Well, as you know... a room is never really done, is it?! I knew I would be adding to it as time goes on so today I want to show you a few new things I've added.
They are new to me but not new items... nope, true to form they are thrifted finds, some family keepsakes, and a really cool freebie!
Most of the additions are family bibles that my mom and I found it an old trunk!
I love the old, yellowed papers sticking out 😊
The finish on it is kind of shimmery and pretty.
I think it's actually a door off of something... but those hinges are pretty small so I'm not sure.
Another new addition to the room is my faux fiddle leaf fig. You can see how I made it here: DIY Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree.
I don't have any real plants in this room yet but I thought there needed to be a little green in here.
I bought this picture from one of the other vendors at the antique mall. Can you see what it is?
You probably saw my unicorn that I added to my room to in this post: Lessons From a Unicorn.
And now, for my special freebie!!
I have always had a weird fascination with old radiators. They aren't very common around here, a few of the really old public buildings might still have them but for the most part, they don't exist.
I decided on a whim one day after looking at them on eBay and finding that no one shipped them due to the weight (this little one probably weighs 100 lbs.), to post a want ad on Craigslist.
Within a matter of hours, someone responded saying he had 3 of them laying out in his field. His original plan was to scrap them but apparently cast iron is not worth much anymore so he said I could just have one.
I picked the smallest, most ornate one and my mom and dad graciously went and picked it up for me since the guy lived in their town.
This is what it looked like when I got it.
I love all the elaborate designs on it!
It's marked "American Radiator Co."
I cleaned it up with a wire brush and then spray painted it.
I know they still use these in some parts of the country and some people who live in those places are probably thinking I'm weird...
...uh hello!! The Unicorn didn't tip you off to that already?! 😁 It's ok... I embrace my weirdness!
I don't know what my fascination is with them but my dad tells me that when I was little and he used to take me along with him to the one old building that had them in my hometown that I would just stand and stare at them.
I think I'll make a little shelf for the top and use it as a plant stand or something.
I love my bedroom so much, I'm plotting and planning in my head (and on Pinterest) to get this look in the rest of my house!!