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


  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.

  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

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

  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!

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

  6. Looks so comfortable__I want to stay too!

  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

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

  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,

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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

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


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