Guest Room

For the past year I have been going from room to room in my house transforming each into new light... White!  
I finally got to the small little room toted as "Den or Office".  I don't have a need for an office so it was made into a small guest room.  I always have someone staying with me for a day or a few months... this room has turned into my sisters room really. She comes once a year for a few months and it's so dark and dingie..... I got to it this past week.  Painted everything in there, White!
It now looks like a little garden room.

This is how it looked for about three years.

I'll tell you, it's so small but it has a nice size closet and is perfect for a twin bed and a dresser but not much else. I did try a full bed but it took up all the space. When I have more than one person staying I usually give up my room and I take this little space.

The first thing I did was paint the dresser and night stand with primer and then white enamel. I do plan on distressing with a glaze but it's going to be a busy few weeks for me so that will be held off for a while..  Then I primed and painted the walls in a simple flat white.

 Once painted this room seemed to grow more space.. looked so much larger and brighter!

 I let it all dry for about two days then got to work decorating. I took all sorts of items from around the house.  A bit of left over fabric for a new valance and chair cover, I even made a small throw pillow for the bed. Hung a huge mirror on the side wall and what a difference!

My neighbor was going to toss a little bird house and that took it's place hung from a cup hook on the ceiling just over the bed.

 The little night stand needed a doily of sorts. I had a bit of cotton with white and green.... 

 Yep, that will work so I sat and did a quick single crochet topper... perfect touch!

I think my sister or any guest will enjoy the feeling of this little room.
I put up a chair rail a few years ago, thinking it would help with the look, but once the room was painted white it seemed to disappear into the wall, so I used another white paint that had a cool gray look to it, with the hopes of bringing it out.. but now I think it needs another color? Suggestions  will be appreciated.....
All the windows in my townhouse are tinted to keep out the harsh sun of Florida.
I just noticed how it brings a blue hue to the look...
The really nice thing about this make over is I bought nothing to add to it.. everything I used I already owned!

Amazing what a little paint can do!
I just got a call from my sister and she
should be here for her winter visit the
first week of October.. I'm ready!
And oh so happy!

I'm linking up to a few of my favorite parties

Weekend Wrap Up Party
Saturday Night Special
Sunday Showcase 
Met Monday 
It's So Very Creative 
Tools are for Women too 
Make the world cuter 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
The Power of Paint 
Show and Tell 

Shabby Nest 

My Repurposed Life 


Babys Birth Sampler

Three days old


In a previous post I told of the new baby boy born this past week to my Niece and her Husband.  Mom and baby  are home,  and today the babies Mom said "I need sleep"... I had to laugh, new moms do not realize how their life changes once they bring baby home. I'm happy to say, "They are both doing well and Mom is so happy with her new charge"

I posted about the wall hanging I was creating for the little boys room and I can finally add his name and measurements.

Counted cross stitch on ada cloth is one of my favorite things to do. So relaxing for me to sit still while doing it, although I'll have to admit I had to have a good pair of reading glasses made just to see the little holes....

 The design, I found in a magazine while sitting in a doctors office and took a photo of it.   Using most of what I saw but adding and changing some of the cute designs... I had to add a soccer ball, his dad is crazy about that sport.
 I was pretty lucky yesterday, JoAnn's had all their frames 50% off.

I washed and ironed the piece then used poli batting and the cardboard insert, then sprayed the backing with craft glue to hold it all in place.

Finished and ready to put in a box and send it off in the mail.

I need to say, one more time, Congratulations to this sweet little boys Mom and Dad.  
"You make beautiful babies"

I'm linking this post to these fine parties