So it wasn't until the crack of noon that I got my sorry tush going this morning. I needed to step on it if I was going to make it to the Art Institute before closing time!
First things first: I made a pit-stop at the Minnesota College of Art & Design (MCAD) conveniently located right next door to the Museum. The trip brought me back to my old neighborhood stomping grounds --oh, how nice again to see the angsty, tortured, young art students sulking down the very Street Where I Lived! All thinking they're going to take the Art World by storm! Oh, tender Youth! Bless your hearts!
Bitter? Party of one...
I picked up some metallic gold pigment powder at their claustrophobic art supply store to sprinkle over the wet gilt paint that I plan on using on some of the moldings. Next, it was off to the the venerable, marbled halls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts!
Whenever I visit the Art Institute, I always make a bee-line toward the Period Rooms. I never tire of examining their exquisite, antique furnishings, and the mastery of the workmanship of their paneled walls. So inspiring!
After a lovely afternoon admiring gorgeous things that I can't afford, I ducked into their Gift Shop to snatch up a few more postcards to be turned into artwork for the walls of Merriman Park.
|These chairs match the table best. I think a pair of candle lamps are needed on the table. (Great, more electrical)!|
|I love this mirror! (left) It might not end up here, but I love it!|
I am planning on furnishing the Entrance Hall rather sparsely --just four chairs in the corners, the few tables you see in the top photo and maybe a table in the center of the room.
|This table positively screams for a floral arrangement!|
Here is another question: do you think all four chairs in this room should match, or not? Personally, I'm not a 'matchy-matchy' kind of guy, but I want the room to have a semblance to Period accuracy. Imagine, if you will, it's 1795-1820 in a house about eighty years older. Here are the chairs I have 'on hand.' Which one(s) do you like for this space? (Keep in mind I can and will be changing the upholstery).
Or maybe they all suck? Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend, everybody!