Hello blog land! How are you? It has been a while since my last post, but thanks to Linda's One Room Challenge, I just had to jump in. This season, I'm a linking participant, which takes a bit of the pressure off, but not much. ;-) To see my past ORC rooms (one bathroom and one bedroom) click here.
Let's start at the beginning, with this cute room for a little boy. This is the image of the room when we walked through the house, before purchasing. Then, it quickly changed into a guest room to fit our needs.
I've changed the guest room around a million times. First, I painted all the walls white, but see that plate rail near the top of the ceiling? I decided to paint the wall above the trim coral and take it all the way up the ceiling. It looked very cool with the pillows, but in photographs, casts a pink hue on everything. Shocker.
Now to get a bit personal, probably more than you care to know...
In January I had our second miscarriage at eleven weeks. Heartache. I told myself that if this room was not destined to be a nursery, then I'm going to turn it into my office! God makes all things new, even our crappy guest room. HE has given me abilities to see how to make something from nothing, and I hope to do that here. Add a little Easter (new life) and Spring (new life) to the equation and I've romanticized this office to no end. My poor husband doesn't really know what he's gotten into, even after 13 years of marriage.
I know, I know, try to hold back from pinning all these before images. HA!
NOTE: the ceilings are not blood red in person. It's nearly impossible to get a decent photo of the room, but you'll get the idea. It's a white and coral box with a
sweet non-functioning intercom from the 1970s.
I have plenty of work to do!
I did find a desk on Craig's List. WOO HOO! It's vintage, bamboo, and needs a paint job. It looks tiny in scale, here, but it's actually a good size. Lighting will be changed!
To Do List:
*paint the ceiling white
*rip out the disgusting carpet
*prep and paint the sub floor to make it fabulous
*add functional yet gorgeous storage
*add overall awesomeness
*don't forget the pretty
I have plans, lots of plans, many of which can be seen on instagram, my media of choice. Follow me there at @abbyminteriors. Otherwise, you'll need to come back and visit next Thursday and I hope you do! There are almost 100 linking participants this round so be sure to visit Calling It Home to be inspired by all!
Whether you're near or far, I would love to work with you to create a home you love. Email me at email@example.com for more information on my local & e-design services.