Your home should be your haven. A place you fight to get back to at the end of the day. A place that makes you sigh with relief when you arrive. A place that is a true expression of the family that lives there.
This is about my life . My love of home, family, food, junking, decorating, remodeling, organizing and living an authentic life.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A guest room ?
I never thought a room in our home would ever acquire the title of guest room. The fact we have 5 kids all needing a place to lay their heads and store their Lego's made this seem flat out.. well.... absurd.
But, kids grow up and go away to college. Then they come back ( to do laundry) . So, a guest room was a necessity.
This is what the room looked like before. A guest room often gets the leftovers and hand-me-downs.
I didn't want a room that screamed "STORAGE ROOM"! But, our budget was nonexistent. Did I mention we have three in college?
So, this was all about using and re-purposing what we already had . I think many families are trying to find ways to update their homes without tapping into their children's college funds to pull it off . So..........
We had two twin beds and a side table .
I had purchased OOPS paint a few months back because it was cheap and I can't pass up a bargain!
Testing out the paint options.
I had this old desk that would be perfect .. if it wasn't black and scratched and ugly. Perfect for my kids to do all their studying while home ? (yeah right !) A fresh coat of paint and it fits right in.
So, my handy husband patched and painted the walls with a leftover gallon of paint . Neutral.
The accessories were in my decor closet . It was fun to shop without spending a dime.
The bedding was found at a local discount department store . Between the sale price and a coupon I paid $ 20.00 for both!
The lamp was found at a thrift store a few years ago without a shade . I found the burlap shade for a steal. A beautiful marriage!
I love burlap.... Especially on a lampshade.
I love this bright beautiful room.
A guest room
I love that it stays clean ... until the kids arrive home with their dirty laundry.
It is still a work in progress. I have a few things I want to add. But the fun part of decorating is slowly adding treasures you find along the way.
Until then, I stop in a couple times during the day and smile!