
Eau De Ban 
as my perfume of choice.
That was a joke you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was referring to Ban deodorant !!!!!

On that note.....
Latah, Gatah
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10 comments:

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Love the armoire, love the poodles, and I DID get the Ban joke originally, so at least one of us out here is following your humour!

De tout, de rien said...

...Because of their cost, I have allowed a really good protective covering of dust to accumulate.....

Can I borrow that line, a good protective covering of dust? That would be my excuse. Even for the cheap stuff.

I love that armoire, love the urns on it, the glass, etc. It's awesome!

fixitfaerie said...

I got the joke too. lol I love this armoire, it is so European. Dust and I are best friends! And fans, are always a dusty little secret of ladies of a certain age.
Love your decorating, blog and sense of humor. au revoir Paula

Katherine Wolak said...

Love your armoire!!! The curtain is lovely, but it looked great before too :) I think this new look is stunning!

Hugs,

Tartan Terrace said...

I like your curtain but I also liked it before you put up the curtain. That way you didn't have to open the door to watch tv. Just sayin'

Romi said...

The armoire is just as fab as everything else in your room! I too have a fan except mine is a little more industrial. It's like a hurricane blowing in my room every night. Ear plugs and a sleep mask help block out some of the noise and keep my eyeballs in my head.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a beautiful armoire~love hearing the stories of where your treasures came from. Speaking of beautiful cabinets I am so excited to see the cabinet you gave my hubby and Colin for the Boston store yesterday!! I am going in this morning...and the guys were raving about your house being all magazine perfect. Hubs said, and I quote " its just beautiful decor"! he loved the entrance, the stone floor...remember that was the part I said I didn't like? So funny. Anyway thanks again to you and Kris for letting me use the monster cab in the shop, its awesome!

Eliza said...

Love the armoire. I have a somewhat similar piece in my bedroom, though mine is dark wood and was really intended as a china cabinet.

Can I ask what type of rod you used for the curtain? Was it just a tension rod, or something more elaborate?

I bought my cabinet intending to add a curtain. Some twelve years later my clothes are still still visible. I only wish it took me eight years to get things done around here!

therelishedroost said...

What a lovely armoire, I think the details are great!!!

craftythriftydecoratingwifemom said...

That is one beeeuttiful armoire!! huge, beautiful armoire, never fit in my house :-(. I was in heaven when I saw your poodles, until you said how costly they are. See, I have 3 standard poodles in my little 1960s ranch. So hard to find statuary for some reason.
Janet

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