Good mornin’ to you! It’s another chilly day here in western NC. Yesterday we woke to a dusting of snow! The first of the season.
I’m back with another installment of Our House. I started this tour with a look at our foyer. The bedrooms are off the hallway on the right side of the foyer. In the photo below, the front door to the house is on the right (unseen), and the hall to the bedrooms is through that door you see on the left. Does that make any sense?
Our little home has three bedrooms, the master, the nursery, and the guest room. From the hall, the guest bedroom is the first door on the left.
Before we move on, I’ll show you the pic I took of this room before we bought the house. Eeek.
I kept it neutral, but did paint the walls a warmer cream/greige.
The bed used to belong to my grandparents. It’s a double frame that we added a queen conversion kit to. Crisp white bedding is my favorite! I do like to switch out the pillows for interest. The hooks to the right are handy for hanging coats, purses, towels, whatevs.
The dresser is also from my grandparents. Two of the paintings above are from Frank’s family, one is from my grandmother’s collection, and one is actually a small mirror.
It holds a couple of photos from our wedding, and a collection of our grandmothers’ perfume bottles.
This is a guest book we’ve always had in the room. Each time a guest leaves, I look forward to seeing what they’ve written. Every once in a while we’ll go back and read from years past, reminiscing about visits with friends and family.
There’s also a small milk glass bowl where guests can leave their jewelry or keys while they’re here. I have acquired quite the milk glass collection, most of which lives in the kitchen.
To the right of the dresser is a bookshelf filled with photos, books, and family treasures. The painting above it was done by my mom years ago.
For this nightstand we used an old end table, draped with a hemstitched linen. It’s shorter than the night stand on the other side, so I stacked a few books under this lamp, so the lamps would be closer to the same height.
This old sewing box belonged to my great grandmother.
I’ve left the contents as they were when I received it. Those old wooden spools are so cool!
For the drapes, I used old hardware that had been left from the previous owner in a different room. It used have a brass finish, but I sprayed it all white. I don’t think the spray paint would hold up too well if those drapes were opened and closed often, but they stay open, so the paint works fine. The white shade is an old curtain panel from our last house. I hung it, and used white ribbons to tie it up at this height. The blinds are the only part of the window treatment that really functions. The drapes and “shade” just add visual height and width to the window.
Two white chairs offer a place to rest a bag or clothes. Our cedar chest moves around the house, and works well at the foot of the bed, but is serving a purpose elsewhere at the moment. So, there’s a little look at our guest room!