SPECIAL NOTE: I have to warn you, this post is very picture intense.
I have had a very busy month. My goal this summer was to clean the guest room. It was quite a task, but I did it.
Let me start by telling you I was starting to feel like a hoarder. I have so much *stuff*. Things I didn't need, didn't use, didn't want. It was overwhelming. I would look in the room and the mess and just turn around and leave. What was I going to do with this mess? Where would I even start?
I am so ashamed that I let this room get in this condition. It was a catch-all.
We live in KY during the spring/summer months. In October we will go to Florida. I decided to take everything I didn't want to Florida to sell in a garage sale. I would have had a sale here in Ky, but I live in a rural area and not an ideal place to have a garage sale. So, I have a ton of tubs filled with goodies when we make our trip to FL.
Once I got the room cleaned out, I started the task of making it presentable. I decided to use this room for my crafts also. I painted the room a soft robins egg blue/aqua. I ordered fabric and made my curtains. Love them!!! If someone knows how to take a picture in front of a window without washing out the color, please let me know.
This is the true color of my new curtains.
I found a pretty comforter in the colors I was using. I made a few pillows for the bed with a little pop of pink.
I prefer a gathered bed skirt. I didn't want white, so I made my own. Love it!!!
Next I painted a lamp I already had and covered the shade.
I was looking for art work to hang above the headboard and found a pair of watercolors. Loved them but not the price. Being a DIY kinda gal, I painted my own. I have used acrylics and oils but never watercolors. Found a pair of frames at the thrift shop and painted them white. Then I got out my watercolors and attempted to duplicate the prints I loved. I'm real happy how they turned out.
Next, I had a round mirror that had roses painted on the frame. That was not going to work so I primed the frame. I found some chevron contact paper at TJ Maxx and added it to the frame. Much better.
Now on to the other side of the room. I do a lot of crafts. I love to sew and paint. I put a lot of my fabrics in the armoir. I found a pair of vintage owls and painted them pink!!
My craft table holds my sewing machine. I made a cute cover for it when I'm not using it. My husband helped me hang some shelves to hold all my crafts. I covered boxes, bins and containers to better organize everything. What a change. I added a floral wall decal over my table.
I had a wooden plate that was put aside for the garage sale, and then pulled it out to make this cute button.
Can't forget my computer chair. It was an ugly black. I found this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby. Such an improvement.
I still have a few more accessories to find. I need a rug next to the bed.
I am so happy to finally have this room cleaned out and back to being what it's suppose to be. I have a space for guests. I have a space to do my crafting and sewing. I'm a happy camper.
till next time...
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