Pulling in Old Pieces

When the shelves are finished in the master bedroom I plan to fill them with books and favorite pictures and objects.

After the shelves are in we'll want a place to sit and read.
After the shelves are in we’ll want a place to sit and read.

So I want to also have a chair near the window to sit and read.

The ottoman (in the foreground) has always been in the living room.
The ottoman (in the foreground) has always been in the living room.

First I brought the floppy ottoman up from the living room.

The standing lamp with French script lamp shade might work, too.
The standing lamp with French script lamp shade might work, too.

When I was trying to decide if we had a chair I could use in this spot I remembered a project stored in The Cottage that I had started over a decade ago that might be just the thing.

The chair has been recovered and needs a paint job.
The chair has been recovered and needs a paint job.

I recovered this chair and it’s almost finished except for gluing on the rest of the cording. And I could paint it.

Something like this with a chair and hassock and lamp
Something like this with a chair and hassock and lamp.

Eventually it will all come together.

What’s your oldest unfinished project?

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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.

8 thoughts on “Pulling in Old Pieces”

  1. love the chair! my art projects are always my oldest unfinished ones. they all eventually get finished, but waiting for inspiration for each can take 10 or more years! like the 6 panel tree paintings i recently started working on again, which i started about 10 years ago.

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