Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Iron Bed Completed!

I finally completed my project for the iron bed. 

This was the inspiration:

The expensive Laura Ashley bed:

The even prettier antique version:

And after a meeting with a can of spray paint, this:

Became this!

I think it turned out very well.  : )
The refinished floors look pretty great, too.  The room finally looks like it is coming together.  I need to find something to hang above the bed, I think.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September nights

I was really hesitant to give up summer, though I know this recent cool spell will give way to several more hot, sunny days still.  But more than anything, the cool weather is a reminder that summer is really over - another year of art festivals, Bunker hill, summer vacations, garden plans, and warm nighttime walks are behind us.  It's been a great summer - Shakespeare in the park, the Japanese festival, and a trip to KC to name a few highlights.   And watching it rain this past week while pulling 12+ hour days at work was getting me pretty down. 

But I have this, and many more like them, to look forward to in the next few months.  And despite a mountain of work, everything is pretty nice in this little corner of the word tonight.