Sunday, September 2, 2007

First Discovery

So, let's start off with a photo of the Master Bedroom as it looked on Closing Day. This room measures approx. 15x15 and taking up one entire wall is an enormous built in cabinet. Now I'm not sure what the P.O. used this cabinet for; but as you can see it needed to go...okay, let's be honest, it's just one big blue ugly cabinet.



I gave my brother the task of tearing down the cabinet and after about an hour of demo it was a heap of blue boards on the floor. The below photo is a somewhat closeup view of the wall behind that massive blueness. There is some purple paint, teal wallpaper and upon closer inspection some very old brown wallpaper that proved to be quite intricate...I'm hoping that maybe it was the original wallpaper from the time the house was built; but who knows.



There are these egg shapes near the top and bottom of the wall and the entire background is covered in dark brown vertical lines. I don't know what the original color of the paper was, maybe it was brown, or maybe the colors have just turned brown from layers of other stuff on top. It would be very interesting to know how old this paper is and what the original sheet actually looked like. I'll have to do some research on this along the way and let you know what I dig up. In the meantime, if you have any theories of your own, I'd love to hear them.



I'm glad that I found this little piece of history. While I haven't decided how the bedroom will look once I'm through with it. It's just nice to know that something so old survived for all these years.

1 comments:

Ragnar said...

I hope you don't mind me re-uploading your picture but I had some fun with photoshop on it, trying to get it closer to the original colors. I suspect it turned brown from acids in the paper or something like that, like very old newsprint, so I tried to get the brown out. It doesn't look too good, but I think the original color was more of a light beige.
Here you go:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/W_e_St/misc_7/MstrBedroom-Before3.jpg

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