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I know I’ve been tempting some of you with reports of my new red door. So here is the proof.

I was gripped with the urge last week to completely cranberry cherry berry RED our front room. SO. I painted the door and whipped up some valances for the window. I must say I just LOVE how they all turned out. Of course reds don’t photograph exactly the way you want them too. But, this is about as crisp and cheery a red you can find.

I’m working on the robin’s egg blue accents for the rest of the room — but until they are complete, the red is all that is noteworthy 🙂

(Here is my current inspiration on Pinterest)

And, I completely forgot in the last post. I do have proof that there ARE hedgehogs in the baby’s nook. All the pictures were completely devoid of any furry creature. Here are the stuffed animals, and the final wall (complete with painted birdcage and hanging artwork).

And so that is the current state of things — can’t wait to bring the little lady home to the Inn soon 🙂

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Now that the Inn is quite situated and in a routine of menus & cleanliness, we’re taking tenants for the summer. To be specific, we have one room and can only accommodate one female tenant (she must bear no cats, we have enough strays already). I couldn’t bear to give up my yellow guest room (where to put sisters, dear parents, wonderful in-laws, stray friends and various siblings?), but the little green room (formerly my project nook) was perfect for those seeking summer lodging.

Saturday morning, in the spirit of my dear parents — who every Saturday I can remember would be up early, coffee in hand, at 7A surveying the crazy endeavor of the day, having already been at the mart gathering materials. Complete execution before dinner was essential!

We did likewise and thanks to my sweetheart were able to move the entire contents out of the room before 11. To the unfortunate bed of the yellow room.

Furniture moved out.
Wooden daybed brought from the basement, painted and distressed. I think distressing using a crisp white base is about the classiest thing you can do for an old house.

Lighting fixture repaired.
Quilts, curtains and artwork arranged and hung.



Little chair and small table assigned duties as nightstand and desk.

Jar of pansies perched to add the last touch.

And so, the “Green Room” is ready.

If you would like to distress a little piece — here are some quick steps to transforming it.

Distressing a normal wood/metal furniture:
1. Wipe down with damp rag
2. Lightly sand with grain of wood using small grit sandpaper
3. Paint using shiny white spray paint
4. Let stand 1 hour
5. Lightly sand all over to prepare for 2nd coat
6. Sand ALL edges to remove paint complete to see wood beneath
7. Paint 2nd coat
8. Sand edges to ensure dark wood can be seen through white paint.
9. Optional: Pound a few dents w/ hammer to add the final authentic distressed look

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