Well as you may know we are no longer in this room now and are in what was my office/design space. Oh and the canvas above the bed here is now the ‘free’ canvas that is above our sofa in the other living space I showed you a few posts back…I know it’s all confusing! This is the very same part of the room you just looked at, now it is our other living room. This room is meant to be the living room off the original 1883 floor plan, but we had seized it to use as our master bedroom as it never was used. Now that we have the boys, they quite often come in here and watch a movie if I am sewing or making noise up the other end of the house. The light in here is not very flattering at the moment…it is FREEZING outside!!
I did do a little change around on this mantel. It will change as not all of the decorative pieces have been put out yet and some have to get packed away, but I am liking the sepia Tulip print above the fireplace. As you can see the lamp bases on the floor still have to go out of the room and the glass fronted cabinet, which is an original medicine cabinet from an old country Ambulance Station I found under a house mic and I rented when we were first married. The landlord said I could have it!! It did take 3 months to hand strip it with a chisel though. It was in bad shape…I am waffling now – it has to be filled is what I was trying to say =0)
I like it as a living space now.
I did have to steal the sofa from the other room and paired it with my little wing back chair, both of which I have slip covered and added some of my own cushions to. The table under the canvas my Sister made is an old Singer iron sewing machine table my Mum found for next to nothing.
I left the little prints on the wall were they were…couldn’t find anything else I liked for that spot right now and the trunk you see here was Mic’s Grandfathers and has a beautiful patina to it with some of the original green paint showing through.
This piece is very special to Mic and we will never paint over it. His Grandfather was a prisoner of war in Changi Prison and went through an awful time as you can imagine. It is so nice to have some of his belongings that our boy’s will eventually get too. I really love it in here too.
…not sure what to do with the old mirror there yet. It is SO heavy!
So, there you go…our ‘new living room’, which cost nothing by the way.