OK, truth be told, we don't have any guests. Actually, we're pretty much past guests. But, that's not stopping us from putting together a pretty room that someone would love to stay in.
A while back, Brad and I upgraded to a king size bed and moved the old queen into the spare room. With it [obviously] went the oversized bed frame. It was too big for the spare room. And the twin nightstands were still in use in our room and the dresser never actually made the move to our new house - living out its unused days at the MIL's house. So, we sold it all on craigslist! And quickly I might add. In less than 24 hours we had a couple committed to our old set of Ashley furniture. (granted, 'old' really means six years, but whatever.) So now we are moving forward with plans of some kind of 'French country inspired modern stuff.' (I checked, that is the formal title of this category.)
So, here are a few teaser photos of what we are working with.
This will become the headboard.
Yes, it's a door. A door that we scored for $5. Yep, FIVE DOLLARS. Of course, who knows how much it will cost to get all that paint off. And, there is glass. While looking up headboard door photos, I noticed there weren't any with glass. We were going to be pioneers! (Or maybe it's because it's totally not practical to rest your head on glass. Whatever, we've already established this room is just for looking, not using. Carry on.)
A new paint job.
Which, we already finished. So I can mention you know that really cool tip about using a glaze after you put up the tape to help keep the paint from seeping?
Yeah, it really doesn't work.
While looking for a cute jar to hold shells, Brad found this and declared we MUST have it.
So, we bought it. And I have to say, it's growing on me. And as someone pointed out, I AM a writer, so you know, it makes sense for me to have an antique typewriter.
And, despite only trying to spend a few dollars at the flea market, we saw this mirror.
And of course we bought it too. But, it's really a very cool mirror and will end up painted a very fab color. That's right, 'fab.' Because gold is not. And you can't get a good idea of scale of this mirror, but it's almost three feet tall. The thing it's lying on? The pool table. (because we get sooooo much use out of that!)
I will have a finished product to show in the next few weeks. I know you'll be on the edge of your seat waiting!