Monday, November 28, 2016


Feels good to be back after a long hiatus.
I had shared the first part of our breakfast nook update early last year and there have been few more changes since then.
Remember this pedestal table?
Few months after painting the table, the top of the table started toppling and one day slide off the pedestal. On the same day, Mr. Tweaks moved it to the garage to be disposed of. I had plans to work my magic on that table but Mr. very firmly asked me to order a new table. Or he would do it.

After combing few stores online, I picked this one.
Table arrived in 2 boxes.
It was a quick assembly:

Mr. did not want me to order a white one as every effort to keep the surface clean without stains and marks did not help with our previous table. This table gets used/abused the most in our home. We eat all our meals on this table (not that we are messy eaters). Sanjan does his schoolwork on this table (there was always pencil/crayon marks on the table). And we conduct our monthly family roundtable meetings here....Just kidding...
I had ordered this table last year May and it has held well for more than a year and a half. It's not too big nor too small. Perfect for the space.

In the next post, I will share the makeover those orange chairs went through.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Going for a darker paint color for the walls was daunting. I would not have given it so much of a thought if I was going for just an accent wall. While setting up the room after the painting, I did few small tweaks of the accessories.We loved how the room turned out.

The color of the paint in this picture is the exact one.

Curtain rods moved up closer to the ceiling. So I had to add extra fabric at the bottom to add length to the curtains.
I changed the table lamp to an old IKEA desk lamp.
The yellow and white stripes lamp shade was too much yellow in the room.
This IKEA desk lamp was red in color, which I spray painted to white. One coat of white primer and 2 coats of white paint.
As you enter the room, this is what you see.
These picture frames got a coat of white paint too.
I had plans to stitch pillow covers for the throw pillows. But during one of my Hobby Lobby visit, found these covers with zipper. They matched perfectly.
During the day due to sunlight, the paint color looks a little lighter.
After sunset.
One before (a very old before) and after:
For now, our Guest Bedroom is DONE!

Have a great week ahead.