Now that I think about it, it's probably so I can always count on having at least ONE clean room in the house at any given time since no one ever goes in there. Yup, that's huge.
So yes, we have a dedicated guest room. But how depressing was this?
Bedding which was bought for when our daughter was to move out of her crib into a big bed. Our first little table we bought as newlyweds (so cute!) as the nightstand. And a fabulous box of tissues.
Enjoy your stay! Yikes. No wonder we didn't have many visitors.
And of course it's all painted like every other "crisp khaki" wall in the house. Neutral, neutral, neutral.
So my idea was to channel a little "hotel chic" into the room. I wanted it clean. Modern. Bright. And to not cost me a million dollars.
Here is the room today.
I based everything off of the curtains that I splurged on from Pottery Barn Kids which are no longer available. They are that perfect spring green with white stripes and are dupioni silk. Everything else was bought on the cheap. I promise. I painted the white stripe around the room to play off the curtains as well.
My next favorite thing was my Craig's List nightstand. It was $30 (and was right here in my town which is a bonus considering the Denver area is HUGE) and I just painted it white and put new knobs on. Remember when Target would do those World Market things in the back of the store? Yeah, I scored that lamp at 75% off when they were taking one of those displays down. I had to fight back tears of joy as I put it in my cart.
I also had built up a little collection of silver frames that I put on the nightstand. For a little "personal touch" to my guests I will change out the pictures to photos I have of them. Hopefully they are pictures of my family and their family together. The grandparents love this, trust me. And if I don't have any photos then they just get to enjoy the ones of the last people who stayed with us. :)
And this is the part where I get sad that I had to move my chair from this corner down to the entry way. Yes, it's perfect down there, but it was perfect up here too. I'm now on the look out for another one that is similar. The bummer is I found that back in the clearance section at Oak Express (totally random, I know).
So there is Landee's Guest room as it is today. Some projects I want to do for it in the future are:
- Make some fun new pillow covers for the accent pillows on the bed. For sure spruce up that bolster and maybe add some ruffles or something to the pillowcases.
- Find/refinish/customize a chair for that sad corner.
- Maybe build a headboard from some Ana White plans??
- Do something different for the decor above the bed.
- Find a cheap chandelier to paint and hang.