My guest bedroom has gone through a lot of changes over the years.
It has served as a dumping ground for whatever I’m not using in the rest of the house or things that are waiting for the next yard sale. The guest bedroom has also been my storage unit for Button Bird Design goodies waiting to be sold.
This was the current scene Friday. I made a lot of bad choices 8 years ago. A lot of bad paint choices and this green paint is the top of my bad choices list. The green walls and the giant red bookcase have mocked me ever since. See that bedspread!? I don’t even like it! I just bought it because it would go with the green and the red. It’s like Christmas up in my guest room and every time I walk in I feel like I should start singing Joy to the World.
Recently my darling daughter said she no longer wanted these awesome ladders that I found at a yard sale for $5.00 in her room!!! What was wrong with that child?? The ladder thing, she doesn’t like pizza, and she wants to be a cheerleader when she grows up. Clearly she was switched at birth. No offense to cheerleaders. I tried out once and didn’t make it. I’m still bitter. I’m bitter about cheerleading and people hanging out at the Goodwill all day snatching up all the furniture. Wow time to make an appointment with my therapist. Not want these ladders???? She said they were to roughed up for her taste. She’s 10 and all of the sudden has taste.
Well fine by me. I’ve always wanted a library in my house! A beautiful calm soothing neutral room totally devoted to books and comfy chairs and built ins so high you have to use a ladder to get to the top! Ahhhhhh I love books. My sweet little Lilly deciding to get rid of her ladders inspired me to create my own library in my guest room. The women at The Redesign Company pretty much inspired me too! More on that later this week! I’m all about suspense these days!!
The budget was going to be small, like zero dollars small. That’s where the fun and challenge comes in. I did buy paint, if I was going to do anything with this room I had to get rid of the green! I can not believe it took me 8 years to paint this room.
I cleared out the whole room except for the huge RED bookcase. I swear someone should delete the color obsession chip from my brain when buying wall paint and furniture. I remember buying that bookcase. I went in wanting white and came out with bright red. Yeah white and bright red, I see the similarity.
Reclaimed my ladders!
With the new grey paint and the PLAIN, WHITE, no pattern, no color window treatments, I felt like I could breathe in this room. I loved it. Ok trying so so so hard not to add to much color. Do not add too much color. I repeat do not add too much color…….
Dang it. That bookcase again. I have looked all over my house for another place to put that thing but I just love it with all my books. Did I mention I love books. Like little tiny gifts just waiting to be opened. Dork.
My mamaw has been reading my blog. She sent me a bunch of old books and lots and lots more Mason jars!!!
My new little library is complete! Looks more like a Mason jar library then a book library!!! Everything in this room came from other parts of the house. I will slowly add books and remove the mason jars as my book collection grows. Now I have a place that the kids and I can go and curl up with a book. Ok that last sentence is totally make believe but now I have a place where I will TRY to make my kids go and curl up with me and a good book!
The music stand also came out of Lilly’s room and now I’m using it to hold some of my mamaw’s old hymn books! You just never know when I might throw down my book and break out in dance and song. Jack of all trades people.
I just finished Kitchen House, and Redeeming Love, which are two of my favorite books ever! Now I’m reading Lets Pretend This Never Happened and laughing my head off. Seriously I have never laughed out loud so much while reading a book. I’m almost done and need some suggestions for more great summer reads!!! What is your favorite, can’t put it down book ever!?!?