What progress have I made? Does dusting count?! I had someone clean my house and she dusted the guest room! We put a quilt on the bed and folded the comforter and put that at the end of the bed. I’m afraid that’s all. I don’t think I even said anything about my plan last week – except that I wanted my husband to hang pictures. I do need to move stuff out of the guest room – a lot of stuff! I have way too many chairs in there! I think I’ll move the sewing machine out. I thought guests could use that as a desk, but there’s really not enough room in there with the sewing machine. I would like to buy a lamp for beside the bed. The one I have right now really looks pitiful!
This post doesn’t have any pictures – SORRY. I have company and I didn’t get a picture before they came. She’s an old friend so maybe she’ll overlook the mess. I had the flu and I’m still feeling really tired. Maybe I can make up for being so do-less next week.
I thought about just posting one of the pictures I did last week and wondered if anyone would notice, but I didn’t!
I thought I’d try the one room challenge. I took some before pictures. My project is the guest room. I don’t think the room looks very inviting. This room is like a storage room at this point. I can’t believe I still have a mini-blind in the window after almost seven years! I hate mini-blinds. We have hickory flooring to put down in this room, but I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. I’ll be happy if I can get my husband to hang some pictures. (He was working on building a laundry closet upstairs so he might want to finish that first. Maybe not, though. He seems to like juggling projects. I don’t really know why. Maybe he gets bored before he gets finished!)
Here is my poor, sagging, lopsided cheap bookcase! Why did I put all hardbacks in here? A replacement is coming soon.
Here are some pictures of my Victorian furniture:
Maybe one of these years I’ll finally get the hang of photo-editing. I need to consult with my tech support guy – my 12-year-old son!
I think I’ll tell you about my library which is upstairs. I have sometimes called it the landing room or the junk room. It’s finally looking like an actual room since I had an Amish friend help me work on it. This room will have an Irish theme. The walls are green (imagine that!) and the furniture is mostly Victorian. The library is my Victorian room. Since my husband is 6’7″, Victorian furniture doesn’t really suit him too well. Since he isn’t a bookworm either, I guess it doesn’t matter!
This room had old grasscloth (“faux” or real? I don’t know!) wallpaper with dark and peeling seams. That’s all gone now and so is the ugly old beige carpet. My husband painted the walls and put a beautiful hardwood floor in here. Here is a picture of my (Irish) Victorian library:
I’m just joking! This old picture had a caption: “The housekeeper was sacked last week.” I wish I had a housekeeper! Here are some real pictures of my library:
Here is the library table without any books on it!
Here is the lovely light fixture from the 70s (ugh!) that I’m going to replace with the Victorian old-timey fan light in the stairwell:
Here is one bookcase with books!
Now I just want to curl up with a good book and a cup of Earl Grey tea.
I live in a Queen Anne Victorian house with my husband, son, and beagle in a very small town in rural Pennsylvania. We live in Amish country, but it’s not touristy here. I just love seeing all the horses in and around town. We lived in Philadelphia before moving here almost seven years ago. What a change! It was like going back in time, which was a good feeling for an old-fashioned girl like me.