Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Guestroom Makeover

Earlier this week I shared my antiqued dress form makeover,
and now, I'll show you where "Miss Colette" lives.
Yes, meet antiqued Colette and named by the suggestion of
Thank you Donna I love her new name.
So French Chic!
Anyway, Colette lives in my cottage white guestroom
on the second floor.
Now this room has been white since 2007
with painted and distressed furniture in Honeysuckle Bloom.
The walls are newly painted in Heirloom Lace
and the room rearranged, decluttered and scaled down a bit.
I am finding I love adding more neutrals to my home of mostly blacks, browns and whites
with a few accent colors for interest.
My guests love to stay in this room.
The ceiling fan has yet to be replaced with another.
In Texas, it is very neccessary.
At different times of the day, the room takes on a warm glow.

This vintage wardrobe closet was a great find about 15 years ago.
On the wall is a very old pic from the early 1900's of my great grandmother Angelina.

The vintage chair was another great find several years ago.
It also got a distressed coat of Honeysuckle Bloom.
The pillow is a special candlewick design.

Here is the view from the other side of the room.
Two large windows grace floor length lace curtains and valances.
The bench at the end of the bed was made by a high school girl in her woodshop class and a gift to her grandmother.
I found it at a yard sale. Her grandmother was selling it. I did not have the heart to leave it behind.
Can you imagine, it not meaning anything to the grandmother.
I love it.
The desk is a built-in with great storage.
The chair at the desk is the last one left from my
grandmother's dining set.
Very special vintage piece and very sturdy.
The decor on the wall at the desk and the book covers
along with paper rolls, were all created
using Jeanne d' Arc wrapping paper.
The paper was a giveaway win from my friend
For the books, I copied the paper to cover them and then
freely wrote the book titles on the spines.
Thank you Amy, I love the gift wrap.
Using a larger sheet, I simply framed it for wall art.
Vintage milkglass vase filled with hydrangeas, roses and paper rolls.

A collection of Shabby Chic books by Rachel Aswell.
The mirror is also a design by Rachel.

All the black and white pics are a mix of treasured family photos, french graphics, cards
and my childhood home.
Behind the framed pics are ceiling tiles.

The french chocolat pillow above is a treasured gift from my dear friend Ginny
I also used the papers to cover a note journal
and keep a stash of postcards for family and friends to send back home.
Next to the desk on the opposite wall
is a wall plaque. I added a cut out graphic to the urn,
Moving around the room to the vintage dresser is one  I found
in the 80's when living in Indiana.
I love the mirror and it's patina.

Vintage glove box I created with lace hand made roses and millinery.
Across from the bed I placed a book shelf
to hold a small vintage counter top white TV.
It was my mother's from her kitchen year's ago.
It works wonderful, in color and perfect for the shelf.
To the top is a small display.
In the corner is a wood table for two.
Above the table, my talented hubby installed a petite chandelier
on a dimmer.

On the table I have a iron tray with
a vintage dish filled with treasured door knobs
and  key plate.


On the wall near the table and corner
I placed a french graphic with shelf
holding a vintage shoe mold
and a few vintage pearl strands from my mother and grandmother.
The opposite wall by the table
was  a challenge.
It really did not look good left empty
but did not need to be overdone either.
So I found these 3 wall hooks half off at Hobby Lobby.
Dry brushed some cottage white paint on them
and it worked perfectly.
Not sure why the pic looks like the first hook is higher~
in person it is level. LOL
Lastly, I can't forget the linens.
On the bed these treasured pillow cases
were created by my mother in her last days.
They are very special to me.
Lace with crocheted and french pillows. 

My grandmothers gorgeous crocheted lace.
I embellished this pillow with it and the button is from an
old coat of my mother's.
Little treasures placed all around give honor to those I will always love.

Well, that's it.
Finished makeover.
I'd like to say I'm done with my decorating,
but that would not be true.
I'll be back to share my finished laundry/sewing room next.
Till then,
thank you for visiting and being my guest.
Celestina Marie






Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your room is lovely filled with so many special pieces. I love the little dresser with the diamond shaped mirror!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A very serene and relaxing guest room, Celeste. You've got some really nice pieces in here. I have to get a move on my guest room. I have an armoire to paint and I need to "lighten" up the bedding and curtains for the warmer months.

Donna said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your guest room is beyond gorgeous, Celestina! I see so many amazing treasures that I love, where do I begin? The petite chandelier is beautiful, and I love all of your linens and lace, and special family mementoes. The dresser you found in Indiana is one of my favorites, too! I love all of the white and creamy shades you used for the room, I imagine your guests never want to leave! Oh, and I also love what you did with the wrapping paper, and your framed black and white photos. Your lovely room looks right out of Romantic Homes magazine:)!

Donna said...

PS: I'm thrilled that you chose "Colette" as the name of your dress form!

Desires of the Heart said...

Wow! Celestina, this is a gorgeous peaceful and tranquil! And I just love how you incorporated all your special family pieces and even other people's heritage pieces into your design. All the vintage crochet and lace. Love the built-in desk and shelves. The little table looks so inviting to sit and write a letter or note to someone special. I also love the frame poem to a guest. Do you mind if I "copy" that idea for my guestroom. Enjoy your blog. Blessings, Linda

Bente said...

What a BEAUTIFUL guestroom. I wonder if your guests want to leave the room at all.(smile)

Have a great day, dear Celestina


Createology said...

Colette is ready and waiting to welcome guests into this beautiful room of vintage memories. Your attention to detail is what gives this room comfort and warmth. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Crystelle Boutique said...

Miss Collette has a gorgeous room to live in.... Do you think she will be willing to share it with guests? I love all of it, especially Colette and the wardrobe... Swoon.....
Happy Wednesday..… :)

hugs xx
Crystelle Boutique

Ginny said...

I loved your guestroom before you re-do, but I like it even more now! I think the little bench you picked up at a yard sale is exactly what I would have done. I am very sentimental like that! I have been looking for lace curtain like yours forever, to put in my little grand girls room. Where do you get them from?
That little touch to the pillow with your grandma's lace and your mother's button is so sweet!
Celeste, everything is so beautiful. I will be coming for a visit soon so I can stay in your guest room! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Simply dreamy, Celeste. I am drawn to the neutrals myself now too. They bring me much peace and it flows from room to room beautifully. Lucky guests. ;)
Pleased to meet you, Miss Colette. ;)
Fun stopping by today.

Dorthe said...

Dear friend- this is an amazing and beautiful guest room- I would never sleep here, but only have my eyes wandering from piece to piece! enjoying everything!!There are so many wonderful furnichures, and beautiful decorated walls and corners, I love every bit of this room,- so lovely with all your beautiful pieces, and yet so quiet and pieceful! What a strange grandma,whom don`t want to keep such a pretty gift from her granddaughter!!
Sending hugs-Dorthe

Denise said...

Such a calming, peaceful room. I love it.

Kadee Willow said...

It's all so charming but I was so excited to tell you this that I quickly scrolled down to the comment section! And what I had to tell you, as I am jumping up and down with excitement ... I love, love, love the idea of a table and chairs tucked in the corner!! No wonder your guests love your room so as it feels like home with a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Or work on needlework they brought along to keep themselves busy when they know the rest of the family isn't up yet! Fabulous!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful guest room!! Miss Colette is very lucky to reside in your guest room.

20 North Ora said...

Miss Colette has a beautiful room to stay in. I'm sure any guests love that room too. It's just dreamy. I have the same amoire that I inherited. Mine is still wood. You have done an awesome job on this room. Any guest would feel priviledged to stay there.


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow what a beautiful room. You did such an outstanding job. What a treat to spend the night there with all your beautiful treasures from your mom and grandmother.
Many thanks for sharing this beautiful room with us.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, your guest room is so gorgeous, I don't even know where to start commenting... I love all of your vintage treasures and the memories they hold... and that bench!... how COULD a grandmother ever part with something so precious that her granddaughter made!... oooh, I think I would have given her a piece of my mind! I am happy the bench now has a happy, loving home (yours!)... thank you for sharing... it is just lovely... xoxo Julie Marie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
That is a very comfy room for your guests and decorated with dear treasures, amidst other finds. You always manage to do this well!
Hugs to you,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, I don't know how you ever get your guests to leave. This looks like a room in a charming bed and breakfast. It's such a large room. How wonderful to have table and chairs, and that big desk. All of your decorations are so pretty, and I love that you used so many things from family members. Those pillows your mother made are gorgeous. Colette is a beauty. I missed your post about her. Will have to go back and read it. You'd better hope I never come stay in your guest room. I'd never leave. laurie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Celeste, how wonderful to have such a large guest room!! Of course I love the paint and oh every little touch is fabulous, and Mom's linen, I would hate to use it, but I am sure she is looking down, pleased at punch! Oh the sewing room is next, I can't wait!


Little Miss Maggie said...

What an inviting room, Celestina. I bet your guests don't want to leave. I have some of that wrapping paper from Jeanne D' Arc. I just might have to do some of those books myself. Thanks for the idea.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a lovely room! Can I come and stay there? Kidding...but your guests must never want to leave! I love all the little bits from loved ones.

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Miss Val's Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful Celeste! The room is so cozy and inviting. I am in love with that little chandelier. I am shocked that a grandmother sold off a table made by her granddaughter!!! It looks like such a versatile piece too.

1CardCreator said...

Oh my goodness, words could never express all the beauty in the treasures in this room! The total look is stunning, truly beyond words stunning! ~Diane

Unknown said...

Celeste, you room is the most beautiful room I have ever seen!! And the fact that it is a guest room is so special. What a wonderful way to make guests feel important! Just like staying in a beautiful vacation suite ~ only better! Everything in the room has such meaning to it. I love the pictures, the linens the furniture, it all holds so much love and history. I dont think I would ever want to leave. So nice to have a little table and chairs in their to sit at too! Perfect for guests to play a game or have a snack or drink. You thought of everything! I cant even tell you how much I love what you did with the paper!!! It looks gorgeous framed and the idea of book covers is genius! I may have to borrow that idea :) Love the paper scrolls too :) So glad you were able to use it and it goes perfectly in the gorgeous white room. I wish I could come stay in this room and visit you and see your beautiful home in person! It would be like a dream :)
Love you so much sweet friend, XO

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Celeste, I love your guest room...especially with all the precious treasures throughout. I adore the guest sign...did you make that? I wish I could be one of the lucky guests to stay there!!

Lynda said...

Very pretty room Celestina! I can see why your guests love to stay there. I especially love when decorative items have history and stories or sentimental memories attached to them. Make it's so much more special as well as having it's decorative purposes : )
So many specialized details that show your artistic talents off - just beautiful!!

Carole said...

A gorgeous guest room Celestina, feels so calm and inviting. I love how you honor the memory of your loved ones, the linen, pillow cases, crocheted lace, a button ... as always I look forward to your next project. My love ... Carole xox

Roberta said...

Wow!! What a beautiful post!

farmhouse-story said...

such a sweet room-- miss colette must love staying here:)

Tina said...

Guest room is gorgeous! I would love to be there

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..