Thursday, January 28, 2010

~Plaid & Floral a Cheery Duo "Part 2"

All done! Yep, I'm all done with the curtains and pillows "for now anyway". I'm always changing something around! I know, I know, I can never just leave any room a lone for long. I keep changing my mind. Isn't that a woman's prerogative? and it's fun to change things around. (you can click on any photo to enlarge).
I kept adding pillows and mixing patterns.
I changed the buttons from white to red on the cream pillow. I like it better.
These curtains are so much brighter. Although I liked the other ones too, but they were more muted in color and I love the brighter colors in this floral fabric . To see what the guest room used to look like with the more muted curtains just scroll down to the post "Guest Cottage Sign" from Dec. 2, 2009. (I tried to link to it but I had problems with that, I will work on learning how to link)

A few weeks ago, Gary made this photo frame for me. It has been re purposed many times it started out as a mirror and then it held plates and now it's a photo frame.
What Gary did was screw in two metal sheets into the back of the frame that I had covered in left over drop cloth fabric. I spray painted the old photo frames in white and added magnets to the backs of the photo frames. No more nails in the walls and the photo's becoming crooked on the wall. I really love how it turned out and it's a great way to display all my great niece's and nephew's photo's. . "Thanks Honey".
I love to add fringe and ribbon to plain lamp shades. I first hot glued the hanging pom pom balls and then applied the blue and white flower trim on top.
Then the red and white checked ribbon for more whimsy.
So that's the "Guest Room" for now. I did use all the 7 yards of floral, I think I have about 4.5 yards left of the plaid. I'm thinking of curtains for the office. Our office is a work in progress, one day I will show it to you.

Until we meet again may your day's be full of peace and love in your hearts.

Hugs and Smiles,


Vee said...

It's such an inviting room...created for your grandgirlies, right? Anyway, it came out beautifully, but then I can see that anything you set your mind to comes out very well! Nice idea for the photo frame and the fringe on the lampshade is a nice touch.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The lamp is adorable and I really like the color of the room. It's very serene and inviting! I get so many ideas looking at your beautiful decorating! ♥

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hello Elizabeth....

This is soooooo my style.....very much like I'd have done... I love mixing and matching fabrics. I like the way it changes things up. You've done such a beautiful job.....I'd love to be a guest.

Warm hugs,

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Elizabeth; OH my gosh,,, I love the guest room... Such wonderful colors and gorgeous fabrics.. the frame your HD built,,,, what a great idea... Thank you for stopping by... and the kind comment.. have a great day tomorrow


Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Elizabeth! The room looks wonderful! Very 'fresh' & cheery:)
Love the crown pillow! Yes, it is our perogative to change our mother said so! LOL:)
Have a great weekend!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It turned out wonderful Elizabeth! I love the fabric you used for the curtains...

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Elizabeth,

The room looks wonderful. Very inviting and cheery. I love the lamp. I may have to copy you and make one for my office!

Thanks for sharing your Guest Room with us!

~ Tracy

Carolyn said...

Great job on the guest room-the curtains are lovely and the little lamp too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth!

I just love this room! Great job! I too think plaid and floral are a charming combo! It feels warm and welcoming. The ball fringe is a fav for lampshades and capri pants!:):) I collect vintage ball fringe! Reallly!

Thanks so muh for stopping by--so pleased to meet you!


Melinda said...

The room looks spectacular!
Love the mix of patterns.
I'd like to reserve a time to come and stay. :)


Mami said...

I LOVE everything in that room. LOVELY!! thanks for sharing!!

Melanie said...

What a lovely room! Loved what you have done her. This was my first visit to your blog, but definitely NOT my last!

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

What a beautiful room Elizabeth!

Catherine Holman said...

You have the sweetest home! I love everything about this room, but the photo frame is fantastic!


Barb said...

Hi you two,

I love your new guest room. It is cheery, inviting, and just plain lovely! All of your ideas rock (can you tell I've been talking with pre-teens)?

I replied to your email several times (regarding the pillows)but I am thinking it might have gone to your spam.

Hope the foot is good!

big hugs,

CIELO said...

Hi Elizabeth, that is a very pretty room, and I love the curtains, and all the floral pillows, and oh, we have the same (or very similar) "three mirror" console; so pretty.... and yes, we have similar taste in decoration, that white crochet afghan you saw on my blog I got it at a thrift store the other day for only $3.99. It's gorgeous and after I gave it a good wash it is even prettier now... the thing is I don't know where to put it or what exactly do with it... do you lay yours on top of your bed?? ;)

Hugs, and have a great day my friend


Unknown said...

lovely room. So soothing and inviting with just the right amount of color and pattern, well done.
The combination of fabrics on the pillows is perfect!


Becky said...

Another smashing room makeover, Elizabeth! I really enjoy seeing your handiwork!

Shirleyanne said...

Just love the combination of fabric you've used. Really nicely made aswell. A beautifull room for any Guest.
Even smaller changes can make a difference like you've realised with the button colour on the cushion.

BECKY said...

It all turned out so beautifully, Elizabeth! Your special touch for sure!! LOVE the curtains!!! Really love it all!

Are you all healed up gal? Hope so! I'm getting there!!

Blessings and hugs,

Susie Q said...

Oh how pretty this is! Cheery and so welcoming! I love everything about it and that photo frame is wonderful! You two make a great team! : )
Such a beautiful job!

nannykim said...

Really cute--love the fabric. Cool idea with the magnets for the picture.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Elizabeth - it is absolutely beautiful. So warm and cozy - who wouldn't want to stay in your "guest cottage". You did an incredible job - care for some company? Many blessings, Cathy

Emma Michaels said...

Loving it!!! It looks so inviting!

Beverly said...

I love what you did with your fabrics. The curtains really show off that cheery floral and the plaid pillows are a great complement. Your guest room looks very inviting. I would love to be a guest there.

A Southern Rose said...

This room turned out so beautiful! I love the different colors and patterns that you used.

Lee Laurie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE the changes. Grass just doesn't grow under you feet!! The fabrics are so sweet and fresh. Great job!!! You keep inspiring me!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: Great JOB Gary!! That photo collage frame is fabulous!

sandy said...

It looks fantastic and I scrolled down and that sign is great! I will check out her blog.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Elizabeth, this room turned out BEAUTIFUL! I have to admit that when you showed the 2 fabrics in an earlier post I was a bit skeptical how they would look together but your vision was RIGHT ON! I likey! A lot! :)

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful room. I love these colors, I have valances out of the same material in my family room. I love your idea about combining fabrics. Lovely.

Christine said...

Hi, Elizabeth, just getting around to reading some of your lovely posts again...I've been such a bad, hit or miss blogger:O, but truly forgot what a touch you have with decorating and crochet. Your Guest Room looks So welcoming and cheerful! And how lucky your family is to receive your beautiful handmade crocheted/knitted gifts!
Will be back again to see what your busy hands are up to :D
Stay Well and Hopes for a Very Speedy Recovery on your Foot Surgery.
Have A Sunshiny Kind of Day!

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

I love the dingle berries! I am going to do the same thing.

Here is my new link:

Also.. want me to make you a button???


Every detail is wonderful!