Hi All, I am back today with part 2 of our home tour. If you missed part one, you can see it here and here. But before we start the home tour, I wanted you to know what’s happening in Florida.
If you listen to the news, you know that the Governor of Florida issued a state of emergency a few days ago. Due to Hurricane Ian. Guess what? I live in Florida.
Reports say the storm will be a category 3 when it reaches land late on Wednesday. Lovelies, I’m a bit nervous. However, the good news is I don’t live on the coast; and I’m prepared. I will share footage of the storm in another post.
Okay, enough of that. Are you ready for part 2 of our home tour? I’ll take that as a YES! So, let’s get started. This post has lots of pics. Enjoy!
The area at the top of the staircase to the right used to be my office. We staged this space as a sitting/reading area.
The upstairs has 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms, plus a multipurpose room. The multipurpose room could be another bedroom if a closet were added.
The multipurpose room was a hot mess before it was staged. It was one of the worst rooms in the entire house. It was a catch-all for any and everything. If you don’t believe me keep scrolling!
I was in tears when I started staging this room because I had no idea what to do with it. And where in the world would I put all the extra stuff.? While I was crying, sorting, and organizing, I came up with an idea; that I thought might work. We donated most of the items and discarded others. However, the remaining items needed to be stored
So, I figured out a way to store the items in plain sight. I purchased a painter’s drop cloth and stapled it to the desk. Then, I housed the keep items underneath the cloth. Pretty clever, Huh?
After a bit of cleaning/dusting; I shopped the house for accessories/items to decorate the room. The only thing I purchased for this space was the drop cloth. Can you believe this is the same room?
To add pizazz to a plain curtain panel, I gathered the curtain in the center. Then, I used an artificial flower to hold the curtain in place. Like this look? You should try it!
We created the DIY lamps using a plate cover, a piece of bamboo,, and a discarded piece of cedar. Oh, and a light kit.
The four-poster bed was a curbside find. So, that makes it a freebie!!
When we staged the upstairs, we decided to paint the walls white, and the doors black; using a matte finish. We figured it would update/freshen things up a bit. By the way, the walls are painted Polar Bear. by Behr. It’s one of my favorite whites.
The dilapidated fence came in handy once again. It’s the same wood used for the downstairs powder room. The wood in this space was used for the vanity, baseboards, chair rail, and mirror. You like?
I couldn’t find before pictures of this bath. I will add them if I find them.
I think the black and white makes a dramatic statement. What about you?
All the furnishings in this room were purchased from a second-hand store and yard sales.
A view of the living room from the second story.
I loved spending time here. It was my place to drink coffee, read a book, unwind and enjoy the outside.
Lovelies, thank you for hanging out with me. I hope you enjoyed our Home Tour Edition. Have an AWESOME weekend!