You may remember the decorating jag that I went on in March. I posted about the last 2 rooms here. Well, it's always the last few things that take the longest to accomplish. But now, aside from the quilt for the guest bed, I am officially done with the finishing touches.
In the office I hung this quilt behind the loveseat. This quilt is really special to me because my Great-Grandmother, Mom and I all worked on it. Great-Grandma Rakes made the blocks, Mom pieced the top and did the binding and I quilted it. I hung the framed doily next to it because I think that the medallion motifs of the blocks and the doily are complementary. The doily was made by a Great Aunt in the 1960's. Besides read makes me really happy.
When we built the queen bed frame for the guest room we had to put the bed on this wall. Unfortunately that didn't leave a lot of room for side tables. We could fit one but not two. I solved the lighting dilemma by using wall-mounted lamps. I like these a lot and we also replaced the ceiling fixture so something that goes with these. I'm still holding out hope that I will find a little (10"ish) table to put on this side that someone could put a glass of water or a book on. I have also got to get that quilt done!
In the bedroom I hung my On a Whim log cabin quilt. I had a VERY large framed print here for years that Chris never liked and I prefer looking at a quilt anyway. The plates over the fireplace are my memento from working in London (2000 - 2002). They are the planet series from Poole Pottery. Of course these were created before Pluto was kicked out of the planet club. That bench belonged to my Grandmother and is mostly used for Chris to pile his clothes on.
I used the Hang in Dang it system to hang both new quilts. It works pretty well but it takes some fiddling (safety pins) with the sleeve to keep the quilt from drooping on the ends.
In the guest bathroom you can now see where the color palette came from. When you look out the window you feel like you are in a tree house. That little green bench is my favorite find. My friend, Laura, and I spent the better part of a day checking out antique shops and junk shops for some sort of bench to put here. I wanted something people could put their clothes on or sit on. We found this at a antique/junk shop in Ashland and it was already that color! Everyone thinks I painted it with leftover wall paint but that's exactly how it came and it was only $25. Perfect.
Throw in the 2 new recliners for the den and I am done with decorating unless it involves making quilts. Some day, in a year or so, we will need to repaint the guest house and some day we need new kitchen countertops but all of that is in the future.
However, if the decorating bug has bitten you check out this post at Patchwork Times. She's giving away a Sherwin-Williams gift card.
For me it's now garden season and there are a lot of weeds calling my name.