So, after a long writing hiatus, I’ll post briefly to let you know that we’ve started on our guest room. It was my studio since we moved in, which I have adored. The light in this room is stellar, although it is the smallest bedroom. We’ve decided to make it the guest room, because it will be used the least and I could use more space for setting up long term painting projects. We have the perfect furniture for it that we purchased from family friends in Missouri a few summers ago — turn- of- the -century Parisan bed and armoire with a mirrored front.
Since it took us a few weeks to know where to start on the house, we did several things all at once. Removing the border and painting the closet in the small room was part of that. So, the room looked quite distressed for several years, before we finally took the whole thing apart this July.
We’ll have several guests this coming fall, so we want to have the room in order in the next few weeks. As of now, we’ve been able to finish the walls and they are waiting for paint. Bill will put in crown moulding this coming weekend along with a new ceiling fan and electrical outlets. We’ll debate on whether to refinish the floor right now or hold off till spring. Since we want to do it like our room, the oil finish takes about 6 weeks to cure well and we don’t have that kind of time or weather.
Hopefully, I’ll post again before another year goes by. 😉