The Cross House
Usually, I can still do exterior painting in January. Not every day, but Kansas weather goes up and down almost daily.
February? I hibernate inside.
The Great Interior Plan for February is to get the Parlor and Library decorated! The infamous striped floors are now done, and I have most of the furnishings and all the draperies! TEASE ALERT: The later still needs hemming but an amazing plan is afoot to accomplish this!
In the parlor I need to order and install picture rail. I have decided to wallpaper both rooms below the picture rail, stencil friezes above, and stencil something on the ceilings.
Yesterday a wallpaper sample arrived from Graham & Brown, and I await another sample from the well-known Bradbury & Bradbury for the library. TEASE ALERT: But the latter will SO not be what you would expect. And nor will the parlor sample!
Previously, I have written about discovering samples of the original parlor wallpaper. There is no evidence of the original frieze paper or ceiling paper. Sigh. Working with Bo, I am hoping to recreate the full pattern, and then one day have the wallpaper copied, and reinstalled in the room. This financial extravagance will have to wait though unit the house is restored! I should have a finished kitchen before ordering historic wallpaper, right? Right?
So, whatever I do in the parlor will likely down the road be changed. As such, the plan is to do the walls/ceiling as inexpensively as possible.
Oh, and here…
I am tingling with excitement.