Same room, different angle:
Things to do:
- Get some real furniture
- Get a decent tv
- Paint those weird little cut-out windows to the storage room
- Hang some artwork.
When we first moved in, this room was going to be an office for Chris, but because it's on the opposite side of the house as the air handler, it gets quite warm in the summer, so he let me have the room. There is no door to the room, so it'll never be a bedroom and someday if I need a more formal office space, this will be it, but for now it's a multi-purpose craft/sewing room.
I painted the trim, created a peg board, painted the walls, re-did the chair, recovered a cork board, and made a table cover out of a canvas drop cloth and ta-da! The photos make the walls seem blue-er (blue-r?) than they are--they're actually a dark gray (MS Cement Gray, if you're wondering).
Organize the small closet to maximize the space
Add a small flat screen tv with a built-in dvd player so I can do video workouts in here
Potentially add a small settee, if it doesn't take up too much room
Then off to the side of the sewing room is the World's Weirdest Bathroom:
See? I wasn't lying.
In one particularly productive weekend, I painted it high gloss navy blue (Martha Stewart Wrought Iron), added a little nightstand that I refinished, and ditched the flowery weird shower curtain in favor of a plain white one (which admittedly still needs a bit of work.)
Fix the shower curtain
Swap out the toilet for a white, high efficiency one
On the complete opposite end of the house from the bathroom is this bedroom:
Again, it was beige and felt unfinished. I have no idea what the former owners had hanging all over the walls (and ceilings), but there were a gajillion (technical term, there) teeny tiny holes in the walls all over the place. So, I patched the holes, painted the baseboards and trim, and painted the room. Because this is the only bedroom on the second floor and because it's on the other end of the house as the bathroom, this will never be anyone's permanent room, so I went a little bold with the color and chose Martha Stewart's Butterscotch.