Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spare Bedroom Reveal

In anticipation of my ‘baby’ brother’s arrival early next week, I’ve been working at getting our spare bedroom ready.  His visit is just the motivation I needed in order to get at it and clean out what seemed to be turning into a storage room.

It’s the smallest of the four upstairs bedrooms and decorating-wise, it is still a work in progress.  Believe it or not, I still have more boxes to unpack marked ‘decorating stuff’ which I’m convinced multiply during the night as we sleep.

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This is what you see straight ahead as you enter the room.  On the positive side, the steep dormered ceiling in this room allows for a lot of storage space under the eaves, accessible by the low cupboard on the wall to the left.

The negative side is that same feature limits the amount of usable space for the placement of furniture.

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Travelling in a clock-wise direction around the room is the single bed with Frankie the terror perched on top of it, looking at what he can get into next.

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The bench is home to a couple of antique quilts and one of my favorite pieces, a primitive pine cupboard that is just waiting for me to fill with all kinds of collectibles hidden away in some of those dreaded boxes.

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And a little closer look at the same scene.  Just to the right of this shot is the entryway into the room and back to where we started.

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Yesterday and the PET scan have thankfully both come and gone and I’m  just waiting for the results in order to be able to move on to whatever comes next.  It seems like I’ve been treading water for quite some time now and not being the most patient person in the world,  I am hoping that there will be some definitive answers soon. 

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In the interim and between naps, I’m keeping busy in the garden, doing a little hooking, planning my next quilt and even designing some new FFF’s (First Friday Freebies).

Thanks again for all your encouragement and support.  I am truly fortunate to have you all in my life.

Kaarenheartname

P.S.    A little message to Barbara York…

I’d love to answer the comment that you left for me in my last post but unfortunately you came up as ‘no-reply’ which means that I have no way of contacting you.  Sad smile

53 comments:

LibbiesHome said...

The guest room looks so fresh and lovely! :) I love the bench with the quilts on it. (Made me start thinking about where I might be able to do such a thing here...)
Glad your PET scans are done, and I won't stop keeping you in prayer as you wait for results.
I will also be looking forward to more FFF's! (Just finished the Fall 2009 stitchery for my swap partner and now I need to do one for me! Love that design. :)

paulette said...

The room is looking wonderful...your brother is NOT going to want to leave!!
Glad all the tests are done...Hang in there...fingers and toes are crossed for a positive outcome!! Keep smiling and stitchin'!!
Hugs from me to you!
P

marina said...

what a lovely welcoming room. Looks like Frankie likes it too.
Hope they don't make you wait too long for the results.

Annette said...

Looks like a cozy welcoming room. Your brother is going to enjoy staying there. I love the red and white bow tie quilt too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely guest room. It looks so cozy and inviting. Just the right spot for a baby brother :-)

Sue-Anne said...

I love your guestroom. The sloping roof gives the room so much character.

Enjoy your visit with your brother and fingers crossed with the test results.

sunny said...

Well heck, now that the room is all prepared, I'm coming for a visit. When does baby bro leave? Hugs and prayers, as always.

Cathi said...

What a wonderfully warm and welcoming guest room!! Tell Frankie that Baxter says hi. :-)
I do hope you get results quickly and are on to the next step. Fingers and toes still crossed!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely quest room for a bro. Your little helper is growing. Like everyone else, my fingers and toes are crossed.

julieQ said...

What a beautiful guest room! I feel light and clean when I see it...perfect, Kaaren!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaaren, the room looks ;pve;y and will me a beautiful space for your brother to stay, I'm loving Frankie, so cute. He will settle down as he gets older butt, yes a siamese kitten is full of beans! Hope your results are good and life is positive. xxBrenda

Sheila said...

The room looks so comfy and cozy. It's like a fancy B&B, that comes with a cat! Take care!

Belinda said...

Oh that did turn out nice! Anyone would be happy to stay there.

Deb said...

The room is warm,inviting and beautiful. Holding good thoughts for a positive outcome to your PET scan. Keeping busy both hands and mind is a good thing until you have something definite to focus on. Your in my prayers. Many warm hugs.

lynneUSA said...

The house is really looking like a home now, I am sure your brother is going to have sweet dreams in that room. Glad your pet scan is done, your last post brought a lump to my throat. If I had a magic wand ..........,

Deb said...

The room is warm,inviting and beautiful. Holding good thoughts for a positive outcome to your PET scan. Keeping busy both hands and mind is a good thing until you have something definite to focus on. Your in my prayers. Many warm hugs.

Marsha said...

This is a wonderful room, I love the look you have achieved! I love everything in your new home. I pray the PET scan gives you some answers and the news is all good. It is always better knowing what is going on instead of worrying about all the "what if's". Best wishes to you!

WoolenSails said...

The room looks wonderful and I am sure he will feel at home and comfortable while he stays with you. I sure hope they settle things soon, so you can move on to the next step, waiting is the worst.

Debbie

Mary said...

I love how the guest room looks. You do such creative things. Glad tests are done. I hope you hear soon, and that there are positive results. Take care.

Darlene said...

A delightful guest room.

I'm so sorry I missed your post about the PET scan scheduled for Monday. You know I've got in my constant thoughts and prayers, don't you? (Hugs)

Connie said...

The room is very cozy and a very welcome look. hope you pet scam turm out good, prayer are with you!!!

Allie said...

That room is darling, AND Frankie-Approved! Lovely! Oh Kaaren I hate waiting for test results, it's the hardest thing, not knowing. I am praying for you and the results!

jackie said...

i so love all the pics of your house. It is just so homey! The little guest room is just perfect! i would love to stay in that sweet little room.
Saying a prayer for positive results from the PET scan. God bless you!

Susannah said...

Hi Kaaren....Your spare room is quaint and lovely. I felt like I was right there walking around the room. Glad to hear your brother is coming. He will sleep well in the spare room.

I hate the waiting when it comes to all of this medical stuff. I've had quite a year and alot of it has been "doing the waiting game"! I pray that you hear good news soon.

FFF's???? What a way to look forward to Fridays!!!!

You are a very sweet lady!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Your house is a dream home. You can just see all the thoughts and plans that were made for each little space. Still praying for the best results and can't wait to see all the new ideas coming our way from you.
Hugs,
Bonnie

Hands Sew Full said...

The room is wonderful! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the results!

Sunnybec said...

Your spare bedroom looks lovely, you should see ours, on second thoughts no you should not!! We really must get motivated and get it done. Glad the PET is over and done with and looking forward to seeing what delights you have for us in FFF. Hugs Linda

Lilian Pilar said...

Hola Kaaren, un gran abrazo para ti y la venida de tu hermano es genial...la habitaciĆ³n te ha quedado preciosa..
besos

Angie Burrett said...

What a delightful guest room - your brother should feel extremely comfy and at home, just like your cat! Fingers crossed for positive results. x

Siobhan said...

Oh, what a comfy and cosy little bedroom! Your brother is going to love it. Fingers and toes crossed and prayers being said for the results. xoxox

Jeanne said...

Your spare room is very inspirational. I'm decorating one now and resisting temptation to put too much in in. A guest needs a lovely room like yours, with spacious areas. It's very calming. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

JCnNC said...

The little room had great potential and turned out as a wonderful cozy space. I love it. Thoughts are with you as you get past this freckle of life. Keep sewing - Judy C in NC

shawkl said...

What a lovely place to have a little rest! Your guests will surely enjoy their special little room.
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

Needled Mom said...

Your guest room is so welcoming. I am sure your brother will enjoy his visit.

I'm glad the scan is behind you and am hoping that the results will be back quickly and you can start acting on them. Keeping you in my prayers.

pinsandneedles said...

Hoping the results of your PET scan come back quickly and that the results are conclusive. Prayers to you!

Pat said...

Kaaren, the room looks great very inviting.

Muddling Through said...

What a perfectly cozy and comfy little room you've created. I love it!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'd feel welcome in your home whether the guest room, bath, living or kitchen...simply beautiful.
Thinking of you....as always!
Be sure to see my post today....you'll spy our little friend!!

Kathy MacKie said...

That room looks like it is one big hug for whoever stays there. Your brother will just melt into that bed I'm sure. Sending positive thoughts your way for the next hurdle.

barcord said...

A very welcoming room for your brother. He will feel right at home. Hope you get your results soon. Thinking and praying for you often. Love from the green isle.

Candace said...

If I was your baby brother I wouldn't want to leave any time soon with such lovely accomodations! Maybe Frankie (who seems to have grown by leaps and bounds already) will even keep him company in there! Glad to hear the PET scan is over and done with - hopefully you will soon have news, Kaaren!
Cheers!

Lori said...

It is a lovely bedroom that would make anyone comfortable.

Waiting is so annoying....patience is a virtue! Argh!!

Cattinka said...

The guest room looks very lovely, your brother will be happy to stay in that room.
I hope the results from the doctor will be good. Just keep thinking positive, thats the best you can do.
KATRIN W.

Joy said...

Kaaren the room looks fabulous, very welcoming :o) - you've done a great job in there and I'm sure your 'baby' brother will be more than comfortable. I do love that little cupboard too - looking forward to seeing what treasures you'll fill it with ;o).
Keep your chin up dear one, we're all praying that the scan results give you some positive news.
Take care .......
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Merilyn said...

I'm sure your brother will be very comfortable in this gorgeous little room! You have decorated it beautifully!! My thoughts are with you re: the PET scan results. The best way to make time fly by is to immerse youself in your projects and your doing that! I wish you the best!!!

SueB said...

The guest room looks so nice. I love the bench with the quilts, and what would the room be without Frankie. That cat is gorgeous. I am looking forward to FFF's your patterns are always such fun to do..You have been waiting to long for your test to come back..

Janet said...

It looks wonderfully cosy and inviting Kaaren! Enjoy having your little brother to visit and have fun together. How are the chooks?

Kathy H said...

The guest room looks so inviting. We have 1 room with a dormer that makes for a slanted ceiling and can only use low furniture for that.
I hope your scans turn out well. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Kathryn said...

The room looks inviting, so have a wonderful visit with your brother. Best of luck on the health front. Kathie L in Allentown

Shari said...

The room is just lovely! I'm sure your baby brother will feel right at home!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful and welcoming room! I love how the bench looks with the cabinet and the folded-up quilts. I'm new to your blog, so I'm not sure what the Pet scans are for...but I just wanted you to know that I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Hands Sew Full said...

The room looks beautiful and I am sure that your brother will be so comfortable there. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers through this stressful time.

Mrs Minton makes... said...

Just stumbled across your blog and just wanted to say I'm glad I did! I love the guest room, so warm and welcoming, The quilt design is lovely and I Frankie is so so cute!!!!