Transformation Tuesday 🦋
Remember me posting pics of this room a few months ago? Well, we actually finished the transformation a few days later and I'm just getting around to posting the "afters". We left the wallpaper and painted over it. Dad wasn't thrilled that we voted not to strip the walls first BUT because the wallpaper had been there for YEARS and we bought good paint, it covered wonderfully and saved a lot of work. We like to work smarter, not harder. And you know what, my extremely detail oriented, methodical, engineer dad couldn't even tell that we had left the wallpaper OR the border. Winning.
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige.
At this point in the renovation process, replacing the carpet is not priority so we're making it work until dad can do hardwood later.
The inspiration for this room actually came from that black bookshelf and all the the nostalgia it holds. Mom kept all of my and my sister's books from when we were little. Although we haven't made her a grandmother yet, she has many great nieces and God-children who like to come play at "Minnie's" and she wanted a place for all the books and toys. This shelf holds little tidbits of my mama + daddy's childhood as well... Author, A.A. Milne has been sharing his honey pot of wisdom for quite some time as he is one of my Mammaw's favorite authors as well. She gave me those green vases when I moved out on my own for the first time. The old "Prof's Props" box atop the shelf belonged to my mother's dad, Charles C. Ritchie Sr. After he retired from the army and ICRR, being the artist that he was, he took up taxidermy and also did musical skits, chalk talks + "magic" shows for us grandkids, our friends + for senior citizens at churches + nursing homes around the mid south. This little box may not look like much to most but to us it holds a lifetime of memories as he used it to carry his props all the many times he shared his talent with us. Anyone who knew Charles Curtis Sr. more than likely saw him wearing that silver fedora hat with the feather on the band. It was easy to draw inspiration from a shelf that houses so many tokens of poetry, + other artistic expressions...