Friday, July 27, 2012

Guest Bedroom Update

The first of the year, hubby and I decided to update this bedroom and sold my high school furniture on Craig’s List.  I was thrilled to have the golden oak furniture out of the house and knew a trip to Home Goods was in my future.

Well, it has been a work in progress over the months but it is complete now and here is a bit of the process.

First, we needed to get a new queen mattress and a headboard.  Years ago, Mike (hubby), made our older two daughters’ headboards.  They were only for full beds but I loved how the looked.  I asked Mike if he could just add another piece of molding around the headboard and make it a full.  He said that would work and he headed to Lowe’s.  The molding and a new coat of paint made a perfect new headboard and the cost was minimal.

Take a look
close up

I painted the walls Valspar Silver Leaf, which is a gray with blue tones.  So with this blank canvas, Mike and I headed to Home Goods.  It was one of those days where everything came together and I found just what I wanted.  My parents were with us and I think my dad thought I was crazed shopper!
We bought a lamp,bedding,  cabinet, pillow and  picture and later found the curtains and another lamp at Pier One.   The picture was the “inspiration” and all the colors came from it.  I spotted it first thing.

close up of picture



The bedding:
headboard

The yellow piece was a gift years ago from my Mom, I spray painted yellow for a craft room and decided to move it into this room.  I had the table from the same craft room and all the milk glass.

This is my favorite corner:
corner

The ladder was from the family room, antique quilts made by a relative probably 70 years ago, wicker chair I have had for several years.  The cabinet came from Home Goods and I loved the color.  The ceiling tiles I found in a local antique store.  I couldn’t believe my luck, the colors were perfect.  I was only going to buy one but Paige talked me into two.  She was so right.


The last purchase – curtains from Pier One.
curtains and picture
I am thrilled with the redo, this room is so “me”.

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23 comments:

  1. I LOVE that turquoise display table thing! It fits perfect in the room and I love the color! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello!

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    1. Me, too! And the lamps. And the pillow! That'd be my fave corner, too!

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  2. What did you to the wall hangings on the favorite corner? They look so cool!!!!!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the colors you used and all the personal touches you added through your shopping! :)

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  4. Just let me know when I can book a weekend in the guest room because it's so beautiful!

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  5. So pretty! I really liked the before one as well! You are very good decorating!

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  6. That is gorgeous Lori - so inspiring!!!

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  7. Everything looks great! What a great redo!

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  8. Wow, it really came together! I have been looking for my decorating mo-jo for the last few years. I really wish it would come back!

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  9. Beautiful room - love the colors and accessories!

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  10. I very beautiful, serene room. I lack the decorating gene, but I can admire!

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  11. ohhhh this is lovely! I especially love the yellow piece and the curtains. Beautiful

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  12. What a fresh, calm, lovely room! So inviting! You have a wonderful eye for putting together all the right details.

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  13. Such beautiful and relaxing colours! I especially love the green in the "quilt corner"

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  14. What a beautiful remodel, so peaceful and serene.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love your color palette, and all of the accessories make it so interesting.

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  16. What a sweet guest room! I love your choices for color and pattern. (Especially the drapes.) And how fun to have actual family heirloom quilts to display--they totally make the room!

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  17. Now that I've moved my sewing room, I have the "old sewing room" to redo. You've given me some good ideas!

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  18. I would love to sleep in that room. It's like a Bed&Breakfast.

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  19. Love the turquoise cabinet! I just found a small table my husband stashed in the basement (trash picked no doubt) that I was going to paint turqouise for a pop of color in my bedroom. The room turned out lovely.

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  20. LOVE this! Hope you can link them up at my trendy tuesday party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/07/trendy-tuesday-10.html

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  21. I love all the turquoise, especially in the ceiling tiles and lamp. You are making me want to sew a pair of turquoise jeans. All I have to do is, first, learn how to sew jeans. But definitely the abundant turquoise in this room is inspiring my fashion sewing!

    Thanks.

    Laurel

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  22. It lools so fresh and pretty! The headboard is really, really cool...nice job Mike
    . Colors are so you!
    Let me know when I get to be your guest!

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