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We played guest this weekend. And though our Home Stay is not quite complete (Kitchen and Bath need to be finalized...and it's the most tedious!), we got to test all the beds! The new mattresses are amazing but the biggest surprise...because my kids wouldn't go to sleep, I slept part of the night on the sofa pullout...and it's incredibly comfortable!
Other surprises, it had been a busy Saturday night in town. The chamber put on it's annual Art and Wine stroll and we participated at our shop downstairs, Nest Interiors. I thought, being on main street, it would be loud...and the cars were whooshing until about midnight and then it was like a night in the country. The other remarkable thing was sunrise in the morning. About 7am it creeps up over a stand of pine trees just down the street (that I've never noticed!). The kitchen, even though, filled with boxes, paint cans, etc...was filled with the most beautiful light.
To me, the space feels vibrant, yet still hidden away right above the hustle bustle of a small town.
Welcome! Looking to visit our charming town of Ponchatoula, LA and perhaps stay in a private, comfortable home conveniently located to both New Orleans and Baton Rouge? Well, soon you will be able to stay at our lovely "Le Roost"!
We're renovating an existing upstairs apartment in our historic 1925 building; formerly the Old Nehi Bottling Company. This spacious unit will room up to 6 people and have all the creature comforts to make you feel at home.
Follow along step by step, as my family and I ready this "Roost" for your visit. We'll also share our favorite places and events in town and even day-trips that are off the beaten path.
You can also connect with me at my brick and mortar shop, Nest Interiors, located on the 1st floor in this building. Also, adjacent to the building is my budding passion, our butterfly garden and Monarch Waystation #15386, where I host educational talks, butterfly releases, and plant sales benefiting our work at Happinest…
Here we are in August and I find we're somewhere stuck in the middle of our renovation...mainly because we ran out of steam. the two bedrooms are nearly done Above is the 1st bedroom.
In the second bedroom, I refurbished and chalk painted my old antique bed frame. It's in a beautiful color, French Quarter Rain, from my own line of paint, Cottage Nest Paints. Also, in the same room, will be an antique desk gifted to me...it needed so much work but it looks like it will be an amazing piece.
This room needs a few more furnishings to finish it out, plus art and decor...but for both bedrooms the major painting and touch-ups are complete. Next up will be the living room...
Part of what made creating this home stay so much fun was collecting and creating furnishings to accessorize the space. I love to chalk paint and have my own line of paint we sell downstairs at Nest Interiors. I particularly love adding paper products as a detail. This table I created is an old window from a house in New Orleans, cleaned and repainted with my paints "creole tomato" and "bubblegum snoball"; I added hair pin legs plus in each glass pane I decoupaged in pieces of a vintage Louisiana roadmap.
This sweet nightstand was a $15 bargain. I mixed colors "spanish moss" and "oyster" for a custom color and then did a white wash. Brand new "vintage style" hardware improved it too...the chevron paper inside; it's wrapping paper I saved!
This small 2H cabinet was gifted to me...and not in the best shape. After gluing and clamping to get it structurally secure once again, I painted it in "cotton", a bright white. …