Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inside my House Part 1- Guest Room

I have already posted about the exterior of my home so I thought that now I would offer a glimpse inside! Our house is a 1923 Craftsman Bungalow located in a historic district. We have been featured in our community's annual home tour twice in the 8 years we have lived here! One of the favorite rooms in our house is our guest bedrooom.  I have done it in a cottage style using mostly garage sale finds and other things I have picked up in thrift stores or antique shops.

 I have used Wicker chairs for the seating area that I picked up on sale at Pier 1.  The white iron bed was a garage sale find over 25 years ago for $30!! I made the pillows and table cloth -it is actually covering a yellow pottery barn table a garage sale find for $15!! The window treatment is a tablecolth draped over a white pole type rod. The lace curtained entryway is the "dressing room" - more on that later!

Now for some of the accessories in the room :

The little purple shelf has some fun teacups and some bird eggs.  I found the chandalier at a yard sale for $5 and had the hubby rewire it and I covered the mini shades. The wicker chairs sign was a bargain I picked up at work ( I work on a store with a ton of home accessories- LUCKY ME!!) The clock was a thrift store find and the wicker frame and postcard I picked up at a yard sale and redid.  And last but not least, the wicker planter was also a yard sale find and the geraninums were an end of summer closeout at work!!

This is inside the dressing room area- I know the ugly dresser needs to be painted! It will when the weather gets warmer.  This area also has a wicker chair, a coat rack, mirror, and a small wicker coffee table used as a luggage rack.

This vanity table was a Christmas gift from my husband years ago.  I still sit here every morning to do my makeup!!
Some info you also might be intersted in:

The purple floral fabric used inthe room is "Sweet Violets" by Waverly.  It is discontinued but you may find some around.

The green paint is Willow #wv34008 from Waverly Home Classics at Lowe's.

I hope you enjoyed looking inside my guest room.  I would love to hear your comments!!


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  1. Such a pretty room you have created. I just love the mirrors over the bed and the colors are so relaxing!
    Marianne :)

  2. This room is so sweet and relaxing! Thanks for sharing it at my newbie party.

  3. Wow! What a lovely guest room! I love the cottage feel. I am surprised your guests leave - I think I would move in. Thanks for sharing how you made all your bargains into a beautiful setting!
    Found you at Debb's Newbie Party and happy to be your latest follower.

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous room that is!!! I love everything! Your wicker chairs are lovely:)

    Stopped by from Debbie's newbie party and am now following you:)

  5. Very nice! Looks very welcoming and relaxing. I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and glad I did.

    Have a great week ~

  6. Your room is beautifully done, Kari. The mirrors above the bed are such a chic touch and I love the shutters used as a little screen on top of the dressers! :-)

    Popped over from Debbies and followed :-)

    Jem xXx

  7. Gorgeous! I can see why you have been picked for tthe home tour!

  8. hiya , gorgeous room and i love the mirrors over the bed too , really sweet and romantic feel to the room and like someone said before me i would not want to leave

  9. How pretty this is! Lovely, soft colors and you added some very cleaver accents. This use of shutters is so cleaver and so is the pulled-back curtain. Charming.

  10. Your guestroom is so pleasant! In two months I'm turning a bedroom into a guestroom and I'm so excited. I only hope I can pull of the serenity that you did. Take care.


  11. What a darling room. The colors are very soothing. Love the light fixture. You definitely have the decorators touch. I found you at Debbiedoos newbie party and am your newest follower. Check out my blog and you can follow me too!!! Janet

  12. Hello! I find this room to be charming and just delightful! I am a new fan.

  13. What a lovely home you have ~ just gorgeous! I'm a new follower dropping by from Show Off Your Cottage Monday. I hope you can pop over and say hi sometime:

    Have a lovely week!!

  14. What a pretty room. I'm sure your guests won't want to leave.


  15. Saying hi from WUW :)
    Now that is a guest room I would not want to leave! Great job looks really welcoming

  16. Such an inviting room. You might have a hard time getting your guests to leave!!! ~~Sherry~~

  17. What a delightful room - I love everything about it!

  18. Found you over a Cindy's not sure why I didn't see you at Debbie's sorry I am now your newest follower love everything in this room. glad I found you where in MI are You? have a good night


  19. Pattie,

    I live in SW Michigan- not too far from Grand Rapids. Thanks for your nice comments!!


  20. Hello, found you on the home tour. Your home is lovely...beautiful color scheme. I am your newest follower.

  21. Beautiful.....I love purple and I love the way you used it in this room.

  22. this is such a sweet and gardeny room! makes me long for a spot of tea in the garden!

  23. Hi Kari! Love this pretty comfy room. Looks so fresh and ready for springtime.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. What an absolutely sweet and welcoming guest room!

    Love your use of colors and textures. t looks like the sunlight just pours into this space in the morning. You've done a great job with this room

    So glad I stopped in tonight.

    Starview Sonnet

  25. Just popping over from Poppies at Play. Love seeing your beautiful place without having to leave mine.
    Thanks for the tour.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey
    #3 (Kitchen tour from my vintage Chicago apartment)

  26. I love it! I want to come and stay!! So welcoming! Love the "wicker chairs" sign! Thanks for linking!

    Poppies at Play

  27. Hi :)

    I love your blog, the photo's of your home are beautiful :) I love the mirrors above your guset bed! That is so clever! You have inspired me to do something similar as I have a large round bevelled edge art deco mirror - I thought I would put it on the wall with a ribbon attached - beautiful! I am now following you :) I've just started a blog, hope you like it you have given me inspiration on how I can develop mine, best wishes, Struan @