Eastlake is FINALLY Working for me

Hubby and I love architecture and its design. Hubby is especially good at knowing the dates when certain architectural styles were in fashion. One of my least favorite is Eastlake from the 1890's.
 I took this picture from the Internet for an example of Eastlake style.

Recalling back to my Diamonds In The Rough! week 3 continued post (HERE), I showed you (below) a $5 Eastlake mirror surround, minus a mirror.  I only purchased it because I knew what I could do with it and I also knew that Hubby would like it.  Someone had done most of the work for me, because it had been stripped of paint and varnish. If you do this and then just let it set unfinished for months and years, the wood will dry out badly. So I had to chip off the areas decorated with burled walnut veneer because they had dried out and were warped and peeling off and just give it a good cleaning and sanding.
See how similar this frame looks to the one taken from the Internet? Side shelves and all! I didn't have a dresser to use this on, but instead a faux fireplace in our master bedroom was its destination. Since the fireplace was painted white, this wood frame would also get a white paint job without any distressing.

Now for the rearranging of the wall art. This is what the area around the faux fireplace looked like before I added the Eastlake frame.
I sent the antique birdcage to my antique mall booth for resale

Now, It just fit perfectly don't you think?
I picked up the antique rose oil painting on an antiquing journey for a song

Details at the top

Adorable side shelves
The decor - $1 framed glove from a garage sale last season

The lady then gave me the unframed glove mate free

A 'T' monogrammed hankie given to me by a friend resting on old pearls in a glass urn.

A collection of old purses hanging from tiny knobs
Then I did a bit more tweaking...
I added a bookpage rose to this picture

And more roses added to this other one

And I topped the gloved picture with a pretty resin scroll-work

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Everything looks really beautiful. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  2. Terry, the frame looks fantastic! It fits perfectly, I think. It also looks great painted white! I really like it.

  3. it looks beautiful and adds so much drama!

  4. A perfect fit! It looks great, and I love the purse display... they all look so pretty and make a big statement.

  5. That looks great, Terry. You always come up with great ideas. Thanks for joining WUW with both links.

  6. Hi Terry,
    I absolutely love this! The mantle, the frame, the painting. Everything is beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog, leaving such a lovely compliment and following. I am following you as well.

  7. That looks just gorgeous and like it was always meant to be there!:-)

  8. It all looks really beautiful and very elegant. I have my vintage evening bags hanging up through my hallway and stairs they really are little works of art. dee x

  9. what a great way to display those treasured items! i've found you through blog parties twice. so i'm following you now! come over and visit me at http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

  10. Your fireplace area is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party!

  11. This is just a perfect fit and looks like it has always been part of the mantle...love how it has those little shelves on each side!

  12. This display is one of the prettiest I have seen!!! It is absolutely lovely! I love your room!

  13. Your post is loaded with inspiration! I love your faux fireplace. The eastlake mirror looks great and that rose painting is fab! I also love the way you've displayed your vintage purses. I might just have to copy you on that one *winks* Beautiful job! Vanna

  14. I love the softness of the room, and the unique way you put everything together!

  15. You have just inspired me to find a vintage mantel for our bedroom!

  16. The frame looks beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

  17. Love the job you both did....but if it were me, I would definately put candles on those side shelves, as designed to be used originally............I think it would look best...........but I do love how it looks a LOT!

  18. Perfect place for that frame. Genius!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  19. Love your mantle!!
    All lovely pictures.

    barbara jean


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