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.
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.
The black iron headboard was one of the few purchases I made for this room. It was a Craigslist score for just $50.00.
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.
The throw pillows on the bed were bought on eBay approximately 4 years ago.
“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.
Even with its chipped and missing roses, I still consider it to be one of my favorite and best thrifting finds of all time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of my favorite rose prints hangs over the dresser.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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?