Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Guest Bdrm. Finished - Done - Done - Done

I am finally going to say I am done with the guest bedroom.  If you're new here, this journey started out as a way to find a place for all my antiques that were stored in the garage.  The guest bedroom was the only option, however it was a mix of boxes and things of my sons, so it all had to come out.  Next came a ton of cleaning and painting, then the fun could begin. If you missed any of the posts about how I put this room together you can see them here, here and here.  As I said, these are not normal bedroom pieces, but I love the character they are giving this room..    I've spent less than $100 for everything, and that's been spent on 2 changes of bed linens, one for summer and one for winter and the drapes, everything else I had, just shopped the house.

The last large antique in the garage was this lawyers bookcase, so in it came and found a home.

 The bookcase fits well on the wall across from the bed and still leaves about 3 feet at the foot of the bed, so for a small room, I've managed to put a lot in here and you can still walk around.

 Continuing with my pledge to find a home for everything or get rid of it, this hunt scene pic found a home above the chair.

 The brass bedwarmer hangs between the bookcase and the butter churn.

The top of the bookcase holds an antique Kitchen clock, my newest dog find and a silver and leather trophy champagne bucket.

The first shelf continues the hunt theme of the room.

The second shelf has a few more dog things and some old books.  A few 1st place ribbons are on display also.

Some more books and two of my antique scales.

The bottom shelf has some of my dad's tools, and my grandmothers butter mold.

Behind the door there is enough wall space to hang this lovely dog pic.

I love it, but this is the only place it would go.  (When guests close the door they will be surprised with a lovely picture.)

I borrowed a few things from the hossier for the bookcase and closed one of the doors so you  won't hit your head as you get into bed.  So this is the look of this side of the room as you enter for now. lol  (Hopefully it won't change for a while.)

The dough table work great for the nightstand on this side.

The hoosier is the attention piece in the room.  I really do like this piece and it can be used as a desk for a guest if they need one.  

The work surface slides out to make a large work area, just pull up the chair from across the room and you have a super desk.

Actually the Hoosier is a really versatile piece as a desk.  If they don't want the big work surface, there are two cutting boards that pull out.  A small one on this side - 

 or a larger one on this side.

The riding hat and my little Honey Bunch book add interest to this side of the upper cabinet of the Hoosier.

Again, I added just a few things to the work surface, I wanted to leave enough room for a book or night time snack for my guests.

  Nice to have all the antiques out of the garage and find a home for them.

One last thing that I think will work, I decided to add my mom's quilt rack.

 Perfect to hold a lightweight black shawl or a small quilt to cover up when taking a nap, plus the top can be used as a luggage rack.

 I think that is about all I can put in this room and still leave enough space for two people to easily move around.  I want this to be a comfortable place for my guests.

This bedroom is next door to the hall bath and at the opposite end of the house from the master, so guests have as much privacy as possible for a small house.

Now to finish cleaning out a ton more boxes and purging.  The only large antique piece left is a Camelback Trunk and that is going to my granddaughter.  Hopefully I can get my car in the garage soon.  

I am linking to the following parties:
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Kimmie at Sugar and Dots for What I Whipped Up Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Michele at Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki at The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace At Home
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  1. Guest room looks so cozy and cute Marty! I love your vintage touches too! Great bedding as well. Hope all is well with you!

  2. Marty,
    Amazing!!! Wonderful transformation! Comfortable and pleasing to the eye!!! The process may have taken time...but the outcome is spectacular!!!

  3. That is gorgeous Marty. The dog picture behind the door is SO SWEET, they are looking at the door like they "Hear Someone Coming"! LOVE IT! The Hoosier cabinet is wonderful in there. I never thought of that and IT'S PERFECT. The cutting boards left and right look like they are for Lefties&Right handed guests. Every Detail is to "Your Perfection"! I'm packing my bag RIGHT NOW! You DO REALIZE No Guest is going to want to leave!!!
    Big Hugs to you,

  4. The room looks beautiful with so many fun things to look at. I love the toile and dog art!

  5. I love your guest bedroom Marty, I was so into those antiques a few years ago, you sure have great ones. I'm so loven the toile bedset too!

  6. Just lovely, Marty. It feels warm and welcoming and personal. I love it...

  7. Oh, Marty! This is my new favorite room in your house! I can't think of any room more cozy than this one. That frame around the dog picture behind the door just took my breath away. It's lovely. I also love the theme of the room; hunting scenes are so relaxing and such lovely colors, too. My favorite piece of furniture is the hoosier, of course. So versatile and beautiful to look at. The quilt rack and kitchen clock are wonderful pieces and look so perfect in the room. Great job, Marty.

  8. Marty,

    Your room turned out just lovely! Everything you did looks wonderful!

  9. Marty - mission accomplished! Isn't it a great feeling to finish a project? You have so many wonderful things that your guests will never be bored looking at all of them. Great job - love that hoosier!

  10. Marty, Your guest room looks so lovely and welcoming! ~Tammy~

  11. Marty - mission accomplished! Isn't it a great feeling to finish a project? You have so many wonderful things that your guests will never be bored looking at all of them. Great job - love that hoosier!

  12. I love it! Look at all those kitchen pieces looking right at home in a bedroom!? Love that butter churn. The picture above the bed looks like it is a headboard. Great job as always.

  13. Marty,

    Your room looks so cozy. You have a nice antique collection too!

  14. You have the exact same hoosier I have! The workspace on mine doesn't slide out and I'm a little baffled at how that works?? Love all of your antique collection, you've done a great job of working it all together!!

  15. That room turned out exquistitly...I can't spell it, but you know what I mean! I love it all!! You sure waited long enough for it!! Enjoy!

  16. I'd like to make a reservation please. :)

    In the 11th hour we found a home that we liked and our offer was accepted. Praise Jesus. It has sat vacant for 2 years and a bit dusty. We pick up the keys on the 22nd and a catered lunch for a bucket brigade is planned.

    Thank you for all your love and support.

  17. Marty. I love love your guest room. You have so many fabulous things. I am crazy about the hunting hat. Thanks for sharing.

  18. The room looks wonderful! I so love your lawyer bookcase and all your antiques on display - just lovely :)

  19. Marty - what a lovely room - everything fits together so beautifully!

  20. It looks fabulous Marty.. every item adds interest and coziness.. well done, indeed.. anyone would love to be a guest in that room.

  21. I love antiquesand you have some great ones Marty! Good work fitting them in the guest room!

  22. Oh Marty you know I'm in antique heaven right now..It's just lovely my dear friend..I would love to take a nap in there..How special to have your Mom's quilt rack sighs..
    Love it all..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

  23. Wow! This looks great. I love the hoosier cabinet. That one is so pretty and very useful. I think your guests will really enjoy this room. It's so interesting and full of great stuff. My very favorite thing is the bed warmer. Now that is some piece! Very neat!

  24. This looks great. I'm so impressed that you did everything for so little money.

  25. I love the Hoosier as a side table.

  26. Oooh Marty, I'd love to spend time in your delightful guest room, surrounded by wonderful things - what a delight!
    Rose H

  27. Comfy and cozy,your company will love it.Is there an easy secret you have to joining so many parties Marty?I see you join quit a few. Hugs and blessings Denise

  28. You did a great job in this room, Marty! I love that you used pieces you already had and managed to make it work. Love that hoosier cabinet ~ so versatile with the desk area that folds up.

  29. Wow! I love all the special things you've incorporated into the room. What a wonderful place to stay!

  30. How beautiful. I love all the antique wood pieces, especially the bookcase. What a wonderful place for guests to stay.

  31. Oh it all looks soo beautiful . What a wonderful job ! Have a good day !

  32. Beautifully done. Love the pieces you have chosen.

  33. Very nicely done Marty! Such a beautiful space.

  34. Your completed room is lovely, Marty. I just started on my guest room yesterday. It has gotten messy and I have decided that I just need to get in there and take care of business! Your beautiful room will be my inspiration!

  35. I love that dog picture behind the door. Your whole theme is lovely.

  36. Marty - your guest room is such a charming, inviting and cozy space. You did a wonderful job of pulling everything together!

  37. What a room full of treasures. I think I could take all day in there to look around at all of the goodies. Love how you used that dough table, absolutely perfect for a nightstand!

  38. Your guest room really looks nice, Marty! You've done such a great job on it. You have a lot in it but you room doesn't look crowded and everything just goes together.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  39. Your gusts will love this beautiful room! I also have a Hoosier cabinet and currently use it in my daughters room for a desk/ art center....they are such versatile piece!

  40. Can I book a reservation????? The room is fabulous! I love the desk area/piece. I like to sit to apply my make-up and this is the PERFECT spot for your guests! AND, you have a lamp there so that is an added asset! Love it all and so glad your treasures are OUT of the garage and displayed so you can enjoy them! XO, Pinky

  41. Lovely room. Should I book my room now as your next guest?

    - The Tablescaper

  42. This is the most charming room. I love it so much. You put it together so well,and even with a theme. Wouldn't mind being a guest in here. :)

  43. Marty, what a lovely room to store your antiques; I'm sure there are so many conversation pieces! I've always had a soft spot for barrister bookcases!! So English and it goes well with your toile bed spread!

  44. Marty,
    What a great room! Everything looks just perfect!
    A few things that really made me gasp is the hoosier, the butter churn and the dough table!! What fantastic pieces and so much better to have them in this stunning room rather than in the garage!
    Thanks too for hosting each and every week!


  45. Marty,
    Your guest room is beautiful. I love your Hoosier cabinet. What a wonderful space for your guests.

  46. Marty your guestroom looks great! I love the Silhouettes, the toile bedding and all the special antiques you have incorporated into the room!

  47. Wow,Marty!I have really enjoyed all the step by step decorative accents and touches you have added to this room and made it so special, warm and cozy! Your guests may not want to leave such a delightful room:)The butter churn corner vignette along with the beautiful bed warmer is my favorite corner. The hoosier-desk is the perfect addition in this room...love that! And of course, your gorgeous bedding steals the show.Enjoyed the transformation! Have a lovely evening!hugs,Poppy

  48. Marty, I love what you did with your guest room. What a wonderful look with the repetition of the antique treasures and hunt themes. And this is not storage, it is use of the pieces. No professional decorator could have done better, and your room is chock full of memories for you. Great job!

  49. Marty! WOW! It's been fun to follow your progress on this room, and now just look at the space you've created! You've made everything tie together beautifully. The room has a lot in it, but it doesn't look crowded. Most of all, it looks like it'll be very comfortable for your guests. In fact, I can imagine that seeing this post is going to make a lot of people wish they could come visit you and stay in that beautiful room. :)

    Thank you so much for joining me for Grace at Home! I really appreciate it!

  50. I love seeing all the antiques - what fun! I only hope someday I'll have a lovely collection too. Your guest room looks like a wonderful place for a visitor to stay. :)

  51. I loved looking around this bedroom, Marty! All of the antiques are gorgeous and it was like going through time! You've put everything together so well and it's such an inviting space. Well done! :)

  52. I love all the antiques on display. What a beautiful bedroom!

  53. Stopping by via Kelly's Korner today!

    Love your bedroom colors and antiques. You've really put together a warm and comfortable space!

  54. Marty, I just LOVE this room! It's so warm and inviting-you've really put it together well!

  55. Wow Marty! You did a beautiful job in this room. You have a lot of really wonderful old furniture pieces in here. I think it turned out very invinting for guest! Beautiful redo! Thanks for joining TTF and have a great day!

  56. Beautiful! That Hoosier cupboard works well there. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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