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