Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teacup Guest Room

 I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! My Monday Post! tee hehe
We had a very busy weekend Gary and I attended "A Celebration the life" for two very special ladies who now live in heaven. My Aunt who passed away at 99.5 years of life and a dear family friend at the age of 103. We will miss them dearly.

 During our construction period we had the door closed off into the room that would become our guest room and had it moved into what would become the hallway. You can see to your left where the light is shining through was the original doorway and to your right the framing of the hallway and new doorway. Before as you entered the house you could see straight down the hall into the master bedroom and into the room that is now the guest room.
So closing off the doorway and adding a hallway was our solution from privacy.
 The green wall you see was the color of the previous room, also you can see the framing of the archway and the new doorway to the guest room.
 Walls during the mudding process. Notice to your left the doorway is now gone. It took three days for the mud to dry.
 You can see the front door and how the view is now with the wall.
 After construction, see the new door to your right to the guest room the door to your left is our guest coat closet. 
 We had all new doors and hardware installed, trim and moldings too.
 A home made heart that I made hangs on the door to welcome our guest and to show them they are loved.
 Lets go in.....
 The room is a standard 10x10 that holds a full size bed nicely. The dresser I refinished with Annie Slone paint, the dust ruffle is from Country Curtains, the quilt along with the pillows behind the bed that match the quilt I made, also the  red and white bed throw I made.  The red and white checked bolster my sister made for me.  Makes for a cozy warm bed.
 Before picture.
The had made Guest Cottage sign was designed by "Castle and Cottage Signs".

 On top of the dresser is a vintage radio my sister n law gave to me (I love it)
 A little flower to brighten up the most gloomy day and little tea cup. Do you see the little frog, I never take my decorating to seriously so why not have fun and throw in a little whimsy.

 The night stand I used a white wash paint on. I purchased the  red lamp shade and added the blue and white flower trim. You all know me I love to have fun with my decorating.
 Under the side table there are magazine's and a candle, you never know when the electricity is going to go out!..
 On top of the side table we have a few vintage items, a sliver bed warmer (that's a bit tarnished) and a sliver dish that I have one of my tea cups in...Also one of my favorite magazine "Cottage Journal".

 The Cottage Journal is such a beautiful magazine, I really enjoy reading it, if you have not yet picked up this sweet little beauty of a read you really must...I know you are going to love it as much as I do!
 Gary and I choose to have carpet installed in the guest room.

 My beloved tea cups are now in the guest room. Remember in the "old" house I had them in the sitting room in my master bedroom. No room in the new master so the guest room was the place for them to shine.
 I have two chairs in the room for our guests, if you are like "Gary" you can throw their cloths on it (hehehe) or  if you are like me sit a spell look at the teacups while looking through a magazine.
 The embroidered pillow on the chair my sister and I made. My sister did all the  hand embroidery and I made the pillow. This was for our 20th anniversary 18 years ago.
The wall the counted cross stitch is hanging on is where the original doorway was, you see now where the new doorway is to your left.
 The counted cross picture was stitched by me way back in 2002 when I didn't need glasses (tee hehe)
 Oh how I adore my teacups! each and everyone of these sweet little babies just makes my heart sing  a little off beat.

A tiny peek into my teacup world.
 Up top of the teacup hutch is none other than a teapot lamp...hand crafted by Penny from "The Comforts of Home" I love this so much!. The cross stitch Sweet Dreams I found while shopping in a vintage antique shop and the little brown bunny my grands gave to me for a Mothers day a few years back (Mr. Bunny smells like chocolate ~ really he does )

 The vintage chandelier  I brought with me from our "old" house circa 1930.
 Here's a before shot of the bedroom wall before the doorway was put on the right.

 We love the new door way, its actually make the room feel bigger.
 Another shot of the chandelier, it sure give a nice glow in the room. I took the pictures during the day, I wish you could see it at night its so pretty.

 I know many of us really love our too..
 After photo
 Before photo
 Home is where the Heart is pillow just seems fitting for the guest room and hey, its the name of our Blog so I had to have it ;)
 The walls are painted Cozy Cottage, I use this color a lot its a very netrual soft creamy yellow. I really love it.
 And more pillows!!!
 Before shot of the closet wall.
 After with new doors and trim.

Whew!!! that was a long post, I need to sit down!

Enjoy your week and I will be visiting you soon!

Joining in with the following Blog Parties:

Susan-Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday 

Kathryn-The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday

Brenda-Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday

Marty-A Stroll Thru Life Inspire me Tuesday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday 

Jann-Have a Daily cup of Mrs. Olson Share Your Cup Thursday

Alison-Nancherrow Life at our House Fridays Unfolded 

Courtney-French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Nancy-A Joyful Cottage Every Room in the House Party -Once a Month


La Petite Gallery said...

That really came out beautiful. I also love gingham checks.
Enjoy the labor of your house.
Wishing you a long life
and happiness.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,
What a transformation and how much the placing of another door changes everything.
Very comfy room for your guests to stay at.
How much you must enjoy living in your new place after so much hard work.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I remember your post about the hallway addition. What a smart idea it was! The guest room is so cozy and it has great cottage appeal! Love all the details- you are a talented seamstress! I like those plantation window blinds- perfect touch!

Diane said...

Wonderful transformations!! I am madly in love with your quilt and dust ruffle - so bright and cheerful!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Very nice / love your quilt! :)

Jocelyn said...

The Guest room looks fabulous!! What a beautiful transformation. Can you tell me where your found the Guest Cottage sign above the bed??

Marissa said...

Oh I love this..
In fact, I love your whole house.
Beautiful transformation..
can't wait to see your next project.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a warm and cozy space you've made for your guests! Very nice!

Betty said...

I love what you have done to the house. The teacup guest room is so pretty. Love the reds.

Pammy Sue said...

The guest room is just beautiful! Love all the touches of red, and especially that lampshade you trimmed with the blue and white flowers. Such a nice touch. You did a wonderful job, and I always love seeing your rooms and reading about everything in them.

Melinda said...

I would like to make a reservation please. :)
It would be fun to stay here!

M :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening Elizabeth! It is very nice to meet you and see how you have added to your cottage. My husband and I have been married for 32 years and we are enjoying our home of 18 years here in Minneapolis. Three years ago, we finally were able to add two lovely rooms to our brick cottage and also had an arched opening constructed to enter into our new great room with a vaulted ceiling. Isn't it fun to see the before and after pics!

Thank you kindly for coming to visit tonight! Modesto, California? I am originally from L.A.!

Karie said...

Oh, Elizabeth, that room is beautiful. Love the red. . It just looks so cozy and sweet. Your tea cup collection is beautiful. You know, you are the one that inspired me to collect little 3 legged cups. Ya, now I just collect the 3 legged ones. Amazingly, I have found some beautiful ones, at reasonable prices. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful talents, love visiting you. Have a wonderful day, Hugs, Karie

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth. Your guest room is so inviting. Cheerful and charming. I love your teacup collection and the cabinet you have used for display. Lots of nice touches. I'd love it if you'd come and share your guest room at Every Room In The House. We're partying in the guest room this month, and your room would be great inspiration. Here's the link:
I hope you'll join us. ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

ANNE said...

Very pretty! I love that archway!! Your guest room is so inviting, and what a difference a coat of paint makes...


lil red hen said...

Oh my! Such a beautiful and inviting room! And your tea cup collection is gorgeous!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Elizabeth, I love this room! The colors are so soothing and your quilt and throw are fabulous! What an amazing teacup collection! I want that guest cottage sign. lol! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. You will be featured this week.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth. Stopping by to tell you I'll be featuring your charming guest room at the July Every Room In The House Party. Thanks for sharing. xxx~ Nancy