For years blue was always my favorite color. Although I still like it I found that I had less and less of it in my home. Red had begun to take over. I had pops of blue here and there, but nothing like I use to. Then about three years ago I fell in love with the red/aqua combo. Blue began to creep back into my life.
Lately I have been feelin blue more than ever. A few months ago I started decorating the guest bedroom in the basement. Originally, it was not going to be a bedroom. We thought we would make it a game room or an office for hubby. We have a guest bedroom upstairs. The room is quite small so we didn’t install a closet.
The more we thought about it we decided a bedroom would be nice to have down there.
I remembered an old armoire that I had and my son was storing it in his garage. It wasn’t an antique. I bought it from a friend years ago and it came from Leather, Oak, and Brass.
I painted it with A S Duck Egg Blue. I let some of the wood show through and then I sanded the edges and waxed it with both clear and dark wax.
Before pic in my workspace (garage). My master bed is out there now getting a make over.
I painted the brass hardware white, but thinking I might change it to something with a little more bling.
I had some fun on the inside. I covered the drawers with scrapbook paper. Just used Modge Podge to adhere it. Our daughter and sil will be staying with us for a few months. I placed a couple of her blankets inside as a welcome home. The top quilt I made for her when she was attending college.
Hubby removed the pull out tray that once held a t.v. and I covered the shelf in book pages. The little jewelry box has feathers on it. Kylee loves feathers and has a nickname of kyafeather. I bought a rod and hung inside so they could hang a few shirts.
I have their nighties hanging close by. lol! I can just picture my sil in those long johns.
They are arriving home tonight. Hope they feel welcome!
I took pictures of the room (before it gets all messy) and I will share the rest of it with you in a couple of days. I’m sure they will be so tired and will need some catching up on their sleep.
Thank you Sandi for featuring this post at your Home Party!
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