Finally! The day has arrived! Gracie's Christmas present is here! We started paying for it in the Spring. I found it on the Wisconsin Craigslist and Ross, the gentleman who owned it, allowed us to make payments. Moving it actually cost as much as the purchase price!
I need to decide what I am going to do with the furniture in this room and I need your help!
Now it really is a Music Room! Unless you count Michael's bagpipe chanter and my rarely used violin.
If I paint this piano will I end up in Dante's Ninth Circle in a frozen lake of ice? Is painting pianos really a sin?
Though this beautifully carved piece is burled, some of the finish is damaged.
The carving on the front is breathtaking. Isn't it?
Please note the damage. It could be repaired without much ado but should I? What would you do?
This grotto stool is waiting to be painted. Grey? Gilt?
This armoire, heretofore referred to as the Archangel, but henceforth known as St. George (Thank you Thersites!) is in the Music Room. I have been tempted to paint this but *shrug*, I just don't know what to do in this room! This is the room that opens into the Family room, one door opening and two window type openings. I have never liked them. We were supposed to have them drywalled by now but veterinary bills took precedence! The wall to the left has an odd opening to the front staircase. That will be walled over too. Otherwise, we would only have one wall in the entire room!
This French chess table (Craigslist $200) with ormolu is also in the Music Room, as are the French cane chairs I found on Craigslist for $40 each!
This ex voto vignette is also in the Music Room.
This daybed sofa will also reside in the Music Room after I finish painting it grey and reupholstering it! This is the Craigslist photo. It is currently in my garage. I have chosen a lovely bird toile, in linen, to cover it.
Red bird toile fabric.
Should I paint the piano?
How about the armoire?
Why do I write a Blog if I can never make up my mind? Who do I think I am? All the cool bloggers show beautiful, finished photos of their homes. Will my home ever be finished? Will I ever be a Cool Blogger? Sigh.