Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Guestroom: Piece by piece...

The guest room is coming together much differently than I anticipated...piece by little tiny piece.  I had no idea how much mattresses and bedding would cost.  It's been so long since I have had to buy either.  So, here I go...cobbling together a room piece by piece.  Mattress pads at Sears in-store.  Sheets and blankets from Sears on-line.  Comforters yet to be found...but this morning I found this throw on Coldwater Creek. I had a 20% off coupon with free shipping and I thought, "Let's do it!"  It also allows me to use the rug from my room in there - it's a neutral with this color border.  Piece by piece we go.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Project GR (Guest room) is underway.  First, I had to paint the headboards that I bought about 4 months ago on Craigslist. They have been waiting for a few coats of paint.  I am distressing them - not because I distress every piece of furniture.  I like the look but I'm not sure every piece you paint needs to be distressed. I am distressing them because I have already done 3 coats of paint and they still have streaks. When in doubt, distress it out!!

Here's step 1.  I left my glaze at work...will show the finished headboards when I get them done!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Nothing like sparkly eggs to make you smile.