I finally got a couple of things done in the dining room recently, things that have long been on my to-do list. (For a shamefully long time, to tell you the truth.) I finally put up some curtains, but first we had to put up the hardware. That is always a nail-biter. We have the world's softest drywall. The way the studs are spaced could only have been executed by a construction worker on crack. You just never know what will happen when you drill a hole in these walls.
|This fabric goes with everything, I swear.|
|These finials are moulded something -- maybe resin.|
I painted them a soft French Leaf, my favorite of the Benjamin Moore Metallics.
That is not the proper name, just what it looks like.
A little bit silvery, a little bit goldy.
Our luck held, there were no catastrophic do-overs thereby destroying my wallpaper, and we had lift-off! I had to paint the wooden pole and the brackets and the finials all over again. I have had these finials a long time, and they came from from a design resource. They have also been broken and repaired, but I keep hanging onto them.
Of course, I still have not made the curtains that I intend to be in here out of that silk I have been hoarding for years. I'll get around to it next year -- maybe. For now, I pulled out the trusty plaid moiré which was in my other house. They were not long enough here, having been portieres in their previous incarnations. Where there is a will there is a way. I had a piece that was formerly a fabric shade for the top half of a door, so I cut it in half, folded it over and pinned it on. Uh-huh, just pinned. You can hardly tell, in the overall scheme of things.
Switching gears, this window is one of my favorite places to play with the camera. At different times of the day, it is quite impossible to capture with my limited knowledge and "point and shoot" skills to get a photo. I get so excited when some actually turn out.
|One of my favorite things since I got into taking photos for the blog is to play with light and shadow.|
The play of light and dark is called chiaroscuro.
|I don't pretend to know jack about the technical aspects of any of this. I just know that I like what I see when I do it. Some people call it an art form, but I doubt my efforts qualify.|
|This is why I like to keep cut crystal and glass and silver on this iron and glass table. |
You know I like tassels on everything that holds still long enough...
|Just noticed I screwed up the watermark -- oh well....|
I am linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch blog and to Nita for Mod Vintage Mix at her Mod Vintage Life blog.