Jewelry Room History
Upstairs there is a tiny little room that has had many uses over the last 30 years. It has been the nursery, a playroom, and Amy's studio. Now, it is our jewelry room. About 5 years ago, I asked Amy to design a space to be used as a dressing room and storage for our vintage jewelry (junk jewelry) collection. The economy was taking a downward direction and I had 2 kids in college so the project had to be finished using very little money.
|First, stripes were painted on the walls in tone-on-tone taupe.|
|Next, the built-in cupboard and woodwork were painted white.|
I found a vanity at a garage sale for $50. The owner had spilled Jean Nate' in the drawers so it took a lot of airing out! The vanity was painted a distressed light green. Larry had a piece of old glass in the basement which he cut to fit on the top. I put a few antique postcards under the glass. The chair was also a basement find. I love how the curly-ques in the chair coordinate with the vanity hardware.
The most expensive piece in the room is the light fixture which I bought on ebay for $125. It was the perfect size for the tiny room so I had to splurge.
|None of our jewelry is valuable. We just like bold colors and lots of bling!|
Studio/Sewing Room Update
The dining room furniture is gone! The walls have been painted. Larry is refinishing antique cupboards. I can't wait to use the space and to unveil the finished product. My sister-in-law, Kay, is a great quilter. She is very precise. I have been whining at her to help me finish those darned corners. I told her that we could even work in my new studio. I think that she might fly up in July - yeah!