Thursday, March 31, 2011

Be My Guest

Aside from some tweaking of accessories, the “pink and girly” guest room at the house in Hooterville is finished.  Actually, I’m not sure if a room is ever *finished* but at least it is now  ready for its reveal and  to receive visitors.    

My inspiration for this room started with the many pink and rose-printed items I had in my other home and wanted to re-use in some way here in this house.  The photo below, which I saw some time ago on this blog, also inspired me. (I do not know the original photo source.)  I loved the combination of pretty pink walls, black iron headboard and simple white bed linens.


My “pink and girly” guest  room is rather small… just barely big enough to hold a queen size bed and still have a couple feet to walk around 3 sides of the bed. 

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Just inside the doorway on the right is a short wall created by the closet.  It seemed the perfect place to hang  two cottage window prints  that I’ve had for many years.  If I recall correctly, I  got these at Kirkland’s and have often wished I had bought the other two prints that coordinated with these two.

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The black iron headboard was one of the few purchases I made for this room.  It was a Craigslist score for just $50.00.

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I already had the bed skirt and white matelasse coverlet but I  purchased the pink ShabbyChic brand quilt (eBay) and the beautiful white laced-edged pillow cases (Marshall’s) specifically for this room about 6 months ago.

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The throw pillows on the bed were bought on eBay approximately 4 years ago.

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“My Best Thrifting Find. Ever!”  found a place on the bedside table.  Since the bed is on risers, it needed a little boost from a couple thrift store books.

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Even with its chipped and missing roses, I  still consider it to be one of my favorite and best thrifting finds of all time.


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The “Sunnybrook” rug was used  in the living room  at my other house.   For anyone interested, this rug is still available here.  Although I can’t vouch for the merchant selling it because I did not buy my rug through this site,  I can say the rug is gorgeous in person!


The wingback chair, slip-covered by  Calico Corners in a floral fabric, was also from my living room at the other house. 

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The larger chenille pillow in the chair was purchased from eBay several years ago (I used to do a lot of shopping via eBay!)  and I blogged about the smaller pillow here.

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I also blogged about the inspiration for this hydrangea and rose arrangement in the basket here.   The hand-painted tray was an eBay purchase several years ago too,  and the water carafe and glass were purchased more recently from HomeGoods.

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The glass fits down into the neck of the carafe to create a cover.  Cute, huh?  Just the perfect thing to hold a little water in case a guest needs a sip during the night.

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The old Craigslist dresser with the lovely details  I blogged about here a year ago, has been patiently waiting for this room to come to life. 

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One of my favorite rose prints hangs over the dresser.

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I still have many boxes to unpack and put away so whenever  I  find the box  my craft supplies are packed in,  I plan to apply a little gold Rub ‘n Buff to the vintage pair of  white painted  Syroco sconces that flank the rose print.  The gold should highlight some of the sconces’ details and coordinate better with the picture’s gold frame.

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Some of my favorite tea cups hang on the wall over the chair.  For the life of me, I cannot remember where I got the hanger.  I actually had two but didn’t use the second one so I decided to sell it on eBay several years ago.  (Now I could use it!)

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The crystal chandelier came with the house but was actually hanging  in the formal dining room.  Since I am planning to hang my mom’s crystal chandelier in the formal dining room, I decided to put this one to use in the guest room.    I sprayed the brass finish Heirloom White and my hubby installed a dimmer switch for it.  I think it makes the whole room seem so much more romantic and special.

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You may have noticed there is no TV.  Since there is not really  a good place to put one in this small room, I am considering  making the even smaller bedroom directly across the hall into a “sitting room” where guests can sit and watch TV, read a book  or magazine, or just enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the morning.

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So there you have it…the “pink and girly” guest room at the house in Hooterville.  My hope is that my guests feel it’s cheerful, cozy and comfortable.

If you are ever passing through Hooterville, won’t you be my guest?

Linking up to:
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
115th Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Wow Us Wednesdays #9 @ Southern Savvy Style


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is beautiful. My guest room is small also...I normally don't do this but have you thought about painting the frames to the first 2 pictures. Either white or black since you have both in that room. They are so pretty...and that rug is fabulous!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it all. Such a beautiful and inviting room. You did a great job. Hugs, Marty

Willow said...

Everything looks so beautiful. You can come over anytime and help me decorate.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful room Shari, I particularly like the cup and saucer holder.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Shari,
Your guest room is lovely! Everything is so beautiful and perfectly styled. You did a wonderful job! I love everything.
Are you taking reservation.....
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Cindy said...

Your pink girly guest room is truly a work of art! Very beautiful, I would love to have a room like that.
Hugs, Cindy

Shabbyprimdelights said...

Love your girly girl guest room. It is gorgeous, and the cups on the wall are so pretty. I will be back to visit again...I am your newest follower.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Your cottage is decorated superbly! I'm a new follower from Pink Saturday - hope you can visit me and say hello sometime:

Have a lovely weekend :O)

Amanda said...

I just love your style! This is the sweetest, most romantic guest room! I would be concerned that guests might feel a little too comfortable and not want to leave! ;)
Best Wishes and Blessings from your newest follower,
Amanda - girl in pink

Karie's Chic Creations said...

The room is gorgeous. I would feel right at home in it! You did a beautiful job such great decorating detail. Love it all. I would like to find a cup and saucer hanging rack like you have. You have some beautiful things in the room. Thanks for sharing. And have a Happy Pink Saturday. Karie

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday...Ladies....another week-end traveling the pink highway....God Bless you and remember to hug someone...only if they want it!

ornella said...

ciao,una stanza davvero romantica,anche se piccola ha carattere da vendere...dolcissima Un saluto Ornella

Lottie said...

I absolutely love everything about your guest room, especially the rug!

Roselle said...

It's so soft and dreamy! Great job! Love it all!!! I love the side by side plate/cup rack. Where did you get it?

Cat & Cricket said...

Shari~ So glad I stumbled across you.. you have such wonderful ideas..and a beautiful blog..and man I wish I was your daughter on that horse!!!

Cat & Cricket said...

Shari~ So glad I stumbled across you.. you have such wonderful ideas..and a beautiful blog..and man I wish I was your daughter on that horse!!!

Marydon said...

Shari, your lamp is 2D4! & that pillow is over the moon gorgeous! Are you taking reservations now? Chuckle! Just gorgeous.

Happy April PS ~


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Shari,

I posted the other day, and it's not here. Hummmm, maybe it didn't go through. Hope you didn't have to wait to long til the power came on. So glad I was able to talk to you. The room came out pinkalishous! I hope I can be the first guest!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a beautiful cottage guest room! Love that dresser...such detail on it and the rug is gorgeous!
Found you on MM and I'm now a follower, I hope you will stop by when you have a minute, I live in a ranch house too built in 1983!


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shari. I am so glad you joined us today. I've missed you.

Your guest room is beautiful, and I know your guests will love it, too. All of your beautiful things combine together perfectly.

Adrienne said...

Your guest room is so cozy and inviting. I'll be right over! I love the way you've put everything together to make a sweet place and make your guests feel special!

Karin said...

I absolutely love everything about this room! Exquisite rose painting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful room!

I have those same pillow slips in a guest room. Found them at Marshall's.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This room is really pretty. Love the softness of the pink. Great rug and you have thought of all the details. Love the water bottle.

very merry vintage style said...

what a beautiful room! love the shade of pink on the walls and all the special touches.

Pam said...

Such a pretty room. I adore the bedding you chose. And the bedside lamp was an awseome find!

All That Glitters said...

gorgeous room!!

Diane Writes said...

Everything is girly. The look of each room is so refreshing too. I love it! Pink and flowers create a homey effect. I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. I am enjoying browsing your blog. You also have a nice home!

Shelia said...

Hi Shari! Oh, your bedroom is so lovely! Everything looks perfect and now I wanna come over! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful room. Very inviting. Shows what can be done in a small room and still be very elegant. ~~Sherry~~

bikim said...

can i?! can i be your guest?!
love it!
those are just lovely!!!!!!!!!
so simple and yet ...
so pretty!
take care,

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Pink and girly... LOVE every single thing about this room! GREAT job!!!
Have a pretty day!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh Shari, it's a GORGEOUS room!!! I would love to be guest in that room full of roses and lace!! So cozy and romantic!!!