Friday, September 7, 2007

Home improvement near...dare I say?

If you look back to my previous posts you'll see the photo of the disaster this room was LAST WEEK. I've been hard at it as I've had a deadline, which I usually find helpful . Paul's friend from high school and undergrad school is coming to stay with us this weekend following a conference he's been attending in Baltimore this week. He's a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. Great guy and I wanted to get our new guest room up and running for him. I always use company as a good excuse for really cleaning. It's not that I'm that vein or insecure, I truly need the motivation to really get it together.
So here are the fruits of my labor. It's like the Lincoln Bedroom, special guests are always welcome.
Okay, CHECK THIS OUT! I ran out of time and space to clean my supplies out of the small closet in the room so I had to pad lock it. So, OF COURSE, I had to have somewhere that Tom could hang his clothes. Tammy of Sweet Finds, new at THE PINK CABBAGE, had this shutter/mirror/hooks/box assemblage that fit the bill perfectly. It had been painted perfectly-chippy pink and green but I had to paint it a charcoal gray for it to pass muster with the guy with the wallet. Still too cute, eh?
Look at this area rug I found at Target for $25. I just covers all the bright pink paint I'd gotten all over the carpet when it was my work room.
And remember all those great pictures I posted of my new, fab studio? Well the bomb from the guest room blew up in the studio. The first room I finished now has to be re-done!!!!!! Door closed for a few days.


Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

OHMIGOD!!!!!! As always, you've got the most amazing touch!!!! Love that guest room more than I should and your studio looks like you're having a lot of fun! Can't wait to see it all! xo-Mellie

p.s.-is that quilt nailed down??

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

OH my gosh--and what Target were you shopping at????

Natalea said...

I can only clean if I'm having company! I seriously have to invite people over, even if it's just family, in order to clean anything! So needless to say, I try to invite someone over at least once a week or forget it! great guest room!
xo natalea