Today I’m resuming the tour of our house with the guest room.
A couple of years ago when we had the upstairs floors refinished, we took the opportunity to swap the guest room and Mr. Q’s study. This is the smaller of the two rooms and it was kind of a tight squeeze for Mr. Q’s study. Since he’s in there all the time, and we rarely have house guests, it seemed silly to continue that way.
It meant getting rid of the full sized guest room bed and bringing in a twin sized bed.
I found the headboard at a garage sale and painted it with Homestead House milk paint in a color called Ochre.
I applied a Prima Marketing re.design transfer to the wall above the bed.
If you’ve ever wondering about whether or not they can be applied to a wall, they sure can. It was easy enough to do, and it has held up perfectly well. Down the road if I get tired of it, I will just have to sand it down somewhat and paint over it. I don’t think actually removing it would be an option.
I have a chair that I painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Apron Strings at the foot of the bed.
I’ve added a few vintage pieces to the room that echo this gorgeous coral color including a hat box, and old book and a crocheted dress that my grandmother made for my mother when she was a toddler.
The jelly cupboard stores board games. It’s a piece that I painted to sell, and it never sold so eventually I just kept it for myself.
My weakness for pretty vintage china is apparent in the display hanging over the cupboard.
I also have a weakness for toy telephones for some reason …
and old typewriters …
And they all make their home in the guest room for now.
There are only two rooms left in our house that I haven’t shared here yet. The dining room, which I’ll try to photograph this coming weekend, and Mr. Q’s study. I’m still debating the merits of including that room on the tour. It’s home to an ugly recliner and lots of piles of stuff. I’m just not sure it’s blog worthy, and I’m also not sure Mr. Q will want to cooperate by cleaning it up a bit. What do you think, should I try to talk him into it?