I’m so proud to show off the completed music room!!!! It’s been a big project that I started planning way back in September. It was my hope to finish by the end of the year, and I came close, but still had a hand full of small projects to get done.
I started with slowly removing all the wallpaper, which ended with having the walls re-plastered. The plaster beneath the wallpaper wasn’t in good shape, and now the walls are pristine and smooth, like Hall and Oates light funk.
We purchased some of our favorite Expedit shelves from Ikea. We bought one of the 4×2’s and two of the 2×2’s. The second 2×2 was used as the corner piece for the ‘L’. I went to town with a chop saw and turned it into a 1×2 then attached it to the 4×2 and 2×2 with ‘L’ brackets. Are you confused yet? My original plan was to have a long and low shelf for record storage, but this ‘L’ plan is a much better use of space.
I went for the black and white lamp from the “Vintage Etsy Finds” post I did a few weeks ago. I’m not totally in love with it, but it’s not my room, and I figured Jeff could have a say. The black lamp shade was just a spare I had around the house, and I’m not sure it will stay for long. I envision an elongated white drum shade would suit the shape of the lamp better.
And did you notice the curtains?? Aren’t they just so manly now? Here’s a link on how I made my Ikea gathered top curtains into grommet top curtains.
This is where the lucky Eames chairs have landed. I didn’t really have a specific home for them, and I figured they would work well in here because A: they look awesome, B: they could be used as extra seating when Jeff is entertaining raging jam seshes, and C: they can easily be brought into the dining room for extra butt spots.
We also added shelving in the nook that made it’s home to the mayo-colored radiator that is still waiting to be painted. Anyone with tips on painting radiators let me know, I’ll buy you a beer. So far I’ve purchased a few cans of high heat spray paint (in white!) and plan on using them soon.
Have I mentioned the wallpaper? Holy geez, I love this stuff. Actually I love most of everything over at the Ferm Living shop. Stop by and check it out if you haven’t. I promise you, you will leave wanting to wallpaper something.
The leaded glass windows stand out as a feature now that the oh-so-ugly floral wallpaper is gone. The ceramic horse head is part of a set of bookends I found on etsy, too bad for me the other bookend didn’t survive the USPS.
I’ve been toting around this brass eagle hook for a while now, and it seemed appropriate to hang in this room. I still have no idea what sort of stuff will hang on it but at least it looks brassy-bad-assy and cool (sorry it’s late-late as I’m writing this).
So, did you seriously read all that?? High five to you. Anyway, that about wraps up the tour. Let me know if I am missing anything or if you have any questions about sources etc. I’ll be updating the “Around The House” page soon with the new pics.