Thursday, September 5, 2013

~FRESHENING UP THE GUESTROOM~

Did a wee bit of redecorating in one of our guest rooms.  No paint color change or anything super big~no time for that!  Window treatments (simple sheers with French Lace added at the top) stayed in place as well...
Just a little rearranging of furniture and the addition of the vintage iron bed I showed you about a week ago.  I'm loving it and don't miss the four poster bed (that had seen better days) at all!
The biggest difference (aside from the fabulous bed!) can be found behind the headboard.  I saw a picture on Pinterest that showed vintage shutters used on a wall.  They were a bit more primitive than I personally like, but the concept is one I just fell in love with.
And so...I gathered up tons of the old shutters I've collected over the years (clearing OUT our storage shed in the back is my goal!) and freshened them up.  Light dry-brush painting and some gentle sanding was all that was in order.  Wires were attached to the back side and then they were hung in place...kinda like a puzzle.
The most challenging part of the project was the wall above the window.  I wanted the shutters to go across the entire wall and so my Mr. AGPMan finagled two long shutters and refashioned them into six smaller pieces (connecting them with small strips of wood). 
After a quick paint job they came out exactly like the vision I had inside my head!
 Visited one of my favorite Thrift Stores last weekend...found this amazing vintage chandelier for $4.99. :)  The prisms were missing, but that is OK.  I have enough left over from other projects to fill her up.  I'm keeping this one and replacing the fixture in another bedroom once this aging beauty is newly wired!  
Chat more with you soon.  Have a fabulous Thursday!

Love to you...

30 comments:

Bente said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous guest room. LOVE the iron bed and the shutters on the wall. Beautiful.

Hugs from here

Vickie said...

What a great idea about using shutters on the walls. That would certainly complete the look in our bedroom that I'm going for. Thanks so much for posting this.

Christy Buchanan said...

What a lovely room and I love the shutters! I'm going to have to "borrow" that idea. Thank you for sharing, Christy

Marilyn said...

I think I'll be coming around next weekend to try that guest room out! The rocker gives me an idea for one that is downstairs, but can NOT get to yet!! Too much school stuff in the way and I need to go through it in order to have a path to the chair. So, I guess if someone else needs that bed, you could let them have it for the weekend. I'm sure there will be lots of offers to come stay! Hey-maybe you could get some help with your storage shed in exchange! I'm full of helpful ideas! It all looks very nice.♥♫

Blondie's Journal said...

Your guest room is absolutely stunning, Rebecca! I noticed the shutters right off! They look fantastic...good for you for hanging on to them! Love your new chandy, too. I know you'll have her all prettied up very soon! :)

XO,
Jane

Lady Pamela said...

Boy, you sure have a lot of energy. It looks fabulous. I was busy today getting ready to decorate for fall. Gave up about 2:30. Oh well, I still have time.
*Hugs*
LadyBug

Marilou said...

Beautiful Rebecca, glad to see you are up and feeling back to norm again.
Hugs and love, Marilou

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I would never want to leave....the room is gorgeous!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am so glad my room is ready lol!!! It is gorgeous! I love the shutter idea!!

Carol

mariondee-designs said...

Wow Rebecca, just gorgeous and I love that vintage bed! Wish I could find one like that! The shutters look really great and I just adore how you put that vintage gate on the wall... I could live in your guestroom no problem! take care, Maryann

NanaDiana said...

/what a gorgeous room, Rebecca. I love the idea of the shutters there and your hubby is genius to work that out over the windows. GREAT room--you made it beautiful- xo Diana

Pondside said...

The shutters behind the bed are a grand idea - they add such depth to the room. Lucky guests!
I linked to your last post today - it touched me.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Rebecca, love all that you have done, the room is stunning! That wall treatment looks amazing, so creative!
Hugs,
Patti

Tracie Dean said...

Love the wall of shutters!! I like the way you air brushed them. They look and feel so shabby!!
Of course, everything else is magnifico as always :-)

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

WOW, if I visited you and stayed in that guest room... I WOULD NEVER LEAVE:) Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a beautiful bedroom, Rebecca! It is a wonderful guest room; one I'd be thrilled to utilize. : ) Love the chandelier and that bed. We just bought a new mattress and went up to a King, which meant a new headboard and I went with an iron headboard and footboard. Can't wait to get it!

Amy Walton said...

Hi Rebecca!
What a beautiful room! I would love to be one of your lucky guests to stay in there! I absolutely adore the shutters!!!! What a wonderful idea! And that chandelier is an awesome score!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Amy

Amy Jo said...

I love how it turned out!! I especially love that dress on your dress form. It is gorgeous!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful room for any visitor to stay in! Love the shutters on the entire wall. Great job!

I am your newest follower.

Judy

Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh Rebecca... I want to be your permanent guest in that beautiful room!... I sighed over each and every detail... I LOVE those shutters in there!... to me, they add the perfect touch to the walls... and everything else is so exquisite... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Carolyn said...

Oh Rebecca!! You never cease to amaze me with your talent!!! This guest room is a dream and your guest will never ever want to leave!!! Shutters are wonderful...I have always been a shutter lover!! For me, they translate to days gone by of shutters paired with Priscilla dotted Swiss curtains with windows open and gentle breezes!

Xoxo Carolyn

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rebecca!Wow what a find for 4.00!
xx
Anne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful and romantic room, Rebecca! I love it and all your touches make it a dreamy retreat for guests. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the chandelier! The shutters are great! Can I come for a visit and use the guest room?

A Romantic Porch said...

Wow! Your shutters look great, as does the whole room.
xo rachel

Hope Filled Living said...

You are so amazing. I just love, love, love the shutter wall! I would love to do that on one wall in my bedroom. And what a blessing to have a husband who works with you to help you do projects like this. Your chandelier is a great find too. I have replaced all the lighting in our home with antique chandeliers...one at a time, as I find them.
xoxo.
Mary

La Petite Gallery said...

That is such a sweet room, anyone would be enchanted to stay there. yvonne

Shelley Prince said...

Love it all! Not sure I would ever leave this room.

Deanna said...

.....very purdee!

Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

I love those shutters on the wall. My wife might be into that.

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