Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Updated Guest Room

Hello and thanks for stopping by after my long disappearance. Life has been full & crazy - and will be for at least another month, but I finally managed to finish updating the guest room - a few minutes here and there. Hope you enjoy the tour and would love to hear what you think. I posted this Guest Room back in November telling you I had plans to update. Here is a picture to show the "before".

Lots of red, gold and  a big Asian theme going on - so ready for a change - so here is the after.

I changed the 4 poster bed to J's old bed, which was a yellow pine. I painted, glazed and lightly distressed it. The curtains are being blown from a nice breeze.  I love the way the finsh turned out! 

Here's a close up of the finish in all its aged, chippy make me smile finish!

I removed the door on the nightstand and gave it the same finish as the bed.  I picked up the lamp and bird frame at Kirklands. Also on the table is a piece of drift wood J found when he was around 4 years old.

The picture of my Mom is from 4 years ago, she had it taken on her 70th birthday!

Across from the bed, between the door leading in and the  bathroom door, I put this cute little slipper chair (Kirkland) and a decorator table.  Above it my "free" sunburst mirror (you can read about it here) and for the items on the table I shopped my house.

Next is the chest of drawers with the same paint treatment.  I picked up the pulls at HL at 50% off.  I see I forget to cut the tag off the curtain. Ugh!!

On one side I have this little dress form (also Kirkland's!) a mosaic jar, faux greenery and picture of my parents with my  aunt and uncle.  My Dad is the one in the back, and he and my uncle where twins.  Pretty rare for 1938.

On the other side is a picture of my parents in Las Vegas in the 70's. Funny story - this was their first trip to Vegas, my Mom, always practical , thought there might be a shortage of change in Vegas, so she took hundreds of dollars of pennies and nickles with her!  The cloche was a Christmas gift, inside I placed J's Easter picture when he was two and the Mister's baby shoes from 1966! Amazing to see how small his now size 12's where.

On the other side of the bed I moved this plant stand from the master bedroom and wrapped this plant in burlap to help fill the corner.  The sconces where a GW find last summer and the picture was from Kirkland.  Kirkland was a big help in this room make over!!!

Here is looking from the window towards the far wall.  Yes, more Kirkland pictures!
Sorry for the picture over load, but I really love how the room turned out.  The only thing left to do is hang the new fan.  I would of preferred a beautiful chandy, but this room is on the front and gets the hot Georgia sun all day - and I would not want to roast my guest!!  I hope you enjoyed the tour, I would love to hear your comments.  Thanks so much for stopping by to see me!!


I will be joining these fun parties:

Open House Party
What's It Wednesday


Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I love how it turned out! I know what you mean about the chandelier. I want one in my master bedroom but I HAVE to keep my ceiling fan! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I'm your newest follower as well. Blessings, Tammy

Maria Elena said...

The room looks beautiful! You did a great job! Very pretty!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Hi, Toni! I didn't see your contact information but wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. Here's the link so that you can access the information:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Toni! Love the new color scheme. The bed looks great ~ love the look and the painting you did to it and the other furniture.

visiting from Open House Party : )

Love Of Quilts said...

What a pretty room and I love the furniture.

Jacqueline said...

The bed turned out just fabulously! I definitely need to try a big project like that! I love your slipper chair too - alas we lost our Kirklands and that was such a fun store.

As for Mother's Day, I lost my mother 21 years ago in January and so I never have to host. My hubby and kids always make the meal. Traditionally we have had crab legs, but I looked at Costco yesterday and they were $25 a pound - hubby said that has to be because of the popularity of Deadliest Catch. I am not paying that much! I would definitely include chocolate covered strawberries, they are so sweet this time of year. Check out my post on sugared ones. If I were cooking I would probably do chicken cordon blue or something like that! Have fun.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful transformation! The painted bed and nightstand turned out wonderful. I had to laugh at your mom taking all that change to Vegas!

lynn said...

toni, your room is so beautiful! love the colors!

Amy said...

Love it all! Great colors and that picture over the bed is really pretty.