Officially my last day of work before Christmas celebrations begin and only 4 days till Christmas? Nothing can bring me down today! Woo hoo!
It’s a blistery, snowy morning. Even the snow isn’t bringing me down! Truthfully, I hate the snow but I know how happy it is making certain people *cough* JILL *cough* because they will have a white Christmas. Plus, the rest of the week looks beautiful which means my husband will be with me on Christmas morning! YES!
A few week’s ago I shared with you my experience from the Christmas house tour. What I didn’t go into detail with was what we specifically did to get ready for this tour.
The Christmas house tour really did give us that push to put final details on our home. Hang picture frames we have owned for years, repaint over the scuffs on the stairs and even re-do a bedroom!
You may remember this post I did where I showed you my new craft space! I loved this room! It allowed me to focus my craft mess to one designated area of the house. I knew this wasn’t going to be a permanent place for my craft stuff. Just somewhere to put it until it was moved to it’s final home in the new basement.
I had also came to the point that I wanted another spare bedroom. Our only other spare bedroom had a captains bed which didn’t suit for couples. I wanted a new room that would have a double bed in it.
For a wedding gift, Ryan and I received a beautiful quilt that was made by some of my family members. I loved the colors in it and I decided to use it as what I would design the room around.
Once the new basement was finished and I could move all of my craft stuff out of the room, it was a blank canvas and I could wait to get started on designing a new room.
Before craft room!
And, the after pictures:
I found this old dresser at a pawn shop in our little town. I loved it the moment I saw it and I knew that it would work great in the new bedroom! It also helped me design the room. I wanted the room to still feel vintage but not old.
Also adding to the room’s vintage charm is a very beautiful and special trunk that is an antique piece from Ryan’s family! We also laid a 100 year old quilt from my family out for the tour but it’s stowed away for safe keeping in the trunk now! We are so lucky to have such amazing pieces from our ancestors.
All of the pillows were purchased from Home Sense. I took the quilt with me to the store to help me pick out the perfect ones! I probably looked pretty funny carrying it around the store but it definitely helped having it there!
The bedroom furniture I purchased from a website called Wayfair! I had my eye’s on this set all summer and Ryan and I took a weekend sod job to save the money for it! It was well worth the wait and I love how it looks in the room! They are very sturdy, well made pieces that we will pass down to one of our children one day!
I literally smile every single time I walk past this room. I still peak my head around the door and have this feeling of satisfaction that this room is complete and that I love it so much! The Christmas house tour really was the perfect opportunity to get this final room on my house check list done. Being that I had this bedroom planned (in my head, ha ha) for so long, executing it took no time at all and was done a week before the house tour!
Ryan was a little hesitant to let me “girlify” this room and I am so lucky that he lets me make all the design choices of the house! He just smiles, picks up the paint brush and helps my dreams become reality.
Ryan and I are so glad we have this extra space for people who are spending the night. Now, who will be our first guests?