Last week was so busy! I worked on two rooms and got both of them painted. There are still little touches to do here and there, but the major work is done! I wanted to show you the guest room, a very simple room, but one that I love to just go and sit in now! It is uncluttered and very neat. We call it the airplane room.
Like I said. Very simple. Don’t be a hater because my beds don’t match!
Actually, would be nice if they did, but I had to use the linens I could at this current moment! I just cannot afford to go out and pay retail for matching comforters, shams, etc., and it is actually not me anyway. You know I love to thrift and look for the best bargains. This room was centered around two pictures: one is an old print of Kill Devil Hills that the Mister got as a boy. The other is a framed set of pictures my dad took while in the Air Force. People jumping from planes, parachutes dropping large equipment. I wanted to build this room around the grays, blues, tans and browns in the pictures. There’s a touch of deep burgundy-red here and there.
Route 66 Motel sign from Big Lots for 4 dollars. I love it!! The valance was 1.39 from Goodwill.
I LOVE this lamp from Hobby Lobby, purchased last week when their lamps were 50% off. It was about 35 dollars. A lot for me, but I wanted that old look to go with the biplane feel.
And just imagine that my sweet dad (with all of his brilliant ways and flaws — yes, we all have flaws) took these during his Air Force days; except one, which is the newspaper clipping from where he reenlisted back in the day.
This bookcase holds lots of books from when the Mister was a boy. Isabella loves to come in here and pull out books.
I love the metal airplane, a 14-dollar splurge at TJ Maxx.
I KNOW it’s not fancy. I do. But I wanted something simple, plain (plane — ha ha ) and quiet for our guests when they come to stay. I think it worked out well!
The comforters and shams just don’t come across in the pictures as pretty as they are IRL. I will have fun, now that the theme of the room is set, looking for fun items to change out in here and spice it up a bit, while still keeping it uncluttered. I am leaning more and more these days towards the something in/something out policy of housekeeping. In other words, getting rid of something to make room for the new item that comes in.
Stay tuned for a new visitor at the feeder!