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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cottage Chic Guest Room

We moved into our new home just a little over three years ago. It's much bigger than our old home and it's taking a long time to decorate each room. We had to purchase some twin beds almost right away for guests, but never really got around to actually decorating.

The bed spreads are actually queen size coverlets that I draped, folded and pinned on the twin size beds. They're pink roses, white chenille and quilted pink velvet blocks on one side and teeny pink roses on a solid white background on the other. I used vintage chenille pillow shams and pretty rose pillows I bought on eBay.
I found matching twin white "Iron" headboards for only $20.00 for both at a local goodwill store. Actually, a friend found them and told me they were there. I didn't waste any time to go down there and snatch them up. I couldn't believe my good luck! 

My hubby took down the builder's dim, boring light fixture and hung up my gorgeous white chandelier. There's actually two chandeliers in this room. I have another, much smaller one hanging on a bird cage stand. (forgot to take a photo)
I moved the window mirror to the other wall and hung an amazing vintage cut-work curtain on the wall. It's hand embroidered and hand cut with sweet angels and doves.
These photos don't do this wonderful linen justice. I might do a post entry just on this piece later. It's simply stunning!

This is my work room and I listen to lots of books on Cd's in here, hence the glaring piece of electronics. I forgot to move it out for the photos.  I love the little, chippy yellow stand it's on. The front apron is hand carved with little leaves. It doesn't really match the room, but I don't care. I love it too much to change it.
There's still a lot to do in this room. I have to hang curtains and add bed skirts. And, I might even get rid of the bits of pink and go in a more "French" direction.  But for now, I'm enjoying it. Hope you did, too.

Patricia :o)

12 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This room has all the charm of a B&B guest room...I really love it. The beds are sweet and you did an amazing job with the coverlets. I love your pretty vintage fabric displayed on the wall and the dresser is fabulous! I'd love to visit!!

Great post, Patricia. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

XO,
Jane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The room looks wonderful and I think the chandelier made it all the more special! Great price on those headboards!~Hugs, Patti

Paris Atelier said...

Tita, it's just beautiful!!! I can't wait to stay there! LOL!
Miss you! xoxo
Judy

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, it looks great ! I love the bedspreads. And the cutwork panel is lovely. It is a very cheery, yet relaxing room, I am sure your guests love it ! :)

Deanna said...

Hi Pretty! The room looks lovely. You've been working hard haven't you..lol!

I sure do miss you!

Deanna :D

Val said...

Very pretty! I love the idea of two twins beds in a guest room, as they can be used apart or together. Very mid-century!

xinex said...

This room is so charming and so adorable! Your guests will surely enjoy staying there....Christine

Pam said...

What a cute room. I can't believe your luck on the iron beds. I'd be speeding down to the thrift store to get those things too!

"CREATIVE CARMELINA" said...

Oh decorating is really a womans passion, isn't it!
I adore this room and would feel right at home staying the night....you have made it so soft and pretty and oh so inviting..and I'm sure that your friends will enjoy it...maybe too much! lol

great headboard find...they are darling....

happy homemaking!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Paula said...

So beautiful, Patricia!

Rose Haven said...

I love what you did with the King size coverlets on the twin beds!! Great idea!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love the crisp, white and yet cozy feeling of this room. Easy to maintain..I say BRAVO!