Thursday, December 14, 2017

Our Guest Room Makeover

                                                                              Hello everyone,

                                                           Last winter my husband and I gave one
                                                           of our guest rooms a makeover and I never
                                                           got around to sharing it until now.
                                                                    So, the first thing we did was strip off
                                                            the toile wallpaper that had been on for several
                                                            years along with a few other layers that were
                                                            underneath....stripping wallpaper is one of my
                                                            least favorite jobs!
                                                                  My husband put the pine board strips on the
                                                            old plaster walls and then we painted them white
                                                            on the bottom and soft grey on the top.

                                                           
                I bought new curtains at Homesence and
            painted the armour the same soft grey.
                 The pine floors are original to the house,
                 so they are 100 years old. I would like to
                     refinish them this winter but we shall see.

The grey quilt also came from Homesense.

                                                                       The antique dresser was painted
                                                                        and I recovered the thrift store chair
                                                                        in the corner.
     A touch of Christmas on the
         tea tray.






                                                                      This was the room before


                                                   Well, it did make quite a change in the
                                                               room  and maybe updated it.
                                                               Visitors often say it is like stepping
                                                               back in time when they come here
                                                                so I am never sure if I will ever catch
                                                                up!  Ha! Ha!
                                                                                    Thank you for visiting,

                                                                                                      Carolyn
                                                                       

8 comments:

Sandi said...

You have the midas touch in decorating. You're update is beautiful but with a vintage or antique touch! Love seeing your beautiful home! Happy holidays to you and yours! Sandi from the Cape

Britt said...

Very nice updating.

Britt

Miss Merry said...

What a beautiful, restful room. I am not a fan of stripping wallpaper either. You did a wonderful job.

Hos Jorunn said...

What a change! The guestroom looks very stylish!
Jorunn

Deanna Rabe said...

What a great update! I like the board and batten look and the colors are neutral and modern, yet the room still looks appropriate with your home!

Daniele Bihiet said...

I really liked the previous wallpaper and accessories but I understand you wanted to update it.
It is still vintage with a modern twist and the room feels bigger. I like it very much as well.
When I see one of you post in my mailbox, I read it last to savour the moment I'll open it.

I appreciate all your posts where you show us your such lovely home and I sometimes think you have not shown everything yet. Sometimes I see doors, where do they lead ? Maybe to some too personal area ...

Thank you for the good moments you give me.

Merry Xmas,
Daniele from belgium

Betsy said...

Beautiful room update. Fine home for sure.
betsy

Marci said...

Beautiful room!