I promised weeks ago that I would be posting pictures of the guest bedroom I have been working on and then...... life happened... and is still but did find time to snap some pictures for this little reveal.
This is actually a temporary guest bedroom as this will eventually be my office with a day bed instead of the queen bed. I have a sweet corner cabinet that DH made for me years ago that I plan on placing in the corner where it is a little bare now. I almost don't want to tell him that I plan on painting it! (Maybe he'll read my blog and find out!) THe door headboard is 2 old doors that we found Labor day weekend at a yard sale- Carol, the neat lady having the sale asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I told her old doors or fretwork. Gomez (he and his wife were having the combo sale at there home) told me he had some doors in a very old house trailer that they use for storage and it had not been kept up in ages. I jumped at the thought of finding old doors so Gomaz proceed to take us to this old trailer. As I entered I realized what Gomez had tried to warn me of.... little mice tracks... I forced myself to think they were Hanzel and Grettel mice and needed to carve a trail so they could find their way back home ...they had no bread so had to resort to.... we won't go there.. After tip toeing (which really didn't help a bit) my way to the very back of the trailer was a room filled with about a dozen doors! I ended up buying 4 doors at $10.00 a piece. The 2 shown and another really neat glass paneled door will end up being installed upstairs in the 3 rooms there- they presently have pocket doors that are very hard to close and very noisey when you open them in the middle of the night to sneak ice cream ....or other neccesities!! The other door will be in my little booth for sale and display. To calm all fears- I promptly went home and washed all 4 doors down with clorax - I thought about taking a clorax bath but opted on a thorough shower!!
Do to time constraints of several sets of guests coming I didn't have time to take the 3 sliding doors down and them or the closet. I think I have bad memories from the last closet paint job (see Help I'm stuck in the closet blog if necessary to refresh you memory!)
The same weekend of my door find, I also found the wicker chair and table along with a matching chair and love seat ($20 set!) They need to be repainted but alas that time thing---
(floor lamp $10.00)
It really was a fabulous garage sale weekend - my silver coffee pot ($2) and Hull hand vase ($1) desk lamp and shade $3.00 (I added the crystals as I have lots from yard sale chandys)
The small silver container on left is actually an old salt cellar used to hold paper clips. Silver tape dispenser 2.00, porcelain stamp cache .25 (these items purchased several years ago)
I wanted the desk in front of the window because of the wonderful little garden setting that it looks out to.
Night stand Lamp ($5) -not same sale! The little kitty is a special treasure to me. My dad used it to hold his door open in the summer to let the breeze in. I guess she must have gotten in a cat fight at some time as it's ear has had a mishap.
The light fixture is one of many that we were blessed with when we bought this old house. It has a wonderful patina. You can see the gorgeous medallions that have the prettiest green coloring. I wish the ceiling wallpaper looked more noticeable in the pictures. It really did turn out lovely.
This one shows the ceiling slightly better. I am still thinking about glazing it to show the relief better.
I do hope to show you my master bedroom soon as I have finally found a settee and rug and some other pretties. It really is sweet. Well I hope you enjoyed the guest room tour! If you are ever down (or up) my way would love for you to stay in it sometime! I love having company!