In November we put some finishing touches on our new basement guest suite using stuff we had around the house to cozy-up the space in anticipation of my mom's extended visit. Of course then her visit started before I had the chance to share. The good news is that she loves the guest suite and the even better news is that the insulation we put in the ceiling of the bedroom blocks out the sound of crying baby at 3am. Whew, she may have left already if that detail was overlooked.
First, I relocated all my yarn from the little red cedar chest and gave it a facelift. We had hoped to locate the replacement pulls I'd bought years ago, but we searched high and low and could not find them. Because the chest was my grandpa's I decided not to spray the original pulls and just put them back on in their original brass state.
At 9 mos pregnant I nixed the idea to paint a compass or chart on the wall or ceiling. And as new parents we've pretty much accepted that will never happen. I would still like to create a headboard area slash huge fabric panel curtain thing to cover the electric service box, but the details of that project are up for debate.