Therefore, in lieu of the Purple Bedroom of the Youngest Offspring, the Dining Room will be featured instead. It is painted an aubergine colour above the picture rail and is papered in Wm. Morris Vine with aubergine grapes, and has plenty of violaceous accents. This also seemed an opportune time to throw in a few “before renovation” shots, even though none of those include the colour purple; unless you count the pocket doors before stripping, which were painted something that might be loosely described as such.
Of all the rooms in the Gothic Mansion pre-restoration, the Dining Room had the least amount of damage. And the trim was painted black, which wasn't half bad. Visible through the window is a small portion of the rather impressive collection of used appliances on the veranda. Seven large dumpsters worth of appliances and other rubbish, to be precise.
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A heartfelt thank you to Ms. Kitty for hosting this month's theme - and for choosing purple. To further emphasize just how much the insomniac loves the colour, she spent the day making a headboard from an old door, painted it aubergine and padded it with black velvet. It's for the youngest's bedroom - provided one can force the door open wide enough to get it in, that is.
Until next time, the insomniac wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. Goodnight, my pretties.