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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Guest Bedroom Remodel

This is the last of my looking back series that I started before Thanksgiving.  I thought I better finish it before the year is over.

I don't think we all realize just how much we do until we stop and look back over the last year.  I did a lot and it really didn't seem like it at the time, but I am so thrilled with everything that was accomplished.  I've already shown you all the changes in the Family Room here, Living Room here, Master Bedroom here, and all the storage, purging and organizing here.  I think the biggest project was the Guest Bedroom.  It had been a storage space for some of my son's stuff for the last few years, so when he found a house and took all of his things, it needed to be completely redone.

First up was to give the room a good cleaning, shampoo the carpet and then paint.  I picked out a soft camel colored beige (Fioli Antique Lace from Lowes)  The room already looked 100 % better.

I had some leftover fabric from making the familyroom drapes and it was just enough to do two simple lined panels for the window.  This is a small room, so I loved that the panels were in the same color family as the paint and just blended into the wall.

The bed was put in place and some new linens were purchased.

I found this comforter at Goodwill and bought the plaid fabric and made the dust ruffle.  I like the two patterns together.

Starting to shape up.  Now I know that the hosier and kitchen work table aren't supposed to be in a bedroom, but I didn't have any place to use them, so I decided to make them work.  I decorated the room with a hunt theme.

My antique toy horse and some riding  accessories for the top of the hosier.

The kitchen worktable makes a great nightstand on the other side of the bed.  More antiques were unpacked and used to decorate with.

I found some more bedding at Goodwill that will work for a great change, so of course it jumped in my basket.  A beautiful toile comforter and toile dust ruffle.  Love the black and red, plus I also found a new lamp for the hosier.

The toile comforter reverses to checks, this is fun too.

Great summer look to change the room up a bit.

At the foot of the bed I placed my antique butter churn in the corner.  Next to it is the lawyers bookcase with a lot of my dad's antique woodworking tools.  A chair and it's done.

When my son called to say that he would be coming down from Oregon to work for several months and could stay with us, I needed to make a more comfortable work area.  The top on the hosier pulls out to make a spacious desk area and a trip to Goodwill again for a nice comfy office chair was just what I needed.

While I was at Goodwill, I saw that they had all of their TV"s on sale for $1.  Now who in the world ever heard of a dollar TV.  I wanted a flat screen to go on top of the bookcase, however for $1, this 20" one was practically new and just the right size to sit on the butter churn.  Perfect for now so he will have his own TV.

It was wonderful to get all the antique pieces out of storage and into use and I think the room turned out great.  Totally unexpected and so fun.

I think this is the last project for quite some time., now I am just going to enjoy everything for a while.

I am joining the following parties:
      Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
     Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
      Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
     Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
      Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase
    Thrifty Decor Chic for Before and After Monday
     Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
     Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday


  1. Just stumbled across your blog and, might I add, am so glad I did! Your home is beautiful! Inlook forward to seeing many more lovely pics! x

  2. I love that you are using the Hoosier in the bedroom! And the comforters that you found are Goodwill are perfect. Your re-do turned out great!

  3. I think that hoosier cabinet is PERFECT in the guest room. When I am a guest I am always looking for a spot to sit and do my make-up and this would be perfect! Especially with the lamp right there! I love all of your antiques and the bedding is beautiful. $1.00 for a TV!!!??? Now that was a STEAL:):) XO, Pinky

  4. Hi Marty, Your guest room is lovely and the Hoosier cabinet works beautifully in there. A $1.00TV...wow! Hugs, Sherry

  5. Doesn't it feel good to get a room cleared and remodelled? Looking back over the year....you have done so much to the house! What on earth are you going to do with your time next year?! Joan

  6. Your guest room turned out lovely, pretty and cozy..who wouldn't want to be a guest at your gorgeous home, so lovingly decorated. Big hugs,

  7. You did such a great job on your guest room. And I remember that you did it for a song! It's so comfortable and cozy looking!

  8. Wow Marty, what a great job. I can tell you put a lot of work in! Looks so cozy and inviting! :)

  9. Great job. I'd love to be your guest.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Marty- I think the Hooiser works great in the bedroom. It looks wonderful -you sure keep busy with all you do with your home! xo Diana

  11. I'll be arriving next week to settle in for a week or two! ;-)

  12. You did a great job! I've only been to Goodwill once, I think I need to do a better job of searching thru what they have!

  13. Marty,
    Your make~over using heirlooms and vintage pieces is stunning! The use of different coverlets lets you go from Season ~to ~Season quite nicely!!! Your "hunting" theme compliments your linens and furniture! Thank you for the reminder that we do a great amount of changes throughout the year in our homes!!! Now, I need to see exactly what I accomplished!!!

  14. Hi Marty,
    You've done a great job creating such a pretty guest room.


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