Friday, June 21, 2013

Guest Bedroom Reveal

This is our upstairs guest bedroom, it is actually an in-law suite with an attached kitchen (don't worry I plan to show that too).

We moved the antique bed frame from downstairs up to here last week because when my parents stay over they always sleep in the downstairs guest bedroom and my dad is so tall that his legs hit the bed posts when he sleeps.

Up until now this room was sort of just a miss-mash of furniture and very embarrassingly a storage place for the empty boxes that I use to ship my Etsy items. For years I thought about how I wanted this room to look and just recently finally had the time to get to it.

I started by painting the walls "Antique White" by Glidden, to me it is the perfect soft white.

From there I sort of just happened upon the perfect things. Like the bench at the foot of the bed for example.
I found it at the flea market a few weeks ago for $10. I have extra quilts on it for those chilly nights, but it would also be a great place for our guests to set their bags.

The stools are also flea market finds, they were a $1 actually if you can believe that. I thought they would be perfect because I didn't want large nightstands that would block the beauty of the windows. I painted them "Chinchilla" by Martha Stewart and then distressed them some.

The shelf was a thrift store find that I painted my favorite "Whispering Wheat" by Glidden.

 It took me awhile to find the right bedding. I am not the kind of person that just goes and buys bedding when I need bedding because honestly I just don't like most of what is out there. I take my time and wait till I find just the right thing. I usually end up finding the perfect things at a super great price. Most of the time I just don't see items that are my style in stores, but I love scouring different thrift shops or discount stores to put together a style that is totally me.  For example I just found an absolutely beautiful linen bed skirt at the thrift store for a $1, if I went to a store and bought one it would have been $20 or $30 and I probably wouldn't have loved it so much.

I like very simple plain bedding and you just don't see much of  that out there. I frequently drop in TJMaxx in the hopes that there will be something that is my style on clearance. One of the last couple times I was in there they did happen to have just plain white quilts, I was so excited. Why are plain white quilts so hard to find?! They also had the quilt that I have folded at the end of the bed on clearance, I knew it would be the perfect camel color that I try to add pops of to all my rooms. I then layered an antique french monogrammed sheet over the quilt. 

The small pillow incorporates the gray and camel colors yet is still simple enough for me. The larger pillow behind it is a Vera Wang sham that I picked up on clearance for $10. And I found the pillow cases for $3 a pair at Gabriels, they too are the perfect camel color.

I think it was worth the wait because I feel like the bed came together just right, actually as I was taking these pictures I wanted to curl up in the bed:)

I know I sound like a broken record but the dresser, the mirror and the shelf are all from the thrift store and cost less than $30 total. I painted the dresser "Whispering Wheat". Then topped it with some recent flea market finds.

Hand made boxes are one of my favorite things to collect and I am smitten with my newest one.

I hope I answered all of your questions, if not let me know! I still have the whole other side of the room to show so stay tuned.


  1. I absolutely Love It!
    Pure perfection.
    And what wonderful finds at equally wonderful prices.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    I love your beautiful home


    1. I agree Tammy. This bedroom is so charming. Perfect in every detail.

    2. I agree Tammy. This bedroom is so charming. Perfect in every detail.

  2. It looks beautiful - full of vintage character and very inviting!

  3. love this colours!nice combination!!!

  4. I love it! Your guests are going to feel so welcome.

  5. Just beautiful! Love all the neutrals!

  6. How homey and welcoming. The bed is divine!!I can curl up and fall right to sleep...
    Happy weekend.
    Hugs, Gee

  7. beautiful as always!! love the monogrammed sheet-I am hoping to get a couple soon for the girls room :)

  8. Gorgeous! Perfectly farmhouse simple yet with lovely touches. Your collected linens are so pretty together too.

  9. What a pretty and peaceful room you have created. I love it all!

  10. Pure. . . farmhouse. . . style. . . the room is absolutely charming. . . your style, personal touches, eye for the *look* are what make this room and your entire house so unique.
    The room is huge and. . . ALL those windows. . . I love the wall color, accent colors, furniture. . . I love it all. . .
    cant wait to see the other side. . . Is your master bedroom next?

  11. Beautiful serene your bedding is very similiar and I have that same quilt from TJ Max.
    I am a thrift shopper myself, and I so get the "score" feeling when you happen upon the best thing!
    Lovely blog!

  12. First, I love your blog....just discovered it from a link from "A Fine Farmhouse." I'm always looking for inspiration.

    I absolutely love this room! I am also renovating an old farmhouse (1849 Ohio), although we have not busted any walls down as of yet. I would love to open up the kitchen to the family room some day.

    This room is whispering to me that I should make up my upstairs guest room in a similar fashion (when I get to it). I am torn between rustic French and this style of layering neutrals and rustic finds.

    Lastly, I love the thrill of a find on the cheap, as well. I tend to get my goodies at country auctions. I keep my faves and sell the rest on Etsy. I tend to have too many faves and need to stop "hoarding," as twenty-something daughter said yesterday as she perused my boxes of empty picture frames in the barn.

    Your blog has just been added to my reading list. Thank you for sharing :)

  13. What a treat it would be to visit good friends or family and then be shown to this guest room! I'd feel like I was staying at a French country cottage! I look forward to following your renovation progress!
    -Khammany H

  14. This room is so peaceful and serene. I love your color scheme. I am so glad I found your blog. Must add it to my sidebar so I don't miss anything. Love your style.

  15. You did a wonderful job putting this room together. Love to hear how you were able to find so many thrift store treasures.

  16. Thank you for sharing. It turned out gorgeous. I need to come and visit your thrift stores ... great finds and great prices.

  17. This blog has communicated its importance in a short yet clear way, so compact.
    Yatak Odasi Dekorasyonu

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