Monday, March 10, 2014

Guestroom Update

Hi Friends~
I've been working on a few room redos most of the winter
and today I thought I'd share a guestroom.
Starting with a neutral sand color paint for the walls,
I then repainted all the trim, moldings and doors too.
The furniture is a vintage set from the 60's.
I gave it a fresh coat of Old White then
lightly sanded  distress on the edges
and painted right over the hardware on the dresser.
I replaced the drawer pulls on the chest to go with the headboard.
I plan to do a little painted design on the chest when I figure out what will work.
The colors I decided on for this room are soft and peaceful in
light ivory, soft tan, light grey, steel blue, a very faint olive green  and soft browns.
I just love this quilt and the pattern.
The headboard was found and painted by moi several years ago
but looks so much better with the softer colors of the new accessories.
When I found this headboard and bed frame at the Good Will
it was priced 19 dollars and came right home with me.
It was brass and white and in great need of an update.
I sprayed it a farmhouse brown mixed with a bit of rustic copper.
Then I went over the flower designs with black to give it a bit of
old world charm.
Love how it turned out and it picks up the darker colors in the quilt nicely.
I love the shape of the piece, but placing art above
can be tricky.
I thought a long time about what would work, and in the end,
I shopped in my own boutique and added this Fleur de Lis sign that I created.
I think it works fine. Simple and just enough.

Moving around the room,
I have a very vintage pull down desk purchased years ago
when I had a boutique in an antique mall.
I love it and added the checked stool and French graphic to the pull down top.
Above the desk, is a pretty piece I found at a yard sale. It was painted green.
I gave it coat of paint and a new look.
The painting below was a study I painted many years ago
on a sheet of tinware. The colors and subject are nice with the quilt
and the farmhouse style.

The bottom shelf  has a vintage brown transferware plate
and a faux timer candle that serves as a night light
for my guests.
The dresser stands on the long wall of the room
and I off set the mirror on the wall above
to place the little flat screen to one end.
On the opposite wall
is a chest of drawers with a vintage lamp given to us as a house warming gift
many years ago from my parents for our first home in Michigan.
I painted the bottom for a little update and it works perfect in this room.

The framed artwork is one I painted and copied in a sepia tone
for this room.

This silk and ribbon flower bag, hung on one of the chest drawers,
is a treasured gift from a my dear friend,
The soft olive color picks up the thin layer of olive fabric in the quilt.
This pretty brown slipper chair below was a great flea market find
and perfect for this little corner of the room.
I crocheted the light grey throw and made the pillow to accent.
To the left is a vintage floor lamp from the 40's.
It was one of my parents first home d├ęcor pieces.
Mr.  CMDesign  gave it new wiring and
I painted the rest and designed a new shade.
So cozy for guests to read by.

For a cup of tea, I placed a little tea table to the side
and added this pretty blue rose cup and saucer made in England.
This little magazine box was a find several years ago
in the 80 percent off isle of Hobby Lobby.
I added the graphic using the transfer blender pen method
and a sharpie pen to darken.
The night stand is just a round wood table topped with
a ivory embroidered  table cloth.
It holds a special Belleek  lamp
for a little accent piece.

On the bed I used some pretty steel blue and ivory embroidered pillow cases
made by my mom along with the shams hand created in a soft velvet like fabric with
tea stained trims and hemtape ribbon and a bit of vintage bling. They are
gorgeous in person.
The pillow is a vintage candlewick piece given to me from my dear friend
Ann from Ann's Finds.
She doesn't have a blog, but showcases a really grand boutique in one of the malls
I used to have a shop in too.

For the window I added soft ivory embroidered sheers
to let in the light. They are a long 95 inches from the top.
Above the window, I added three white iron decorative toppers.
This is really 2 windows with wall between each. So I ran the
decorative rod across to form one large window.
I love pulling them back on a sunny day.
The sconces on the wall above the bed
are on dimmers.
I love using them throughout my home.
So there you have it.
One update complete and several more to share soon.
I'll be back to show you the little bathroom that goes with this room next time.
Thanks for staying to the end of this long post.
See you in my visits.
Have a great week.
Celestina Marie

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