I had initially thought I could just get by with cleaning it, getting rid of the furniture left behind, adding curtains, and furnishing it.
I had to convince Mr. B the desk had to go...too big and didn't go with my vision for a guest room:
The night stand/end table thingy is one ugly, heavy piece of furniture:
The paint looked like a nice golden apricot until I put my curtains up. yikes! That made it turn very peachy and not the pretty golden color I wanted:
I decided then and there I was going to have to paint it. Although I thought about getting a rich golden color, I had 2 gals. of paint leftover from my master bedroom here in the city. It is a custom color similar to Behr's Creamy Mushroom only lighter. Neutral is good, plus it goes better with the tile. :o) I also gave all the trim a fresh new coat of white.
My twin sister gave me my mom's bedroom furniture to use as she was no longer using it. I had to reglue the joints, sand the old finish off, and then refinish it. Since my mom's favorite color was blue, I decided to use a blue stain. I think it turned out beautifully. What do you think?
The picture over the bed is from the thrift store - I paid $20 for it. I figured the frame was worth that much (it's a good size) but then discovered the picture went perfectly with the colors in the room.
My sweet Mother-in-law gave me the bedding. Although it's hard to tell from the pictures, it has a blue motif on a white background. Thanks, Bonnie!
The curtains are actually 60x84" tablecloths that I just added clips to and hung from the rod. I bought a couple of extra ones to use to cover the stool and to make a small quilt and pillow. I am still working on those.
On the dresser, I placed my mom's milk glass lamp along with a quilted heart and decorative bowl:
The room gets wonderful light during the day so that it feels warm and cozy. I am working on the last finishing touches - a decorative pillow with a stenciled saying and a raggie quilt to drape on the foot of the bed plus I'm looking for a few more pictures and accessories. I will show those when done.
I love how the room turned out. I hope my guests find it a comfortable place to rest and relax when they come visit.
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