It's been a while. I have missed this blog of mine, but we still don't have Internet at our house so it has also been a nice little break from it all. We are supposed to get Internet next week so I'll be back with lots of updates. I'm currently writing this at Starbuck's on my lunch break. We finished the guest bedroom last weekend, thanks to my mom and dad's help! I'm so excited to have an organized space that you can walk through.
Please don't judge the before pictures. We only have two bedrooms so this was our catch all space while we were moving in. It was absolute chaos.
The walls were white. It's hard to tell, but I painted them a pale gray called Seashell Gray by Valspar. We also painted all the woodwork white. I used shelves and picture frames that I previously had in our bedroom.
Since this room is also our laundry room, it was a challenge to make space and keep it all organized.
I previously had the canvas totes. I bought them at a garage sale years ago. They were white so I painted them yellow with some Annie Sloan chalk paint I had on hand. I bought the chalkboard stickers from Hobby Lobby and adhered them with Velcro. This is where we store Samson's stuff, games, and towels/sheets etc. I bought the white shelf at Home Depot.
I found this gray roller shelf between the washer and dryer at TJMaxx. It is exactly what I was looking for to store all our laundry detergent and other items. We had to come up with some creative storage ideas and these ended up working out great.
This is my little craft corner. It is not all of my stuff, but I had to keep some of it in the house and put the rest in storage. I painted the shelf light blue. I already had this shelf, I bought it at a thrift store and used it for my craft supplies in our old house. I also bought the shelf hanging on the wall at Michael's. It's my ribbon and tulle organizer. It's great to have this when I'm making onesies or wrapping gifts. It makes my life much easier.
The chalkboard is from Ross. It is huge and exactly what I was looking for. It was only $30 which is way cheaper than anything else I found. I copied the writing from a picture I loved at Hobby Lobby. This might be my favorite part of the room. All the pillows are from Target and Hobby Lobby.
My decorative straw collection. I have a thing for cute straws. I am constantly buying them and never using them...oops!
The curtains I already had. We used them as our shower curtain in our old house. They're from Target.
My tulle and ribbon collection.
We have not done the flooring yet so please ignore our retro linoleum. We are still trying to decide if we want to put the money into the floor if we won't be here very long.
The rug is from Home Goods and the laundry basket is from Target. The bedding is also from Target.
So there you have it. Now we just need a visitor. We are finally ready for our friends to come visit us here. The bed is a trundle bed so we can sleep more than one!!
Next up on the house project to-do list is our bedroom. We've already picked out the wall color, now we just have to paint and do the woodwork.