"It is the things we read and learn and then put into practice that count." Heber J. Grant
It started out as a coffee table but the height wasn't right and it made the room seem heavy, so it found it's place as the end table and I found a nice airy glass/metal table at Pier I.
After the furniture is in place the fun begins with accessorizing. On the bookcases I focused on red, black. The leather book covers add just the right amount of soft color. I removed the 'too' colorful dust jackets. Situated on the center shelves are decorative frames which eventually will have cute little faces in them.
Other memorabilia includes vintage cars my dad collected, and my parents first 35 mm camera. I remember staring into that camera many times and later enjoying family nights watching slide shows.
The mirror is from a french provincial dresser. It was handpainted with the same acrylic paints used on the chair. Layers of paint, sanding, adding gold leaf, sanding and then polishing with Old English.
Ashley Beal Photography, and a Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge plate we bought as a souvenier on a trip to Figi.
Whew, that was an extra long post. Hope you enjoyed the tour. Now take some time for a good book. I think that's what I'll do.
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