Monday, August 17, 2015

Guest Bedroom

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, when we moved into our new/old house almost a year ago, I really thought I would have shown you more rooms by now. Life has been busy and wonderful at the same time and I just don't have all of my rooms ready yet! :) But I do have the guest bedroom almost ready. Ready enough to show you today. Since I'm going to show it to you, I'm going to show it to you good so you get all comfy, 'k?
  This is a really small little bedroom but so sweet. The window looks over the front yard and originally this was going to my sewing room. But I thought, hey, this is my house and I'll take the bigger bedroom. So I did and I'm working on that room too and hope to show you soon.
 This is how the room looked as the home office of the previous owners. Naw, naw, naw! :)
 The painter we hired just couldn't get all of the rooms painted so I put on my painting hat and clothes and went to town. I painted the walls Lauren's Surprise by Sherwin Williams. This is the softest shade of blue. I love it and what a restful color for a bedroom! I hung the curtains I had at one time from the master bedroom in our Texas home in here. I made these probably 17 or so years ago, saw the fabric and fell in love with it. I lined them. I'm so talented like that! You all know that, don't you? ;) Know I'm teasing.
 I wanted to show you the bedroom suite. This is very old and belonged to my Daddy's parents and my little mother passed it down to me. I cleaned up the finish when it was given to me and I didn't think the details showed up enough so me, with all of my talentness, took a brown magic marked and colored in the lines! Yes, I did and it worked! :) See how you can see all of the little indented lines now? Boy, I'm good! ;)
 I'm really not a trendy kind of gal and just love what I love. I love pieces passed down to me from family and I do love olden stuff. This is my grandmother's old Singer treadle sewing machine. I really wanted to put it in my sewing room but it just doesn't fit. I needed a night stand in here so here she sits. I think it works fine since everything in here is old!



Now looking over to the other side of the room, you can really tell how small this room really is. We didn't know for sure we could get the bed in here. But it works.
 There on the left is a teeny little closet and that's where I keep extra pillows and stuff like that. The pretty chest of drawers got the same magic marker treatment! :)
 I'm really pleased with the wood floors in this house. First time for me to have them. They're really easy to take care of, just swiffer! We do want to get a rug in here but just haven't done it!
 Here's the little vignette on top of the chest of drawers. That is a little milk glass lamp that belonged to my little mother. It really doesn't show up here how sweet it really is. The same little flowers on on the top shade as on the base. There is a large sea shell sitting behind the lamp my daughter found when she was 13 in Galveston, years before we knew we would live there.
 I love little silhouettes and I believe I got these from the Graphics Fairy years ago and I placed them in black frames.


 Here you can see how you enter the room. That's the railing for the stairs and the door you see is our master bedroom (gotta make my curtains in there before I show you). There is "my" bathroom directly across from this bedroom's door and a pretty good sized landing where Edra sits. If you follow me you may remember the olden hutch I painted red and named Edra. You all name your furniture too, right? :)
 Okay, here is the sweet little dressing table and stool. When I covered the stool with this fabric, again many years ago, I also had made curtains with this fabric too. I love the shape of the mirror and the  inserts of wood. The little step up on the top raises up and I guess it was intended for jewelry? The dresser got the magic marker treatment too.
 I  know this is not a very good snap, but I wanted to show you the little lamps I'm using on the dressing table. They are olden too and belonged to my little mother. She would be so happy to know I'm using her things. I bought new lampshades and wanted something a little more appropriate looking but this is all I could find as I needed pretty small ones. I probably need to spiff them up a little with trim or something.
 I bought this silver mirror and brush for my daughter when she was little. She saw it and just wanted it so badly I had to get it for her.
 I thought this would be the perfect "Mother Wall". That's my little mother on the left and Mr. Precious' little mother on the right and her little pearls are framed too. The mother sign above was given to me by my daughter many moons ago. I smile when I walk in here and see this.
 Also, I'm using this room to hang my Galveston Historic Home Tour posters. I have many more and probably should hang them on the right side of the bed. I'm not sure yet.
Well, I do hope you made it to the end of my post and have enjoyed seeing my guest bedroom. There's more I want to do in here but for now it's ready for you! Like Motel 6, I'll leave the light on for you! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I've taken a break from joining parties for the summer but I'm ready to play again. So I'm joining:

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh oh
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,
Oh why, oh why can't I?
Well I see trees of green and red roses too,
I'll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Well I see skies of blue
And I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, I...I love you
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more than we'll know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world world
Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That's where you'll find me
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? 
 ~ sung by Judy Garland 
and with a Hawaiian twist by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole  


56 comments:

  1. Very pretty Sheila ! Love your family heirloom bedroom set ! The photos of your Mom's are perfect !

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  2. What a lovely comfy room! The perfect place for your guests to relax. I love all of your family pieces Shelia.

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  3. What a cozy room! I have a bedroom suite very similar to this that was the first thing my Grandparents ever bought after they were married. It's in storage now and needs a little work, but you've inspired me to get a move-on!

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  4. It's almost scary, you have so many of the elements I love and have used myself, silhouettes, the dresser set, the Singer sewing machine, the lamp, the bubble glass framed antique photo...I feel so at home here in this beautiful room. Happy Blue Monday!

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  5. You have sweet memories in that room. I do love the matching furniture. My grandmother had a dressing table like that. The drapes are pretty and love them with the blue. It looks like a sentimental room to me Sheila!

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  6. You did a beautiful job on that room. I love the sewing machine the most. I have one similar to it at our lake house but I don't have the family connection to mine like you do. How special for you.

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  7. Hi Shelia,

    Those soft blue walls are just perfect for this lovely guest room! I've always admired the way you decorate; you have the perfect touch! Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. Love that bedroom suite, esp the dressing table and stool.....how sweet!! Anyone would feel right at home in here, very cozy and olden......xoxoxo

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  9. Muy linda habitación, linda decoración. Y el color de pintura muy refrescante. Saludos

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    1. Hi sweet Shirley and thank you for popping in to see me. Hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  10. That is a wonderful guest room. I love the old bedroom set and you fixed it up just fine! Those Galveston home tour prints are a great addition. I love how it all looks.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Well I'll be more than happy to be your guest, especially in a month to see the Fall colors:) I love the furniture and pictures of family, so warm and cozy. Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  12. Oh I love the bedroom furniture especially the dressing table. So pretty!
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  13. Oh I just love this! I love the old furniture and that you left it alone...as in didn't paint that beautiful wood.

    What a room full of treasures.

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  14. Oh my goodness, there's so many pretties in this sweet room, I don't know where to start! The bedroom suite is lovely, and the singer machine goes with it perfectly as a nightstand! How nice that it has personal heritage too! I also really like your "gallery walls," or groupings of pictures! Your new home is coming along beautifully! ~Rhonda

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  15. Oh my goodness, there's so many pretties in this sweet room, I don't know where to start! The bedroom suite is lovely, and the singer machine goes with it perfectly as a nightstand! How nice that it has personal heritage too! I also really like your "gallery walls," or groupings of pictures! Your new home is coming along beautifully! ~Rhonda

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  16. Shelia, it is lovely....so charming and welcoming. Who wouldn't want to stay here? I love the wood tones and the beautiful floor. So pretty. The sewing machine is fabulous! You did a great job.

    Barb ♥

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  17. You've been holding out on us!! That is such a nice bedroom suite of furniture you have. I like the sewing machine there as a night stand. My mother always made her own curtains and lined them so I appreciate what goes into doing that. Obviously the fabric you chose for the curtains was a classic since they still look great! I love the wood flooring in there too. I like that wall color a lot- it's very soothing and subtle. The wall art looks perfect. You are a talented one no doubt!! XO, Liz

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  18. That little bedroom is the sweetest, Shelia! I even pinned the first picture for inspiration :)

    I love every single detail and the bedroom suite is just wonderful. Any guest would be happy to spend a night in there. I know I would!

    xo,
    rue

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  19. What a lovely guest room, Shelia. I love the magic marker treatment. Just perfect! I have my husband's parent's bedroom suite in our guest room and it looks like the same era. I'm going to take a look at the lines in it and see if they could use the same magic marker treatment. Also I love the white bedspread--so lovely. ♥

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  20. Such a sweet guest room, Shelia! I love the prints on the wall. That wall color is perfect for a bedroom and much, much better than the before. That is such a great furniture set, too. How wonderful that you have been able to use so many of your mother's things in your home. Love your drapes - that fabric is lovely.

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  21. What a beautiful room and so warm and I'd love to be a guest there. Love it all sweet lady.
    I specially like how you got to use your mother's heirlooms I it too.
    Can't wait to see your own sewing room.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  22. What a warm and welcoming guest room this is! I love how all the olden things look in there...it's so special. Sometimes it takes a while to get rooms together...especially with all that life throws at us. I'm getting closer. LOL!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  23. Such a pretty and welcoming room Sheila! I love all your furniture! Crushing on that bed and vanity! I love the MOTHER WALL TOO!!!! How I wish my mother and hubby;s mother had baby photos too! You did a great job on this one for sure, the sewing machine side table is perfect!

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  24. Shelia,
    Gorgeous Guest Room, dear friend!!!
    I l o v e the paint hue you chose. . .so~o~o serene and tranquil!!!
    You, dear one, continually amaze me with all of your talents!!!
    A magic marker. . .I'm in awe!!! Those furniture pieces are exquisite!!!
    Thanks for leaving the "light" on. . .lest I lose my way!!!
    Sweet dreams. . .
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  25. Hi Shelia, What a pretty guest bedroom!! I love the color you painted the walls and the beautiful curtains you made! Your heirloom furniture is so, so pretty, and that was smart of you to make the carving stand out better. :) I especially like the dressing table, since I'm still working on the one in our guest bedroom. That mirror is so unique!

    I'm like you; I'm not trendy either, and I like antiques and family heirlooms. Your collected treasures are so pretty, and the pictures of your mothers are so sweet. May I reserve a night (or two) in your guest bedroom? :)

    Thanks for sharing, Shelia, and have a wonderful week!!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  26. Oh Sheila, I just love this beautiful guest room. Your taste in furniture and decor is so much what I like. That bedroom set is gorgeous (including your Magic Marker treatment) and the "Mother" wall is just precious. Can I come visit for a sleep over sometime?? :)

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  27. Oh Shelia! I love how you have decorated this room. So many beautiful personal touches that make it so homey and cozy. You have quite the eye!

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  28. Beautiful room - it's hard to believe it is the same space with that amazing before/after!

    I think that on the dresser with the mirror the piece that lifts up was for gloves. Possibly?

    It's 1:30 am so I am not going to read all the comments to see if anyone else thinks as such.

    I reallllly like your wall color, too. Hugs. ♥

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  29. It is a beautiful room! I would love to come and stay there, your guests will feel very welcome and at home I am sure. So so so much better than the previous office incarnation! I think that it is great that you took the larger room for your sewing as this is the perfect guest space and you have the perfect space too! xx

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  30. What a beautiful room! I love all the special touches!
    It would be wonderful if you stopped by and joined our Something to Talk About link party that starts every Monday morning!
    Karen

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  31. Has it been a year already? Oh my! I love the sweet haven you have created for your guests! Anyone would have sweet dreams resting here! Only, will they ever leave?!

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  32. I love, love your guest room! It is beautiful and full of such wonderful treasures. An amazing space for your guest! xxx Maria

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  33. Love your sweet warm and welcoming room, so full of memories. fondly ~lynne~

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  34. I think this thing ate my comment again! I just said it was like "going home."

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  35. Hi Shelia, WOW I love everything about this darling guest room. It's so charming and quaint. Love all the vintage treasures that have so much meaning. It's welcoming and cozy. Anyone would love to stay here and be your guest. The before and after is amazing. You just have the touch that makes every space special. I so enjoy to add treasures from family to my decor too and I also have the same singer machine that was my grandmother's. Love how you used it for a night stand. You worked magic with the marker too.
    So talented you are and so inspiring. Your house guests won't want to leave!!
    Blessings, cm

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  36. Oh I love this room, Shelia! Beautiful bed and Great Wall color. Your guests will never leave.

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  37. Lovely room...anyone staying there would be honor to be surrounded by your beautiful family heirlooms that have a very special meaning to you. I love the dressing table with that gorgeous mirror!!!

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  38. What a beautiful guest bedroom! I love all the antique furniture. And the color you painted the room is just perfect. So soft and serene. I'm sure anyone will love to stay in that room. :-)

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  39. Shelia I love what you have one in here. And the old sewing machine works so well as a bedside table, all very pretty and feminine. Have a good week.

    Diana

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  40. It's gorgeous!! The furniture is so beautiful.It's a charming room. Your guests won't want to leave.

    Kathy

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  41. I just adore this room. The furniture is beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  42. Oh how pretty. What a great idea to use the marker on the furniture pieces. This charming room looks like it is inn a bed and breakfast. When you said that everything in the room is olden, I decided that this olden lady would be a great fit for your guestroom. With such a lovely bedroom, you might not ever get me to leave.

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  43. Your home is quite lovely. I love those silhouettes and the lamp, dreamy! We have been five years in our home and still need to get so much done. I lost my job in November, good on one hand, terrible on the budget. Enjoy a wonderful week and thank you for sharing.

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  44. Shelia, your spare room reminds me so much of our guest room. I have the same bedspread that was always on my parents bed. I have the same singer sewing machine I bought many years ago. I also have pictures of my Mom and Grandmother on the walls. I have my Grandmothers table lamps etc. Would love to stay in your beautiful room! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I can hardly believe it's the same room, Shelia!! You've done a wonderful job transforming it into a warm welcoming guest bedroom. I love all your vintage pieces and your gorgeous floral curtains!

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  46. Hello sweetie
    Your guest bedroom is so charming. Brilliant use of marker to highlight the grooves in the furniture! Thanks for your comment. I've missed blogging and my blogging friends so I'm going to try to keep up with it again.
    Rhondi xo

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  47. It's beautiful Shelia! So charming with all your family pieces and those sweet silhouettes! I would love to stay in this room, love, love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  48. Your guest room is so pretty. I like your floral drapes, and the fact that you can use them again. I have been doing some of that, but having to hem. I agree that the paint color on the walls is very restful. Just a blush of color.
    Sheila E

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  49. That's one beautiful room! I love the soft colors and the drapes you made. I also really love the Galveston artwork. Any guest would be so happy to be there.

    You and your daughter need to plan a little day trip over to Aurora very soon. :)

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  50. Oh my friend I love everything about this room...love love love!!

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  51. Shelia your bedroom is beautiful and cozy! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  52. I love your guest room! It's so cozy and inviting - ready for someone to snuggle in. Your family pieces are so special. We have a set that my mother-in-law bought from someone before she was married. I always treasure things that belonged to folks who are dear to me.
    ~Adrienne~

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  53. Your guest room is so lovely! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/08/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_30.html Hope to see you again at the Make it Pretty party. Have a great evening! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  54. Hello sweet one! You are being showcased at the Weekly Feature Series. Here is that link so you can check out all of the amazing features from the week. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/09/weekly-feature-series.html Hope you're having an amazing weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)