It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but that’s mostly because we’ve been busy, busy, busy working around the house and I haven’t even had the time to photograph it! Between the vacation days I took last week and a long holiday weekend, Chris and I made some major progress, if I do say so myself. The downstairs windows are sanded and poly’d (and ready for the Roman shades I will be working on soon!), the trim throughout the entry way, stairwell and upstairs hall has been touched up with white paint to truly banish-the-beige and clean any drips, and outlets and light switches have been grounded and replaced. None of it the most glamorous work, but all of it very rewarding!
But most dramatically, after much sanding, washing and painting, our upstairs round room is DONE! Well, it still needs furniture, I need to jazz up the curtains a bit and make a few more throw pillows. But it is clean and painted and we love it!
My maternal grandmother’s house had a pink room. It was the guest bedroom, with a pull-out couch, bookshelves and pink walls. I liked sleeping over there. Our house has a small guest bedroom that I knew I wanted to paint pink as soon as I saw it. It’s not all the way finished — it still needs better window treatments,a bedskirt, a different bedside table, etc., but for now it’s a cozy little room for friends to stay over. When they help us paint. If they don’t help us paint, they stay in the basement.
To hold me over until I have some real news to report (hint …. it has to do with sanded wood that’s getting stained, a fireplace and an entire ROOM about to magically come together! … in the next few weeks …) I’d like to tell a crafty tale….
There was some weird stuff left in the house when we moved in. Like, dumpsters full of weird stuff. Don’t get me wrong– there was some GREAT stuff (a piano, old trunks, a set of very deco-looking dishes) … but lots of weird stuff. Like old, yucky lamps.
Behold — a dirty, old lamp!
So, this lamp is pretty ugly, right? It’s also cheap (weighs nothing) and the shade is busted stuff. BUT, it worked (and when we first moved in, we had no light anywhere!) and I liked the shape of it. I had also just read an article about the magic of spray paint….
Blue! Because I thought they might work on our bedside tables in our blue bedroom. Well, someday our bedroom will be blue.
I added a crisp, white shade from Bed, Bath & Beyond (I think it was around $24.99, something like that) and behold! New lamp! What do you think?
posing by the turntable while waiting for the bedroom makeover …