Today marks the day that the Music Room is finally fit for consumption. And tunes. And Globe & Mail reading. Those are a few of GW's plans for his spare moments from now on.
It was such a long time ago that we started the room, but I considered it a bit of an artisan thing instead of a construction thing. I had the panelled wall, secret passageway and custom bookshelves to build. I had never built anything before, and wanted something super custom, so patience was also in the recipe here.
Want to see how it looks?
Before I let you pour over a few other photos, I want to own up to the fact that I'm not 100% done. Am I ever?
I still have to do the baseboards on the panelled wall (they'll be a bit tricky with the secret door) and the 10" of baseboard beside the bookshelf (I need to wait to use a leftover piece from the panelled wall).
We also need to hang a few photos, get a piece of glass for our liquor cabinet (to pour on), get a mirror for behind the door (for GW to practice conducting) and change the main door out to an old french door that I found.
If you'd like to take a look at any of the steps we took along the way, here's the link to all the posts for the Music Room. And now... the details
|Our oversized armchair. A |
must have, but tricky because
the room is only 10.5' x 10.5'
|The slipper chair we got|
to match. Both chairs
are from Pier 1.
|Corner liquor cabinet|
with card-catalog drawer
pulls from Lee Valley
I forgot to take a photo of the crown moulding that I put up, and also one of the electrical outlet I had to install at the bottom of a bookshelf.
|Our beautiful new/old piano &|
the guestbook from our
wedding. Thanks Megan!
|GW's guitar, music stand,|
and part of our gallery wall.
|The real reason for our|
panelled wall -
my Secret Passageway!
The outlet is for our radio with new transmitter so we can listen to tunes outside! To GW, this means CBC Radio 1 will be wherever he is. Always. :)
|Birds-eye view of my new favourite reading spot.|
(Thanks Grandpa for the Mickey rug so many, many years ago!)