Monday, July 2, 2012

Blogging Without Borders - Season of Change

I have joined up with some of my favorite blog friends to bring you a five-part series this summer. I think it's also called "Blogging without Borders" and the idea is for each of use to really stretch ourselves, to try something we haven't done before, and to tackle a project that will stretch out over 5 parts! Oh, and wine is involved in some way:)

We will each be posting every other Monday, ending up with a grad-finale-worthy reveal (or so I hope)  on Monday, August 27th.

Here is what I have planned:

Polka Dot Walls
Painted Nightstands
Mirror and Vanity Table
Colorful Curtains and the Final Reveal

I decided to tackle our guest room, since it is the only room in the house that has had no changes since the day we moved in.


I'm telling you, n-o-t-h-i-n-g has changed. Which just makes me itchy all over.

Back in this post from February, you can see all the (uninspiring) details. I figure that if I'm lucky enough to have my mother-in-law here every other month to stay with us, than we should give her a great guest room to be in, especially since it means the kids run into her room at 6am instead of ours!

I'm also trying to keep it not-too-permanent, since as our bay grows she might be moving in here, I'm pen to all sorts of bedroom round-robin-ing for the kids. It might not be fair to have our oldest in her room forever, since it's by far the largest and has a view. So in the play-it-by-ear spirit, I'm just trying to spend  as little as possible and keep the feel of the room happy and inviting.

My first order of business was the simplest, change up the bedding. So we went from this:

to this:

getting better but it could still use a little something:

I can't wait to see what these other women tackle. I promise I'll have more impactful, challenging changes coming up! Hop on over to check out what every one else is planning.

Amy from Buffalo Roam
Cassie from Primitive and Proper
Dana from Crafted Niche
Debbie from ReFresh ReStyle
Heidi from Decor & More
Holly from Life as a Thrifter
Jaime from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
Jessica from Stay at Home-ista (That's me!)
Karah from the space between
Kelly from View Along the Way
Kirby from Kirb Appeal
Laura from Top This Top That
Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage
Tisha from Delectable Home


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Karen At Home Blog said...

Love the pink pillows!!! Those really modernize the room. Looking forward to what else you come up with! Sounds like a fun series, I think I recognize every blogger!

Cassie Bustamante said...

can't wait to see what you do in there! it will be fabulous, no doubt. i have been working on my room, and finishing each night feet up, glass in hand! :)

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Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

What fun pillows! Can't wait to see what's next!

Megan said...

I love that pillow from Target!!

Unknown said...

Great series! Can't wait to see what's next. I gave you an award on my blog. :) Post will be up soon.

Unknown said...

This reminds me that since moving in here we haven't really done much for the guest bedroom. I think it could benefit greatly from some great pillows and maybe some DIY artwork! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Shannon Fox said...

You just enjoy the islands girl and soak up some Hawaii. That room will be there when you get home ;)

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

It's going to be great - I can't wait to see what you do!!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Love the pink pillows! Can't wait to see what else you do!

Tisha Clapp said...

Great to see you working on the guest room so the bwob group can all pop out for a visit after the project is over! The pillows are already a nice touch. And I cracked up that you mentioned the wine...

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

you have such fabulous style I am sure it will look awesome!
PS- I am going to email you as I am making a trip out to San Fran mid July- maybe we can meet for a cocktail!?

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Awesome project, Jessica! And you're being so smart to be flexible about the room's purpose in the years ahead. Good luck! I'll be following along!
xo Heidi

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I was wondering what in the world in your beautiful home you would be tackling!

Can't wait to watch the progress and rejoice in the reveal!



Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

Cute pillows! Can't wait to see what you and the rest of the girls do!

Dana @ said...

Great pillows! Will be following along! :-)

Bliss said...

Is this also referred to as my nanny quarters?


Eclectically Vintage said...

I'll watch your kids at 6am if I can stay there!!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So fun ... I can't wait to see you make the space awesome!! :)

Kirby Carespodi said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Love the new pink in the guest bedroom! This is such a fun party! Can't wait to see what other changes you make! You have the best house in California!

Happy Fourth,

Kelly said...

And you're already off to a great start! Meanwhile, I'm paralyzed by indecision. Ha! :)

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