Part of the fun of traveling is anticipating what is waiting for you on the other end of your journey. Many of us plan our trips around staying with family or friends either as the destination or along the way, and really look forward to staying with some rather than others. When I was younger, it really didn’t matter what the accommodations were, even a sleeping bag on the floor was welcome. These days, if I had to sleep on the floor I don’t think I would be able to get back up again without a lot of embarrassing assistance.
Knowing this and with the summer traveling season just a few months away, I decided I wanted to be one of the places that my visitors looked forward to, not dread. To get motivated, I decided to challenge myself to complete the project in one month. No messing around or lame excuses for delay!
When we started, our guest room was pretty bare bones. There was a bed, night stand and dresser. All from IKEA and all white. The walls were beige, the carpet beige and the trim medium oak. Amenities included are one window and a ceiling fan! While I love a serene color palate, this room was especially bland.
During week #1, the beige walls were painted Silver Mist by Behr and the trim painted Benjamin Moore’s Dove White. We are replacing the carpet with Bruce pre-finished hardwood in Butterscotch to match the other hardwood in the house. The boxes of wood are what you see stacked on the floor, acclimating to the room.
One of the main considerations in the design for the room is re-cycling what we already own. I put together this design board to help visualize how I want the room to look and came up with a a French theme.
Each week I’ll post an update on the room’s progress, so I hope you will join me again.