Let’s run the numbers on the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge project. What did it take to do this Guest Room Refresh?Read More
Week Six | May 9 | The Big Reveal!
The Big Reveal! I’ll show you the entire room finished and ready for guests. We will also talk budget — how much did we spend and where did the money go?Read More
Week Five | May 2 | Be Our Guest!
The Guest Room isn’t just a lovely place to fold laundry — it is a haven for people who come to visit us. But how do you help your guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay? I’ll give you some easy hospitality ideas to turn your guest room into a cozy sanctuary that anyone will enjoy.
Week Four | April 25 | Bedding & Vintage Linens
One of the inspirations for the Guest Room Refresh came from a collection of vintage linens I got from my grandmother. They weren’t in great shape, though, so I’ll show you how to care for and clean vintage linens, and how to use them to dress a cute bed — and make a room extra special.Read More
Week Three | April 18 | Lighting & Windows
Let there be light! The Guest Room is at garden level — a fancy way of saying it is basically a basement. The windows are at ground level, so I have brought in lots of light and window treatments that take advantage of the sunlight, too.Read More
Week Two | April 11 | Furniture
We are repurposing some old furniture, making a few new pieces, and scouring the Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist for the rest. Come see everything I’ve found — and how I’m making old things new again.Read More
Week One | April 4 | The “Before” Tour
Where did we start with this guest room? And what are the plans? I’ll show you my inspiration board, the furniture we started with, and the guiding principles I’m using as the room evolves.Read More
The inspiration for our Guest Room Refresh came from a vintage print of Joseph Feher’s map of the Hawaiian islands produced for the Dole Fruit Company in 1950. As it turns out this poster which we found in the attic of a previous house, has a fascinating history.Read More