Monday, February 22, 2010

Guest Room Update

So, I’ve been focusing a lot of attention on our guest room lately.  Trying to give it some thought, so it won’t look like I just threw it together with things I had left over from old dorm rooms (which is what I did, of course). 

Here is what it looked like after my first attempt at decorating:

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For the first six months after we moved in, this room had a rocking chair and boxes in it.  Very special. 

Anyway, this past weekend, I put away all the toys and clutter and rearranged the furniture to open up the space a bit.  Then today the new bedding arrived, so here is a preview of it in the newly arranged room:

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So, the new bedding still looks like it came out of a box.  But, we can see the transformation starting to take shape.  The mirror needs to get moved over to center, the plants need to go back outside to the garden (hooray Spring!) and we need to freshen up the accessories.  I’m also planning an upholstered cushion for the cedar chest “bench”.  But the biggest upcoming project to tie this room together is a white curved upholstered headboard, like these:

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And of course, we’ll need some paint to cover the cartoon drawings.  I’m thinking a pale yellow creamy color.  New sheets, a pleated bedskirt, new pillows, art and accessories will complete the look.  Can’t wait to get started on the next phase!

But until then, what do you think about the new bedding?  Isn’t it cheerful?  Do you think I should iron it? hehe 

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Stay tuned as we continue to makeover the guest room!

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6 comments:

Michael said...

I still think we need to preserve one of the paintings somehow, the Lorax is my favorite.

Molly Brown said...

AARRRRRRHHHHH...SCREAM ...CRY...
You can't really be thinking about painting over those great cartoonies in your guest room.....they are SO well done...and besides...who knows..there may be a small little Cousin for Abby in that room someday.
How about covering some of them with paintings/pictures..etc and then for the wall with the most...use this idea.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/window-coverings/sheer-curtains-across-a-wall-small-space-solution-099898

Molly Brown said...

PS...the new bedding is very pretty...although...I really like the cat design on the other one!

Mike said...

I thought that's what cameras are for but what do I know. Molly is telling me not to say this right now because she says they are too hard to replace. Hey want me to cut the drywall out and you can save that and I can put a new piece up and mud it in?

Molly Brown said...

Pay NO attention to that man behind the curtain.......he makes "not much sense" on the camera idea...
But the new drywall idea might work.
OK....we'll leave you alone for now..lol... :)

Hannah said...

I like the new yellow! Very happy. thanks for posting on Facebook for me! :)