Monday, August 17, 2009

~Guest Room Re-Do~

What we did this weekend; We had these old doors that Gary salvaged from an old pine cabinet we had outside in the back yard. The cabinet was literally falling apart, I knew we could re-use some of the wood and so we began to create head boards for the guest room. (Gary come out from behind the doors. You have some sawing to do!) The top molding from the pine cabinet, all the wood was hand carved.
Lots and lots of old rusty nails.
And the head boards were created.
First let me show you what the guest room used to look like, I posted the guest room a while back. We had a trundle bed due to the space constraints. The mirror over the bed is an antique that we painted, it's so heavy about 40 pounds.

Our Grand-daughter did not like the heavy mirror above her head, although it was securely bolted in the wall.

Also when the bottom trundle was pulled out the room was very tight and no room to move. So we needed to re-arrange the room for the Grand-kids comfort.

Come on in and see the new space for the kids. I know this light-fixture is very different that's why I like it so much. I added the little crystal's, you may need to click to enlarge the photo to see the crystal's.

We pulled out the two trundle beds and put them on either side of the walls, so both the Grand-kids could have their own bed and space, they can hide their toys underneath the bed now. I used a white wash on the old pine wood, it took two coats for the color wash. The room is much more practical now.

We are ready for the Grand-kids or my Sister to come and sleep over. There are many home made items in this room, The cross stitch picture, curtains, curtain hold backs were made from butter dishes, crochet afghan's, embroidered pillow cases, chenille bear on the bed, the dollies on the antique dresser and the round pillow that matches the curtains. The good-nite sign was had made, but I bought it at one of my favorite shops in town. ( I love home-made!)

Gary did a great job making the headboards for me. The room is much simpler now and the Grand-kids are happy!.. Me too!


Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO lovin' it! Simply delightful re-do! Turned out absolutely wonderful!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The headboard turned out wonderful! You guys are so creative. The rooms is perfect now. It looks so welcoming and cozy. Love it!

Martha said...

It does look so much better -- I love twin bed bedrooms -- and yours is perfection.

Becky said...

Very charming! All of your guests will feel right at home. Great job!!

Chris said...

Oh, great job! The room looks so fresh and comfortable.

Repurposed items are so "green" transformed the room & did your part for the environment at the same time!


Connie said...

That turned out absolutely stunning and darling, sugar!!!!!! Very clever to have thought of using all that old stuff in such a way. Just lovely!

Catherine Holman said...

I'm sure the grandkids will love the room! It was so sweet of you to decorate it with them in mind.
I love it!

BECKY said...

Oh Elizabeth, The room is simply charming, and what a great upcycle of the wood!! You sure do have that "make it pretty" touch to all that you do!! I know the grandkids will love it! Who wouldn't??

Thanks for sharing!!
Love and hugs,

Melinda said...

Hi Elizabeth--
Good to hear from you.
The room looks really good!


BugnLVoe said...

Nice!!! Love it. :-)

Michelle said...

Your guest room is beautiful! I bet you are happy..


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

GREAT doors! I have been searching for some and so far nothing. It must be a fairly rare thing to find.
I must follow you to see how this all turns out! :) See you again soon!
I am off to explore some more..

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OK...I'm back and your room is wonderful. Warm and cozy and very inviting. That light fixture is SO sweet! Love it! :)
I am so glad I have discovered you!

Nancy Yoakum said...

Very, very nice and so cozy! You both did a great job! The designer and the carpenter...what a team! Love all the personal touches. Hope you have a christening of the room very soon with the love of you lives coming over to spend the night very soon at G'Ma's and G'pa's!

Smiles, Nancy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh it looks beautiful and what a lovely idea.


Hello, just wanted to leave you a commment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have great pictures too.

Best wishes

Traci said...

Good job gary and Elizabeth that guest room looks so cozy! I also love that color on the walls!! Youd idn't change it right? I have to say there is something more special about homemade stuff then just store bought! Your guests are lucky guests. Traci

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You did a great job! That room is so charming. Thanks for stopping by our little blog. It was so very nice to meet you! I'm enjoying my visit here and will come back soon. Have a nice day! Twyla

Unknown said...

Wow! What a beautiful place, great job!x

Rhondi said...

Hi Elizabeth
What a beautiful transformation of your guest room! You did a wonderful job. Anyone would be blessed to sleep in such a beautiful room.
((hugs)) Rhondi

Mami said...

Thank you for visiting my site and warmful comment.
I love such as pretty your guest room. i wish i could stay there.thanks sharing!

Have a good week end!!
see you soon.

Terry said...

Oh my gosh what a fabulous room.
I love the light fixture it is so beautiful and a real one of a kind ,oh my and the headboard,those linens,the vanity,and well I could just go on and on .
It is all so fabulous .
Elizabeth you and Gary are both so talented along with your amazing creativity.
Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos.
Blessings to you and yours.
Happy Trails

Laurie said...

Hi, I have come to visit your home away from home and enjoyed the visit. What you did to the Kids room is Great!I love all the home made things you both created. I know you both had a ball.
I will be back again if you don't mind to see more lovely pic's. Thanks for haveing me. Bye for now.

Susie Q said...

This is gorgeous!! You are such a talented duo! Great use of this cabinet and how sweet it all is!

Have a sweet weekend!

Vee said...

Simply terrific! The grands must love it now. What a great idea to recylce the old doors into something so beautiful and unique. Well done!

Barb said...

What a great re-do. I am so glad I found your blog.
Job well done.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hey you two...I am in love with your guest room re-do!!! Beautifully done. You'll have a hard time getting your guests to leave with such lovely accomodations!!!xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

The doors are a great idea!

Catharina Maria said...

Beautiful ! It is a lovely guestroom !
Love from the Netherlands Rini

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by personally to thank you for the sweet birthday wish you left Cristina and to let you know that your kindness meant the world to us both. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your gorgeous blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Stella said...

I am so intrigued by the curtain holders. How did you make them. I couldn't tell from the pictures. It all looks so inviting. Lucky grandchildren.

nannykim said...

Wow, it is nice to have a husband that has the energy and is willing to give time to do some of the things you desire!! That came out so well!! It is funny, because here again we are alike. I had a trundle bed in one of the bedrooms and I decided to separate them too! I really like the room better and I have kept them low for the grandkids who are 1 and 3. But my youngest son is living with us while he completes his last college course and he uses this room and keeps them low too--they are more like a loungy area and make the room appear a bit bigger ;-)

Love all the homey touches you did in this bedroom!! very inviting