I fell in love with this fish picture at a local consignment store. This is when I learned the fun of consigning. I get rid of stuff I don’t want, and get to take home things that I do. I have loved fish and gravitated toward the East Coast since I was a child. When I was ten I wrote the Chamber of Commerce of every Eastern seaboard state asking for travel information. It baffled my parents and, I think, scared them a little. They did not share my wanderlust, nor gravitated, it would seem, in any direction.
Not being able to ride my bike to the shore I started raising fish – fresh water, tropical, salt water. I was lulled to sleep every night by the noise of the bubbler. It was not a bad way to drift off to dreamland.
Back to the present, a.k.a. REALITY.
When Mr. O-P came home from his hip surgery I was sent to the guest room. He needed time to heal on his own. Now, for a lover of solitude like me, you’d think this was no problem. Well, take a look at the guest room.
Here is the layout of the lower level and the room.Here are pictures showing just what each corner looks like.
Yep, a little room that has been ignored since I moved into this house about 20 months ago; it was the last of my priorities. For the next six weeks or so, this, for lack of a better word, “cell” will become my home. Are you stifling sobs? Yeah, me too.
One of the problems is that not all of our furniture is here. Some remains at the old house. So, I always figured that I’d just wait to decorate this room. You know, when I actually had decorative items, or even a bed.
I know there are A LOT of savvy decorators out there, so I need your help in telling me just what to do. Keep in mind that my budget is pretty much $0. More sobs? I know.
The headboard/footboard combination dates back to the 80s and I hate it. Number two son suggested that I paint the headboard off white and distress it, and then bolt it to the wall, eliminating the need for the footboard. I like this idea, plus, it will go with the theme. Did I mention it is coastal? Yes. Those of us with no coastline, long for coastal.
I have moved a bed into this room and topped it with a rather mish mash of bedding from what I have on hand.
This chest, from an old set that son number one used, shown here at the old house, was muscled into my Subaru by number two son and my humble self earlier this week and is now in place in the guest room. The sides have what look to be slats, so I plan on painting this an off white too, and I think those side planks will add to the coastal theme.
Here is what I like, all items found at a shop on a recent trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.
I plan on painting the walls a “sand” color…maybe something like this
I want the colors of the room and bedding to be the colors of sea glass.
So, my question to you all is…now what?
Please comment! Don’t be shy. I’m desperate here!
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