Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tweaking The Guest Room

While waiting for my husband’s help to finish the picture frame wainscoting in the dining room, I’ve been tweaking a few things in the guest bedroom.  

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I made new pillows for the bed.

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The floral print fabric was the  reason behind this little tweaking make-over.   I loved it and wanted to find a way to incorporate it somewhere in my home.  It happened to be the perfect shade of blue for the guest room.

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I rediscovered some thrift store, auction and yard sale items to tweak the mantel.  

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A little over a year ago when I redesigned this guest room, most of the furnishings I placed in the room were either free or purchases from yard sales, thrift stores or auctions.

The mantel and bedside dresser was a purchase at an auction.  I paid $1 for the mantel and $2 for the bedside dresser. 

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The china cabinet and the chair in the corner were both freebies!  The china cabinet is used to house a TV. 

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The chandelier was a  $15 purchase from the Habitat for Humanity. 

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Isn’t it amazing what a little TLC and paint will do. 

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. 

Gail

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44 comments:

  1. Your guest room is so perfectly wonderful! I LOVE it, I would love to have a bedroom like that. $1 for the fireplace mantle? You did extremely well, girl! The little dresser and china closet are lovely too. Your fabric is lovely and the pillows, too. Great job!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  2. I remember your bedroom makeover and I remember falling in love with that mantel headboard! I still think it's the perfect headboard and for $1.00....unbelievable!! The pillows are so pretty and the tweaking on the mantel looks perfect. I would love to be a guest in that room.
    Jane

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  3. Gail so pretty when can I come stay??? Lucky for you if I came I can't stay long....LOL...Have a great Saturday

    ~~Pattie~~
    The Shabby Chick

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  4. I'd like to book the third weekend in June, Gail! : ) The room looks great ~ very welcoming and very comfortable, too, I'm sure.

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  5. I will be right over! I love your guest room..it is fantastic! Great finds and better prices. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Wow - what a find! $1 Mantel - no way! It's all so beautiful.

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  7. Gail, I could never tire of looking at that bed with that wonderful mantel headboard. A dollar?! Wow!

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  8. OMG! I wasn't blogging when you did this room before...WOW! I love it and those pillows are perfect. The headboard is amazing and the finds in the room are unbelievable. Just gorgeous. I'm ready to come stay.

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  9. the guest room is great. What fantastic buys you have gotten to pull it all together!! like your pillows, esp the burlap with the overlay of the others with the tie!

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  10. NOt sure there is any more tweeking that needs done..It looks fantastic.

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  11. Wow, you are so smart, talented and thrifty. The headboard is gorgeous.

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  12. Beautiful room. I love the fabric you used on the pillows. Talk about thrift. You made a show room of the guest room with all your thrifty buys. ~~Sherry~~

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  13. Oh how I would LOVE to be your guest!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this room Gail. Martina

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  14. I would like to make a reservation to stay in this beautiful retreat! The fireplace surround as the headboard is genious ... love all of your vintage finds, too. *Becca*

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  15. Love this room. It is stunning. I really like how you have repurposed all of the pieces. Hugs, Marty

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  16. It's absolutely beautiful! I really love those pillows! Can you share where you purchased the fabric? I've been thinking of doing a mini makeover on my living room and possibly going with some blues in there. That fabric would be perfect!

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  17. Hi Gail! Oh, how beautiful! I love everything and those pillows are wonderful!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Stunning! Absolutely stunning in every way!

    I sure hope you'll have a minute to link up on Wednesday!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  19. $1 Mantle and $2 night stand???? AWESOME DEALS!!! Good for you and your space looks very inviting and cozy!

    :D Lynda

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Can I come vacation in this bedroom? LOL. LOVE the starfish on the mason jar. Funny how it's the little things that just capture your eye sometimes.

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  21. Gail, I LOVE your guest room! The mantel over the bed is such a gorgeous touch. This room is so cozy and inviting. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  22. This room looks fantastic! I love the mantle for the headboard and the pillows are gorgeous, love all the beachy tones.

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  23. How pretty. You have done a great job. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  24. Greetings from the Land of Dixie! I am in love with the fabric that you chose for your guest bedroom pillows. I am sharing this with a client that I am working with after I type this comment! The bedroom is just fab! I am a new follower. U gotta check me out at my blog, comment and be a follower if you like...Look at the older posts cause each one is different! Thanx for sharing, Tiff

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  25. Hey Gail...I found you at Table Top Tuesday. I love your guest room. I'm in the process right now of refreshing mine. I keep getting off track but you have inspired me to finish up! Come visit my blog if you have time. I'm your newest follower.
    Have a great week... ~Ann

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  26. If those aren't arguments for getting to an auction, I don't know what is! You did a wonderful job on this room, Gail.

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  27. Your bedroom looks so serene yet interesting at the same time. Love those pillows you made and how you used the antique Mason jars on the mantel.
    Everything is just beautiful.

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  28. I'd love to be a guest in your house. you did a wonderful job in there...Mariaelena

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  29. The headboard is absolutely stunning! Fantabulous.

    The entire room is beautiful. Love the blue fabric. Wonderful post.

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  30. Gail your guest room is soo lovely!!

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  31. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! I love tweaking rooms and holy cow, I would love to stay in this fab room. I love the headboard. Thanks for creating such a great blog!

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  32. Girl, Please! This is beautiful. Good job!

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  33. You paid WHAT for that mantel? Oh my goodness! This room is gorgeous...when do you open up the Bed and Breakfast?

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  34. So very pretty...what a restful retreat! Visiting from VIF :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  35. The headboard is exquisite!! Love the vignette your created!

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  36. Hi Gail, The pillows are so pretty and I love the fabic. They look wonderful with the blue glass jars on the mantel. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful guestroom at my party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  37. WOW!!! I TOTALLY LOVE THIS ROOM. I love the headboard. I want one for MY bedroom. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now a follower.
    Laurie

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  38. A DOLLAR for that mantel?!!! Are you kidding me? I'm impressed and very jealous!!! Love it used as the headboard.

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  39. What a great idea, love the mantel with he little padded insert.. lovely x

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  40. So beautiful. I want you to come make my bedroom look so lovely and inviting. gelswood@aol.com

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  41. Where did you find that gorgeous fabric? gelswood@aol.com

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  42. Just found your blog! Love,love, love it! I really love your style! God bless and keep it up!

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