Monday, December 14, 2009

Working On One Guest Bathroom

You might recognize the furniture and bedding in the guest room. It used to be in my master bedroom at my old house. It is looking a little messy right now. Shower curtains and rods, decorative plates, pictures, light switch covers all over the bed. Ladders in the middle of the room.... you see the lamp cords behind the night stand on the right? Did you ever notice that in magazine shoots you NEVER see a lamp cord? Just keeping it real here :-).

That's because I am painting the guest bath that attaches to this room. Immediately below is the before shot...Another chocolate brown room. The paint is too dark, for this room with no windows.

Here it is below with it's first coat of Steamed Milk from Sherwin Williams...It needs a couple of more coats, but it is looking larger and brighter already!

I am still working on my studio too. When one rooms paint is wet, I go paint another coat in the other room.
Welcome Home,


Pondside said...

I've been working on guest rooms too. Children and grandchildren arrive on Friday, so I have a deadline! Like you, I have one room done in my old bedding - blue toile - and one done in a pretty pattern of violets. Lots of fun!

Stacey said...

Carry on girl! Do you have company coming?

Blondie's Journal said...

You are really making a big dent in the decorating of your home. I am happy to see you using the red toile comforter...I've always loved it. And I love the color of the bath. You always pick the perfect shades. 'Steamed Milk'. I love it!


Catherine Holman said...

Do you ever get a break? I will have to try painting two rooms at a time, recoating one while the other is drying. There is nothing slower than watching paint dry! You are going to deserve a medal after this!

Miss Jean said...

I love all the red and toile! That room is going to be beautiful when finished. You are right. There are no cords showing in magazine shoots. Interesting. Very rarely do you see a television. I've looked at articles of someone's home and see the same bowl of lemons moved from room to room. Hilarious!

bj said...

O, how I love the creamy very favorite color for walls.
You are about to work yourself to death and enjoying every single micro minute!! WOO are doing such a fabulous job on your lovely new home..
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, my sweet friend...

Lee Laurie said...

I don't know how you do it all! I would be exhausted! It is looking beautiful though!

Lee Laurie

Donna said...

I told you multi-tasking was good! Keep this up and you will have your checklist complete by the end of the year!

Kathleen Grace said...

I am in awe of your productivity and energy Penny! You are really rocking the house. The bath looks so much better a light color and I have always loved that red comforter and the checked quilt. It's great that you can use them in the new house:>)

Donna said...

You are one busy lady!!

Happy Holidays!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are certainly staying busy! Happy holidays sweet friend! I'm enjoying seeing your progress!

Heather said...

I love the new paint color- and the name!! What a huge difference already! I never understand why people paint bathrooms so dark, with no windows! I would feel like I was in a cave. I love how light and bright all of your rooms are. So beautiful!

Your studio floor is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I also love the built-ins at the end of the room. Swoon! I can not wait to see it finished!

I do projects the same way- multiple projects going at the same time. It drives my husband crazy but I thrive on it!


Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
You are like the Energizer bunny, you just keep on going!! Yes it was really fun to visit with Fifi and after just a short visit I felt like we were old friends. Her home is so girlie and cute.
Hugs, Rhondi

LW said...

I am going to start calling you the energizing bunny you keep going and going…


Beverly said...

Penny, you never fail to amaze me. You are creating the most beautiful and wonderful home.

And, we are so blessed that you are sharing it with us.

The studio floor looks awesome.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...'s really coming along..and fast! This home is going to be fantastic. I have that quilt..and love it! It is out on the swing right now...but..about to be brought back in.
What a perfectly gorgeous home, Penny. We are all enjoying watching it unfold and all the work you put into it come together! :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Penny,I wish I had thought to pre-drill the holes for the cloves. I haven't made the oranges in years. My poor fingers!!! I might make some more, now. I have wooden skewers, that should work for "drilling".

I love the new color of the bathroom. Everytime I come here, I am inspired!

Mary said...

"Steamed Milk" sounds like the perfect shade for these chilly nights. I love hot milk before bed when I'm not feeling so great. Fighting off a cold/sinus with stiff neck - gotta be well for Fri. when we fly to the North Pole, ha! ha!

Thinking of you and K and wishing you a wonderful Christmas - with a break from painting hopefully!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Well, that "To Do" list gets smaller and smaller. Your and your husband should feel so proud of yourself for what you have accomplished in a few short months.

Have a lovely night.

Mimi Sue said...

You've been so busy. Everything looks so great. Mimi

Anonymous said...

The sunshine coming in your guest room looks so beautiful!! We are having rain, snow and NO sunshine!
Looks beautiful, Penny.

You are one busy lady! and I thank you for taking us "along with you".

Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Comforts!