If you’ve seen my house tour, then you know that we have a bundle of barely used, completely un-furnished, un-decorated, un-loved rooms. They are dying to have some attention. Well, we can ignore the hubby’s office, it needs attention, but it’s not an emergency or anything. The big deal is the guest room and the middle room (aka my room, future nursery, second guest room).
Why such a rush?
We have family coming in three short months! The hubs’ parents and sister are coming down for a visit for turkey day, and they’ve never seen our house. So, although we’re super excited that they’ll be coming, I’m on a short fuse because I want them to have beautiful serene rooms to sleep (not to mention a bed for little sis to sleep in so she doesn’t have to bunk with her parents)…
I realize that all they need are beds, so my main priority is to prepare for my little sister-in-law by building her very own bed. A bed that’s not really hers, because it stays here, and she will only use rarely, but still, the point is, I’m building a bed for her to sleep on. Since I’m building it for her arrival, I’m going to stick with saying it’s hers so that when she hits sixteen (did I mention she’s almost 14? Ack, kids, growing up…I remember when she was FIVE) and starts acting out (never going to happen) I can use the “I built you a BED, out of wood, using a saw, and nails, with my very own hands!” statement to guiltify her into submission. Guiltify, it’s a word. Look it up.
Want to see the bed I’m building?
More on that later, when I actually start working on it.
The real point of this post, is, beds aside, I would really love to have one of the guest rooms pseudo decorated. My goals would be – painted, with main furniture pieces done. I’m not worried about artwork and all the little details – although figuring out a nice way of dealing with three different sized windows would be nice…
So I’m enlisted help from all those awesome blog readers/super awesome designers extraordinaire, to give me advice on what you would do with this catastrophic room.
Here are some photos that I just snapped
Look, I almost got all three windows in one picture! Ridiculous. Whoever designed this room, stinks, metaphorically.
The bedding is supposed to stay. I wasn’t planning on it, but the hubs really likes it (we do have the matching bedskirt, so the black would go) and is being all frugal-freddy on me. *love*
More windows. And hey! There’s the sunburst mirror. Did I mention that I think we’d like it to go in this room? I think it might work.
This nightstand is a blank slate. We just picked it up second hand for real cheap. Definitely not keeping it blue, thinking of white, new knobs. Thoughts?
The other dresser in the first picture will be going, ignore that. But! We have one more dresser that will be coming in
Sorry for the small photo. This dresser is in need of some love. Some vigorous sanding and refinishing, but it was cheap, and I love that!
So, with that. Does anyone have some awesome design advice? I’m surprised that I don’t even know where to start. I can’t even decide on wall paint colour, what to do with two completely different dressers (well, one is a nightstand), and what is with those windows?!
Help! I beg you!