I would say we are 70% finished with the "Room". We still have a few projects left.
Only one OOOPS moment when one of the large shelves I was holding while MC was bracing the side piece fell on my hand...but.... Really, it was OK. One of those moments when you are afraid to look at your body part for fear of what you will see....
MC'S WALL UNIT
This side has been dedicated to his Air Force life!
Under the Clock is his Sword from his ROTC Corps life at VPI...Today known as Virginia Tech
MC is making a sign to place on the back wall of this shelf. It will read, MC's Little People. He also will be making stands for each of the figures
In addition to MC's Little People
His School Stuff
A special needlepoint that Patti made, just for him, eons ago!
(you don't see the copier, do you? Just pretend it's not there.)
The room is directly off the Foyer at the front door, at the front of the house. This makes it very, very visible. It's one of the first things one sees when entering our home. We never paid much attention to the detail of the room, felt good it was kept neat and orderly!
When a neighbor commented that we had put so much into the other rooms, we realized we needed to address MC's private space!
What's left for the Wall Unit are round black knobs that are on order for the lower cabinet.
The largest, of the other projects, are drapery panels for these two windows that face the street. We have Bali Neat Pleat shades which are perfect for privacy, add nothing to "design"!
I have been looking at fabrics and fabric ideas for these windows for over a year. Never had the need to make a decision and never had a direction!
Saturday, MC and I went to OHCO Warehouse.
We played it safe and brought home 8 swatches, or cut off pieces, to see if one would stand out.
It's funny, the second we brought in all the cut off pieces only one said IT'S ME! It was perfect! Guess which one? Clue, it looks great with the clock.
Added feature....it was a Bargain Lover's Huge Bargain!!!
He will do his IRON ON TAPE magic! This will be fun! It really looks great in this room!
One other project is for the smaller wall opposite the window wall.
Don't you love MC's TV. You can tell he's not into sports! He actually uses his computer monitor more !
Told you he was "DIFFERENT". Just give him a good book!
What we are planning here is something I've not approached before. I am going to use some of the family pictures that were on the IKEA units that were behind his desk. We bought six 11 x 14 black frames and two 8 x 10 black frames. We will use matting and center 8 x 10 pictures in the six large frames and smaller pictures in the two 8 x 10 frames.
Best part....got these frames at the Dollar Store.....total $8
I love this chest. It's the one we bought in Senoia a few years ago. Never dreamed it would end up here!
So, this is where we are today.
I don't think it will take too long. I'm sure it will be finished by next month. We're having a large meeting for the 2012 Holiday Tour Of Homes. All the "Committee Heads", Homeowners and the Homeowners that are selling their crafts in our new addition this year. THE GIFT HOUSE! It will be a great place for everyone to do some shopping for gifts and "secretly" for themselves! This is the second year Steve and I have headed up the Tour. Had a lot of assistance with another couple...That made a huge difference. Last year our home was on the Tour. Now, that was one of the best days we've had since we moved here. We spent the afternoon relating the stories of all our treasures. The HIGHLIGHT of the show.....Erica's Christening Dress! Our Holiday Decor was secondary! I have tons of pictures.....will make a new post later in the year!
Wish MC Luck with his new projects. He's resting up!!!