April 20, 2014

One Down, One To Go...

 Introducing the new guest room...I'm calling it the Wisconsin Room
We've put some of our dog prints on the walls and it feels more like
one of our guest rooms up north than a tropical, Florida look to me.
I like that we have a little bit of our old home here in our southern one.
I love that our guests will now have a light-filled, quiet room to rest.

Walls have been painted, windows washed (inside and out), blinds
and carpet cleaned. We made the decision to keep the carpet for now.
(We previewed the large samples of flooring we had chosen and
weren't 100% sold on it, so we're keeping the carpet we have.)
 That wall straight ahead is where the "tower" of folded fabric used to be. 
Now, there's a small dresser, topped with a Spuds MacKenzie (bar) lamp 
that we've had for years. We used to call my first Labrador, Bryn, "Spuds"
so this silly lamp holds a special place because of my first silly, little dog.
(As an aside: Handsome always wonders why my dogs are all so silly.
hmmmmm. I guess I should take credit for that. You think? lol)

There's also a small chest for holding extra blankets or supporting a guest's 
suitcase. It has a duck half decoy on the front. It's another old favorite piece.
Just enough room for a queen-size bed and side tables, a chest of drawers
and that small decoy chest. Storage will be more than adequately handled
by the large, built-in cabinets on the other wall. They're still full of fabric
right now, but by the end of this process week, they'll be perfect for hanging
clothes and storing a few other items that take up space elsewhere right now.
 My paint of choice here is Behr. I like the coverage and their color selections. 
This time, we decided on "White Clay". I color corrected all the pictures, 
but the table lamps can shift the color. The first picture and this one are pretty 
accurate. Now that this room is finished, I can concentrate on the new studio.
 
Today, I'll be picking up the paint I chose for the new space and applying it to
the studio walls. When that's finished, Handsome will help me pull the carpeting
 out of the room so it'll be ready for me to put in the new floors tomorrow. (This
step is an adventure that I want to try to do all on my own. Fingers crossed!)
 
Tag will be here to visit with you, as usual, but I'll have more to show 
you on Wednesday. Don't forget to come back and see Tag tomorrow. 
I'll see you Wednesday!
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harrietslegacy said...

Gorgeous! What a welcoming place for guests!

Leeanne said...

Beautiful! When was it I said I was coming to stay???

Minimiss said...

Loving it so far. A very restful looking room. I'm very interested to see what you do with your new studio.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Looks great! Reminds me of one of the places we've stayed at in Door County...guess the "Wisconsin Room" IS the perfect name! ; )
~Michele

Beedeebabee said...

What a beautiful room Donna, and it came together so quickly...but then again you're speedy! I still remember a few years back how you zipped through making a million and one Christmas gifts at the speed of light! I can't wait to see your new studio!
Have a fun day! xoxo

Createology said...

With an ode to your Wisconsin home this guest room is wonderful. I love that you have sentimental pieces and pictures out to enjoy. One down...one to go...
There is nothing you cannot do my friend. Productive week dear...

Tins and Treasures said...

Greetings, Donna,
I enjoyed catching up with you on your blog...have always enjoyed your posts! You are doing some major remodeling and rearranging...would love to be a guest in your home!!

I'm glad to hear you had a good Easter holiday. Have a marvelous Monday. ~Natalie

Mandy said...

What a lovely room. Really peaceful. You will have a lot of people wanting to come and stay now that this room is ready. Good luck with getting on with the new workroom. Knowing you this will not take too long:)

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