Monday, December 26, 2011

Cleaning Up

Well, I'm taking advantage of this time to clean up my work areas.  Because I'm into many different crafts and such, I have multiple work stations and you can only imagine how messy that can be.  I finally got everything out of my main work room, or as my friend would say "catastrophe room." 

I posted a while back about the beautiful guest room I was planning to put together and I had chosen the color which I also posted.  Well... it turns out, I didn't quite like the color  and I had to change it.  Not that the original color wasn't nice; it was just too loud for me.  I was aggravated just to walk into the room and so  I finally decided to change it to a more subtle and relaxing color.  And I must say, I do not regret my decision because it's just beautiful!!  With this new sea foam / aqua color, the room embraces you when you walk in; what you want every guest room to do!!

My husband repainted the whole room for me and we changed the door and we'll be adding a closet.  Go figure, we always choose houses with no closet space!!  The great thing, though, is that both upstairs rooms are quite large and therefore can easily accommodate a closet.  I'm really looking forward to the closet!

I'm designing this guest room on a very limited budget and I love the challenge!!  I've been browsing through Kijiji,  for some awesome finds!!  I'm looking for a cozy reading chair, something I could slip cover.  I'll also need a small table for a nook area with coffee pot.  I have some interesting items I'll be able to transform as well, like a gorgeous, antique wooden trunk that still belongs to my daughter, but I'm thinking I could make a small stand and sit it up to use as a very unique night stand.  I also have small, antique, metal trunks that could make something unique!!  I already have a beautiful, antique dresser in the room, which I will be painting white to fit in the whole scheme.  Plus, at my husband's dismay, I've been saving these beautiful wood legs with the idea of making a bench or an ottoman one day, and I think that day has arrived!   I will finally use them to make a practical seating area and storage place for an extra blanket and decorative cushions at the foot of the bed. 

What I love most when I decorate a room are originality and uniqueness.  I came across this wonderful, yet simple idea for adding a bit of interest to window treatments:  Adding buttons, horizontally all along the top of the panel in such a way that it will display the buttons on each fold of the panel itself.  I found some old, mother of pearl buttons (they're just beautiful), which have that natural ivory color to them and they will look great in that room!!  They will absolutely compliment the whole theme which will be around the beach.  This will not be your typical nautical theme, but a very soft, warm, cozy, shabby chic atmosphere with class and sophistication.

That's it for now.  We have some things to do today, but we resume our work tomorrow and I will keep you posted of our progress!!

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