Friday, September 12, 2014

Guest Room Reveal!!



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In my own little corner, in my own little chair…

Yep…this is a room fit for a fairy tale.  (I hope it’s not Grimm.)

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Beadboard courtesy of DL, to cover the painted-over wallpaper, which should be criminal.  The white is Behr Mirage White and the blue is close to Behr’s Blue Feather. The drapes are from JCPenney, who sent me a credit card in 1983. The brass bed is an antique from Grandma Hazel’s house, the small blue table is from Ikea and the quilt, artwork and little lamp are vintage.

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If you saw my mirror makeover, you saw that it was in the corner with the table, but it was lonely.  I could hear it crying in the night.  I had forgotten that there was this nice little blue shelf in the basement (I am always forgetting that I have stuff, and then I go out and buy more stuff and then I find the original stuff, which is annoying), so I decided to see how it looked in that cubby.

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I added my zinnias everywhere…

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moved the painted buffet in from the living room…

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I put this nice vintage wall lamp above the bed, opposite the Ikea table.  That’s in case two people sleep in this bed and one of them wants to read.

I am pleased with how this room turned out.  It TOTALLY suits Brandywine Cottage, and it’s completely different from what others in Blogland are doing.  All that’s missing are the guests!
(And for helpful hints about hosting, see this post at ReFresh ReStyle!)

18 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE that brass bed- it all looks fabulous! the art above the bed is my favorite part!

KellySG said...

I love that buffet SO MUCH.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh it's sooo lovely Kirby - beautiful job - and that hutch is just gorgeous and looks like it was meant to be in that room - perfection
XOXO

Art and Sand said...

How far in advance do we need to make reservations and is breakfast included?

I assume that wine and cheese will provided in the early evening.

Cheryl Thornton said...

what a lovely room! I so love the cozy feel of it...

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Andrea said...

How far out are you taking reservations?

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh it's beautiful Kirby! Far, far from Grimm! It looks like the perfect place for guests to relax and read. I loved your little mirror makeover and it's perfect in this room. Lovely job!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

The colors are divine! I could rest very nicely in this beautiful room!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

...I can be whatever I want to be. I love those songs from Cinderella! I got to sing them in my voice lessons in college. So fun. The room looks beautiful. Love the blue shelf and the buffet is gorgeous. I'm on my way to visit. See you soon!

Junkchiccottage said...

KIrby,
It is so pretty. Love the color and love the wainscotting on the walls. That dresser is killer. Love that. Very nice your guests will enjoy their stay in this room for sure. Have a wonderful week end.
Kris

Kolein said...

I love it for what it is and what it is not. Simply beautiful!!!!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So pretty Kirby! Love the buffet, the wall color and your little sitting area is perfect! Especially the floral chair! Definitely not Grimm :-) It looks like they all lived happily ever after!
The End.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Just booked my flight. I'll be there in the AM tomorrow ...

;) Linda

Karen Feral Turtle said...

You did a fantastic job Kirby. It is gorgeous. I love how bright the room is and your buffet is amazing!

andi filante said...

It's lovely! I'll be right over. And cut some more zinnias for me...they're my favorite! (Well, zinnias and hydrangeas...)

-andi

Katie Olthoff said...

Love it! And that quilt is so special!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Absolute beautiful Kirby, I'll come & stay anytime.

Miss Kitty said...

Love, love, love all the zinnas! That little gold table with the leaves painted on it is too cute! I could hear the mirror crying too...it is much happier now. Where is it that you live, now? I would LOVE to come visit this guest room (just kidding...not gonna stalk you).

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