Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Comfy Guestroom...


I've been working on our guest room, trying to make it comfy and cozy for those overnight guests who tend to visit us this time of year. I've wanted to make it feel relaxing and inviting, someplace that you want to come back to. I started with a fresh coat of paint on the walls and brightened up the trim all the way around. I sanded the old wood floors, primered them and put on a coat of floor paint called "Moss Mist". It is so light that there is just a hint of mossy green in it. Riff and I picked out a carpet that covers nearly the entire floor, but leaves a peek of the painted floor around the edges of the room.

Nearly everything in this room we have acquired at yard sales. The bedframe itself we purchased last fall from our next door neighbors. It had been in their family for years. We snapped it up for $20, Riff stripped and re-finished it, and, WA-LAH- it looks great again. The white decorative pillow in the middle is a this weekend yard sale find - $2.00. The blue pillow with the flowers painted on them is one of my creations from several years ago. We found the nightstand this weekend at a sale - $3.00. The lamp came from a sale at a bed and breakfast here in town last summer - $5.00 for two of them. The other sits on my sunporch. The oil painting on the wall (yes, we have re-hung it! LOL!), we found this weekend also. $5.00 and it is an original painting. I don't know who the artist is, but does that matter?! It goes perfectly in the room.

The curtains were .50 cents last summer at a tag sale. I have shown you all my desk in a previous post. It came originally from my Mother-In-Law, who, you guessed it, picked it up at a yard sale. I bought the chair at a yard sale when we were still in Wyoming to paint this cute bird's nest on - $3.00. It has been so fun to furnish and decorate this room almost completely with thrifted items. (Hmm, could be a challenge in the making.) I'm not quite done, still need to add a few extra touches. The room still needs a mirror. (I had an old thrifted mirrow with a plaster frame that I had re-painted. Broke the dang thing when I was moving it into the room. I plea-bargained my 7 years of bad luck as time already served!) I'm also still on the search for some cool hooks for hanging robes, towels and such. Something funky and beachy.
Now, as a disclaimer for all of you darn FATHER-IN-LAWS who are reading this (yes, John, I mean YOU!), I have hidden various articles under the mattress. I believe there may be a few pea's in there somewhere and I will not be held responsible for all of the loud noises, flickering lights and obnoxious smells that may possibly make your stay not quite so pleasant. Please don't look in the closet or you might find that dead salmon that I threw in there, and I don't possibly know why the light swith to this room is in the hallway instead of in the room. Please do not look for the taperecorder with the ghostly sounds, If you are in any way uncomfortable in my delightful guest room, I am truly sorry, but I do hear that at MOTEL 6 they keep the light on for you...
(psst-I can't make him feel TO comfortable - he'll never leave!)

Remember those pumpkin cranberry scones from my last post? You can order your own right here...

5 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Ha, I was going to ask when the room was available, but during the reading I somehow changed my mind :-)

Stacey said...

Your not scaring me. I am on my way & you will have a hard time getting me to move out of that great room!
I realy like your quilt & the blue & yellow color scheme.

Barb said...

What a lovely room. Anyone would be comfortable there. I really really love the quilt.

kansasrose said...

That does it Paula! My bag is packed and I am headed west! ;)lol Your guest room looks so cozy and pretty! You are quite the bargain finder too...reminds me of our Sandy ( onecrabapple) love all your finds and how you put it together!

Anonymous said...

I love your room, it looks so inviting...What time is dinner BTW?? You have acquired some great items through thrifting. I love to be able to say, Oh this thing..yep 3 dollars at a yard sale!! I've tried to do that very same thing as I've redecorated from a move I had to make this year. It's inspired me to continue on throughout the house....I'm sad though, yard sale season has just about ended!!

Thank you for sharing!