Friday, November 29, 2013
Dave's new room is so close to being finished. Yes, there are a few things left to paint, and tile, and the bathroom is not yet up and running, but the space is cleared of most construction items, the floor vacuumed, and washed, so why not move in the furniture and artwork? The beadboard I wanted was just hung and painted and the corner trim has been fixed and will get painted next, along with the new stairs.
The new compact ceiling fan is just great, and operates by remote control. The pugs are a riot on this slick new floor, scrambling without gaining traction. But it's Pergo, and doesn't scratch, so we're not worried.
And ta-da! The space is suddenly a bedroom/kitchen/gallery/music playing room. Red and black was the chosen color scheme, and I had to scour my quilt closet for quilts that had the right colors, not too girly, for his walls. The one over the bed is from 1995 and is pieced (!) and named Nebulosity. The one on the stair wall is Lollapalooza Log Cabin, also pieced.
It was of utmost importance for Dave to hook up his stereo to the TV and bring in his speakers. I insisted on the bench at the entrance, so he can remove his boots and drop his jacket. The porch table works for his laptop. The mini-kitchen is for his midnight hunger pangs. Again, everything is coordinated in red and black.
The red locker is now his pantry, and will hold cookies, bread, popcorn, ramen, etc. The frig...beer and pop and leftovers to reheat. It has a tiny freezer and came with a mini ice cube tray.
I found this chair as a discard and he painted it red. I made the cushion. This red table came from a flea market and I paid $15. Dave painted it and coated it with carnuba wax. What a prize. The Marshall amp and speakers are for his electric guitars.
Before we finished the room, a nap was necessary. Here's Tony between Dave's legs, his preferred position.
We love this new room, and can hardly wait til the bathroom is completed. I have one more quilt to hang, but discovered I had never sewn on the rod pocket. So today I will attend to that.
at 7:18 AM