Wednesday, November 21, 2012

That odd space…..


Part of the upstairs renovation included adding closets

to all three of the bedrooms.

Adding closets to a really old house can be a bit tricky……

The only way to add a closet

to this bedroom was to create a sort of bump out.

Since the ceiling is ten feet tall this left a bit of an odd space above the doors….




The other day I found this frame at an antique store and

I knew it would be

just the perfect size for that odd wall space.




Of course it is a bit worn and chippy……








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Kelly said...

I love it! Now you have a place to store things. It looks like it has always been there. Love the old chippy frame you found too. I noticed your bird prints hanging on the wall next to the closet. I have one of those myself! I'm not even using it right now because I'm out of room, but I hung onto it because I'm sure I will find a place again some day for it.

Kelly said...

Hey! I just noticed that you have a "home tour" on your blog now. I just looked at it and just LOVE it! Looks like you included pics of your newest slipcovers for your living room. Just gorgeous!!! I just love looking at your gorgeous home!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful bedroom! Your bed looks so plush and inviting. I love the addition of your little chippy frame.

Susan said...

Your frame is perfect that for that area! There is nothing more frustrating than not having enough closet space. I am happy you were able to add yourself some more storage.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it and it looks perfect there.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks great. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I would love for you to visit me and see the centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :) I am visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

Dorie said...

I love the chippy frame Des! And I really love your paint color! Do tell the color?! And after I read Kelly's comment I checked out your home tour too:) LOVE it!!

AntiqueChase said...

Love the frame up there... thanks to Kelly I just took the home tour... lots of questions... the bench at the end of your bed, did you paint that? love! and the end tables next to the leather couch..did handyman make those too ??

Wild Oak Designs said...

I love finding treasure like that!! congrats on adding closets...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Des, I love the mirror, actually I love your entire bedroom. The drape fabric is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Open House party and have a wonderful weekend.

Designs By Pinky said...

Wow, that looks like it has always been there! Is it for clothes or storage? Love the chippy tray too!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

Anne said...

Des what a cool frame!Yes it looks perfect there! I LOVE finding old frames especially oval ones! And you found a gem!

Julie @ Restlye Relove said...

Love it! I'm excited to by your newest follower. x Julie @ Restyle Relove

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful room and your frame is wonderful with the perfect amount of chippiness!


Wonderful bedroom!

Hartwood Roses said...

I hear ya about old houses and closets. Our place has closets from the 1800s, 1900s, and (soon) the 2000s. The one in the room we use as our office is a lot like what you have here ... it was built when our house was remodeled in 1967. The space above the main closet doors is a set of sliding doors that access the top storage area, that we use for storing boxes of stuff. I am thankful to have it, as storage space is at a premium in old houses, too ... which I'm sure you also are really familiar with.

Hartwood Roses