I thought I would get away from my CQ and other projects for a bit and share something else we have been working on here. We recently had windows added on our back porch because the rain was always blowing in and in the winter we would have to wrap the windows with plastic to keep the snow and frost out. When we painted around the windows the paint didn't match the room for some reason so we ended up repainting the entire room!
Now that we have windows we have been able to really enjoy the room, especially when the temps are above freezing and the sun is shining brightly. We bought a radiant heater to take the chill off. It is just amazing what a difference the windows have made.
The theme of the room has gravitated toward 'bicycles'. I have shelves on either end above the windows. Below are the bicycles I have displayed on each.
Although this hanger doesn't fit in with bicycles it is a bit of sparkle for the corner of the room.
This hanging candle holder was really picking up reflections from the bright sunlight when I took this photo.
I purchased the stained glass hanger one year when I was in Chicago.
The candelabra below is one I designed when I worked as a product designer for a catalog company. It was originally ivory and had cheap plastic beads hanging from it. I painted it black and have it dripping in beautiful (real) chandelier crystals.
The tote below is one I cleaned up, painted white and then painted pink roses along the front. I love the rustic look with notches, knotholes and all. It is fun to imagine where it has been and what it has been used for previously. When I painted it I found some initials carved in the handle. I imagine the person that made it would never have imagined it looking like this ~ lol. It holds my gardening tools which are waiting for spring to arrive. It is sitting on an old sturdy bench I also painted white.
Another bicycle sets on the shelf my son made and you may remember the bicycle wheel I painted black and repurposed as a wall clock.
It feels so great to have this room all cleaned up. There really is nothing like a fresh coat of paint and a lot of sunshine to brighten a room. I look forward to spending lots of time with family in this room!