It's been really busy around here this summer. I've been tweaking and transforming a few spaces in my home.
The latest room transformation (just finished today) is the guest bedroom that I affectionately call mom's room. This is the room that my mom used to stay in before she passed away in 2010.
We have overnight guests a few times a year. Sometimes it will be a niece, my sister, or my grandkids. I'm so excited to finally have this room the way I want it.
It's also the first room you see when you walk down the small hallway. It's the only bedroom with a television. No tv's allowed in our master bedroom!
I changed the bedding which made a huge difference.
The original bedding was too contemporary for me but I bought it because Mr. Delightful really liked it. It's important to let the men in our lives have a few things they like around the house. After all, they live here too!
The bedding wasn't practical and easily snagged, especially since my little dog liked napping on the bed once in awhile. It also had to be dry cleaned.
Everything in the room I already had with the exception of:
1. Duvet cover (on sale at Pottery Barn $83.74)
2. Dust ruffle and pillow shams (Home Goods $20.00)
3. Vintage wicker baskets and luggage rack (Towne Peddler $53.00)
4. Magnetic burlap flower (Hobby Lobby $8.00)
5. Paint at Hobby Lobby ($4.00 fabric paint)
6. Folkart paint Hobby Lobby ($2.00)
7. Adding a few extra decorative pillows $60.00
Grand total for a whole room makeover $170.74
Oops! Forgot to add some of the pillows $60.00
New total = $230.74
Not bad! The best part, I used money made from my garage sale.
It really pays to re-circulate things.
See that blue throw across the bed? It was there to prevent snagging.
The critera for new bedding:
3. Doesn't snag and is super, duper soft!
4. Can be thrown in the washing machine.
The new duvet is lightweight, washable and made of cotton and very soft!
It's called Charlie Paisley and was on sale at Pottery Barn.
The white quilt on the end of the bed was something that I completely forgot about. It was stored in my Lane blanket chest.
It's from Martha Stewart and looks great at the end of the bed. Don't you just love shopping your house?
I already had the down comforter. I love the comforter because it keeps me warm in winter and cool in the summer. I know some folks say they get too hot with duvets but not me!
What do you think of the wicker baskets? I'll try them in a few places to see where they fit best. I found them for $17.00 each at a local antique mall called the Towne Peddler. I also found a really cool vintage luggage stand.
When my son or grandkids come, they always have their suitcases on the floor but not anymore! When they spend the night, I'll just move the baskets.
I just adore the storage ottoman from Target. They have a new line of products called Threshold! Shoes that are worn daily are usually stored in here and I use the ottoman to sit down and put my shoes on.
The wicker baskets work out much better on this side of the room. Of course I couldn't get rid of my canvas print "The Early Bird Gets the Worm"
A little whimsy keeps things fun!
Check out the lamp makeover! I used fabric paint on the shade and folkart paint on the base. I just added a little burlap ribbon and glued an inexpensive flower for a little bling.
So....what do you think? I know, I can tend to get very wordy and long-winded but I like to include all the little details.
Here's another cool way to temporarily transform a lampshade. I found this burlap flower and magnet at Hobby Lobby for $8.00. Well worth it and cheaper than buying a new lampshade.
Can you tell my decor is evolving into more of a cottage style?
I love this room now! A couple of years ago, we got new mattresses for our master bedroom and one for the guest room so both rooms are really comfortable.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm waiting for a vintage bathroom sign from Paula who owns Castle and Cottage Signs before the bathroom reveal.
In a couple of weeks there will be a surprise in the living room! I hope you'll drop by for another visit.