Make Over A Neglected Spare Room

This was our daughters room.  It actually looked pretty nice when it was fixed up. She wanted the walls painted the aqua I ended up doing in the family room.


A few months after painting the room, she decided to move into the room formerly occupied by her brother. Now, after playing musical rooms, I’m left with a hodgepodge of a room that has become sadly neglected.

The main problem with this room is the bed is too big. I am NOT getting rid of the bed, it’s less than 2 years old and it’s a comfortable size. I just have to make it work.

The first chore will be to clear the room out and pile all the stuff into another room. I feel like  I’ve been doing this for the past several months.

ADD Gets In The Way
I started this post a few weeks ago when I had plenty of time to get it in shape for an out-of-town visitor. Well, they arrive today and I’m sad to say the room isn’t finished. Yikes! What am I going to do? ( Perhaps getting off the computer and into that room might be a good first step)

Yes, It is sometimes difficult  to stay focused on just one thing. I can’t entirely blame my ADD. The weather the past few weekends has kept me busy in the yard. Though if you were to see the yard you wouldn’t be very impressed. All we did was tear it up some more. It’s pretty scary really – but more on that later.

Now Back To The Guest Room
I had purchased the bedding a few weeks ago, gave the dresser a make over, hung curtains, cleared the room of all miscellaneous stuff (NO – it isn’t all crammed in the closet) and painted the butterfly.

There is still so much to do. But the yard has not only cut into my time, it has cut into the guest bedroom budget as well. All I could manage to do today was put some fresh-cut flowers in a vase, make a few small hand stamped prints and move a rug in from another room.

I have to leave soon for the airport but felt guilty about not having posted in a while so thought I’d share a few “close to after” photos.

I still would like to put some molding up, add a few more pillows and a table lamp – anything to make it look just a little more lived in. Oh well, This will do for now.

Oh – I also need to remove that applique off the bed – gonna get to that right now.


Have a great weekend!


    • Hi Maddie. Sorry, I don’t recall but i am pretty sure it was a Disney color having to do with the Little Mermaid – “Under the Sea” perhaps. Purchased at Lowe’s. Wish I knew, as I need to use it for some touch ups. Cheers 🙂


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