The guest bedroom. The first room in my home that I can say is
complete good enough for now.
I have no idea why I started in that room. I really wish I had taken before photos, but perhaps if I were to see the “before” shots I would understand why I started there.
For starters, there were two queen mattresses stacked on top of a box spring (think Princess and the Pea). The extra mattress was in the master bedroom before we purchased our latex mattress this past summer. We held on to it thinking that perhaps we would have a four bedroom home. Second, the curtains had to go. There were two different kinds to include a dark gingham/checkered print along with a textured sheer. This didn’t suit my taste and definitely didn’t work for one of the windows. It’s an awkward size (you can see it in photos on bottom of post). So, down these window treatments came and also the rearranging of the furniture.
** Actually if you look at photo below you can see old paint color and a tiny bit of the curtains **
I believe the curtain removal, furniture rearranging, and the craigslist of the extra mattress occurred about one week from my return from Ethiopia. The room was a disaster and as much as sweet Matty K (see how I buttered him up right there) unpacked all by himself, it still seemed a bit chaotic upon my return home. This space was small and most of the room would contain repurposed items I currently had. Translation: Use (most) of the items from my “bachelorette days” bedroom that Matt really doesn’t care for (he says it’s too girly).
To be honest, it’s not what I would like to keep around forever. But for now it works and for the total room makeover totaled $377.00. The breakdown:
Paint (to include spray paint for mirror and side table): $30.00
Curtains (I made) & clip rings (used current curtain rod): $54.00
Blinds (you don’t see them yet, because they are on the floor – see below): $168.00 (biggest purchase because of blackout liner)
I still would like throw bit of greenery (real not faux) into the mix along with a side table next to the chair. We’ll see. Either way, it’s ready for guests. To all my dear friends and family, the Erickson-Komatsu guest room is ready when you are (complete with all things girly according to Matty K.)