How is your Monday going so far? It is going okay here. I've been battling a problem with recurring canker sores on my tongue lately. It's been going on for several months and it is believed that it may be linked to my inflammatory issues. Ugh! Anyone else have this problem? It is very new to me and NOT fun!
But, on a brighter note, I have been working on my guest room that will primarily be used for my oldest son if he ever wants to sleep over. At first, I didn't change it up very much. I think it was too difficult to give it a new look because I still wanted a reminder of my son in that room. But now that I've had some time to adjust to him moving out, I'm ready for a new look in there. I used items that I already had so no expense was made. Shocking!
Now, you must remember that I only have a twin bed in here. So, this is not a REAL guest room in the sense that it normally would be for a couple. Maybe one day I'll get a larger bed, but for now, this bed fills the room and works for us.
Here is the way it looked when my son had this room.
Here is the way it looked after he moved out.
And finally here is how it looks now!
I used a matlesse coverlet on the bed in a full size so it hangs over the sides longer. I used a burlap with ivory floral embroidery European sham from Ballards that I already had. Then, completed the look with a coordinating throw at the foot of the bed.
I kept the burlap panels on the window and added some lamps with burlap shades on each side of the bed. A wicker hamper was placed at the foot of the bed for added texture and storage.
I love the soft look of the grey, cream and burlap. I tried to keep everything in the room in those colors.
On the wall opposite the bed, is a dresser that was given to us from my inlaws. I will be painting it in ASCP (french linen) later this week.
It will look much better once it flows with the rest of the room!
An extra dining chair was brought up for the corner too.
So, this is a small but cozy little guest room for one person basically. It is filled with things that I love and already had on hand and keeps this room from being empty.
I will be sure to share the dresser in it's new grey color once it's done. I am looking forward to that.
In the meantime, I will be nursing my mouth sores with Orajel ointment and antiseptic rinse. I am the poster child for inflammation problems it seems.
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~