I have had this piece that came off of an old china cabinet in the garage. I loved the lines, carried it everywhere in the house, looking for some place to use it. It just never hit me, so it's been stored for a few years until the other night. Hannah and I were the only two home and I was itching to do something.
So this is what I did.
The bottom piece was the cornice I had over a guest room window. It matched up perfectly to the top piece along the bottom. I just had to cut the top piece sides down to fit.
Hannah helped me hold it while I cut it with the chop saw. Then using construction adhesive and some screws, I attached the two together.
This where my so called cake decorating skills came into play. I'm still learning, lol.
I really should have done this before hanging the cornice...it would have made it so much easier, rather than standing on a stool playing a balancing act.
I free handed it all the way across....which I am still amazed that I was able to keep it pretty level with the scallops.
Rather than trying to make roses, I used cake flowers found at Michael's in the cake decorating aisle. I had some left over from when I had made faux cupcakes.
See the difference in the colors? The roses are cream while the spackle is a light grayish white.
I planned on painting all of it once dry from all of the construction adhesive.
See how much prettier it is painted?
With the two cornices attached and then taken to the ceiling, it allows the window to actually look larger than it really is.
Hanging the little cabinet on the wall gave some free space on the chest of drawers.
It's little touches like this that make a big difference to me.
I have had this wall grate for many years. Very heavy, but beautiful! It originally served as a headboard until I found this one.
This bedroom used to be Hannah's before we moved down stairs so she could have our room. So now it is a guest room and where my Mother loves to sleep. It may be small, but it has everything a person could need...a place to sit, a place to store clothes in two chests along with a closet and a full bed to sleep comfortably.
One last thing...I found this cute crystal lamp at Home Goods the other day. It was the perfect height for our office desk. I bet you all can tell I made the shade cover, can't you? I have to have my little white ruffles!
So that's it with my cake decorating and sewing. Have a blessed week!