"I love my cats because I love my home, and little by little they become its visible soul." Jean Couteau

Monday, March 10, 2014

guest room updates

I know I haven't posted for awhile, and this will be a short and sweet post. I've been pretty busy and haven't found much time for projects. I have started something, but it will be quite awhile before I post about it.

Over the past few weeks, I've made some minor updates to our guest room. I added some curtains and a bookshelf. We already had blackout pull-down shades in there, but they weren't very interesting to look at (plain off-white). Plus, they aren't completely flush with the sides of the windows, so some light still gets in around them. In the morning, that side of the house gets the full rising sun, so I wanted to try to make it as much darker as possible. I found these on Overstock, and the colors looked just perfect to go with the dusty purple bedspread and gray walls. I got some curtain rods at Target. I positioned the rods so they'd come out about 2" on either side of the window and be about 4" above the window. All the screws went into studs. And so we went from this:

To this:

I also added some more shelves. I had put up some wall shelves in December, but I decided to replace those with a full bookshelf. I got one on Amazon for 40% off that closely resembled the Ikea Billy bookcase that I already have in there. (I didn't want another Ikea Billy because they don't come in true white, but more of an off-white. I had spray painted the one I had, but didn't want to do that again.)

Then I had two wall shelves that I had taken down from the wall where I put the new white bookshelf, so I added them to the wall above where there were already some shelves for my sewing/crafting supplies.

The guest room is still a pretty big disaster, but I'm slowly getting it more organized!