Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

13 April 2008


More changes are happening at Calendula Court. It's the master bedroom this time. It's a very small room right off the kitchen in this old house. The wallpaper has always been a favorite pattern of mine and it is what my Grandparents had put up who knows when. Anyway, it is time for a change.

Rather than remove the wallpaper, I just primed over it and painted the walls and the ceiling 'linen.' I am making curtains and a duvet cover out of the brown houndstooth fabric shown here (click and scroll down a little) and finally the chandelier will get hung next week.

Also getting painted is an armoire. It was given to me (YEH) and I am painting it black. Just got started on it here with the primer that is gray.

Next I will glue some wooden wreaths to the doors and paint it all black.


  1. This will be a great armoire (are there any of this great useful furniture invention that aren't?)when you've worked your magic Mandy.

    As for the damask wallpaper, I hate to see it go - it's gorgeous - but know you'll enjoy a fresh change...........and years from now someone else will be scraping the paint, discover, and yell, "OMG, look at this fabulous vintage paper underneath"!!!!

  2. Sounds like you've got quite a big project there! That armoire will look great black. How exciting! Please join us for our "beautiful day" giveaway! Keep up the great work! :-) Suzy


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