Friday, September 5, 2008

~ The Guest Room ~

Our Guest Room is small and cozy, the daybed was the best solution for sleeping in order to keep floor space for our grand kids to play. The walls are painted a soft green and in keeping with the country cottage style we have used many home made items and re-cycled furniture.
The mirror was part of an old dresser set that was originally dark brown, we painted the mirror white and distressed it. I love the charm of this old mirror!. The ceiling light, well I just couldn't help myself to buy it when I saw it. I know its different but it caught my eye and I knew I just had to have it for my guest room. The colors of the light are green and peach, I knew I wanted to create a calm room to relax in for my company who by the way is usually my "sweet seester Margo" so of course I was off to the fabric store to find just the right vintage cottage feeling fabric I could to dress the room.

Just a little peek into the Guest Room from the hall way.
I crocheted the afghan on the bad, made the pillow, stitched the counted cross pictures,covered the lamp shade with my fabric the white milk glass lamp base was my dear Grandma's.
I love plates and so this room gave me the wall space to show them off. Notice the tie backs on the wall for the curtains. Gary made them for me he used my butter plates and added the back post and screwed them into the wall. He did a great job!
A closer look a the squirrel plate tie back .
And the baby deer plate tie back.
I love all the grown molding in my home, especially in the bedrooms it really adds charm I think. the fabric for the curtains was a great find by Gary, he and I went to the fabric store together and he came across this lovely floral print first! Good job Bub!,
The beautiful antique crochet table clothes were made by my Mom's Grandmother and an Auntie we believe. They have been in our family for years and I feel so privileged to have them in my home and that they are still in fine shape. The baskets are used to store my grand kids toys.
The little night stand in the corner I painted white and stitched the counted cross "Welcome".
Another counted cross picture I made, it just so happened to have the right colors for this room.

A closer look at these beautiful had stitched table clothes.


Gone said...

Very pretty! Comfortable and welcoming.

Cottage Rose said...

What a very Lovely bedroom. You are one Talented lady. Love all the cross stitch. Oh and the curtain tie backs, very cleaver. So much to look at for a small room, so cozy and welcoming. You and your Hubby did a great job.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your guest room is lovely. So many wonderful touches to make it cozy and welcoming.

Chris said...

Elizabeth, your room is beautiful & it does look restful. I think any guest would enjoy staying there. The ceiling light is a real find! Love it!


"Blossom" said...

Your daughter and grandaughter are so beautiful.

Your home is very welcoming
and the guest room is so inviting.

Good day,


Betty Jo said...

Elizabeth your home is beautiful. May I please ask what is that on your wall with the plates inside the squares? I love the look of that, but am not sure what you've used there. ♥