I started with the
Let me assure you it is a vast improvement. The reason for this "mission", other than it would have eventually had to be done, is that we have a house guest (house sitter) staying for two weeks, soon, while we go enjoy some margaritas on the beach in Mexico...
Most of our tiny townhouse has been changed over to a softer, somewhat shabby chic beach style, with the exception of the guest room. It is my "BC ROCKS ROOM", my homage, if you will, to the West Coast. It is done in bolder colours, but still bright and happy. It has a very cozy appeal, I think. What do you think? Would you feel welcome if you were a guest here? Come on in, this will be your room while you stay...
A little sign I made from a 100 yr old piece of wood
I stole removed from an abandoned farmhouse.
|I used my quilted throw and a shelf I got at a garage sale for $3 to make a "headboard||"|
The cupboard I made from piecing together bits I found found it's way upstairs to my quilt collection.
I love the old radio my husband had...doesn't work, but looks really cool!
You will notice that on the cupboard and shelf, I have little lamb and her momma
|I wanted to tie them into the rooms decor because I just love them (one of my BFF's, Karen gave them to me)|
so I made a "sweet dreams" sign, now they fit in!
|Art supplies are stored in the suitcases and craft supplies in the dresser.|
|The "phone lamp" I blogged about in another post and little red rocking chair I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents.|
|My trusty sidekick Molly, always has to test things out....are you comfy Molls?|
|This is one of my favourite pieces in the house! It's absolutely, (yes, I'm using that new "word" again)|
It's great storage for my sewing machine, magazines, books and all kinds of stuff that's better hidden behind scrumptious doors.
|My husband just recently took up painting (after our dear friends Michel & Helene from my hometown of Gatineau, Quebec visited and bought him painting lessons as a gift! I'm so happy he's found a new hobby!|
Let's head downstairs, I'll show you what else I did on Saturday..... On the way downstairs, take a look at my hubby's first painting..
|...To the kitchen!|