While I was painting the main level last week, I decided to finish the guest room too. This room was actually what inspired us to go with grey for the living areas of the house since we just fell in love with the color in here.
But color inspiration aside, I had been stumped with decorating this room for a while. Now, I LOVE color and I wanted to add pops of teal & green in here. The hubs though not so much since I tend to go a bit crazy for teal. He suggested more of a neutral palette, which I was totally against at first.
"But how can brown match grey?" I cried.
"The floors are brown, and they look good with the grey."
"Yes, but, but, but...teal!"
So I decided to just suck it up and try it out, so I ordered brown fabric for the curtains, still not convinced.
And I made them, 3 throw pillows and 1 curtain, all on faith and faith alone. (Might I say I'm pretty proud of my sewing skills here? I took measurements & whipped these up sans pattern!)
I flipped back to this pattern in my Project Sewing 101 book to create 3 coordinating throw pillows with button closures too.
Spot the 3rd pillow there? I'm so excited to create a little reading nook in this room too. And of course the kitties were being cute watching birds flit about outside in my secret garden.
There's still a bit of work to be done in this room, but I see now how it's coming together. I've decided to include those pops of green & teal on a much, much smaller scale in this room just to brighten it up a bit. But the hubs got his way, mostly.
Next project on this list in here: This is a cedar bench my dad made me when I was a little girl. It's taken a beating from our various kitties climbing on it through the years (you can probably spot the wood filler I've got going). The plan is to sand it down some, and paint it a nice bright white. Then I'll make a bench pad using the same brown fabric, and add one of those throw pillows to finish it off.
- Thrift a small nightstand, paint it bright green.
- Hang curtain.
- Put a brown/ blue rug we have in this room, or just find a small matt for the door.
- Move mirror over the bed.
- Hang more art
So as you can see, I've got my work cut out for me. But it's fun work!
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