Friday, May 15, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday~Guest Bedrooms

Welcome back to Kelly's Korner Tour of Homes. This week she is featuring the guest (forgotten) bedroom. I am like Kelly, I have not done much to my guest bedroom and almost embarrassed to show it, but here goes...
Welcome to the only room in my house that doesn't have color on the walls. Most of the time the only people that sleep here are my mom and Big Daddy's folks. My sister's family stays with us on Christmas Eve. I love when they come and spend the night, even though they live in the same town as us. We HAVE to be all together to see what Santa has brought. Sometimes I move up stairs to the guest bedroom if Big Daddy is having some REAL restful sleep (snoring up a storm) and I just can't take it anymore. (You know what I am talking about!!!)The bed is from Thomasville and the matalasse is from good ole TJ Maxx from my Sis for Christmas several years ago.

This cute mirror is from my sister about 10 years ago. She got it at Sample House.

I made this pillow and it was super easy. I reused a throw pillow that was out of style, bought a bouquet of red peonies from Hobby Lobby, cut the blooms off and hot glued them in rows. I had seen one at Nordstrom and it cost around $120.00. CRAZY!! Mine, less than $7.00.

This is a sheet of paper dolls that I bought in New Orleans when I was in college. My mom had it framed and matted for me to hang in my first apartment.

This was my cradle when I was a baby. My mom went out and bought this the day she found out she was pregnant with me. Many, many, many family members and friends have put their babies in this cradle. Since it was 32 years since I had first slept in it, it was in major need of of some TLC beofre it was ready for my babies. My Father -in-law stripped and re stained it for us. He did a great job.

My Sis had the bedding made for it when I had my first baby Zack. I am sensing a future post about my sister coming soon. There is alot of her contributions in my guest bedroom. She has THE most precious house and she is a big influence in my decorating style.

I am so embarrassed that we never got around to finishing this piece of furniture. I have had it in different rooms and have never been sure if I should paint or stain it. I used to think that I might have a little girl and that it would be cute for a girlie room, but that just ain't gonna happen!!
I store ALL the Battenberg lace table cloths and linens that my mom gets me (and my sister) on her trips. She LOVES that stuff and has made sure that my sister and I each have at least one or maybe two of everything she buys.

Cutie things on top.

Yes, another piece of unfinished furniture. The little ladder back chair belonged to Big Daddy's grandmother. I think it was avocado green when we acquired it from Big Daddy's parent's lake house 20 years ago.

My mom bought this rocking chair the day she found out she was pregnant with my sister. The framed picture was from my grandmother's house. It is a photo taken of my dad's sister and two of her girlfriends. My aunt is the one on the bottom left. I looked alot like my aunt at the same age. I am laughing at myself now, the beautiful needle point pillow was a gift from, you guessed sister.

My guest bedroom bath. I can't stand this wallpaper, but we have never gotten around to changing it. You know that saying "out of sight, out of mind". I always put white towels in here, bottles of water, and a new unopened full size bar of soap so it will feel like a hotel.

This is coming into the bathroom from the hallway, this side services the game room.

OK, see that smoke detector...waaayyyy up there on the ceiling of the guest room? It has been beeping with a low battery for about the last 10 days. Well, my mom was coming to town for my niece's college graduation and was going to be staying with us. Uh huh...your thinking the same thing I was. How in the heck are you supposed to get up there and change the battery??

Not like this!!!!! Big Daddy had the wrong kind of ladder and LEANED, yes "LEANED" the end of the ladder against the "SLANTING" part of the ceiling. Big Daddy was like "why are you snapping pictures?" I told him I was taking pictures so I could show the insurance company how exactly he fell and broke his neck!! Not really, I knew it would be "blog worthy". (You know those opportunities)
Hey, Big Daddy since you have that ladder out (and are living dangerously), can you change the light bulb...

YEA!!! The light works again!!!


  1. Hey I really like this room,it's cute!and I love the red pillows and chair.Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your have great style !!

  3. Your home is soo beautiful! I could just live in the guest room! Very nice!!