Thursday, June 13, 2013

Spare Bedroom Project!

Is it already Thursday?  This week has flown by, probably due to the fact I had a big project this week to complete.   For those of you who don't know every time that Josh works out of town I tend to paint or redo a room in the house to surprise him with!   This week he was only gone for two nights so I took it upon myself to paint the spare bedroom.  It started out this icky bland tan color that was really only primer they used when building our house.....  needless to say it was awful!   So the bedspread I have is white with blue and yellow flowers, giving to me by my wonderful Aunt Kim!  So I decided to paint the room a Navy Blue.   The pictures make it look a little darker than it actually is, like most pictures!

This standing in the door way as you enter the room: Click on the pictures for a slideshow!


These are the two dressers, with just decor that I had, this room is all the extra stuff has kind of gone in, so it needs some new stuff to make it more modern, which is our style!  This TV is not the one that belongs in the room it is the old one that doesn't work but Josh was busy watching the flat screen we bought in the office and he wasn't allowed out of the room so I felt bad to take it just for a picture so I used the old one so you could get the idea!!!

This decor was giving to me by Josh's grandmother and I really liked it, you can't see it very well but it has small Callie Lilies in it!


This is the window, I am not entirely
happy with the appearance, I think I
want different curtains, maybe something
with a small amount of yellow to bring it
all out?  Let me know what you think!                  


This is looking at the closet door and you can see the tall dresser again.  Just another angle of the room.  I had a small picture on this wall but i moved it because I thought the curtain would
come over more....  so I will have to play with it and see!  Everything can't be perfect right away then I would have nothing to do! The light makes this look a brighter blue than it actually is.

I am not entirely happy with the room as a whole, I think I am going to switch curtain rods maybe some more modern curtains but I do like the white color and I need a few more pictures to hang and replace some of the older ones I have and maybe some throw pillows for the bed.   I think I need some bursts of yellow in the room to brighten it up a bit, the lighting in the room isn't the best either.  I am open to any and all suggestions on what I do to make it a comfortable room for guests to stay in!

One tip I would like to share that I learned last night from my Aunt Kim is the easiest way to press a giant fluffy bedspread....  Lay it on the bed and steam the wrinkles out!!!  Now why didn't i think of that! Yes I was trying to iron it on my tiny ironing board!  It was not working at all!!  The pictures are not perfect and all the wrinkles are not gone, based on the fact it was late and I was tired and I ran out of water in the iron!!  So I will have to go over it again!

Target has become my new favorite place, around here, to shop for pictures and decor stuff!  They are reasonably priced and have lots of cute pictures!  I found several I would like to eventually get for this room. I am holding off because in a couple weeks I am going to Atlanta to visit Josh on a business trip and I plan to spend one whole day at IKEA!!!  If you have never been to IKEA it is an experience you should have.  It will take you a whole day to walk through just the models they have set up, then you go downstairs into the "store" and you could spend another day!!!!!!!!  Did I mention they have a restaurant too!  It is crazy awesome!  And they are super cheap so I can't wait to see what I can find there!!!!  So excited. :)

So on a complete side note, Josh and I tried something really interesting on the grill this weekend...  French Fries.   They weren't terrible...  you should probably use a grill pan of some sorts not just the grate, however lesson learned.  They were actually pretty good if you like a bit of the char flavor, which I do, he does not.  They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside like a fry should be! I doubt we will be doing this again but it was worth a try!  I have put a picture below!

Thanks for reading!!  Can't wait to hear everyones suggestions!  Next week I am going to show you my garden project Josh and I will be doing this weekend!!!  You will also be able to see all the tiny vegetables I have growing!   Look out for more yummy and fun ideas coming from our house to yours!


  1. I love it! This makes me miss you so much :( Remember when we were going to be interior decorators like your mom?! Gah that was a long time ago! I hope that things are going well with you and Josh> Love you :)

    1. Oh I miss you too!!!!!! Subscribe so we can stay updated on what is going on in each others lives!!!! I hope you guys are doing well!!! That was actually my moms picture!!! She gave it to me when I moved to college and Josh is not a huge fan but I absolutely love it!!!!! I reuse to let it go! It is probably one of my favorite pictures!!!!!! I still have the one I got a long time ago that was two little girls shopping all dressed up that looked like us!!!!! It always makes me think of you!!

  2. Ps. Where did you get the Fred Astaire/ Ginger Rogers picture? I LOVEEE it :)