Week 5 of the challenge, almost to the end! So, what'd I get done this week? I guess I made some pretty good progress. First I had to shop my house for furniture. I grow tired of things in specific locations and often like to move stuff around. It's the most economical way for a big change around here.
I started off with this trunk. It was my great-great grandmother's suitcase, crazy right? Yes. I can't imagine lugging something so heavy around all the time, but I guess that's what they did. I love that it's an heirloom piece, though. Those are my favorite.
I also moved our Pottery Barn Brandon Rug in here from the studio room. It was rolled up not being appreciated, so I decided to bring it out once again.
The details on the old trunk are priceless. Wouldn't you love to know the stories behind this piece?
I also had Hubs move a large leaning mirror out of our bedroom and into this guest room.
I started styling the reading nook area... almost finished. The rocking chair was my parents. I was rocked to sleep many nights in this bad boy. I don't know how my mom kept it looking so brand new. I think it must be a generational thing. Nothing I have would look new after 30 years, that's for sure.
Pillows and blanket are from HomeGoods. Basket is from Target.
I also started styling the nightstands. I found a cute chalkboard paint topiary at HomeGoods that I couldn't resist.
And the dresser got some feathers.
This nightstand is pretty much finished. I stacked the lamp on some old law school books. A reminder to myself that I actually got through three years of hell! HA.
Oh... and my curtain dilemma I was having last week. I found some from West Elm, only of course they were sold out. Have no fear, I was able to score them on eBay! $25/panel no less! Woo! I love a bargain. These are the linen grommet drapes in graphite.
I'm loving how it's all coming together. It feels much more fall-like and cozy in here now! Just a few things to finish up here and there... see you next week for the final reveal!
Guest Room to do: