June 9, 2011

Guest Room Update

My photos are being uploaded right now! Wayne, our Minister of Education at work, let me jump on his computer for a couple minutes and start my photos uploading to my Dropbox so I will be back in business!

I have lots of things to show you - some new leather work, some house stuff, some farming stuff. But I wanted to show you the little progress I've made on our guest room.

This is what it looked like two weeks ago ... too bright, kinda clutter-ish style of decorating, definitely looking more like my college days than matching our house now.

This is how it looks now. Baby steps.

I moved the bed to not be angled from the corner anymore and it already made the room look bigger. I took down the denim curtains and finally installed bamboo roman shades on the window. I installed a double curtain rod and hung up some curtains I already had. I'm going to hand a valance above them later on.

I also am trying to primarily use lamp light in this room because it warms the room up considerably. I took down all of the wall decor except for the shelf that is screwed in and will see what I want to put back up later. The next step will be the bedding and making the valance, which my mother-in-love so graciously offered to do!

We talked bedding for a while when we first decided to do this and we decided to just go with a white bedspread to make a cleaner look. The fabric that we are using is primarily black and brown floral with some red, yellow, and greens. Its beautiful, sorry I don't have a picture but I'll wait to show it once everything is done. So since the fabric is busy, a low key white is what we are looking for.

Low-key white is kind of hard for me to choose, though, because I've always been a deep color kind of girl... hence the green on the walls. SO... I couldn't help myself and I bought another quilt that I loooove but may be too busy with the fabric. I don't know, we'll see.

Here are the quilts I ordered.

The white one:

 And the back up because choosing white is so foreign to me:

I'm so excited about seeing how they will look. Don't you love the brown and white floral? They were both such a good deal on Overstock.com that I am just going to keep both of them.

Let me know what y'all think!

Out of the fabric, we will make pillow shams, a bed skirt, a throw for the bottom of the bed, and the valance.
I'm excited!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Erika,

    I love the white quilt but I agree buying solid is hard to do. The white one is lovely and the blue/violet walls with all the white trim and accessories doesn't hurt any either!! I love bedrooms that are this simple, crisp and relaxing BUT I can't seem to put one together. I can't wait to see what you do to finish your guest room out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a trail to yours. I really need to get back to blogging again.