Monday, March 16, 2009

Guest Room Update

Well, he's home.

It's 11:46 a.m., and he's still sleeping, but he's HOME. (long happy sigh)


Little does he know that when he wakes up I'm going to ask him to move all the furniture out of the Guest Bedroom, so that he can rip down more drywall, and uncover more of those delicious horizontally-planked walls.



We also decided (and by "we", I mean "I") that while we have all the furniture out of the room, we're going to re-sand the hardwood flooring in there. I want the floors to have a warmer, honey-toned, feel throughout the house. That way they'll match my blinds, and the whole house will feel "sunnier".



It'll be neat to see the black kitchen cabinets and all of our dark espresso stained furniture pop against lighter floors too.



I picked up this "Starfish Strand" at HomeGoods, for the Guest Room while I was there last week...

The rope actually has a navy blue strand in it...so I had to buy it. :-)





Stay tuned for lots of photos, and maybe even some video, of the changes that he'll be making to the Guest Room this week and next.

One loving husband + one obsessed designer + one fixer upper =_________.

How would you fill in the blank?

45 comments:

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

I can't wait to see the new changes! I can just imagine the conversation with your hubby though, "Well, you see, the floors NEED to match the blinds."...LOL.

Anonymous said...

=One Perfect Couple !!!

Have a great day !!!
Kathy :)

Mrs. E said...

At my house it would equal divorce. (Not really, but it is a test of a good marriage!) My husband once told me that he was pretty sure that if he went to hell, the devil would have him wallpapering or painting it with me!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

=HEAVEN!

I have to ask you where the blinds came from? Did you have them done custom or did you find them at a home improvement store or department store?

Carmen said...

= a blog with beautiful pictures for me to stalk

hehehe

Artsy Fartsy said...

Love the starfish strand!! I am going to have to pop in Home Goods this week!! What fabulous planked walls!! Love them! Janna

Freckles Chick said...

=endless inspiration =)

My husband's mantra: A happy wife is a happy life!

rustandroses said...

I love the plank walls and that bedding! The colors are gorgeous. I noticed you have a nice, dark stain on the floors in the kitchen...if this is already throughout the house, I would keep it. I think to better the contrast, a neutral rug, such as a sisal or jute, would compliment your other colors and textures nicely. And if you don't work on the floors, you have more time to relax with the hubbs! :)

Aubrey said...

I'm so jealous...Those are the hardwood floors i'm going to be putting in. Have to wait until my hubby returns from Iraq though. Yeah for you :)

Karen said...

= HOME

Luv the starfish. And the plank walls.

KJ said...

one loving obsessed fixer.... :o)

Love your blog and pictures too...

Wendy said...

I was going to say " One fantastic life" but I like whoever said "Heaven". Heaven is perfect.

3LittleByrds said...

Love the bedding. Do you mind sharing where you got it from?

Sniffles and Smiles said...

= one beautifully matched, life partnership!

ShoozieShoes said...

One gorgeous transformation!

Melaine Thompson said...

Layla, I would LOVE to know what color you go with for your floors as we are getting ready to do our kitchen floors! Melaine

Tami said...

= A COZY HOME!
...and a lot of envious readers...:-)
Can't wait to see what your imagination dreams up...:-)

Christy said...

D-I-V-O-R-C-E - that's the first word that came to mind. My husband hates moving furniture. He once said that he could never come home and not turn on the lights, because who knew if the furniture had moved that day.

Nicole said...

=A lifetime of togetherness through projects

This is the same receipe in our house...

Kirwin said...

=my dream home.

I am so thrilled to have stumbled upon your blog. Your style is divine! Please update soon. (no pressure, though...) ; )

Lisa said...

I would also love to know where you got your blinds and the bedding. I LOVE that bedding. I am moving into a new house, but would love to have the old house feel. I might have to get you to help me!!

simple~needs said...

= one glorious home

Domestically Sassy! said...

I look forward to more picuters!! I would love to have a Beach Theme...maybe for my hall Bathroom? ;)

LuLu said...

= blissfully happy!!! can't wait to see. let the good times roll!!
LuLu

Erin said...

BLISS

Amber said...

=Perfection!!

Love it all! Really, all of it! Can't wait to see the entire room!

Karen from Australia said...

=Bliss!!
I looooove to decorate but need my husband to move the heavy stuff (AGAIN!???? but I just moved it!!). Hee hee
Karen (from Oz xoxo)

PJ said...

= one wonderful adventure! Why is it everyone in blogland has access to a Homegoods but me? It's a bit frustrating.

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

=An amazing room! For you that is.Around here it would = NOT HAPPENING! I had to lose my temper today with dh in order to express the urgency in which I want him to put up the rod in the laundry room I've been asking him to do for the last 3 years.
Tell us......what is your secret?

kathi said...

Did you mention any of this to "him" earlier or is this going to be a big surprise??? Perhaps that's why he's sleeping in?

Tami said...

Layla...I forgot to ask...could you center on a home office/art studio design sometime? I saw that you had a design studio at one time...I'm at a loss for my home office/art studio...THANKS!
Tami

Erin said...

=endless of hours of bonding.

So glad he is home, L!

The guestroom looks fantastic!

Maureen said...

= Life Is Good

:)

Extreme Home Renos said...

One loving husband + one obsessed designer + one fixer upper =_________.


LOL Hopefully it doesn't = that hubby looks for another tour earlier than later... haha

I eagerly await watching you morph your house into your dreams! With our without those extra set of strong hands. :)

Victoria said...

Love it! You are right about those walls being delicious. =Enjoying time with your husband, you know he's gotta love all those projects you have for him :-)

Leigh of said...

+ (the defination of House wtih lots of love added to it)


HOME.

Allidink said...

Those pillows are cute. And the starfish thing is neat.

All the best,
Allison

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Can't wait to see your changes, Layla. You always make such a statement. I still want those wooden boxes in the kitchen!
~Misti

Momofgirls said...

=You better cook a nice dinner!!

Karen said...

= One lucky lady!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love the idea of a sunnier home. My husband hates curtains so in our previous apartment we only had valances in the kitchen. They worked great!
= one happy home

Love Where You Live said...

loving where they live....

Amber said...

I just found your blog. You are very gifted and also seem like an absolute sweetheart. I have to find the amazing and loving husband first, and at 51 that is a pretty big request. But for you, I would answer with = wonderful memories.

Chris said...

= 2-in-love

Great blog
Chris

Chris said...

=2-in-love

love your blog

Thanks Chris