Some progress in the guest bedroom...
I have a love/hate relationship with weekends. Two full days certainly seems like plenty of time to get lots accomplished when Im daydreaming on Friday afternoon. But by Sunday afternoon, the weekend seems to have flown by and I only have a few precious hours to relax before the workweek starts again. And of course I haven't accomplished half of what I wanted to cross off my to-do list. So this was definitely one of those weekends.
So instead of ending the weekend with a feeling of great accomplishment, I sheepishly report that I didn't get a whole lot done. Didn't put away all the things I had planned. Didn't finish my moving announcements (but I did get them started!). Didn't work on my wallpaper back shelves. The only thing I seemed to have done this weekend was get the guest room a little closer to finished. Closer, but not close - still a lot more to do in here. Oh well, there is always next weekend!
On to the guestroom...
I did decide that I was going to go with a cream, black, charcoal & green color scheme earlier this week. It didn't entire gel in my mind but I figure that since those colors all appear in the prints Im hanging in here, it should work okay.
Yesterday I got to Target and I was shocked to find the 600 thread count charcoal sheets I had scounted online. That rarely happens. So those went in my cart. I also picked up 4 pillows for my guests to rest their weary heads on for a mere $3.15 each. Cha-ching. Add that to the ivory canvas roman shades for the room's windows and a green silk throw pillow - I was in business. Even though my bags were mostly filled with pillows, they were huge and got damn heavy after a long, long walk back. The things I do for decor :)
And this morning I spent about 3 hours trimming & installing the plain roman shades with some black grosgrain ribbon I had laying around.
I came up with this idea when I realized there would be no way Im springing for custom window treatments in here. They are a little too long (so I hot glued them a new hem) and a little too narrow but close enough. I'm really happy I spent the time to add the ribbon - they look so much more polished to me this way.
Im taking photos with my husbands point and shoot this weekend and I can't figure out how to get it to take photos without an odd color shift so you'll have to bear with me until I have my own camera back.
After I installed the shades, I made the bed and snapped a few photos.
Now that its more put together, Im still not loving it. I do really like the gray accents (which is the part I was most iffy on) so I don't think I need to change the color scheme. I've yet to paint the desk, a chair and nightstand. Im thinking of bringing out the gray more by painting those items in a charcoal color. What do you think?
Im hoping once thats done and I add accent pieces, it will balance the room but Im not going to have time to do that for several weeks so any suggestions for improvement until then is welcome.
Hope you're all having a productive weekend!