Friday, June 18, 2010

The guest room is done...

and has passed muster with Jessie and Dan overnight, and again with Brenda, so I guess it's good to go!

I found the bedding at TJ Maxx...nice...simple and white. I don't have stock in TJ Maxx but I should. You can get such wonderful stuff there for a great price. The headboard is from a bed that belonged to my great grandmother. I have the rest of the bed, but the rails and footboard don't seem to want to stay in place. So, we attached the headboard to the wall and just used a metal bedframe to hold the mattress and springs.

The lamps and tables are vintage and came from that great Pontiac store, Old City Hall Shoppes. ;o) Stop by if you need similar items at your house...we'll be happy to help you out. The chair is from Pier One. The artwork is some that I bought at the farmer's market in Hilo, HI. 

 The colors in the room came from the art.

I really like how this window over the stairwell turned out. At night if you leave the stair light on, it's like having a little night light in this room. Very cozy. Our house has had quite a bit of remodeling done on it before we came, so I don't feel the need for true restoration (it's too far gone for that) and can just renovate...adding quirky things if we want, and staying within the spirit of a folk victorian.

6 comments:

Dot said...

It makes me wish I lived away...so I could come and stay with you. LOL It turned out so beautiful!

pedalpower said...

hehe. You can come stay with me anytime Peggy...you can walk over!

Kylie said...

Well... very nice! Personally I love the bedding from Tj Maxx!! :):)

Judy said...

Wow, that turned out great!

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Beautiful guest room!!! I wish our bedroom looked that nice! And did I spot a sewing machine table there, that might have been redone? Very nice!

And I think it was you (I think it was you, right???) that I was going to tell you when the garden walk was in St. Joseph? I am so sorry - I forgot!!! It ended up to be the same weekend our dtr graduated from college (May 22), so I had just put it out of my mind, and it was a tough choice! (smile!)

I am off for the summer so am finally catching up on my blog reading!

Have a great day!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane

ps-the word to write in is my dtrs name!!! weird!!!

pedalpower said...

Yup, that was me Diane! Maybe next year I will get to go do the garden walk. This year my son got married on June 12, so we were swamped with things to do right up until then. I haven't been to the lake yet this year :(
My folks are up there right now...I'm jealous!