Before we get to today's post, I'd just like to complain a little.
It sure has been hot around heah!!!
Well, just cut it out, already!!!!!
I am a delicate flower, and my hair gets frizzy.
And I get sweaty.
And I get grumpy.
*insert multiple swear words.
enough about me...
Let's return to my buddy Kris's home.
Next to her bedroom is
her daughters's bedroom the guest room.
Isn't it wonderful when kids graduate from college and leave the nest????
Another room to redecorate!!!!!
Like I did with Kris's room, I am not going to wait till this room is all done, but share the process with you guys along the way.
We are part way there, but have a ton still to do.
Here's a shot of how the room looks this far in our process of design wonderfulness......
I wish I had a picture of the way we had done it for Kris's daughter.
It was so much fun.
Lime green walls, billowy white draperies and a funky modern twist.
Here is a shot of the room after the furniture was removed.
We gave it to my niece for her extra bedroom in her new home.
Not much of a change.....
We hung this on the wall over the poor girl's bed, as it was her favorite thing to say at the time....
To get started on this room, I first had to find a wallpaper that we liked.
Kris finally let me have some flowers in one of her rooms!!!!!
I do love me my flowers.
My lovely assistant Kris, held the wallpaper against the wall for me to check this baby out!!!!
Because of the layout of the windows, I once again decided the best placement of furniture was beds in front of each one.
Kris wanted a mismatched pair of old iron beds.
We found the first one on ebay.
She sent it to a guy to strip and prime.
He was an idiot.
He repainted the old brass fittings on the bed in some sort of gold paint.
He thought he was so cleaver.
I thought he was so stoopid!!!!
But I told Kris,
"Don't worry!!!!!, everything can be fixed with paint!!!!!"
So when we painted the bed this soft pretty beige, we just painted the brass parts too.
I went back to ebay, and spent a million hours looking for a bed with a similar shape and size to match this one, but not too closely, because they were supposed to not be an exact pair.
and I found one!!!!!
Kris bought it, and arranged for shipping to the guy who would strip and prime it for us.
The ebay seller shipped it to the stripper/painter.
The stripper/painter took forever to strip and prime it.
Then it was shipped to my
basement workroom where we opened it up to start painting.
It sat in my basement for a little while.
I didn't think anything about it.
Until I went to paint it.
He shipped the wrong bed!!!!
So the painter painted the wrong bed!!!!!
So we had the wrong bed!!!!!
So we didn't want the wrong bed!!!!!
So we were pretty #$% off!!!!!
It's a perfectly nice iron bed, it just doesn't match the one we already have.
I'll have Amy Chalmers sell if for us at Maison Decor.
in her new store in Reading Massachusetts
I had to go back into the bowels of ebay, to look for another bed to match the one we had already painted in our pretty greeny beige.
It took me MONTHS.
But I found one!!!!!
this time it took forever for it to ship.
I mean months.
But we weren't sending it to the stripper/primer guy.
So it came right to Kris's house, 'cuz she was going to paint it in her
It came missing a piece!!!!!
We were batting 1000!!!
It has three of these spindles.....
missing the fourth.......
It had all of them when Kris bought the damn bed.
Of course they are an unusual size.
We haven't been able so far to find a replacement.
But we will prevail!!!!!
The most important thing is that it is of a similar height and shape to the bed we were trying to match.
Kris took all the other spindles off....she's planning on finding something that works, and getting four that match.
Good luck to her!!!!
That's as far as I'm going to go today.
You'll just have to tune in for the continuing story of Kris's guest room.
On that note.