We have summer guests coming, starting on Wednesday, so we've been scrambling to get the guest bedroom presentable! The room is in the basement and it's quite large but David has been using it as his work room for the last few months while we tried to clean out the garage. It's a really dark room since it's in the basement. The house is a split level so the basement is a walk-out, meaning it's still at a ground level, but it's really shaded and only has one small window and not a lot of light. The struggle is going to be making it feel clean and bright without doing too much work and spending very much money on it. We have lots of other projects that are eating our time and money so we are just doing the bare minimum for now.
Clueless-loving self. Anyway, the top picture is how the room looked when we bought it and the bottom is how it looked this weekend as we started working on it. Just like the rest of the house, the walls have a very rough texture, which drives me nuts. David is amazing and wonderful and has spent hours and hours, mudding and sanding and mudding and sanding the walls until they are smooth. I took a picture of the walls so you can see how they looked before (he had scraped them a little bit at this point with a trowel). I tried to take a picture of the walls now but it just looks like a piece of paper when I take the picture because they're smooth and beautiful now. So, just imagine for me. They look SO much better.
this rug (for 70% off!) to try to hide some of the awful flooring. It's a flat weave so I can comfortably put it over carpet once we put that in. Anyway, I will post pictures as we make progress.