Hello there, remember me? So sorry to have neglected you, darlings, but we have been dealing with some 'real life' issues around here...thus, the long absence. I'm trying ever so hard to get caught up on all your blogs so please bear with me! And I'd like to welcome my new followers and send a big thank you to Tina from Just A Small Thing, who wrote the absolutely sweetest things about me recently on her weekly blog focus. Really, I'm still blushing --and pink is definitely not my color! Check out her blog for yourself.
I fear I have done hardly a thing on my latest --and last-- room. Yes, you read that right: I am on the very last room of Merriman Park! This will be the Master Bedroom.
It's been a long haul. And coming to my last (but not least) room stirs up some mixed feelings. Of course I am completely thrilled to finally draw this project to a conclusion...after all, it's been three years in the making. Oh, how I must cover my lips with my hand and suppress a wry titter, as I recall believing way back then (when Merriman Park was but only a rough sketch on the back of a paper napkin) that I would have the entire house finished by the end of that first winter!
|The sketch that started it all...|
Ugh, lets not go down that road, shall we?
I have ordered many of the new components for the bedroom and they are now finally starting to trickle in. Today the fireplace mantle showed up from Braxton Payne Miniatures. It's pictured leaning against the wall in the first photo (above). I chose a simple design that seemed appropriate to a bedroom and I like it much more than I had anticipated. The detail is very fine.
The wallpaper came a few days ago after being on back-order for a whole month! I was afraid I might have to chose another pattern but I'm glad it finally showed up. I lovz me some toile de jouy!
I thought that, since this is my last room and since people seem to enjoy seeing how I put things together as much as seeing the 'finished product,' I would show my working process from start to finish. So her is the blank room, just waiting for a few more bits and pieces to arrive and then we can get started...
Thanks for sticking with me, and I hope you all have a great week!