Paint It Black

I’ve made no bones about my love for the Rolling Stones.  Well, the time has come for me to see them live (while they’re still alive!!) when JT and I plus some friends depart for Desert Trip.  To say I’m excited does not do justice to the range of emotions I am experiencing … I am ready to dance my ass off and jump up and down until I can’t walk the next day (wouldn’t be the first time, might be the last time).  Living a five hour drive from Southern California has been pretty sweet.

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So, I have been cranking the tunes and getting some projects done around the house in advance of our friends’ arrival (they’re flying into PHX and we’re all trucking it out to Indio)  While we were working on some projects in the music room hanging shelves and artwork, “Paint It Black” came on our feed and I though it might be the perfect song for our new lounge.  While I know this is actually a song about a young girl’s funeral, I just think the Rolling Stone’s and Charlie Watt’s drum beat were guiding me to the perfect color for this room.

So, as a refresh, we started here:

That was sort of around move-in mess, I guess…. those were some of the only “befores” I kept around.

And now, here we are:

 

It’s like a little aerie as the windows wrap around the corner and it sits on the second floor facing towards the street and above the front door.  The side window has a great view towards the mountain and we originally had the desk right there but it gets too hot.

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The Danish Daybeds make a perfect spot for lounging and I love having them side-by-side.  I added a few blankets and cover for dog protection as this is one of Shenanigan’s favorite perches.  It’s hard to believe these daybeds are the same ones I scored off Mister Modtomic all those years ago.

MR MODTOMIC DANISH DAYBEDS

JT installed guitar “swing” hooks into the stud for secure guitar storage/display.  He still has a bunch of guitars in STL that need to make the trek to PHX … anyone up for a drive?  The wall shelves are from Ikea, the “Skogsta”.  The wood tones help warm things up against the blue-black walls.  This is the darkest wall we have done to date.  I thought about doing the ceiling too but my arms just weren’t up to it.

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We have a lot more space than our first house, that’s for sure … remember that music room?

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I sure do miss those fans though!  We still have the ugly ones upstairs in the new house…

So, there just seems to be something about a music room and a moody wall color that works for us.  It’s helped to have a dedicated work space also for days when JT remotes in from home or when I need to work late and would rather be in my pajamas.  The TV is mounted on a swiveling wall mount and so it can be pulled out for watching TV/playing Playstation from the daybed or we hook the computer into it and use it as a second screen (like now, as I type).  It’s turned into a very flexible and multi-functional room, which is great.

Next stop, Rolling Stones!!  Paint it Black!!  (Something about WordPress is not letting me link to the YouTube song and I can’t find the song in our iTunes library either).  Go forth to the internet and search up some Rolling Stones! I’ll leave you with my other favorite:

Cheers!!!! CT

6 responses to “Paint It Black

  1. You’re going to have so much fun!!! I’m a Rolling Stones fan too. I love the new look in the music room. It really is moody and dramatic…and perfect!

    • Thanks Dana! I can’t wait. It looks like we might be the only two night owls awake on the interwebs right now … Rebel gave herself some sort of indigestion and after a visit to the emergency clinic, she and I are holed up in the music room while I do some late night CAD work. Glamorous life! Cheers – CT

  2. I can’t wait to hear about the Desert concert adventure. A once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and JT were destined to go to one day! So psyched for you. The music room (and its view) is awesome!

    • Thanks J! I think husband will post a recap but let’s just say it was pretty amazing. I hope all is well with you and your adventures! Cheers – CT

  3. That room looks rad.

    Have a great trip!

    • We had a great time and of course the Rolling Stones rocked it. I think JT is going to go a follow up post about our full experience. Now we’re back home and I just went into the music room last night and enjoyed it again! Cheers – CT

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