I think the gold really enhances all of the antique pieces with the contrast against the new pieces.
Here it is again BEFORE:
|Old Fashioned and NOT Working with my Style|
Sorry mom and dad - it's not that I didn't appreciate this beautiful antique, it just wasn't meshing with the style I'm trying to achieve in my new home.
So without further adieu, here is the FINAL result:
|Side View Without Any Accessories|
|Front View Without Accessories|
What makes me so happy about the cabinet is that every single item I've displayed has some sort of history or meaning to either me or the bf. The above picture shows an old autograph book that belonged to my great-grandmother, Amanda Caroline Fromm, for whom I was named. This book dates back to 1897 - how cool is that? The little girl in the frame is my grandmother Fromm as a baby. Those books belonged to my grandfather; they are actually from the Harvard University Library - where he went to school. That glass pitcher - well that has been in my family for centuries. I'm ashamed that I don't know the full history behind that thing. I just know that it's beautiful.
Below is the room as a whole:
|Please excuse the hideous chandelier.|
~Replace Chandelier with something like this:
~Find Fab Rug
~Hang these Peacock Prints on Either Side of Cabinet:
Phewww....so glad this project is over. On to the next project.........stay tuned to see what that may be:-)