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Monday, May 17, 2010

My new guest room


Step 3: If you've been following my blog the last entry...I'm remodeling my guess bedroom, this is quite the undertaking for me. I ponder and ponder and stress out about change. I want it but was afraid to change it! So here goes...here's what I've done!







This ugly shelf was placed on the wall by the previous owners of the house...they had this room as their computer room...using this desk top for their computer. Needless to say I did not like the look and wanted it removed off the wall. So after 6 years and much begging and pleading....














My hubby ever so carefully pulled the shelf/desk off the wall, trying not to damage the wall..(and I must say he did a very good job) now for the clean up (that's where I come in) I sanded the wall and then painted primed it and painted it..Then I sprayed texture on the wall and repainted it...



Wha-la my wall looks pretty darn good if I do say so myself...







Found this little treasure at Ross's Department Store...I like the black but have to change the red inside, not my cup of tea...don't know just yet what vision I have for the inside... So I'm still thinking and while I'm doing that I'm moving on to my next project for my room, the lamp. Now I've had this lamp for probably 10 years or so and I'm really tired of its plainness.Talking to my daughter she suggested I find some ribbon to go on the lamp shade...so off to Joann's I went and found this pretty (what I call dusty sage green) fringe, it's so pretty. I got my glue gun out and glued the fringe around the top and the bottom. Oh, I really like the look...






Here's the lamp completed, the little dish I found at the dollar store (with the stand) it says 'Faith, Family, Friends' really cute and just the right color. The table had a brown top (good sale at Ross's department store) and I painted it the 'dust sage green' I took the pillow into Home Depot and had them match the color to the pillow...and it's a perfect match!






Now this is what the bed looked like when I first started this project....The wood was more red than brown. so apart came the bed and out to the garage with it...Still struggled with painting it white!


Referring back to my other blog you read how I was really stressed out because I was afraid to paint this bed white. But look at it now, I love, love, love the white head board!









My finished project.

For some people they say why bother to make the change no one is going to see this room...but for me I love to walk passed the door way and look in and see something so pretty. It puts a smile on my face and a welcome to anyone that comes to visit me and chooses to use this room as my guest. Now I just have a couple more walls to finish...but even if I don't get to them they're okay, they go well in the room as it is now. Project is 95% completed! I love, love, love the changes...

21 comments:

  1. You've done a wonderful job and well deserve to smile when you walk by and see how nicely it turned out!

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  2. Very nice job, Lois. It all looks great.

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  3. I hope Paul knows what a gold mine you are, so talented and for only the cost of a marriage license. HAHAHA

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  4. It all turned out so well! I love the white headboard and you did a great job refinishing the wall! It looks beautiful.

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  5. Good job mom!! Told you the headboard would be awesome!!! Still think you should mod podge some fabric on the indside of the cabinet... I like the ties on the windows too.. Gee, wonder who suggested that? Let me think about it.. LOL love you!! :O)

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  6. wow, so pretty! all the elements just go together so much better now. you done good :)

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  7. It's so pretty! I really like the door/headboard, and the wall color is really soothing.

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  8. Wow, I love the bed white too. Great job. What a cozy guest room.

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  9. So very refreshing! Your new headboard really makes a new statement along with the new space where you took down the desk/shelf!
    Nice Job!
    Sandy

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  10. Doesn't it make you just want to stand in the doorway and admire it all day long? ;) Beautiful!

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  11. Gorgeous! I love it!!! Still needing to decorate our master bedroom so this is some great inspiration, lucky guests you have :)

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  12. Beautiful! Love the fresh new headboard!

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  13. The room looks wonderful! Great job! :)

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  14. Congratulations. You bedroom looks warm and inviting. I hope you enjoy it!

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  15. It turned out great-good riddance to that desk thing.

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  16. You have done such a wonderful job with this room! I love this color scheme. And everything is so well coordinated! Thanks for linking up Friday Favorites!

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  17. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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  18. What a beautiful room.. I'm going to feature your guest room at Life As Lori Gte your Craft on Thursday..

    If you would like to stop by and grab my I was button please do so.

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  19. your room turned out very pretty. Remodeling is such an undertaking (intimidating too!), but so worth it!

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