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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

imagine the impossibilities - guest bedroom…

thistlewood farm challenged us to tackle something we’ve been putting off and blog about it today.0000

  i have a small guest bedroom that needed updating.  it was dark and held a hodge podge of items.  there is  a 5’ window seat, which I love, but it was neglected and bare.   this is a before picture. 

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I started out by painting the walls dover white and the trim white—well, i didn’t get all of  the trim finished yet, but, I’m working on it.  then, I gathered these things…


and here’s the part of the room that is finished.

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and here’s the part that still needs work.  there is a 4’ closet with some ugly and noisy sliding doors, that still needs new french doors and the trim needs paint.  .

before

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when its done, this closet will look like our other closets-below.

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I MADE ITIC

thanks to thistlewood farm and the others for inspiring me to get this job going:)
check out the other projects here.

32 comments:

  1. Well done Lynn, the room looks gorgeous, it's so very pretty - I bet you're pleased with the result so far !

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  2. It looks beautiful Lynn. I love the shabby decor. :)
    Hugs~

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  3. Holy Wowza! That looks amaaaaazing! I could spend forever in that window seat! You did a WONDERFUL job!

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  4. Wow! I love the idea of the window treatment! Great use of architectural salvage. Lov eyour soft use of white. Doesn't it feel great to make-over a bedroom? andrea@townandprairie

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  5. Very pretty! I love the huge mirror, the lovely chair and that gorgeous architectural piece above the window. I am currently working on our basement guest bedroom and painted it Cotton Balls white, but I haven't collected as many lovely items as your room. Still looking though.

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  6. Wowsy! So supergorgeous. I love how you can sit in your window. Uphere in the Netherlands we only see that in old castles. I always wanted to have a place to sit like that!
    I am sure the other half of the room is gonna be lovely as well.

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  7. Gorgeous job, Lynn! I can't believe the difference! It's just beautifullllll!!!! :)
    xoxo laurie

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  8. WOW. I can almost smell the fresh air! It's gorgeous!! I love how light and airy it is now!

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  9. It's looking Pretty! I love the white theme! XO Cindy

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  10. Totally Beautiful! Job well done!

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  11. WOW! Congratulations! What a great transformation! I love all of your chippy wonderfulness with shades of white! Thanks so much for linking to the party!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. WOW..this is a transformation! You have done a delightful job!

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  13. It's gorgeous, and I love Thistlewood Farm! You did a great job, I'm working on my own bedroom right now. It's taking longer than I anticipated due to our headboard. I love all that you've done, so soft and romantic!

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  14. Another winner, Lynn! It's so clean and cozy and I love that architectural piece!
    -Revi

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  15. Love how this shabby chic room looks! So pretty!

    ~Shanon

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  16. I was wondering when 'my' room would be ready Lynn (LOL!!!). It looks like a B&B...so pretty and inviting!
    ~Terry~ :o)

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  17. LOVE seeing all the great transformations, Lynn!!! I LOVE that huge mirror!!! (=

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  18. I love your all-white style! The window looks fabulous with the soft curtains and I can hardly wait to see it with all the accessories in place! I have 2 of those leaded glass cupboards, but would never have thought to HANG them on a wall. Very clever out-of-thebox thinking!

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  19. Your guest room has such a pretty softness to it now--great work Lynn, it's beautiful. :)

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  20. Wow...what a transformation. I love the beatiful chair. :)

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  21. what a gorgeous transformation!!!! the chair is to DIE for!!!! a fabulous job -- tons of applause coming your way from New Jersey!!! (hugs) your newest follower : )

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  22. Love the room. You did an amazing job. YOu will really enjoy this
    now that you have redone it. I love it when a room comes together.
    Great post.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  23. Thanks, Lynn, for the kind comments on my plate full of candles. Did I tell you I love this room, oh yes I do and yes I did.

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  24. Wow! What a beautiful room! I love how soft and feminine it is! Thanks for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  25. BEAUTIFUL....Everything! The architectural piece above your window is FABULOUS!
    Mary Alice

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  26. So lovely. Especially digging that window seat and all the architectural interest you added. The French doors will be the perfect finishing touch!

    Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  27. Wow! What a great upgrade. Absolutely beautifully shabby chic. Congratulations!! And thanks so much for linking up to the challenge. Karah

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  28. Looking great - love the pediment over the window! Can't wait to see that closet! Following so I don't miss it!
    Kelly

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  29. The guest room is lovely and such an inviting space. I also love the kitchen redo and the baking center. Fantastic. How nice to find your blog and follow. Hugs, Marty

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  30. Absolutely beautiful, Lyn! I love the ruffly linens, the pediment over the window, and that big mirror really opens up the room! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! It's just so dreamy!

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