This was such a fun set to work on. Oak is a lovely material, and this set was one of those diamond in the rough situations, just begging for a new look. Before and afters below. Happy Friday!
|And with the leaf in|
|This was when we pulled all the furnishings out of it last summer to paint the floors.|
|And here's the inside. It's not small, the footprint is 19ft x 27ft and the ceilings are 10ft high. But as you can see, it's in the rough right now. Soooo much potential.|
First let's talk about the building itself.
I'm going to paint the floors again,
|Maybe a huge funky stencil like this|
|or a smaller stencil that looks like tile.|
|Or a deep gray with sealant that looks polished and pretty.|
To have some continuity between my workshop and the music studio, I'll be doing the same bead board walls that we did in the new structure. They look like this. I might even paint them the same color, which was Behr's Ostrich.
|They come unfinished so painting them is a bear.|
|But we really liked the result in the studio.|
The ceilings in the same will be the same tongue and groove pine boards that we did as ceilings in the upstairs of the main house, and will be doing on the second floor of the studio.
|Here's a pretty good shot of the ceiling treatment in our upstairs hallway.|
The hideous ceiling fans will be yanked out and I'm going to put in something with more style, and that can put out more light.
I like both of these a lot.
|This amazing pair of velvet armchairs|
|And this terrific vintage velvet sofa|
|I'll use my antique folk art hutch to site interior design books, magazines, and paint chip books.|
|And this spectacular Aesthetic movement c.1880 mirror, which is just the bees knees.|
|I always love gorgeous brass sculptures like these.|
|And I'm going to want a marble coffee table to go with my sofa|
|I want a pair of marble and gilt side tables like this|
|Gorgeous pair of industrial stools.|
|First I got a set of four antique quarter saw oak side chairs for the guest house. They were $5 each. I'll be recovering the seats tonight.|
|And how cool are these vintage barstools! $25 for the set of three. I'll be recovered the vinyl seats and they'll be our barstools upstairs in the guest house.|
|I couldn't resist this antique fancy painted side chair. I suspect it's first period- c.1810, but I want to do some more research. It was a whopping $8.|
|Loved the vibrant summer hues of this antique oil painting. I talked him down to $20 for it.|
|This dresser was a steal. Ive got big big plans for it. Just wait til you see.|
|Beautiful antique mixing bowl to add to my collection. It was $8|
|And the worlds coolest antique decanter set for $10.|
|Love the color and all the detail. Now I need a very glamorous drink to put in it.|
|So I hung the painting with a similar one in my kitchen|
|And the antique chair is now with my antique bentwood chair in a little corner of the master bedroom.|