I redid this small sitting area at work as a vintage western library, to fit into the Nursing homes western theme, so the nursing home residents would have a fun colorful place to sit and read or write letters to loved ones, and staff could sit to do paperwork or enjoy a quiet break.
For fun I painted the walls pale purple to add some zest in an otherwise
somewhat unzestfilled existance!
I found tall table legs to replace the short coffee table legs,
for a library desk,
for which I built a bookshelf hutch out of old window shutters.
I painted the room freshener to look like a cowboy hat hanging on the wall.
I painted Trompe l oeil books, picture, mail slots, vase, and potted plant as fillers.
On the desktop I painted a dear John letter with a feather quill pen and ink well.
I painted the emergency exit door
to similate the library door, as if inside looking out into the old western town
I built a tall bookshelf with four old shutters
and painted books...
and potted cactus
beside the library desk I painted a fun globe to fill empty space
and I painted a trompe l oeil tuxedo cat on a shelf...
beside the door I painted a faux grandfather clock adjoining the wall clock
and removed the clock face to paint this fun grandfather clock face...
I added faux leather cousion, two leather straps, and four porch post finials for feet,
to make the footstool out of an old vintage samsonite suitcase