Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My house 1 room at a time.

My goal as I show you rooms in my house is to eventually have a complete home tour section on my blog.  So, I already showed you my first guest room (The red one).

This is my 2nd guest room. I recently changed it up with this new bedding to brighten up for Spring/Summer.  I have put a detailed list of everything in this room with the prices that I paid because I always get questions about those two things.  I am a super frugal person when it comes to most everything. The only exception is when I have to sacrifice quality.
OK so here's a run down of whats in this room..
The bed is an antique iron bed.  I bought it at an auction for 80.00
The green plaid bedding and curtains was a whole set that I got for 35.00 on clearance at Kmart believe it or not a few years ago.
You can't see it very well in the pics but the white blanket on the bed is a vintage chenille blanket.
The two pillows I purchased at yard sales for around 3.00 each.
The white lamps on each side of the bed were closeouts at Home Depot for 18.00 each. (with the shade)
The two tier antique wood table on the right side of the bed was purchased at an estate sale for 25.00
The white iron round table on the left side I found at a garage sale for 4.00 (I covered it with a vintage table topper.
You can't see the chandelier very well but it was a standard old brass fixture that I painted green and then just replaced the milk glass globes. I purchased the light for 14.99 at Habitat for Humanity.

This is a vintage dresser I bought on Craigslist for 80.00. (I am debating on whether or not to paint this)
The green matellasse runner on the dresser I bought at Williams Sonoma outlet a few years ago for about 5.00
On the dresser is some milk glass vases and candle holders from my collection.
On the left side of the dresser is a white chair with a wicker seat I bought at a yard sale for 5.00
The crocheted granny blanket on the chair I bought at goodwill for 2.99
On the wall is a painting I bought at a New York City flea market over 10 years ago. The painting on canvas was 10.00..  I had it custom framed for 120.00 (Yikes! Note to self: learn custom framing)
I turned the closet in this room in to a little desk nook.. (I know the chair is hideous) I have been meaning to work on this.  Anyway this is a simple project my husband did for me.  Its just a Formica top sitting on top of an existing shelf on the left that was there and a side support my hubby added on the right.
I added a lamp and some accessories on the desk and on the shelves above.
On the wall to the right of the closet is a black and white art photograph I got at Ross on clearance for 7.00
The green hooks underneath I purchased at TJ Maxx for 9.99
I hung some old vintage cameras I got from my father in law.

Finally, is right wall. I hung an old vacancy sign that a friend gave me. I just painted it.
Underneath the sign is a black shelf I got at goodwill for a few dollars. I added some more of my milk glass collection.
Then on the floor is a antique painted iron quilt rack that I have a vintage bedspread and a vintage crocheted coverlet hanging on.

So I would love to hear your comments and or suggestions about my room..
Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Very pretty room! I'd be a happy guest if I were visiting. Nice choice of colors. Don't paint the dresser - it's perfect the way you have it now.

  2. Your room looks just lovely.... and the colors are so peaceful.... I just posted about a desk in a closet too! :-)

    Warm blessings,

  3. Very pretty room. Stopping by from a linky party.
    Kristen ~ www.highheelsandahammer.com

  4. I love all of it.

    Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!


  5. I love the mix of things you have going on in the room, it makes it feel very homey, comfortable and welcome. Just beautiful.

  6. Love your blog. Can we follow each other?


  7. Looks great. I love to see how people put things together!

  8. Thanks for linking up your beautiful room. Next week I will have a special give away just for linkers. Hope to see you at the party. If you could grab the Bacon Time party button for your blog or a link back next time that would be great. Hope to see you soon.

  9. Great post & blog!! Love this guest room-so inviting! You've got great taste!

    I'm one of your newest followers!

  10. Good Morning to you Kristy @ 4 the love of Decorating,
    this is Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD,
    I adore the green color scheme of this room and I vote to paint the chest of drawers white. I also love the green chandelier. Keep up the good work.