Today is my birthday, and I'm 39!!!!!
Well.....how about 53?????
All right, all right, I'm never going to see 60 again....
So, for my big day.....
I'm going over to my buddy, Kris's house, and.....
hang pictures in her powder room!!!!!
I know how to live on the edge!!!
And then for even more fun, we'll head on over to the marble and stone store,
and choose a small piece to replace the top of the new antique table we got at auction for her guest room!!!!!
(Can a person have a new antique table?????)
(It's an antique table that she just got, so it's new for her.....)
The top is cracked, so I removed the metal galley rail in the picture above,
that's why it's sitting on a slant,
I had just shown Kris how smarht I am by showing how to take it off,
so we could replace the broken onyx.
It sits between the two twin beds in the guest room,
and I'm not going to show the room to you yet, 'cause we still be goin' over the master bedroom,
so stop pushing me, already.....
We got this table at auction for 60 smackers.
I don't know why no one bid against us.....
Don't they like broken @#$????
Well WE DO!!!!
Let's get back to the master bedroom now that I've teased you with this peak.
When people get older.....
they need a lot of light to see stuff.....
So I gave Kris a lot of light around her bed, 'cuz she be almost as old as I am.
We put a couple of recessed lights over the pillows, so that Kris, and her husband Keith could each have their own source of illumination.
The two are switched separately, on either side of the window,
so if someone is snoozing,
the light only needs to be on over the spouse that is reading!
To figure out where the fixtures should go, I had Kris sit up in bed,
and then I measured to her outside shoulder.
That's where you want the light, so it's not right over your head,
but a little to the side.
In the center of the ceiling we chose a 1920's fixture I found on ebay.
It's nice and vintage, and gives a good all over glow to the room.
On either side of the bed, we're using a pair of lamps from our inventory.
They are unusual alabaster, as they have a red tone to the stone, that works really well with the colors in the space.
One of the great things about having something not sell.....
Is then we get to use it!!!!!
To answer the questions I got on my last post, about the draperies.
The wooden pole is cut in a miter, and then attached to the short sides with screws.
Then the sharp ends are cut down, so the curtain pocket can make it around the turn.
Making a big U shape.
That's the way that my workroom makes the poles that return to the wall.
The way they are mounted on the wall, is with angle irons, or brackets, or whatever the hell they're called.
Install one just under the L return to the wall.
Then, if the draperies are wide, like the ones above, mount a second one a little way in towards the middle, but behind the draperies.
It will be hidden.
And that's the secret about how you do that!
At least if you're a big shot professional workroom.
An easier way to do this,
which is how I was going to do it for my niece,
just cut the pole to the length you want, then mount the angle brackets to the very end of the pole.
The bottom of the pole would be resting on the top of the bracket.
The fabric can gather onto the angle bracket,
and return to the wall that way.
The gathered fabric, hides the bracket.
The bracket will look like a continuation of the pole.
This has been a very informative post, if I do say so myself!!!!
I just realized I didn't answer the questions about how to make a double bed into a queen size.
I will get to that next time.
I want to thank everyone for the comments I've been receiving.
I lurv them!!!!
They make me a happy camper!!!!!
I have to figure out how I can respond on the comment page.
I don't know how to do that, so if someone out there knows, please inform me.
On that note,