Monday, March 11, 2013

Special Visitor

I can hardly contain my excitement!  One of my dearest and most favorite girlfriends is flying in from chilly and snowy Boston tomorrow afternoon.  She's here for a few short days but we'll manage to pack in tons of fun.   Even better, I'll be able to celebrate my birthday with my bestie!  I'll be turning thirty-six twenty-nine for the 8th time on Wednesday.  The wine closet is stocked and I'm ready to laugh with Kara till our stomachs hurt.  

In preparation for a few visitors this Spring, we recently moved the guest bedroom into the old TV Den freeing up the old guest room for an office/playroom.  Both rooms are far from complete since most of my decorating attention has been focused on the master renovation.  But I figured I'd share the guest room in it's current state.  

The list of "To-Do's" for this room is quite lengthy.  To name a few - paint walls a creamy coffee color, re-finish end tables, add headboard,  add fabric window treatments, style with new accessories...  a list like this gives my husband heart palpitations.

I'd love to attempt a DIY upholstered headboard.  My girl Jennifer over at The Chronicles of Home has mad skills in the furniture making department - check out this headboard she made using a quilt!  Her amazing DIY projects are endless - she's so talented!

The Chronicles of Home

A nice feature of moving the guest room to this location is the direct access to the downstairs bathroom and a good sized walk-in closet with plenty of storage room for our guests to unpack and hide away bulky suitcases.  I also have a few plans for the closet - the "To-Do's" are on The List!

This is the adjoining bathroom.  

And a few special Spring touches for our guests.  A potted yellow Hyacinth and a Honeysuckle candle from Anthropology (an early birthday gift from my brother and SIL).   This candle embodies the scent of Spring - so florally, fresh and clean.

Well, I'm off to get a few more things ready for Kara's visit.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. Thanks for the sweet shout out! You could totally make that headboard, it was one of the easiest DIYs ever, promise. Have so much fun with your friend. Our birthdays are one day apart, mine is Thursday!


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