Thursday, April 21, 2011

Guest Bedroom Reveal

It’s finished!  After moving my sewing area, I was finally able to turn our extra bedroom into something that I love.  I just put the finishing touches in place earlier today.  Sorry for the quality of my pics.  It was very cloudy today.

I love this vintage bed!  It is on wheels and is a little higher so there’s plenty of storage room underneath.  And best of all……it was FREE!

That’s an old architectural piece above.  It came from my Mother’s.  I just found the little oil painted landscape this week at a thrift store.  $3.00!

My not so impressive collection of cream colored vintage purses.  All three of them!  I won’t pay over about $6.00 so it may take awhile to collect more.  The lamp and shade….thrift store.  I recovered the shade and painted the brass bottom on the lamp.  The mannequin was one of my splurges.  I have so much fun with all of my “girls.”

All I had to do to this lamp shade was add the little flower.  I used a floor lamp that I already had.

I made the slipcover to use on an old vintage chair that I had.  The basket holds what few vintage linens that I own.


Almost the entire wall to the left of the bed is glass.  It is VERY expensive to cover!  What started out as “make do,” I now actually love.  Shabby Chic sheets from Target, cream colored drapes in the middle.  The valance is actually an old vintage piece of fabric that I found last year for $5.00.   I added the ruffle.  Everything is clipped on at the top.  For added privacy, I strung super cheapo sheers from Wal-Mart on a wire and hung them behind my make do drapes.

The valance wasn’t quite long enough, so I hid the shortage with vintage baby clothing and such.

Going on around the room, this is my corner unit.  It’s actually a computer desk.  The bottom opens and it has a fold out shelf for the keyboard.  Those bowls…….what can I say, I needed a place for cat food that Molly couldn’t reach. 

On the wall opposite the bed is my vintage bench that I shared with everyone awhile back.

Boy, that wall looks plain doesn’t it?  I guess I won’t hang anything there unless I just happen to find something I can’t live without. 

And finally, the wall to the right of the bed.

So that’s it.  My little slice of whimsy!  If I find something or maybe create something a little quirky and silly……this is the room where it finds a home.  

Sorry about the quality of the pictures.  I did the best that I could in Photo Shop.  I just need a new camera.  Which I could probably afford if I would stop redecorating.  :)  Oh well…..

Have a beautiful and happy Easter!


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  1. I love the walls in this room, Denise! Everything is so charming; love the bed and the quilt on it. I'd like to reserve for Memorial Day weekend. : ) Happy Easter!

  2. What an incredibly beautiful room. I love the shabby chic features. The chandelier is gorgeous. I saw you over at "At the Picket Fence" and had to stop by to check out your blog. I just love it and am now your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  3. I love it! I had a special room and I too would fill it with my whimsical Girly Girl stuff... but right now with the economy so bad here we have taken in a tenant, there went my room. I still have my studio/ office so not so bad. Had to give you a shout out and tell you what a great job you did! oxox, Diane

  4. Fun, feminine, fantastic! Love it, every tiny inch is pure delight. I adore the texture on the wall above the bed too. Have a happy Easter!

  5. I don't think I'd ever come out if I were staying there...haha! So many wonderful things to look at and enjoy :)

  6. Hi Denise,

    That room is sooooo cozy...when can I come? I could sit there and just look for hours....kind of like my studio...tee hee :-) I love the chair slipcover so much and of course the dress forms are a weakness of mine too. The bed reminds me of a bed one of my Aunts had when I was a child that had a feather mattress on it!

    Thomas and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary this past Monday...I've posted a few cards I've made. I'm finally coming out of my shell a bit...I'm a Cancer you know? We move sooooo slow...I finally feel settled in my new home and feel like I can pursue my art more will evolve just like everything else in life.

    Pink Sparkles for your day,
    Stephanie ♥

  7. Wow - it looks amazing! i absolutley love the brick wall! So much charm it brings to the room. You can tell you paid attention to every detail! xoox, tracie

  8. It's so pretty I love it. My favorite is the chair.

  9. I'd be honored to stay in your guest room ~ wow! Found you through VIF, love the transformation and your ingenuity. Happy Easter!


  10. Your room makeover looks just Wonderful, over the top yummy, what a great job! Hoppy Easter, Hugs Marilou

  11. What a great bed! Did you have to paint it or did it come already the perfect creamy white? This whole room is very whimsical! You have such a knack for putting together vignettes. I was taking photos today too of my Easter stuff and it was difficult. I waited for slight increases of light. Took forever to get all my photos done.

  12. I love everything about the room!! It is fabulous for sure!! And I love the little still-lifes that surround your space. Beautiful!
    My fav about the whole room is the wall behind the bed!!! Was the brick actually always there? It is a fabulous treatment!!
    Love it all

  13. This is beautiful! You have a lovely guest room with all of the shabby chic touches it is so charming. I love the faux brick wall, the mannequin, and the curtains. You did a great job on this. Have a lovely Easter! Thanks for linking it up!

  14. When is the next "vacancy"?? Your guests will never want to leave this room -- absolutely charming!

  15. Great job ! I'm thinking of re-doing my guest bedroom , and I am looking for ideas that won't cost me money. You room is just chauked full of neat ideas .

  16. OHMYGOSH!! I just LOVE your blog~this guest room is amazing..and I've been perusing other posts and just drooling over all your wonderful vignettes. You've inspired me to get out more stuff, more color and more whimsy!!
    Tracy Porter would be SO PROUD of you!! ;-)

  17. Thanks for visiting and leaving sweet comments! I really like your blog and your decorating style!

  18. What a sweet charming room! So many thoughtful, wonderful touches! Love the shabby painted pieces and your slipcovered chair! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  19. It is so darling! I love how there is so much for the eye to see and yet it all looks completely cohesive! Love that vintage fabric and I especially like the lamp beside the bed that you painted and covered the shade. Just adorable!

  20. beautiful - love the quilt on the bed, fabric rosettes on the lamp shade - shabby chic look - great - Deanna -

  21. What an absolutely incredible space!!! I mean, just chock full of eye candy every where you look and you must so enjoy it. Thank you so much for linking up this week to Inspiration Friday! :-)

  22. Soooooooooooooo pretty! Your room came out wonderfuly! My favorite thing was the slipcovered chair. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  23. The wall behind the bed is so neat! And that bed! Just gorgeous, love your slipcover too, it's all so pretty.


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