Friday, December 04, 2009

A Room of My Own


I recently converted a small room into "a room of my own," and I couldn't quite believe how happy I could be with it!  After stripping wallpaper that had been on the walls for 20+ years, I had to scrub down the walls four times before I could get rid of the paste.  I painted the ceiling eggshell, the walls ice blue, and will bring in a blue and white oriental rug after the cleaners get through with it.  When I find lemon yellow curtains I'll hang those. The large watercolour painted by a friend of mine is the pier on Lake Superior in Duluth. I got the Captains chair as a reward after 25 years of teaching English at St. Paul Academy-Summit School, which I still miss! The 3 etchings on that wall were the first pieces of art my DH bought for me when we lived in Chicago, all scenes from that great city, which I still love. 

11 comments:

  1. tu es la reine du bricolage, le résultat est superbe, BRAVO

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  2. Several of my friends have done some remodeling to create their "room of my own," except they call it their "man space."

    Your room is a nice reflection of your personality and tastes, and I note the presence of your computer for blogging.

    My "room of my own" in our house in Scottsdale is a library, with old travel books, art, a trundle bed in case guests or my son comes to visit, but the items in the room that get the most frequent and extensive use are the lap top, lap board, reclining chair and flat screen.

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  3. I see great things coming from that room.

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  4. That room is gonna miss you when you take off for the down south of the border.

    It looks very nice. I liked that watercolor painting too and think I know where it is or the scene is.

    Thanks for the visit to see my full moon. It was startling.

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  5. Lovely room you have. A place to relax, unwind, and visit the world.

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  6. Beautiful! So this is how your spent your time during your "sabbatical"? Looks like it was well worth it!

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  7. A very nice room, I'd like to see it again when complete with the yellow curtains. What about the beautiful plant?

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  8. This is a wonderful space to blog and read and enjoy your surroundings. I too, love Chicago. I worked there on a temporary assignment for 2 1/2 years and I fell in love with that city. But, then...I tend to fall in love with big, vibrant cities such as London, Paris, Chicago, New York.

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  9. May you be inspired in this room, may you be creative in this room, may you be content in this room.

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  10. This space looks so comfortable for blogging and relaxation, a door to the world!

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  11. How deligtfull, great to share it with us. I wish you lots of happy moments there Kate!

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