We have been pretty busy lately with helping take care of family and also trying to get to house stuff. There’s always something to do when you own a house, isn’t there? I haven’t shared this on the blog either, but after Mother’s Day mom started having some severe back pains. She’s had arthritis in her back for years, so it’s just gotten worse recently. We are trying to get her some help so that’s been at the forefront of my life at the moment. My sister is coming home this week to help with that too. Life with 90 year old parents is ever changing and we are learning as we go. I’ll keep you posted later, but for now we are trying to get her stable and out of pain.
Another big thing going on right now is I’m getting ready to sell my rental house. I’ll be sharing that with you too, but right now we are starting to get it spiffed up to sell. I’ll be painting a fresh coat of paint on some of the rooms inside and getting the outside ready to go so stay tuned for that later. I had the exterior painted last year. I’ll share all the details. As you can see, there is a lot going on in our world.
I’ve got a few things going on around the house that I thought I’d share with you. I’m not sure when I’ll get this project finished, but I hope to get started on it soon. I’m about to do a guest room refresh and do some fun new things in there. I never really planned to do this room over again, but I fell in love with a bed. I’ll show you that too. So the plans all stemmed from this bed.
I’ve had the current furniture, the sleigh bed and nightstands for over 20 years. They have served me well, but I am ready to let the bed go for sure. Not sure yet about the nightstands. We’ll see what happens as I move along. The bed went in the guest room as a default. It made sense to do that when Mark and I got married and wanted to buy new furniture for our room. The King bed is really too big for this room. Not much else fits in here, so I’m downsizing to a Queen to give a little more room in here.
The room is big enough for a bed, 2 nightstands and one other piece of furniture.
I have this pretty Thomasville chest of drawers that I bought in Birmingham and have had well over 10 years. Bought it at an antique store, so it’s vintage. I may sell this piece because I still have another large French armoire that has been at my old house that I’m planning to bring over here when I redo the room.
As I mentioned, I’m getting ready to put my old house on the market and I’ll share that with you as I get that process going. I plan to get it ready to sell sometime in June. Mark’s daughter, Traci and her family have been renting from me and they just bought another house of their own, so it’s perfect timing in this hot market we are in to sell my old house. So that means, furniture turn over is in order. I had left the old French armoire that was in my old bedroom and they used it, but now I have to move it. So I’d rather keep it than this chest I think. It’s still a beautiful piece and will look pretty with the new bed.
These nightstands are vintage too and I’ve had them well over 20 years. I’m sure I won’t get close to what these cost back then, but I will either keep them and maybe paint them, or sell them. I haven’t decided on that yet. They are petite and very cute, with a door and 3 drawers behind it. We will see what I decide when the time comes. I hate to buy something brand new so I might look for something else vintage that better fits my look in here. We will see!
Want to see my new plan?
So here’s part of my plan! See that gorgeous bed up there? I fell in love with it when I saw it at the HGTV Dream Home last year.
It was love at first sight when I saw this bed, but I didn’t really think I’d get one. I never got it out of my mind since then and decided why not make some changes in the guest room and get this bed in there. since I’d rather have a bit more room in that space. I love it! I bought it, it’s not sponsored at all, but I tracked down the maker as Tommy Bahama and figured why not do it? It’s not inexpensive, but I’m really going to love having it in our home.
I won’t be changing everything in here, but adding to what I already have and freshening things up a lot. I’m going to be adding that pretty blue and white wallpaper on the bed wall and I love it. It’s from Roommates called Hygge Fern. I’ll be adding some new bedding and pillows shams, sheets, etc. I may keep the lamps, I still like those too. And not sure yet what I’m doing with the curtains in there but I may or may not keep the green stripe. I have a couple of options on those already that I’ll decide on.
So that’s my plan for the guest room! It’s subject to change a bit as I move along, but this is the main plan. I’m keeping the Dash and Albert Fisher rug (affiliate link) and still love it. That green pillow is from a company I’ve worked with on Instagram, The Inside (affiliate link) and it will be making an appearance in here too. It’s a neat company with lots of great items and fabrics.
I thought you might enjoy this peek in to my planning and creative process when I decide to do over a room. I hardly ever start completely from scratch and won’t this time either, but the bed is definitely my jumping off spot. I just love it! I’m not sure how long it will be before I get this done. The bed might not even be in for a few more weeks, but I’ll be sure and share when I get it done. I’ve got a couple of spaces that I’m changing up, including my office, but both of them might be slow going as the summer unfolds. We don’t always do things fast around here!