Inspired by the current One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Linda of Calling It Home, I am jumping in, a little late, to participate. The guest room:
I am going to post updates weekly on this space. I’ve had this project in the works anyway with my in-laws coming for Thanksgiving…so I hope committing to a weekly post will be the blog kick in the pants I need. The photo above is the current state of the guest room. ”Wait, Angela, didn’t you finish your remodel, like, a year ago? What’s the dealio with the dust and stuff.” Oh, you, (heavy sigh), yes, you are right: what is the dealio, House?!? The house is raging against me, doing all it can to prevent me from getting to the fun, pretty endeavors I so desire.
We discovered earlier in the year that the paint on the basement floor needed to be removed. Poor prep, poor adhesion. Chris saved our day by sanding all the paint off–not a fun job for him. Before we redo the floor finish, Chris is also working on deadening the sound coming through our guest room ceiling. Hopefully soon I’ll be on my knees decorative painting 1200 square feet of concrete–want to come help?
In the meantime, here is the plan:
I’m building the room around this bed I found on Craigslist. This is the half-photo listing of the bed when I found it:
The bed is still thanking me for saving it from its forced marriage with Grandma Pearl.
The candle holder stands in here for the bed, on a frontrunner rug from Pottery Barn. I will probably use the pillows (Soleil Bleu Laguna) from our ranch living room. And, the rope settee from the ranch guest room will also make an appearance. The gorgeous hand-painted velvet pillow on the bottom is an art pillow I found in Tetbury, England, on my September biking trip. I love how the chartreuse and purple play in. But! I’m trying to be more low-key here than our last circus guest room, which also was a finish-before-Thanksgiving challenge back in 2011.
What probably won’t be done in time is the entry space to the guest room. It is an awkward basement hallway that we enclosed to the guest room for a sitting area and the guest closet. I don’t want to rush and settle for the furniture here so I’ll just clean it up and be patient for the right pieces to come along. A daybed would fit perfectly on the left, in front of the door to our mechanical room, and offer additional sleeping for a guest’s child. I have plans to cover the door with something decorative yet easy to remove for access.
The guest bathroom will just need a good cleaning and the floors redone…then the fun, finally!