I love this fabric, a shimmering green crushed poly that feels like silk. The tiny stems and leaves are fragile, delicate, and the mossy green walls are tranquil. My husband loves the room and says it is soothing and restful.
Thank you Maude for the great instructions 'how to make a cover and liner for a lamp shade'. Here it is, my first covered shade. I thought it turned out good for my first one. I used the same materials as the drapes. This was going to be my practice lamp shade--because I paid only $2.99 for the shade at Goodwill, ripping off all the old fabric and covering it with new. I'll be covering more lamp shades. You wrote a wonderful book; so glad I bought it.
Here you can see the painted floors. They are wide pine with only one coat of paint on them. Pretty easy to refinish considering the age of this house 116 years. Three old old area rugs were left upstairs when we purchased the house. For the time being, they'll do just fine, though they are very bare and worn in areas.
Wall Sconces - Another Goodwill find $2.99 each. The shades I purchased at Menards. From a decorating point of view I didn't have the foggest idea how high to place them. So we just laid on the bed pretending to be reading and reaching up to turn off the switch and that's how we decided where to put them.
The hassack at the window was a collaboration between my husband and me. He made the furniture base and I did the upholstery work. This is our little dog's favorite place to sit and look out the window.
The wall paint color is "Mossy" by Valspar, and the trim, ceiling, doors are "Off White" semi-gloss. We'll do something with the floors in the future (wide pine planks), but it won't be happening in 2009. Come May, I'll be back up on the bucket truck painting the second coat on exterior of the house.