Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Artwork for a Cottage Bedroom

Well Kampers!!!!!
Kris and I are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!
Her guest room is really coming along.
As you can see.....
the chair I painted and reupholstered for her has found its new home.
I just need to make a patterned toss pillow for it.....
Maybe a needlepoint?????
hummmmm......
So now that the chair was in the room, it was time to hang the rest of the artwork on the walls.
First I attacked the space over the bureau.
We needed to choose the lamp that would sit on top, 
so I pulled some things from our inventory.
I tried a carved alabaster one that I absolutely adore.......
It was sort of lost.
Too delicate.
Sooooo.....
We decided that the floral one would be better.
I had been afraid that it would blend too much into the wallpaper, but once the artwork was hung.....
 it made a wonderful backdrop for the lamp.
I didn't have a lampshade for it.....
but Kris had been holding one from our bidness that we bought eons ago!!!!!
We bought it from Linens and Things, that is now out of business. That's how long we hold on to stuff.
Forever!!!!!
I used to love that store, it had more fun stuff than Bed Bath and Beyond.
We had been waiting for the chair to come back to the room before
 we hung the portrait of the little girl in the pink dress.
Remember her?????
She's been very patient, just hanging around till we were ready for her.
This is an absolutely delightful portrait, and she's in the prefect color dress!!!!!
The pink matches the pink in the room!!!!!
The artist was known for his portraits, Kris looked him up.....
She's a reference librarian, after all.....
His name was W. Sherwood.
She's what greets the guest when he or she comes to stay.
This is the view from the hall doorway.
Kris calls this room her guestroom....
I call it the recovery room.
Her husband is an anesthesiologist, and if I ever need another operation, I'm going to have him be my doctor.
This is the room I plan on staying in the first couple of nights after my surgery.
I figure, he will make sure that 
I AM IN NO PAIN!!!!!

I realize that I can be a pain.....
But that doesn't mean that I want to feel any!!!!!
On that note....
Latah, Gatah
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12 comments:

Jeannine520 said...

I love it, it's really looking nice, BUT the room is screaming out for a schoolgirl cross stitched sampler. Pleeeeeeaaaase put one in there. You can hang it just for the picture and then get rid of it if you want. ;-)

sewbetsy said...

ooo good idea Jeannine a sampler would be adorable !! I love the room too- the paintings are sooo perfect for it ! Where is the rug from ??

Betsy Speert said...

The rug was a close out from Pottery Barn.

fixitfaerie said...

You are so funny. I love the vignettes you put together. Have a great week. Paula

Anonymous said...

i miss linens and things and agree it was better than bed bath & beyond. great sales also. love the artwork especially the dark contrast and the portrait is amazing. the chair...swoon. if you make a needlepoint pillow i would think between the chair and the pillow they should not only put you up( pain free) following surgery but it should be free! suzi

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! The chair looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Love how the 2nd lamp looks so much better....and I love the window treatments...and the antique beds... I guess I love it all...thanks, Teresa

Anonymous said...

The room is lovely, Betsy! Amazing how beautifully the dark artwork grounds the wallpaper and adds that extra layer of sophistication.
Of course,the chair is wonderful, but you already knew that :-)
Dolores

sweet violets said...

The chair is amazing with the rug, wallpaper and the dresser......what a beautiful bedroom!!!

Di said...

This is looking wonderful, thanks for making me feel like I've been there the whold time. I'm excited to see the beds done and how it all pulls together.

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Betsy, It's so much fun to see how you put a room together! Sheer genius, of course. It's coming along beautifully. You did such a good job on that chair. Thanks for sharing with us how you do what you do.

Rhonda said...

Kris' guest/recovery room is gorgeous! The chair is phenomenal, and the paintings are perfect. I don't know about the portrait, though, but that's just me. My great aunt had the portraits, Jenny Lind and Southern Belle, hanging in her guest room. Both were beautiful portraits, but Southern Belle's eyes would follow me wherever I went in the room when I visited. I would even hide behind the bed to change my clothes, so she wouldn't see me! My great aunt told me that such realistic eyes were the sign of a very good portrait artist. My grade school self really didn't care, as that lovely lady scared the bejeebies out of me! (Btw, I would love to have those two portraits today! Wonder who in the family got them???)

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