Monday, February 8, 2016

A Fresh Start

Hey yall!
(or to my one reader that's left...)
So it's been over 9 months since I lost my hubby. There have been ups and downs, but I feel as though I am generally in a good space. I still have my moments, and sometimes these moments last for hours, but for the most part, I am happy and content with my new life.
Except there was this one thing that I had closed off and refused to acknowledge.
His room.
Now, it wasn't really his room, rather our guest room.
But since our house is on the small side, including closet space, he kept his things in our guest room and I kept my things in the master bedroom.
We affectionately called it "his room."
I didn't pester him about keeping it clean, and he was able to decorate however he liked.
The door to "his room" has been closed for the last 9 months, and I only ventured in when I truly needed something from there. It was just too hard to see all his things and it became a huge source of sadness for me. So I just avoided the room altogether.
But the time finally came where I was ready for a change.
A fresh start, if you will.
So I decided to redecorate "his room" and turn it in to what it is truly meant to be-a guest room.
I have spent the last few weeks gathering items for this room, and I finally tackled it this weekend.
Here's what the room looked like before:

Pretty generic.
But here is how it looks now!
Daybed: WalMart
Comforter: Target
Pillows: Target


A fresh coat of paint and new knobs made this Goodwill desk and chair look brand new!

I had some of the amazing pictures I took in Paris printed in black and white.
Frames: WalMart

A little spray paint on those stars gave them a whole new look!

Another picture I took in Holland and had printed.
Frame: Ikea
Candle: Target

Lamp: Home Depot

Nightstand: Ikea
Clock and Flower: Kirklands

This is one of my favorite pictures of Amsterdam!
Corkboard and hooks: TJ Maxx

Another pretty picture I took in Amsterdam!

Canvas: Home Goods
Bucket: Ikea
Bird: Kirklands
Dresser: WalMart (I didn't like the knobs that came with it, so I snagged these from Lowes)
 I am so in love with my new guest room!
It is very girly and most definitely me!
Now this room is no longer a place of sadness, but a pretty place for my guests to lay their heads.
So.......who's coming for a visit???