Well, I keep saying it, but now is the time to finally get our guest room in proper order. Yes, I've tackled this project before (here) with mediocre results (here). But now really, I'm doing this. Getting it done - let's call it Spring cleaning!
I've already got a bit of shopping done - here's the sneak peak shot for my colour inspiration and a starting point for the room. Getting it done means being part of a challenge - six weeks (five if you're really counting) and weekly updates. If that isn't motivation to stick to it and get it done!
Yes hubby. Because part of getting one room organized means tackling the storage in our utility room so that all our belongings have a proper home. So, booking the kids in with Grandma on his days off so that we can get it all sorted is step one.
When we first built our home the joke was, as my dad is our most frequent guest, that the room would have a golf theme as he's an avid golfer. But well, that's not going to happen. Perhaps there may be some subtle hints towards club house chic - some plaid, leather, and some green like the course. Mostly he just cares that the drapes are dark and there's a decent pillow. And really, he's know for his wild socks and bright shirts so the plan for colour will suit him just fine.
I know for certain this room needs an injection of colour and it will be fun and playful. I want our guests to be reminded that they are visiting a vibrant and energetic household but that they can still have a space to retreat to, getting away from the mayhem if needed.
I've started a Pinterest board with mural inspirations, some potential product ideas, and some other colourful rooms that I'm inspired by, here's a few examples., h
Did I say mural?
Where I am really relinquishing (some) control is over my nearly five year old's want to paint a mural on the wall of our house. If you're read the book Sky Colour - you'd understand. Now logically our playroom would be better suited to this endeavour but then that wouldn't be a challenge would it. This is going to take the bulk of our time, a lot of my patience, and will truly become the basis for how the room evolves. I am excited to help nurture her creative passion and to hone in some of mine as well. There's going to be a lot of paper practice and planning before we finally get started on the real thing. I'm not entirely what shape or fashion the mural will consist of - so far my daughter has expressed interest in 'a whole city'
Aside from serving our guests the room still needs to function as storage for my work (read fabric buying problems), winter clothes, and hubby's extra work uniforms (oh so many uniforms). The plan is to incorporate a desk on one side of the bed and a dresser on the other.
The sad current state of our room is pictured on the left. The closet picture is here as well as the concept board for the room.