Friday, October 18, 2013

Autumn Guest Bedroom

I wanted to share with you some recent changes that I made to our guest room. I'll start with the amazing doors seen pictured below. I bought them at the flea market this past summer and Neal is going to make a cupboard for them but for now I just have them propped against the bookcase in here. They are just too pretty to be hidden away until the day Neal will actually have the time to make the cupboard. To say I LOVE them would be an understatement!

The mirror is a thrift store buy from years back and has been in our garage up until two days ago. I just never liked it, it was brown with pink flowers and I tried selling it multiple times to no avail.  I thought people loved these kinds of mirrors, but I guess not around here. Anyways it worked out because I needed something long for above the bed and I painted it "Bone Folder" by Martha Stewart and now I actually love it.

I folded an antique piece of French ticking over and placed it at the foot of the bed. I just can't get enough French ticking....why is so hard to find reproduction French ticking!!!

I wanted to cozy up the bedding a little bit and wanted some linens that had a little bit of tan and red in them. I found the plaid sheets and pillow cases at Walmart actually, they are sold individually so even if you just wanted to add some color with your pillow cases you could.

The 100% linen dust ruffle was a $1 at the Goodwill...I am quite excited about that find! And the wooden bed frame was recent yard sale find. You can see it pictured below in all its beauty.

It had this hideous center panel that was faux wood but the rest is solid wood and super well made (and super heavy, I had to carry it quite far to my car). I figured I could work around the faux wood and bought it for $8. Turns out it was attached with screws so I just unscrewed it and had Neal cut a piece of scrap wood to fit in place of it.

I then painted it Martha Stewarts "Bone Folder", it is one of my favorite go to whites.

I found the wicker hamper at Letchworth Barn Antiques on a recent road is the perfect hiding place for my husbands dirty work shirts till I can get to them. I stacked some of my slow growing collection of red and white linens on top.

Not much different on the other side of the room, I changed the mirror and placed some ironstone and an antique basket with French linens on the dresser. I feel I achieved my goal of cozying it up in here. Who says autumn has to be orange?

*** I have been getting lots of emails about my wall colors, in this room walls and floors are painted "Sisal" by Martha Stewart available at Home Depot.


  1. I love it Megan, I liked it before too. Love the re-done mirror, it fits. . . the re-done headboard, love it all.

  2. That is a lovely room, Megan. The matelasse quilt and shams are great pieces and look lovely with your layered linens. You did a great job on the bed frame and the new colour looks great. The chair in the corner and the bench are also great versatile pieces.

  3. I followed Brenda's link (CozyLittleHouse) over and what a charming room. I love everything about it.

  4. Visiting from Brenda's. You have an amazing blog and home! Following you my friend. Diane

  5. Also visiting from Brenda's. Love your vintage fabrics. LOVE the red stripes. Following, added your blog to my blog list. What a wonderful bedroom you've created. So welcoming.

  6. Beautiful room Megan! You have a wonderful eye. Just an local Joann's Fabric has 54" bolts of repro ticking and grainsack repro...

  7. Beautiful room with gorgeous did an amazing company UK

  8. Hi Meg, Had fun looking around your blog, I put you in my favorites. Great pictures, and so many fun things in your esty store.
    Nancy Jo

  9. The whole room looks cozy and inviting. I love the pops of red among the different shades of off white. But then I'm a big fan of anything red and white. Amazing job.

  10. I lové lové lové, the planter crack in the wall above and next to the chest of drawers.
    But, what about those wood floors...divine!


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