There has been a Great Clamour from teh Interwebz that I should update the houseblog. OK, it was one friend on Facebook. But yes, I am hip-deep in a project or two that warrants recording.
But I'm viewing that last post from November 2014 and thinking how pathetic that wallpaper photo looks, with the final piece not trimmed at the cornice, and it's only right I should post something showing how the dining room came out once the trim was back up.
This isn't such a great photo, either. It was taken with my cellphone camera, which doesn't have a wide angle setting. But it should give some idea.
Here's a better view of the curtain rod:
It's actually a piece of copper tubing I spray-painted bronze and capped. The brackets I appropriated from the actual drapery rod, since it needs ones with a greater projection to clear the lintel and its cornice.
I'd hoped to get the sheers altered and up by now, but stuff happens.
But that's not what you're here for, is it? Bigger things are going on, but that will have to wait. There is such a thing as sleep, after all.
EDIT: Here's a recent photo of the dining room, with the trim up, in the daytime.
On the table you see the evidence of the "or two" project I referred to above. But I'm saving that for later.