Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Houston, We Have Lift Off... AKA The New Guest Room Is Done!

Of course, this doesn't mean I have the bathroom finished, because I don't. I still need to do the counter top, hang a decorative black iron hanger for towels or clothes, find a suitable window treatment for the bathroom window, have sliding door repaired (yes, the painter broke it), as well as have the cabinet doors repaired (that he also broke) and find a replacement for the toilet paper holder (which is darkened-by-time brass). Then, I will actually be finished.



However, for now, the bedroom is finished and I'm so pleased with the way it all turned out.



I just finished repainting SD's old camp trunk that was ugly as sin. It used to be hidden in her closet, being used to store excess junk. I like it much better in black, situated at the end of the bed. The best part is that it's located right by my new craft closet, so I'll be able to hide my large and small containers of paint, etc.









Oh, and here's a picture of my new craft closet. I just love having everything in one place, all organized and easy to find. The excess is located in the next closet, inside our old Heywood-Wakefield dresser, which is also hidden away.



Also, I finally got the curtain tie backs up today, which was a rather major improvement to the look of the room. 



Here's a picture of SD's camp trunk before I started on it. Let me just say that I had to do a huge amount of scraping and sanding before I could even begin to paint it, which was a necessary evil...





Oh, and I also still have to hang another item for the wall that displays the two Oriental hats, but first I need to spray paint it black, but it's really just an afterthought, to add more interest to the wall. It's not what you'd call an important element to the room, but it will make the wall less boring....

9 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

You are on a roll!!! Love that organized closet! Any plans to travel to the northeast? I have some stuff to occupy your time;)

Sjn said...

what a transformation on that chest! Great job! I love the black & white with the neutral wall color.

The Incredible Woody said...

So I will be visiting...say, March-ish?!?

The Incredible Woody said...

You should paint the toilet paper holder. Russell painted a brass light fixture in our house and it is awesome! He got some of the spray paint that when applies leaves a finish that looks like powder-coated metal. Being the pessimist that I am, I was certain that it was a huge waste of time. But it looks fantastic. We even had a neighbor comment on how he needed to update the 'builders brass' fixtures like we did:)

Diane said...

It looks really pretty. You do beautiful work!

Tammy said...

It looks amazing! I love the paint color and you did such a great job on the truck! It doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture.

That Janie Girl said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come organize my stuff!

Roan said...

The room is gorgeous. I'm interested in seeing the hats on the wall, so don't forget to post when you finish. I LOVE your craft closet. I might be more crafty if I could ever find my supplies.

Beth Dunn said...

Love the bed spread! And the trunk looks amazing. Your craft closet is so organized
xoxo
SC

 

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