Friday, March 27, 2020

Finished Guest Room

Last year, my oldest son surprised us one day by announcing that he decided to join the Air Force. After he swore in, his next big announcement was that he was going to be leaving for basic training in two weeks. Even though I was extremely proud, knowing that he would be leaving so soon, made me an emotional wreck. My oldest son was grown up and off to start his own adventure. 
After he left, I needed something to occupy my mind, something that would motivate me to get out of bed. That's when I decided to turn my son's old room into a guest room. Since we have only lived in our home for about three years, my son never really settled in, I think that he knew he would be leaving soon. 

When trying to plan on what exactly to do with the new spare room, I took into mind that when my son came home, he would need a place to stay so I didn't want to make the room too feminine. I also had a lot of vintage furniture and decor that I had been wanting to find a place for in our home. 
Everything I added to this room has some sentimental value.

The paneling I added to the accent wall, was a big challenge. Knowing what I know now, I definitely would do it differently the next time. 

Some old trunks, lamps that were my mother's, vintage chess set, vintage rugs, etc. I did buy a new bed frame and bedding. The velvet bedding from Target by Opalhouse is by far my favorite bedding that I have bought for my home. I love it so much that I bought it in three different colors!

The picture of the horses is a painting that used to hang in my playhouse that my grandfather built me as a little girl. I was also able to save my playhouse and will eventually put it in my garden. 
I also repainted my son's old dresser and added some new knobs.

I know that this room is busy and may not be for everyone, but I'm happy with it and my son likes it as well and I guess that's what matters. Do what makes you happy and don't worry about how anyone else is going to react to it. I have learned, you can't please everyone so learn to please yourself and your family and not stress about the rest. 

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