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    Default painter made me laugh...

    i finally cleaned out the abyss.

    the abyss was the former sewing room, which, after the dee-vorce, became the "throw everything in there and forget about it" room. i no longer sew or play in the SCA. floor to celing rubbermaid tubs, costumes, fabric, camping stuff...

    it took two days and a lot of backed up FEELINGS, but i got everything out of there and organized into boxes and tubs. still not going to get rid of it.

    i hired a professional painter whom i had hired before. he put up crown molding, chair railing, a pelmet above the window and painted the walls sage green, ceiling refrigerator white. he changed out the light fixture. it looks so pretty. and so 1776 - 1790 early american.

    i moved my four poster bed into there and my salvation army finds. nothing matches but it all "goes". it looks like a room back in time.

    he came back a few days later to install the pelmet he had made and saw i had furnished the room. he made me laugh when he said "your house is not from 'rooms to go ' ". he said he had never seen a house like mine. not sure if that was a compliment...

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    As long as you are happy, it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks!

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    I'm sure it was a compliment, he's probably used to seeing room in a bag houses. You know the ones where everything is in the bag, the drapes, the pillow shams, the bed skirt, sheets and comforter. Not a lot of people take such care selecting furnishings and matching wall colors, molding etc. I'm sure he was just expressing how impressed he was.

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    Love what you've created out of your abyss!! - although I did think that you were describing my sewing room abyss!!

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    it sounds lovely to me!! sage green and white is what my bedroom is.....lol of course i would like it. what is a pelmet? never heard of that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey7415 View Post
    it sounds lovely to me!! sage green and white is what my bedroom is.....lol of course i would like it. what is a pelmet? never heard of that...
    this is a pelmet. only mine is plainer, flatter and no roses. Custom Painted Wood Cornice Chic Shabby Style Roses | eBay

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    Is a pelmet and cornice the same? I was wondering what a pelmet was too? I am going to do a material covered cornice for my fr.

    MM I have one of those abyss' too! Ladykemma2; I only WISH I could organize mine in 2 hours!!

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    You room sounds lovely. I hope you enjoy it.




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    I think it was a compliment, you follow your own drummer and your space is unique. Enjoy!




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    It sounds beautiful....could we talk you into sharing a picture?

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    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelmet"]Pelmet - Wikipedia, the free [email protected]@[email protected]@/wiki/File:Question_book-new.svg" class="image">Question book-new.svg
    same as a cornice. huh, learned something new today!

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    Sounds beautiful. Enjoy and pics!

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    thanks for explaining pelmet. we have those in our bedroom over the 2 windows. we called them cornices also. always good to learn something new

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    Please post a photo - it sounds gorgeous!!

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    she wailed, "i don't have a camera!" bummer.

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