Thursday, July 11, 2013

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Well, with temps like these, beating the heat was no small feat.

But... I did paint a room.  Being up near the ceiling was pretty miserable on those hot days, but I'm really happy with the results. 



Previously, the only people who had stayed in our guest room had common DNA with us, and were so relieved that they no longer had to sleep on an air mattress in the same room as the baby that they overlooked the dismal nature of our guest room.  The room also served other functions. I intermittently use the room for sewing.  (Let's be honest, I'm a knitter). Also, all but one of the closets in our Victorian house are deep as a shoe box and as wide as the door.  Newborn items not currently in use languished here, since there was nowhere else to put them. But, with house guests on the horizon, I needed to do better.

This is the third home where I have painted a room this color.  For the first few days after painting, you'll think you left a light on because of all the warmth and brightness it adds. After painting (Behr ultra with primer- Brandy Butter satin), I turned the bed at an angle to create a storage nook for all the baby things.  Then I corralled all the sewing items in a box and draped a quilt over it. 

Room paint: 2 gallons @ 29.98, Home Depot
Trim paint: found in the cellar
Peacock Curtains: $50 for 6 yards,
Drape pulls: $5, Wally World clearance
Bed spread: repurposed damask table cloth
Frames, basket, toiletries dish: $2, thrift store

So, for just over $100 ($150 if you throw in the bed and dresser I picked up secondhand last year), our guest room became welcoming and warm.

round button chicken


  1. I love that color - it will be especially nice to look at in winter!

  2. That's a great color! I can see why you've used it in three different houses!