Happy Thursday Friends!
I’m excited today because my sister and brother in law are coming to visit! So yesterday I gave my guest room a good look and I was pleased with some areas and not so pleased with others. Has that happened to you?
For this guest bedroom we went with twin beds for a couple of reasons. One, I wanted to make guests comfortable even if they weren’t a couple and I wanted to use these gates for headboards! Found this pair at the McKinney Trade Days a few months ago and knew they would be perfect for headboards!
Vintage Gates x 2
The light from the window is not flattering and I have yet to master Photoshop, but I think you get the idea!
The gates are hung on the wall with hooks. This allows for the entire gate to be exposed! I hung a pompom garland on one headboard and like it so much I’ll make another one for the other bed. It will replace the multicolor one showing here. Originally I planned to hang a piece of art on the headboards but decided I din’t want anything to fall on the head of a sleeping guest!
Always White Quilts
I’m always attracted to brighter accent colors with my white quilts. No matter how I try to find something else I like better, I always go back to white. I’ve had white in my guest bedroom and master bedroom for many years now. Every time I change it to something else it doesn’t last long and I’m back to white. If you didn’t see my master bedroom update you can see it here, but just note, I’m back to white already!
The side table is one I picked up in California, I actually have two but only one is painted. This is the perfect size for twin beds. Tall enough to reach and large enough for both guests to use.
This table is painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Gray with Old White stripes. I waxed it with dark wax and distressed it just a little. It looks like four drawers but there are only two. The twin to this table is still waiting for paint, I decided to wait until it finds a home to decide how to finish it.
At my sister’s last visit she mentioned a clock would be nice, this little cutie from Ikea is perfect for this guest bedroom.
It has a vintage look and runs on a battery, so no winding or cords. Yes! I do have a box of tissue sitting there. The stripes match the stripe pillow shams so I couldn’t resist. The whimsical lampshade I found at a thrift store and the art I made with scrapbook paper.
Another Vintage Gate
I have one more thing to show you before I move to the other side of the room. This is on the wall by the window. I started with an old accordion style gate that was used to keep the kiddos safe way back in the day! Looks just like one we had when I was a child at the top of the stairs, but this one I found at a thrift store last year.
I used it as a background for some pieces of art I made using fused glass. It gives the two small pieces more interest and fills more space which I liked.
Now I promised to show you what I don’t like about this room and here it is!
This may not seem like it, but this is an improvement over what was here two weeks ago but I’m still not happy with it. This buffet has been in almost every room of our house. In Florida it was in the living room, in California it was in the master and in Allen it was in hubby’s office. The size is good, the color is terrible.
So yesterday I decided it was time for a paint job and a revamp of this side of the room. I’ll share with you what I did next time!!
For now I’ll just keep my eyes on the side of the room that makes me happy!!
Guest Bedroom Reveal Part 2 is coming soon! Until then!
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