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Saturday, March 21, 2009

SWEET PINK DREAMS....

The room on the left is MY guest room and the room on the right is what
I WISH was my guest room,
but.....well.....
let me show you what I've done....
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PINK SATURDAY.
hosted by BEVERLY at HOW SWEET THE SOUND
Please go by and see what she is offering up today and
while you are there, leave her some sweet words.
Look around at all the PINKS that are awaiting your visit...
OUR PRAYER BALLOONS,
reminding us to pray for all those
that are in need...that is pretty much everyone...
AND OUR COUNTRY !
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just a gentle reminder to be sure your
have your mammogram this year !
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I have 2 cousins that are coming to spend a long weekend with me in not too long and I wanted to fluff up my guest room for the sisters !
If you read me very much, you know that I operate on a tight, TIGHT
SOCIAL SECURITY BUDGET...
and have very little dollars left to use for decorating...
It's a great thing that I dearly love THRIFTING, hu !!
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Soooo....NOT HAVING MUCH TIME and NO extra money to spend...
I have to work with what I've got....
Here is the basic colors of the poor, little cottage bedroom..
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The walls, a very light PINK...
and you can see THE BORDER...
I made cottage curtains, using the darker pink ...
white sheers.
Oh....I WANTED White Plantation Shutters on these double windows...
maybe later ! Sure would look cute!
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I needed NEW art work for one wall but....no funds for THAT ....
and then I turned around and saw THESE...!!
did i read somewhere that personal photos should not be
used in a guest room? PHOOEY on that!
I LOVE my personal photos of our grandchildren in
ANY room...!
Even a PINK room !! ;O)
and I know the COUSINS will like them !
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You can see this little honey reflected in the mirror...
and ......I LOVE 'EM !
I wish they were in white frames instead of the shiny brass..
if I have time, I will paint them....
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These are faux but I will get a bouquet
of fresh flowers just before the
COUSINS are due to arrive...
Hope I can find somthing in these colors..I think I can...
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I needed a new lamp in the worst way ...and just
lucked out at an estate sale down the street from me
a few days ago...
I LOVE this wall lamp...just LOVE IT !
It's shiny brass, too...I'm trying to decide if I should
spray paint it a soft white....???
What do you think?
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See the rosey border up there...
No time to remove it...really don't wanna....not gonna !
I CAN'T HELP IT...I LOVE MY PINK ROSE BORDER!!
and it looks good in a little cottage bedroom painted
a soft, soft pink.....!!
The COUSINS won't give a flip if borders are OUT !!
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EVERY bedroom needs a chair....or a bench...or a loveseat....
THIS little wicker chair has been all over my house at one time or another..
Now it will rest in the COUSINS bedroom for awhile....

just a little sweetness....
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Such an ugly, Plain Jane mirror but....no funds for a new one right now ! bummer....
I tried these little vintage blue and white plates around it and it actually looks pretty good....
do you think?
I wonder, tho, if WHITE plates might look better ?
It's just that I HAVE these blue and whites...and not enuf WHITES to use ....
so it's blue plates for now....
NOTICE the ugly UGLY painting in the mirror...I took it down
and added the grandson pictures....
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Another little treasure from my momma....
"Home Sweet Home"
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See the little vintage BED LAMP ....
I had one just like it on my bed when I was a teenager...wonder what ever happened to it ?
GARAGE SALE PROBABLY !
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* I'm keeping my mind open to something a little more
light and airy for the space over the bed...
not even sure just what I'd like there.hmmmm...
Maybe an old window frame, with shutters on the sides.....
like PAT'S ...the one she has in her condo at the lake.....
Yep...I'd love that !!
I really, REALLY want to make this guest room into
COUNTRY FRENCH...
even this vintage iron bed a friend gave to me would look
fabulous in a French setting...
in the meantime...
...I can hardly wait to hear the COUSINS
giggling in there and calling 'Good Night" ......
just like when we were all kids, growing up together...
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just can't wait !!
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shhhhh.....night night....
see you in the morning light....

XO bj

70 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh gee, I thought I was going to get an invite to come stay the weekend with you! LOL

That room is darling and I'm sure they will love staying in there. Looks like a cute little B&B.

Yes I would paint the frames and the lamp white though.

I like the blue plates. Also, you could always just buy some cheap moulding and frame the mirror. It will make it look brand new. Plus if you ask nicely they will even miter the corners for you at Home Depo or Lowes.

Hugs,
Joanne

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

But it turned out to be such a lovely guest room. Aren't we all glad sometimes when we only have enough money to spare? Why? We will then be able to see the treasures hidden even in our own homes. :-)

I'm sure they will have a good night sleep (your grandchildren are so cute :-) )

Happy Pink Saturday!

Allidink said...

How cute! The lamp is so neat! And so is the one above the bed. I have never seen anything like that but that is the best idea! It looks so charming :)

All the best,
Allison

Princess Of Pink said...

I just LOVE what you did with the bedroom, and on a tight budget as well. Wonderful and cute, adore the pictures of the grandkids ♥♥

JyLnC said...

I think it looks charming and I love the blue plates around the mirror.

Tootsie said...

move over company....TOOTSIE is coming to stay in this room! It looks fantastic! I love how cozy and warm it feels....I'll be there as soon as I find my suitcase...oh and someone to water the greenhouse!

Beth in NC said...

That is a cozy inviting room BJ! Oh, Joanne had a great idea about adding some molding around the mirror.

Your cousins are going to enjoy their stay in your cozy home.

Oops, I didn't know the rule about no family photos in the guest room. Our mountain house is decorated with photos of us with our daughter. I didn't want the house to look empty, so I filled it with pictures.

Have a blessed Saturday!
Beth

Riet said...

That is a beautiful guestroom. The lamp from the estate is so beautiful. Happy pink saturday

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh BJ your room turned out FABULOUS! I like it better than your inspiration room!! LOVE all the darling fabrics & patterns on the bed and the plates around the mirror are enchanting. So cottagey! Is that a word?

Your guests will absolutely love their room! You are so sweet to fuss over their surroundings and comfort like you do. But that's you, you're such a sweetie!!

Have a wonderful time with them!
Hugs, sherry

Kris said...

Happy PS,

BJ, that room is adorable and the photos of your grandbabies makes it even more sweet. I love the bedding and the border. The blue plates add a real vintage touch.

Yep, I would feel very welcome in this room if I was visiting.

Have a Happy Day

Kris

Deb said...

OH I LOVE IT!! BJ, you have inspired me. . .I love pink soooo much more since I met you:) I am updating a bedroom into my office and it will be pink and brown. . .With your pink polka dot throw I won from you a long time ago that my granddaughters love:) Thanks for all your wonderful ideas:)

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Cozy places and great pink photos!


~ Gabriela ~

Brenda said...

I just love the bed. I will sleep in it any night. Maybe when your out thrifting you can find a soft throw to add to the end of the bed during the spring and summer.
I room to be proud of.

Kathleen Grace said...

I think your guest room is beautiful! Paint the lamp? Yes, I think a little white paint beats brass any time! The room is lovely as is but I know as you get things changed they they will look even prettier. I love your taste and color choices all through the house!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

BJ...yes my dear...get out the paint! You know I love thrify gals...and today you have outdone yourself! The guestroom is beautiful! Your cousins are so LUCKY...looks like a quaint B&B...Are you "hosting all of your Blog Buddies too? As I can be packed and over in a few days...lol! I also am grinning at your use of plain jane...looks like the room is most ready for a true lady jane! Thats it...I'm packing!

Amy said...

What a lovely room! Great job!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I am redorating with ONLY what I now own so I appreciate everything you did in this room. Great job! Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Hi BJ! Your guest room is so romantic and welcoming. Your cousins will love it!...Christine

Smilingsal said...

When you paint that lamp/sconce, take pictures and give details! I have two brass sconces that I'd like to change, and I'm scared to death to try anything. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

caren said...

I think you did a great job! I love the bed. Happy Pink Saturday!

Marie said...

your room is great...it's sweet & cute a lot of love was put into it and your cousins will be very happy to be there i'm sure.
marie

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Love the plates around the mirror!
What a great idea!
Debbie Moss
(England)

Elyse said...

hi bj,

i think everything looks lovely. and just think - cottage style is all about embracing the history of furniture and fabrics, chips, rips, 'n all.

happy PS!

Light and Voices said...

Happy first day of Spring! I love the idea of blue plates around the bedroom mirror. Great guest room.
Joyce

Shirley said...

I think you've done a wonderful job on your tight budget. Thrifting is a good way to find those vintage and cottage items and they usually look better than new ones. Happy Pink Saturday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi BJ,
What a lovely room! Enjoy your Pink Day and your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mimi said...

I just ♥ what you've shared this week. Pink Saturday is like candy for me...just can't get enough!

You are sending your goodies to me, aren't you? I'll be waiting for the UPS dude by the front door ☺

I truly know what it's like to live on a shoe-string...sigh. But, just look at how inventive we are because of it!?

Raggedy Girl said...

What a beautiful room and I adore the bed. It looks so inviting and comfy.

Have a Super Saturday
from Roberta Anne

Stacey said...

BJ, that beautiful bedroom is not poor in any way! I just love it. Like Joanne said, I think it looks just like a B&B. Your new lamp is awesome! I love wall lamps. Love the reading lamp too. The bedding is gorgeous! I agree with you that family pictures are great in the guest room!

I know you can't wait for your cousins. There's just nothing like girl time.

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GUEST ROOM....I LOVE YOUR BEDDING SET......
EVERYTHING IS REALLY PRETTY.
WHAT WOULD BE REALLY SWEET IS IF YOU HAD A PICTURE OF THE THREE OF YOU WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG...THAT WOULD MAKE THEM SMILE BUT THE ROOM IS JUST PERFECT
BLESSINGS
debbie

dana said...

I would LOVE to be a guest in that room of yours! I think it looks inviting and cozy and charming---I would love waking up and looking at those wonderful family pictures, too!
You scored BIG with that great lamp find!

I'll bet you and your cousins have a ball--that's all that counts!!!

Where's your hunk of the week--did I miss him? :)

Hope you're having a great Pink Sat, BJ!!!

Dana

Elizabeth said...

I think anyone would appreciate the effort you've made for your guests to be comfortable. I'd only expect a towel and a sofa! LOL I hope you'll be stopping by my PS, too!

Say It With Roses said...

BJ...Your cottage looks anything but "poor". You have done an amazing job. Loved the pillows. Your room is prettier than the "other"...you are an inspiration....
I, too, know about living on SS.
Jil

Say It With Roses said...

BJ...Your cottage looks anything but "poor". You have done an amazing job. Loved the pillows. Your room is prettier than the "other"...you are an inspiration....
I, too, know about living on SS.
Jil

Deanna said...

Hello Dearest One!
Anyone would consider themselves blessed to be able to stay in such a lovely and warm guest room. I love what you've done. The Sisters will love being surrounded by family pictures as they get ready for night night. The plates on the mirror....just the right touch! You also got an awesome find with that eagle lamp. I think it will look great white but it also looks great just how it is.

I'm almost ready to pack my overnight bag and go stay at BJ's Sweet Nothings Inn!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

jessica said...

I think your little cottage room is lovely.

The nursery is almost ready...you guys will have to come over soon to see it...I'm so proud of it. I'm not near as good of a decorator as you...but I have to say that the nursery is turning out beautiful!

Catharina Maria said...

Love the pinks !
Xo Rini

Bette said...

♥♥ the fabrics! i'd love to stay in that room.

happy PS!

Susan said...

I love your guest room. It's beautiful!!!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday and have a great first weekend of Spring ~ Susan

TRES BELLE said...

Oh BJ,

What a sweet and lovely room you have arranged for your cousins. You have put so much love and thought into that room, I know they will feel when they enter it.

I agree with Joanne on painting the frames and lamp white. You are well on your way to Country French.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

g said...

You're making the room such a cozy, hospitable haven for the sisters! You're doing it with love - that's better than all the money for decor! The lamp with the flowers really makes the room look so pretty. And I love the plates around the mirror.

They will have a wonderful time visiting you. I wish you the best Pink Saturday!

Samantha said...

Beautiful Pink Post, thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Sat,blessings !

Chandy said...

Simply a beautiful guestroom! Thanks for a great bedroom showing, definitely worthy of Pink Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

BJ, I love your guest bedroom ~ sooo cozy! I'd love to come stay in that pretty room. Love the bedding & all the soft colors, the new wall lamp, the plates around the mirror. I do that, too! You might try adding a lacy curtain panel swag (or lacy tablecloth) over the top of the plain mirror to dress it up a bit if you don't like it as it is. I think it is all lovely.

Happy Pink Saturday,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sandra said...

I think what you've done with your Cousin Guest room is fantastic. I wouldn't change the plates around the mirror - I think the white plates would blend in too much. And if the new wall lamp looks good I wouldn't paint it - only if it stood out too much. Thanks for the great tour and inspiration.

Anne said...

I think the room looks sweet and cozy! And I love that little lamp over the bed!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; Happy Pink Saturday;

OH I so love your guest bedroom, it is gorgeous. You did a amazing job with what you had... I love the blue plates they really make the room, and the wall light,,, it would look great in a soft creamy white, and redo the lampshade with some great trims.... Your cousins are going to just feel so special in there...

Hugs;
Alaura

Melissa Miller said...

You have a beautiful Pink guest room.

Happy Spring! :)

KatCollects said...

The room is very cute, they will love their stay there. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Beverly said...

Your cousins are going to love your guest room. It is so pretty! And, they are going to love spending time with you.

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ.

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the bedding...the color combo is so springy and fresh. It think the room is coming together beautifully. And the most important part of any room is the guests we love that fill it up!

Betzie said...

I think it's just beautiful and I love the iron bed and all your sweet touches! I'd feel right at home there. :)

Patricia said...

Your redecorated room is beautiful. I love the light Pink color of your walls. Your guests will be thrilled. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I think your guest bedroom is wonderful BJ! I would feel right at home there. Very cozy and welcoming. The blue plates look great around the mirror! And Joanne had the same thought I did about putting molding around the mirror.
Hugs,
Penny

Claudia said...

You've done a lovely job with the guest room! Happy Pink Saturday!

kari and kijsa said...

BJ-
You are so sweet! What a great find We would grab that can of white spray paint and spray away! If the results are too stark ...then just use a bit of extra fine sandpaper to expose the edges a bit! If the coat of paint is thin enough, even a bit torn from a brown paper grocery sack will do the trick- just enough friction!! the plates look beautiful around the mirror- a perfect solution! You can even 'paint a frame' around the mirror using white paint and a brush directly on the wall (all the more to show off that sweet grandson!)! And if you like...a crisp white shade would finish off your fab new find!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

Now, I may not be as smart as your blogging friends, but I love that room just the way you have it; brass lamp and picture frames and all. The brass lamp kind of blends in with the picture frames seems to me, but what do I know. Anyway, the cousins are going to love sleeping in that little room and spending time with you. After all the time with you is what they're coming for. The precious room is just a bonus!
Love you much!
Martha

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

So many touches to make that room so warm and welcoming. I love the little sign! Of course the blue and white plates are wonderful. Great idea for a bit of framing.
Pink is always so welcoming. I can't wait to start painting. Everything looks just perfect.

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, nothing like a day late and a dollar short. I didn't get much visiting done yesterday. We did some spring clean up in the yard most of the day. Well, I watched and gave directions mostly. That's my job. :)

Your guest room is so pretty. I like the tweaking but the room is already lovely. I too love the border, I don't care what the decorators say! I think the lamp should not be painted. I think it looks great just the way it is. Paint the frames if you must. Smiling.

Great pink and the dishes are the perfect added touch.

Hugs...Jeanne

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy pink saturday! oh my gosh! i love your room! soooooo beautiful and all in my fave colours.. pink and green! great combo.. your cushion covers are so pretty too.. thanks for sharing the idea! have a good weekend!

someplace in thyme said...

I would be so happy to visit and stay in that lovely room, you did a great job and it just goes to show that you don't need a lot of money to have something very nice. Art work? WHY when you have such a beautiful family to show and share, they are better anyway, Happy Pink Saturday and have lots of fun together, Char

rosabeer said...

I lik your guestroom very much. I think it is art to find some great with a tight budget. It makes me more happy then buying something expensive.

Susie Q said...

I think it is a wonderful room! bright, pretty, fresh and welcoming! I LOVE it when guest rooms have personal pictures! It is warm and friendly...just the way a guest room should be!

Love,
Sue

CC said...

I love your sweet bedroom, and yes I love the blue and white plates...and I love the border. Such a lovely, lovely room. Happy pinks to you, and hope your week is a wonderful one.

CC said...

I love your sweet bedroom, and yes I love the blue and white plates...and I love the border. Such a lovely, lovely room. Happy pinks to you, and hope your week is a wonderful one.

Cottage Contessa said...

BJ sweetie, the guest room is beautiful, and even more so because your home is filled with genuine love. Wishing you a wonderful visit with your dear cousins!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Becky said...

I think your room is just darling. I know your guest have got to feel all cozy in that charming room.
Hugs
Becky

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