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May 7/10

Sorry that there is no “before” picture.

My daughter and son-in-law had been using this room but just bought a house so it has been empty for, oh, a day :)

I painted it my new favourite colour (part of my living room is this colour already) – the green is called “Lush”.

The plan was for this room to be our bedroom but my bed is too large. So I had to rethink my plans. I inherited this gorgeous antique set of furniture and thought I’d put the rocking chair in the room while I decided what I was going to do.

Well, the rocker came in and then the chair came in.. and then the settee came in and then the table. It sure looked like it belonged.

While enjoying the furniture I thought I’d play a little fiddle in the new green room. And the fiddle stayed and so up came Rick’s banjo .. and then the drums and the didgeridoos. And there you have – the unplanned formation of a music room!

Finishing touch was putting the photos on the wall. The one on the right is of my great-grandfather, my grandfather, my uncle, my great-great-grandmother and my great-great-great-grandmother.

Now, one last thing to do: put something on the wall above the rocker. What will look good there? It can’t be too big or the room shrinks. It can’t be too small or it disappears. It should probably be antiquee … what to do, what to do?

My style is of the “clutter” variety but I’m trying really hard to keep this room simple so I can enjoy the colour of the walls. So far, I think I’m doing well.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada



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Todd Thomas

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posted 1572 days ago

looks good…nice bright color….

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 1572 days ago

Beautiful Debbie.

It looks just like a doll house.

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LeeJ

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posted 1572 days ago

Hi Ms. Debbie;

You certainly aren’t afraid of colors!

It looks good. Very cheerful.

Lee

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PaBull

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posted 1572 days ago

Looks great, and I learned a new color; “LUSH”.

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stefang

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posted 1571 days ago

A beautiful room Debbie. The wall color is also one of my DIL’s favorites. I also wanted to say what gorgeous furniture and in such wonder condition for antiques. My eye went directly to the back design on these pieces which I have never seen before. Either that is a rare and wonderful design or I lead a cloistered life. Total thumbs up on both the room and the furniture. Your seem like a person with a real zest for life and many interests which you cultivate.

-- Mike an American living in Norway

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1571 days ago

it DOES look like a doll house.. isn’t that interesting.

haha yes I love colour… this green will change from a flourescent green to a soft sage green depending on the light. Love it, love it, love it.

the furniture came from my great-grandfather’s home. I enjoy looking at it, touching it, sitting on it, honouring it. I just love it.

Thanks everyone

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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Restorer

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posted 1570 days ago

Nice looking room. I always think that a mix of old and new (I’m classing the ‘lush’ green as new) can look great if it’s done right.

-- Restorer, http://www.kedlestonfrenchpolishers.co.uk

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dfletcher

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posted 1569 days ago

You may think of an antique instrument that is small, to go over the rocker. Or, perhaps some framed sheet music.

Also, you could go into your woodshop, make a wonderful wooden music sign and paint/stain it and put it there.

Just some thoughts.

By the way, it looks great!

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

thanks Restorer – that’s exactly what I thought as well.

Oh dfletcher—great ideas!!!
I was thinking about some shelves but I really like the antique instrument idea. Now, I’ll keep my eyes open for that “right” something.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

Try a violin, to go with your fiddle, or often times, an old flute in a shadow box with sheet music behind it works really well and can stay fairly small.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

because we play bluegrass music… maybe an old washboard would be cool…

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

I was looking at how formal it looked. Add some custom made music stands and begin to add bluegrass paraphernalia to the room and you have a great idea.

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

oops, didn’t see the existing music stands, sorry

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

what do you think of this?? It’s from a Jamboree my brother hosted last year.

I was thinking about a collection of my photos but I do mostly flower macro shots and they just weren’t “right” .. but a collection of shots similar to this, with the antique look added to it.. might look right.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

That type of photo would work great.

I should mention that when I stage a room for display, I am very much into trying to set a tone. I think if you want bluegrass, then begin to surround the room with that style. Things like the banjo, a fiddle, lots of antiqued photos of instruments or bands, maybe some shadow boxes full of bluegrass stuff, etc. You see where I am going with this?

Have fun with it.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

yes.. I get “the picture” :)
my biggest concern is “balance” – making sure that it doesn’t add too much to the room or seem too small…
Also, although I like the picture idea I think it might be better to go with an object … I’ll just have to find a few options and try them, I guess.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

options

the pictures aren’t perfect but they give an idea of the feel for the room. I’m not sure I like either option.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

I’m of the thought that a shadowbox with a fiddle and bow, and some odds n ends paraphernalia would work better, not sure about the two options, but the last one has potential.

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

The shadowbox allows you to balance it out as a picture, but the items are what draws you to them. Just my thoughts, mind you.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

I might be better off moving the dog pix into that space and put the fiddle above the settee …

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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dfletcher

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posted 1568 days ago

Now I like that idea, then there is no need to worry about balance, your already in between 2 pictures, so almost anything goes.

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a1Jim

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posted 1568 days ago

good job debbie

-- a-1contractor.com

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MsDebbieP

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posted 1568 days ago

I’ve decided that it is the ancestry picture that has to get moved… It will hopefully fit on the little wall space just to the right of the doorway. That way I can still look at it while sitting in the rocking chair and it will open up both side walls for “stuff”—whether that is an instrument, music art, or whatever.

Thanks to everyone for their help and feedback on my new music room.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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