Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Guest Bedroom is Ready For Visitors

Today is very exciting for me.  My sister and her 3 children arrive in a few hours.  I can't wait to pick them up from the airport.  It's also exciting because I have finally finished painting the guest bedroom and have the room all ready for her stay.



When I started blogging in May, I set myself the task of completing the guest bedroom for my sister's visit.  I may have only finished painting yesterday, but it's done and I feel such a sense of achievement.



It's so lovely to walk into a room and appreciate how all my individual efforts have come together to produce what I think is a pretty and peaceful room.


I put some pretty white roses in the recycled vase I made.



I added a gardenia and tea-died muslin ribbon to a vintage book my mother gave me.  It's a book on Donald Bradman (famous Australian cricketer).  It still has the hand written library code sticker on the spine.


I like that I have homemade things in the room like my heart button tissue cover










I think even my vintage Rome pictures look better on a freshly painted wall.


The colours in this cheap Target print work so well with the rest of the room.


I still love my hydrangea lampshades



and my Pottery Barn inspired valance (bed skirt)



I'm so glad I painted the French Bed head


 and bedside tables (nightstands)


and call me silly, but seeing a freshly painted ceiling fan instead of a dirty old one, makes me feel better too.



So after all this hard work, I am spending the next 7 days sitting by the pool with my sister having a quiet champagne or two, while the kids and the dog play together madly and wear themselves out.

To all my Australian friends, enjoy the September school holidays.  We only have 9 weeks of school left for the year!!!!

Sharing with:
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesdays
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home - Show & Tell Friday

17 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous inviting room. well done you. it is super satisfying to see it all come together - hey?!
    have a great break with your sister and fam.
    cheryl xox.

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  2. This looks absolutely fabulous! Your sister will be so impressed. Love the tissue box cover with its little button heart. Have a wonderful time together. ;)Sharyne

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  3. What a beautiful nest you have created for your guests, the room is so fresh and pretty

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  4. That print on the sheet set is soooo prety. If your vintage rome pictures ever need a new home ... I think I have room. Lovely!

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  5. The handmade tissue cover is also a nice touch. Great job on everything!

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  6. Looks so comfortable__I want to stay too!

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  7. Your guest room is very pretty, how nice that you have so many hand made things in there. That is the kind of thing that makes me feel good, too. I know you must love the feeling of accomplishment!
    Everything is beautiful, have fun with your sister and kids!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  8. Hi - I just discovered your blog - your guest room is adorable! I bet your sister and her family love it!

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  9. The room looks divine! I just love the gorgeous Laura Ashley fabric and the side tables look fabulous! All of your little touches are so welcoming. I bet your sister won't want to go home! I hope she enjoys her stay with you.

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your pins and blog on my post this week. You sure have found some lovely pictures to pin on Pinterest!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.
    xo

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  10. WOW!!! I love it!! looks amazing.

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  11. Your guest room is so fresh and pretty. I feel like curling up on the bed and having a little snooze. Enjoy your sister and children. Sounds like you will have fun. Thanks for visiting my blog. I too will have to come back to yours with a full pot of tea and some time to enjoy.

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  12. So pretty! Love your style. Glad to have found your blog and happy to be following!

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  13. I know I would love to hang out in this beautiful room.

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  14. What a beautiful & inviting guest room, your sister is going to feel so welcome.
    I just dropped by from Natsha's blog & Im glad I did!
    Cheers

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  15. Gorgeous- your guest bedroom is so serene and pretty!! Love it~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  16. How lovely! The simplicity makes it even more beautiful. Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

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