Let’s recap. We bought our house in 2006. It was built in 1978. Prior to our taking ownership, I don’t think very much had been changed. I did discover a second layer of vinyl flooring when I did the entry. And we suspect the windows were replaced at some point, although they could stand it again. But other than that, probably not much.
It has taken me until this year to finally get to the guest room. The very first room we did was M’s bedroom. She was in her Junior year of high school, and we knew she wouldn’t be living with us much longer, so we wanted to make sure she was comfortable for the time she was here.
So back to the guest room…it had burnt orange carpet with bleach stains. It had the same delightful brown “woodwork” – and I use that term loosely – as the hallway, and it had cream walls. Now, while there is nothing wrong with cream walls if they have a striking baseboard and window frame to spice them up, this certainly didn’t. Here are a few pictures to remind you what it started out looking like.
I made the quilt first. Then the curtains. Over the past month, I’ve painted and built new window frames. Here’s that detail I promised in the last post.
Of course, you’ll never see it because it’s covered by the curtains.
Now it looks like this!
I was just so darn giddy about the closet system that I took lots of pictures of it. And I wanted you all to see the new carpet. Quick before the furniture goes in! The entire room, counting the closet, is only about 10 x 13 feet. So the bed tends to hide a lot. But I’ll let you see for yourselves.
It was all worth it. I’ll make the last post when I get the closet doors, but that won’t be for a few months. Right now I have to work on the t-shirt quilt, and I’m gearing up to do the half bath on the first floor. Hopefully that won’t take as long as the guest room did, but you never know. It is a self imposed deadline after all. The only real rush with stuff like that is getting the toilet back in.
Let me leave you with the before when M— was using the guest room as her room while we painted her room. Complete with little wood duck border.
And the after. Ready for company!
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