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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Guest Bedroom Dressed for Summer

I am having a ton of fun with linens for the guest bedroom.  I showed you the fabulous toile comforter that I found at Goodwill, well I just had to put it on to see how it looks.  Totally changes the room, so bright and airy.

 I made a little red check pillow to go on it,  I like to keep the beds simple for guests, not a lot to hassle with.

 When I found the comforter, I also found the bedskirt and a pair of ticking shams.  The shams are euro, so I think I will rework them and see if I can get a couple of regular pillow slips out of them.

I found the whole set for $24.69.  Gotta love it.

This is the original comforter I found at GW for $10 on 1/2 price day.  Love it and I love the plaid that I made the dust ruffle out of.  I think the combination is lovely.  I think this is my favorite, but the toile is lighter for summer.

Well I think I have another combination that might work.  I found another dust ruffle at GW the other day.  Such a fabulous red print and gathered so nice and full.  Plus $3.99 is such a bargain.

My toile comforter is reversible to a small black/cream windowpane plaid.  If I use the new dustruffle and the red check pillow, this could look really cute too.  I will have to give this a try in a couple of months.

This is so fun to change out the linens.  Such a different look with each one.

This shows the bed with the muslin dust ruffle, well today I found a much nicer eyelet one at GW and it was $3.99 too.  Now I have even more changes.  I am having so much fun.  I think a black dust ruffle would look good with the toile,what do you think?

Wonder what I will find next? lol

I am joining the following parties:

Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party 
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Saturday
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party


  1. Everything looks great Marty. I love all the mixing and matches and you find the best deals at GW.

  2. Hi Marty! Oh, the toile does look all summery although your other set is gorgeous too. You must really have some wealthy folks who give to your GW because you find the most wonderful things. We just mostly have junk at ours...I'm crying here! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Your room looks lovely! You always find the most amazing items at Goodwill! Ours are full of junk and very expensive! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. You have the best luck, Marty! I really like the toile for summer. It is fresh and crisp looking. I really love your original look for Fall and Winter though. You have lots of options now! xo Diana

  5. I love the toile, Marty, I think your house guests will be thrilled to stay in such a beautiful room.

  6. I can't believe you are finding all these great linens, Marty! I love everything you've been getting. I've seen a black and white toile bedding set online {new} with a black and white check bedskirt that looks wonderful.

  7. You are having such fun and it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Searching for things at thrift stores are so much fun. You have really gotten some great and beautiful buys!! I love each one. You can just change a way, Marty!!
    Happy Saturday.

  9. Une très belle chambre avec la toile de Jouy... sans oublier le petit dalmatien!!! (j'ai les vrais!!)
    Gros bisous

  10. I'm lovin' the toile. I think a black skirt would look good.

  11. Marty, the toile in your guest room is so very pretty! I love how you are always changing things out. I get so many good ideas from you!

  12. Layer the ruffles up Marty....a solid black with the cream or white over it shorter would be fabulous with the black toile bedding...

  13. I can't believe you find such good stuff for those prices. I want to go shopping there with you!

  14. Wowza on the price. I love both looks. I am sure it is going to perfect knowing you so I cannot wait to see.

  15. That is a great price! The room looks lovely :-)

  16. Hi darling, that's it.. I'm moving to your GW store now.. you find the greatest treasures. Love the new combination... hugs ~lynne~

  17. Both sets look great. I just love the g.w.You really scored.

  18. Can't wait to see the toile comforter with the black dust ruffle. It would really ground your bed and make a statement. Isn't it fun to change out linens? I don't mind storing at least 3-4 changes per bed, because of the holidays and seasons. It really gives a person "options" too. This room turned out beautifully! Good work, Marty

  19. Marty,
    A lighter look for summer!!! What a great change in your Guest Room! I, agree...I like the original look best. Change is a good thing! Guess we'll be seeing more in the future...bring 'em on. You are a continual source of inspiration!!!

  20. The set looks great in the room! It works well with the picture too! You have a good eye!

  21. I love toile and can't believe the deal you got- you seem to have the best luck with linens- I rarely find anything more than junk at our thrift stores.

  22. I love the toile and the red pillow you made is the perfect accent! You find such great items at your GW.

  23. Your guest room looks so comfortable and inviting. I like to toile fabric and the handy hutch for bits and pieces.

    Enjoy your Sunday.


  24. Marty,

    It looks like you are having the best time decorating the guest room. I love toile and it's a beautiful look for summer.


  25. Oh Marty I love toile. I also like to mix and match patterns. What great finds. It definitely looks perfect for summer.