My name is Maureen and I’m guest blogging here today on Melissa’s wonderful page. As you loyal readers have surely noticed, Melissa has recently moved to Texas and is giving all of us a nice home tour of her new house. So I have offered to come in and be a guest blogger for the day and show you a room in my house.
Unlike Melissa, I live in Portland, Oregon instead of Texas, but like Melissa, I love my house and any opportunity to show it off. My house is a small 700-or so square foot two-story carriage house that resides in someone’s large backyard. It’s from 1885 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Here’s a shot of the outside.
I painted the walls this neutral sage green color because it was white when I moved in, and I can’t handle white walls. Then I felt it needed a little color, so I made this window seat. It’s a cabinet laying on it’s back, so the doors open up underneath the cushion. I affixed a door to the front so that the ugly bottom part of the cabinet wasn’t showing. Then I sewed this cover and made all of the pillowcases with colorful fabrics from a local shop.
There is also a small couch up in this room. I generally don’t get the point of couches this size, but it is the only thing that would fit up the tiny staircase, so this is what I got. I like it a lot, though having a longer couch for guests to sleep on would be nice. Across from the couch is my grandmother’s old rocking chair. This is very precious to me because I have so many memories of her sitting in this chair. I plan on keeping this chair for as long as I live.
Hope you liked my room tour! Thanks Melissa for letting me guest blog!