Wednesday, May 16, 2007

the guest room

The pillow case ($2.00 from Ross) was my inspiration for this room makeover. Click the pic to enlarge and see the pretty colored roses and ribbon! The $5.00 oops paint was the perfect match to the quilt ($12.00), sheet set ($6.00), throw pillows ($3.00 each) and curtains ($6.00) that I found on clearance at Ross, Target and TJ Max.

A display of Miranda's musical theater memorabililia... she was Dolly in "Hello Dolly" her 8th grade year... her dance/character shoes... and the necklace and wand from her role as the Godmother in "Cinderella" her Senior year.

My collection of soft, silky vintage pillowcases. I recently found the white wicker, rose fabric lined basket for $2.00 at a thrift store. Perfect for my pillowcases. Perfect for the guest room.

I displayed one of my favorite dresses that Miranda wore as a baby on a wire dress form... the doll-size pink wardrobe was found at a thrift store filled with old doll clothes... the round floral picture was ten cents... the crocheted apron for $2.00... and the rose hat box filled with vintage aqua hats for a dollar.
A week from today my sister Ginny comes for a visit! So I keep calling it 'Ginny's room'! We will definitely be breaking in the craft room with plans to sew and scrap and create. That is, when we are not shopping!


Heidi said...

Linda, it's adorable! I love how you show how you put everything together. That's my biggest struggle--putting all my thrift store finds together without the store actually looking like a thrift store! LOL That's why I pore over blogs and magazines for inspiration. What a fun room for your guests! :)

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~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is a fabulous color! That was ooops paint? Wow!

Sandy said...

Oh, my! Another organized, cleaned up room. I love it! I went through closets last night. But that wasn't very fun.
Sandy :)

NanAZ said...

Gorgeous, as usual! See, it's not so bad when the kids move out. There are positive things that come out of it.

Can't wait to see it in person tonight!

NanAZ said...

I just realized that our guest room still has boring white walls and a mish-mash of leftover furniture with no real decorating. I've been thinking about painting walls and even furniture, but still no time to do it. I was looking at some of the great colors at Main Cottage.

I can't afford the furniture, but I can always copy the paint colors on my own furniture.

Nicole T said...

Nancy please know there is always a place to donate unwanted furature, its called Shawna nd Nicoles.

Tiff said...

Cute, cute, cute! You are getting good at the new color schemes. I can't wait to see what you and your sis create :)


Sarah and Jack said...

Gah, I think I just paid $15 for the same basket at Target. LOL

Lizzie said...

This is a sweet room.

You know, I love a twin sized bed. Something about one makes me feel very much like a little girl. Gosh, I wish we had a room to put a twin size bed in- when I catch cold, I could snuggle up in it with a favorite story and a cup of cocoa (and wish my mom would come check my fever with her lips on my forehead).

anita said...

Now that's a room I'd like to stay in! I have those same blue floral pillows from Target only they don't look as pretty in my house as they do in yours! I love the way you put colors together - it all looks great!