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10 January, 2010

At Last!...Progress in the Guest Bedroom!

IMG_0245Finally! The toile guest bedroom that I have been blabbing about for years is taking shape! I am so excited to finally see the room that has been brewing in my little brain for ages! I still need to hang a few pictures and I am searching for the perfect frenchy black headboard, but I am getting close!


page I have been showing you what I have been collecting for the past year and I am happy to say that virtually everything I chose made it into the room!


IMG_9910 The plant stand was painted black and topped with the wooden tole-look tray that I found while Goodwill hunting in Asheville, NC with Barb and Kathysue. Thanks to my friend Pat for the inspiration! The bedding came from Target ages ago…the original source for my toile vision!


IMG_9909The bunnies were hung over the Target bookcase which I filled with baskets (also from Target) and topped with some GW and clearance aisle bargains. I say the bunnies were hung because…


IMG_0089 …last week I found this framed poster while GW hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and now I am debating. The poster must have been a souvenir from a trip to France that was professionally framed, because there is nothing available like it anywhere. The artist Adrien Moroni is from Monaco and has a studio in picturesque Saint Paul de Vence. And…I only paid $6.96!! I’m trying to introduce some splashes of red and yellow to brighten up the room. What do you think? Maybe the bunnies can go over the bed facing each other?


IMG_0248 My wonderful flea market frenchy chair is here along with a new Target chest (on sale) that I had to assemble…yikes! One of my homemade vintage tags is hanging from a knob. And Isabella is checking out my $40 bargain rug from the Ballard outlet!


IMG_9901 I love this frenchy print! I had been eyeing it at an antique/flea market for months when it was finally reduced and had to go home with me! Woo hoo! Do you see that my Dollar Tree critters are the same as the ones that are stacked up in the picture? The lamp was a GW find to which I added a Hobby Lobby tassel. I bought the shade for a song while standing in line behind a woman who wanted only the lamp base she was buying! lol It never hurts to ask!


coffee pot And the vase is actually a broken silver flea market coffee pot that got polished and repurposed! I am so happy about my new room that sometimes I just stand in the doorway, stare and smile! lol Do you ever do that?


peepHmmmm… now there is only one problem. My staff thinks I did all of this for them and they have claimed the room as their new lounge! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please head on over to Mary’s at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants. You will be treated to some wonderful photos from some very talented people!

met mon Next, be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along! I can’t wait to see what everyone has going on!

silversunday2 I’m also joining Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for Silver Sunday! It’s a new blog party and what a great idea! It will be fun to see the wonderful ideas our fellow bloggers have for using Grandma’s old silver in some new ways!

See you next time! A la prochaine!

78 comments:

  1. Ebbie, May I make a reservation,Please? This looks amazing and it is so nice to see that gorgeous tray again, Pats idea was perfect,it works great as a nightstand. I love the pop of yellow forsythia,just the right amount of pop, It was worth the wait!!! Kathysue

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  2. The bedroom is gorgeous and obviously the staff has given you a vote of confidence. Can't wait to check out the Silver Sunday. I just love silver!

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  3. Debbie, I think I would take over that room, too, if I were one of your staff! What a delightful room, love the black and white with little pops of color here and there. I really like where you have the picture of the bunnies, but...I also like the Moroni there, too...sorry, I am of no help.

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  4. A beautiful room Debbie.. and yes.. I think I'd stand and stare too... Love all your bargains...especially the silver coffee pot repurposed...

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  5. Careful now...your guests will not want to leave!

    I am in love with that room. You chose everything so well. All the pieces fit together perfectly.

    I have to tell you...my mom has the french kitty poster and my dad has the toile bedding. :) Great minds think alike.

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  6. Debbie - fabulous! Et moi, j'aime bien le poster(?) que tu as acheté récemment - avec toutes les couleurs vivantes! Les lapins peuvent rester au dessus (le bon mot?) du lit - en face de l'un et l'autre. Linda p.s. Je pense à faire une poste, mais de quoi?

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  7. I love your finished room. I did my master bedroom in blue and white toile and sometimes I wish I'd done it in black and white, especially when I see a room like yours. It's really lovely!

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  8. Beautiful guest room! You may get lots of company !!!
    Happy Sunday to you~
    ~Maria
    ps. How did you get the black soft focus around the last photo? I love it! (Picasa just has white)

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  9. Debbie your guest room is so beyond stunning and beautiful! Love the fresh green color with the toile. Great combo!

    The kitties look like they love the room just like Chestnut loves our guest room. He!

    Stay warm sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

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  10. Adoptez-moi! Je ne pouvais simplement me cocon là ... et que la musique des Muses saluer mon âme et ma plume.
    xo

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  11. Hi Debbie, what a beautiful guestroom that is. It looks like a room in an expensive hotel but far more personel. Your staff has good taste to make the room their lounge, :))

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  12. Just beautiful and I love all the bargains and re-purposing you shared with us!
    Wonderful ideas, too! I love how your 'staff' has given given their approval!

    Hugs,
    Lynn♥

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  13. What a wonderful room. You have done a professional job! You find the neatest "stuff".

    Carol

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  14. Well worth the wait to get all the elements to make this one beautiful guest/staff lounge room. I love it all! Makes me want to do a black and white room. All the touches are so well done my friend!

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  15. Your room is absolutely gorgeous Debbie! Every detail, done to perfection and with GW finds to boot! You certainly are very creative and have made this into a lovely haven for kitties and human's alike! hehe. That rug was an amazing deal too! Hugs, Cindy

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  16. It's a gorgeous guest room! You have done a great job pulling all the elements together. Would you please come and decorate my house?

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  17. Oh My Oh My.....when can I come and stay awhile....this room is amazing...I stole some of the shots just to keep in my "someday" file....I love everything about it...the area rug...the Target finds....the GW finds!!! which always amaze me how you and Linda find such great crap...It's like you guys work for the GW company and you show us these fabulous goodies so we will all go to our local stores and buy stuff....I never find anything this good....I hope I'll be seeing you at Joyce's V-Day party on the 5th...I see that you haven't responded yet to the E-Vite....CC said she'll come if you come and did Linda get her invitation?.....A good time should be had by all! Sue.

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  18. That guest room is so beautiful..and very frenchy!! I love all of it and you put it together so nicely!! HMMM gives me ideas for the room my son recently vacated! I can see why the cats are gravitating to that room...so comfy and cozy too! Miss Bloomers

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  19. Absolutely beautiful room! I love toile! And I just adore that fabulous rug! ~Rhonda :)

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  20. your guests won't want to leave...beautiful room

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  21. It really came together quite nicely! Love the green and the black and the French feel of it. I would love to stay in a room like this. I would stand in the doorway and SMILE too!

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  22. Lovely bedroom makeover! I love all your purchases and I really love those bunny pictures. Well done and a wonderful mosiac.

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  23. Debbie, this guest room is just gorgeous. I love the green with the black toile. Wonderful accessories are the finishing touch. Maybe you will find that perfect headboard at our new Good Will that opens next week. I'm sure you got your grand opening card in the mail. Look out good will here we come!!

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  24. Beautiful guest room. I love it. Obviously it has the staffs vote of approval.

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  25. Just beautiful - it's fun seeing all your "finds" put together in one room!
    Had to laugh at your "staff" ready to take over!

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  26. The room looks gorgeous, Debbie! What a wonderful retreat you've made for guests that come for a visit.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  27. Debbie!! Oy ~ My ~ Gosh!! I LOVE this! It looks absolutely PERFECT!! I LOVE LOVE that rug!! $40.00??? I cannot believe how lucky you were!!

    Love it all!

    Are cats not the funnies things? Something changes or something new comes in and mine have to sit on it for awhile to make sure it is "okay".

    Lou Cinda

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  28. It just turned out beautifully. I have to say, I prefer the bunnies above the cabinet...but, I also love the poster...just in another spot. There is something about the bunnies and the chicken items that go so well together.

    I love the bedding and that rug! Jealous!

    Sue

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  29. What an adorable guest room! Love the black and white toile and the silver coffee pot you used as a vase. Oh, please come help me decorate my guest room.

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  30. You can tell you gathered just the right things to put that room together! It looks great! Love the colors. Great deal on that rug too!!

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  31. A beautiful re-do ... love the paint color you chose for the walls ...nice contrast to the black and white ... Great job!

    xo
    Jill

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  32. O-M-G, Debbie! I love this room, I will be over immediately! It's ok if it turns into the staff lounge I don't mind them sleeping with me. hahaha! I do love the bunny pictures.

    Hope you had a great weekend, Bonnie

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  33. Oh so pretty! You have very chic staff -- I would turn that into my lounge as well!

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  34. Wow, Debbie! I can see why the staff wants this room as their new lounge. It is all so beautifully put together. Of course I adore all the black and white toile, but your special touches add so much additional charm. The St. Paul de Vance poster should stay. It is perfect for that spot. Such a wonderful hilltown. Have you traveled there? I also think it is so dear that your little critters match the ones in the stacking scene. Super! Can I come spend the weekend? Hugs ~ Sarah

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  35. Can I come stay???! ;) I love that plant stand turned beside table...lovely!! :)

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  36. Great room. Wish I could come and stay!

    - The Tablescaper

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  37. Lookie, lookie, Cookie - I recognize that tray. Ohhhh - seeing that tray brings back such wonderful memories doesn't it. I wish we could be there again right now. You're room is just gorgous. I remmeber when you were trying to decide paint colors. I missed your frenchy chair find - love it!!!! It is a beautiful guest room, and you should be very proud of yourself. My fave is still the tray table, I think because I will never forget the look on your face when you found it. Hugs, Barb

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  38. Debbie, I absolutely love your room. The pretty green walls are just the perfect color green and the bedding is stunning. You have also put together some really wonderful accessories. I think the bunnies would be fabulous over the bed. Love, love, love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  39. Oh, I love your guest room. It whispers its Frenchness n every detail. I love, love, love the bedding. I bought back a St. Paul de Vence poster and a painting in my suitcase. Such a heavenly place--I never so so many Yorkies! And they "spoke" French! LOL
    XX00

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  40. I LOVE toile and I LOVE this room! I am so jealous of that rug. I NEED that rug!! Or at least a Ballard Outlet! Beautiful, simply beautiful.

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  41. Debbie, I just can't believe how beautifully this room came together. Good things come to those who wait! Love the Moroni poster, I like it where it hands. I think the bunnies would look great facing each other over the bed based on the headboard that you find. You might want to wait until you find that before you decide. And I cannot believe that you found that rug for $40.00! Love this room, I'll be calling with a reservation soon lol. Hugs, Kat

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  42. Wow, did you do a fantastic job on the room!

    I don't blame you, I'd stare and smile, too, just gorgeous!

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  43. Beautiful room! Your guests will feel so cozy-comfortable there.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  44. What a wonderful space you have created!!! Love the toile curtains and bedspread! The rug is fabulous and can't believe all the goodies you found at GW. A shopping whiz no less. The staff look right at home and I'm sure they will enjoy their new room. How generous of you! LOL. BTW, the bunny pictures are my favorite things!
    Sharon

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  45. Debbie-Your vision is coming to life and worth the wait! LOVE that chair and using the silver coffee pot as a vase. I vote for moving the bunnies--love your new poster/print! Oh yes, the green is great with the black. Great room!

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  46. I just love the black toile with your wall color. You had a vision and it is coming together just beautifully.

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  47. the room is beautiful, the flowers are perfect in the coffee pot. TFS Happy Silver Sunday!

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  48. You're doing a beautiful job decorating this room. Just beautiful. You SHOULD be proud of yourself. Good job. Jackie

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  49. Debbie, your room is totally gorgeous!!! Love the colors. And I love the silver tea pot/vase. Wonderful room!
    Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

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  50. This room is lovely! I really enjoyed all your pictures that you shared. Your "finds" are great! Congrats!!

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  51. Hi Debbie...beautiful elegant classic classy room....your finds are fantastic, just shows us girls don't need to go and spend a small fortune...makes bargain finding even more exciting...take care.

    Teresa x

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  52. A very classy room -- love the bedside table -- what a great idea!

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  53. Very Nice. It was fun to get a tour of your thrifty finds and see how you pulled it all together. Looks great!

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  54. The guest room is just gorgeous, Debbie. It pays to wait and I do the same thing. I have a den that hold various pieces for all different rooms (drives hubby mad!)

    I love the art prints and the toile bedding and lamp of course. And the rug from Ballards is a fantastic deal. The paint color is perfect.

    Great job!! :-)

    xoxo
    Janie

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  55. Your guest room turned out so beautifully, Debbie. I like everything in it, the beddings, the wall color and all the accessories. It looks like the cats like it too....Christine

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  56. So pretty!! With a guest room like that you should get lots of guests!!

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  57. Absolutely a gorgeous bedroom. Love the black and white...wish I could be there!

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  58. You have got such a fabulous eye. I love all your choices. The room is stunning and if I get to stay there the staff is welcome to share the room with me.

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  59. Debbie, The room is coming along splendidly. I love your $6.96 print, too, but I think if you put the bunny prints over the bed you will need to add a lot more plates/pictures, etc to beef up the wall vignette. They seem small but can't tell for sure. Is it a queen bed? Could you use the print over the bed and add plates or wall vases or sconces to the sides? Just kicking out ideas for you...
    Anxious to see what you do!
    hugs, Sue

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  60. It's a lovely room Debbie! It all came together so well. I love your choice of wall color, it kind of softens the contrast of all the black and white. Your guests will never leave!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  61. Debbie, I love your toile bedroom, I like how you have taken old and new items and made the bedroom your own. Everything is so perfect but not over done. The hints of red and yellow are just right, I would love to be your overnight guest, as would my 4-legged fur balls. I think your staff members may be smiling too, all fur ball lovers know how much cats enjoy new things, there probably saying to each other lets explore!! LOL
    Enjoy your new room it looks great.

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  62. How pretty! It all came together so nicely!
    Great job, Debbie!

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  63. Gorgeous! I'm love it all! The color of your wall is perfect for the toile...all your pieces are so pretty! This is quite an inspiration!

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  64. Oh my, I think we maybe twins separated at birth! I too am a plate addict and my master bedroom is the same shade of green, I just ordered a black & white toile comforter set & love the Ballards rug. My family can't understand why we need so many plates but they just make me happy! Love your blog.

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  65. OK Debbie, you are getting waaaay too much done. This is truly inspiring to me. I have been wanting to get my guest room done too. I honestly love everything I see in this room (and especially those sweet cats!) Very, very well done. Love the sunflowers in the old silver.. oh it's very nice....

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  66. Debbie I have not made my rounds around blog land in so long but have slowly been getting to all the places I love to visit this past week. Yoours being one! I am so excited I stopped by to see your lovely guest room! I just love it! In fact I was smiling as I think you and I share so many similar tastes and in fact I have many of the elements you have in that very room! Okay so I have an idea that may or maynot interest you for the bed. I have been doing a lot of on line searching for a project that is going to involve wall decals. They have a huge selection of wall decals out there that are head boards. One in particular I thought to myself looked very French indeed and one could easily house a panel upholstered on top to really fool the idea. If this interests you do a search for wall decal headboards and browse awhile. If you can't Find what I am talking about just email me and I will hook you up! Blessings to you friend!

    www.SouthernWhimsy@yahoo.com

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  67. Oh Debbie, it's BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE that black toile -- sooo pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  68. Tres bien! I would love to see your house. The photos are certainly wonderful. Cindy Clark

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  69. Hey Friend! I totally have been longing for this post of the spare room. Everything looks totally fabulous. I agree that the splash of red and yellow are a great fusion. :) Hey, my boss has not given me a nod yet to take Thursday off. I'm going to send her an email reminder tomorrow and will keep my fingers crossed. Ciao for now friend! ~hugs, ~CC Catherine

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  70. Hi Debbie,
    Your room has such an air of sophistication and serenity! There are so many wonderful things in this post; it's difficult to say what I like best. Love the repurposed coffee pot, the Ballard rug, the beautifully-framed poster (what a steal!). I'm impressed that you assembled that great-looking chest. Brave you are!

    I'll admit something here ... I'm not usually a fan of music on blogs, but I always enjoy hearing the wonderful French songs on yours. It's the most beautiful language on Earth, isn't it?

    Bill

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  71. That room is gorgeous! You've done a great job pulling it all together!

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  72. Great room! Can't wait to see the headboard you find. Your wall color is perfect. I like everything.

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  73. Love your room. Would you be willing to share your paint color? I am trying to match my dishes...Pistoulet...and this wall color is perfect!

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    1. It's Lewiville from Benjamin Moore. I love it! I also have Pistoult dishes...so frenchy! Hugs...Debbie

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie