Monday, November 18, 2013

A Versatile Guest Room

By using neutral colors on the walls and furniture, I can have a totally different color scheme for my new guest room any time I feel like it!

 This was the first look I went with. It will probably be the look I use most
 because I love these two quilts so much.

But with the holidays around the corner, I thought it might be fun to dress the be
to reflect those holidays!

 I have a house-full coming for Thanksgiving, and the bed is ready for next week with a green matelasse cover and 1930s Double Wedding Ring quilt.

 I added some "Thanksgiving" pillows and pretty white Battenburg lace sheets.

This will be the look for Christmas.

Or this one.

I think I like this look best!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Furniture Projects: A Couple of Cute End Tables

I loved both of these projects!

Really cute nesting tables,

done in a gray wash.

This one is navy and white,

such a classic color combination!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Decorating a Rental

My daughter is now living in Ashland, Oregon, pursuing her graduate degree. She has a cozy, 1 bedroom apartment which she has decorated all on her own, and done a beautiful job!

She has a real knack for putting things together and making even
very different items work well together.

Case in point: she got this couch free on Craigslist, and we all thought it was hideous. But when she put it together with the art and other items, it somehow works.

It works with the $3 yard sale rocker she had me cover
in yellow checks a couple years ago,
and the tall screen she found somewhere.

It works with the mid-century dresser we found at an estate sale,

as well as with her great-aunt's bookcase.

She also likes to surround herself with things she loves:

lots and lots of books;

 anything Shakespeare,

especially Henry V;

and reminders of her travels,

especially anything British!

One great tip: the large photo in the center was one she took on a trip to Scotland. She just had it blown up and framed for a very special piece of art.

Next time I'll show you the kitchen and bedroom!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Furniture Project: Beautiful Vintage Round End Table

This cute little table was given to me because its owner didn't want it any more.

It had a beautiful shape and storage is always a plus!

Grey paint and white for the top and to highlight the details.

This was the original look; it had seen better days.

A beautiful robin's egg blue for the inside.

New fleur-de-lis knobs from Hobby Lobby.

Love it!

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