I'm dreaming of a white.....
Photo from Country Living
.....and red bedroom with green accents.
It's been almost 2 years since I started tearing apart the
Sweet Sixteen bedroom on January 19, 2011.
I had hoped to be finished with the room by the summer of
that very same year. Silly me.
Well, now that the dust has settled from the floor refinishing,
the end is in sight. We've painstakingly chiseled out all the cracks in
the plaster and taped and mudded until we couldn't see straight. THAT
was the holdup. All that dust combined with my OCD is not a good combination.
Two hours of sanding = eight hours of cleaning up dust.
The walls are painted white and the baseboard trim needs some touch-ups
after the sanders did their damage. I've got a vintage chandelier
waiting to be hung and the wall sconce to be remounted.
Here are just a few of the goodies I've picked up
for the room over the past 2 years:
I'm keeping the same iron bed, dresser, and vanity pictured in
the original post. The vanity and dresser will be painted in a creamy
white color and the shelf will be hung next to the bed in lieu of a nightstand.
Of course, every guest room needs its own phone!
The pillowcases will be my winter embroidery project.
The barn will be placed front and center since this bedroom is
where our grandchildren sleep when they visit. I'm going to add a light to the
interior to use as a nightlight to ensure sweet dreams.
Here are a few more inspirational photos I've found.
We've already got plantation shutters on the bottom half
of our double hung windows, and I could stitch up two roman shades
like the ones pictured above. I love the giant rickrack trim.
Oley Valley Antiques
I've got plenty of glass in the basement and all the supplies and
equipment to make windows like this to hang in front of the upper sashes.
The only thing I'm lacking is time.
(Better Homes and Gardens)
I'll be looking for some red & white transferware
plates to replace the pink flowered plates I took down.
Maybe a red cross pillow or two to add a little funk to the room.
I've also got a primitive cupboard waiting for a coat of
green paint (like the one pictured above, source unknown)
before it's tucked into a cubby behind the door.
This year was to be our year to host Christmas Eve
on December 24, but life has a way of changing the plans we've made.
Our oldest daughter Julie, born on Christmas Day herself, is due to
have their second child on December 28, so once again we've postponed
our celebration until late January when we can all get together.
Depending on when the blessed event happens, we may be together
on Chistmas Eve after all! Only time will tell!
Last year, I found that almost 2 full months is waaaay too long to keep our
Christmas decorations up, so I'm taking my sweet time unpacking them this year.
Which leaves me some extra time for ........
finishing the bedroom?
I've left the paint and paintbrushes out for the nightshift workers.
Dreaming of a finished guest bedroom,