This poor tiny room gets overlooked all the time. It easily turns into a storage room where we throw everything we don't have a place for and shut the door...and forget it. See what I mean?
I recently rearranged the room and added some new touches. I tried my best to get good pics, but it is nearly impossible to do so with light coming in though the blinds. This is what most of the pics came out looking like...so bear with me.
The bed is now under the window (which still needs window treatments...I'm on the prowl for cheap sheer curtains.)
I am quite proud of the side table. It's my first attempt at repainting furniture!
This is what it looked like before when it was in our living room:
It took 2 coats of leftover paint from trim in our house and 1 coat of polyurethane. I used sponge rollers as suggested by Chris at Just a Girl and now agree that they are the only way to go when painting furniture. I distressed some of the table for an aged look, although a lot of it doesn't show up in these pics. Sorry...once again the lighting made it really hard to take pics. I also turned the table sideways by the bed for a bit of a different look from when the it served as an end table.
I like the look of the brown wrought iron of the lamp and this basket against the white in the room. The basket is from Southern Living at Home, and it's filled with magazines for guests and my favorite lotion to share!
I made the burlap pillow by covering an old pillow we were no longer using with burlap and adding our last name initial in twine.
The shelves hold my Willow Tree collection, special shells from my favorite beach, and other meaningful trinkets.
I made the chalkboard using a large frame we were no longer using. I spray painted the frame white and distressed the edges and spray painted the glass with chalkboard paint.
This darling wire bird basket holds my baby blanket made by my great aunt. And the old jar holds my husbands collection of wheat pennies.
As you can see, the other side of the room still needs work! And while it is hard to tell in the pic, there is much more floor room with this new layout. Now our friends with kids can fit a pack n play in here when they come to visit!
I won't do much more to this room as I hope to someday turn it into a room for yet another member of our family. But for now, I am much happier making this little place a brighter, more inviting room for our beloved guests.
This post is part of "Show Us What You're Workin' With" at Me & My Bucket "Show and Share Day" at Just a Girl. and "Transformation Thursday" at Shabby Chic Cottage.
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