Sunday, August 7, 2016

Our Guest Bedroom

When we first moved into our home, we had a whirlwind of events that were partially caused by us, and mostly caused by the nature of home buying/selling/closing.  We closed in the afternoon of the "3rd" got our key the afternoon of the "4th" (which happened to be our anniversary--yay!), and had to be out of our home by the afternoon of the "5th".  Oh, and did I mention we had a previously planned cabin vacation with my hubby's family scheduled for the "6th"?  Yikes.  Not sure what we were thinking!!

Although I wanted to clean every square inch of our home, I had to take a deep breath, accept it really was not all that bad, and just keep going with the flow. I had a 6 month old and a 2 year old at that time, was working full-time, and did not have the time to sterilize the whole house (which I might add, I refuse to do now.  I have 2 little boys and one "big" boy... Enough said.). There was one thorn in my flesh, however, that I had to address immediately.  Our guest bedroom.  It was this awful yellow color and, unlike the rest of the house, was kinda grubby, smudgy, and teen-boy yucky!  It was a gaming room for the former owners two teen boys, and the walls showed it.

My mom and dad knew this was bothering me, especially because my sister and her family were coming for a visit later that month (you know, that crazy one where we moved, had a vacation, an anniversary, and tried to unpack everything?). So, my mom volunteered my dad to come over and paint the room for me so the guest room could be a little cleaner, a little more serene, and a lot more inviting for guests during their stay. It was painted in Behr Wheat Bread, which is not my favorite "greige" color now, but was really the first one I came across. I've got entirely too much painting to do throughout the rest of the house to repaint a perfectly good paint job! For now, it will just be perfectly imperfect.

Sorry there isn't a before picture, but I was too overwhelmed with life when we first moved in to document the journey. Have no fear, I will fully document everything from here on out! And, here the guest room is in all of her glory.

And here's a closer view of that fine species of a table my daddio built for me. I wish I could do more than just stain--maybe someday I'll be trusted with power tools!  To get the instructions, just visit the Shanty 2 Chic ladies.  When I'm grown up, I want to be like them...and not cause my loved ones undue stress that I'm holding power tools.  For now, I'll have to suffice with scissors, nails, a hammer, and glue--I can still do plenty of damage with these!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and aren't being smoked out like we are here in Idaho!  

God Bless!


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