Le Bibliotheque

Let’s take a little tour of le bibliotheque which at The Glade is the powder room.

Le Bibliotheque

 The wallpaper looks like this.

Detail of Wallpaper

The wall is only papered part way.  At the juncture where the paper and wall meet is an actual 3 dimentional shelf.

Shelf Reflected in Mirror

For your eyes only is the fuse box directly across from the door as you enter.  Can you see how well it is disguised with this patterned paper?

Can you find the fuse box in the upper half of this photo?

Charlie loves showing this to guests. I think I have it hidden and he points it out.

Can you see it now?
How about now? Pink arrow points to pull ring.

 The original sink is still the one we use but we had it refinished.  During that process one of the faucet holes was filled in and a lever-handled faucet replaced the separate hot and cold faucets. Below is the before and after.

Sink Before and After

 Above the sink is a framed mirror purchased at an auction that almost covers the entire wall.

Another look through the mirror

I’ve retained the original towel bar and toilet paper dispenser.  The two wall sconces were bought to match these fixtures.  Now, however, it might be time for something different.  Maybe they just need some oil rubbed bronze spray paint to subtilize them a bit.  I could also hang the lamps upside down.

Towel Bar and Mirror

The floor was a lot like the laundry room floor: old vinyl flooring. And the sub-floor had rotted away in a couple places due to toilet leaks.

Vinyl Flooring

 We fixed all the leaks and added hardwood flooring to match the rest of the downstairs.

Hardwood Floor

And so this is le bibliotheque. Small but necessary.

Le Bibliotheque

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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