Thursday, July 24, 2008

Phil's Room - Finished!

On Tuesday night, Phil and I hung the last of his pictures on the walls in his room. Here are the after pictures.

This is the west wall. The model cars are ones he made as a youngster. See the tan mat that's leaning up against the wall (on the shelf)? In it is an article that ran about him and the company he used to work for (Harris/RF Communications) some years ago. The clock on the wall was woodburned by Grace. Finally, this wall contains the room's only windows, which remain curtainless despite the fabric that's neatly rolled in my sewing room.
Here is the south wall. At the right is the left edge of the left-side window seen above. On the shelf to the left is a lighthouse that Phil made from a punch-out, lightweight cardboard kit.
And here is the east wall, which also contains the wrought-iron daybed. Surely you've noticed the theme in the room - lighthouses! At one time, Phil wanted to be a lighthouse keeper, but those jobs have largely been eliminated in favor of automated technology.
This photo has long been relegated to the closet, but we found the perfect place for it: over the door leading to the hallway.
Lastly, the north wall. The door from the picture above is to the right of the pictures. You can see the edge of the 6' tall x 3' wide bookcase; to the left of that is the doorway leading to the closet.
We are thrilled with how the room turned out. It was a lot of work, but a good job done.

I'm thinking of tackling the master bedroom while our girls are in North Carolina at the end of August/beginning of September.

I must be crazy.


Michelle said...

GREAT JOB!! I like the lighthouse theme..


J-ME said...

It's wonderful! I love the lighthouse theme and the colors. It's a restful place - he can think of the sea and relax.