La Casa de Carr is 4BR/2.5BA. Bedroom #1 belongs to me, and Tim if he’s nice. Bedroom #2 is Pop’s. And until very recently, the third room was for guests and the fourth room was for junk (and guests, if they weren’t nice). I’d long since painted Bedrooms #1 and #2–but #3 and #4 were way down on my priority list. Until very recently–when I realized we’d be hosting 3 couples and a baby (niece? nephew? niece? nephew?) for Christmas. Oooooh, yikes.
All that to say, I got my game on and tackled the junk room (i.e. #4, i.e. guest room #2).
Second on the list: texturing the ceiling (to hide the cracks/bumps). I used a rectangular kitchen sponge which I dipped into a bucket of drywall joint compound and then twisted onto the ceiling with a deft flick of the wrist (while standing on an upside down five-gallon bucket, of course ((which incidentally, is exactly where I was standing and what I was doing when we had our recent earthquake))).
Fourth came the furnishings. We already had a bedroom set that originally belonged to my great grandparents, but no mattress. On Labor Day weekend (hello, sales!), I dragged Tim mattress shopping. Three stores later, we settled on a great mattress for a great price (you know, I could love being a paid mattress shopper. All you have to do is sleep). Whala! We were in business just in time for our next round of company (phew!).
The rest of the pics:
We picked up both these prints of Colonial Williamsburg at a garage sale last weekend, and they seemed appropriate for our new digs. Maybe instead of referring to her as “Guest Room #2”, we’ll have to rechristen her “The Virginia”.
This copper pot with Delft handles is a dutch antique from my dutch and antique experts: Uncle Burton and Aunt Jessie. I hope it’s okay that I turned it into a trash can.
Here’s the vanity part of Great Grandma Toeset’s furniture.
Oooh, guests, look! You’ll even get your own closet!
The moral of the story:
Oh, yes, one last thing: the before/after shots.