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First I primed the walls, then I painted them with lavender. The next evening I painted the white wisteria border. Hubby and I were finally ready to order new furniture! We found this white set with carved roses on the headboard, footboard, and mirror. I love it! While we waited for the furniture delivery, my husband and I spent hours one evening scrubbing the floor by hand and touching up any paint needed. Finally the furniture arrived and I loved it even more than I had in the store. Next, the search began for bedding. I decided on an all white down comforter, dust ruffle, and four large white pillows. I found a couple of gorgeous Vera Wang sheet sets in exactly the same shade of silvery lavender. Love 'em!
All that was needed to complete the room was window covering, some things to hang on the walls, lamps, ceiling fixture, and closet doors. I remembered two matching lamps that my mother-in-law had given me which matched perfectly in color and style. Perfect! I couldn't find anything I really loved for the window so I made a valence using the same silvery lavender satin. Then I bought long soft cotton Shabby Chic "dotted Swiss" curtains. I'm still not quite satisfied with the results. I'm thinking of making a second curtain in a coordinating muted print to go over the white...what do you all think? The closet doors were easy...Hubby installed a new double sliding mirrored pair. I am still working on finding things to hang on the walls. I bought two 11x14 inch frames with a 4x6 inch opening in black, because that's how they came, then painted them white. They have a pretty raised vintage looking trim. I found two vintage postcards in lavender to place in the frames. Love it. I hung a wide frame over the bed that has 6 openings - that are still empty! I want to press purple flowers to place in those openings. There's only one wall remaining to hang something. I know what I want to do - a vintage collection of my grandmother's items, all in whites and purples. I have been gathering items to frame but I'm not quite there yet. I'll post it when I'm finished. The one last remaining search is a chandelier for the ceiling. I painted the ugly faux wood fan blades white and painted a lavender design on, but it's a chandelier I long for! I would also like to cover a stool or a very small chair for the room so guests have a place to sit other than on the tall bed!
So that's one of my big projects of 2008. Who was the first guest to stay in my new guest room? CeeKay of Thinkin' of Home when she came to visit in October!