Sunday, January 11, 2009

Guest Bedroom Update - January 2009


You may remember my Guest Bedroom as of last month.
Well, since then, there's been a little switcheroo.

Let me explain.

Kevin's Mom and Dad, a sweet Southern couple, have been married over 40 years:



They have slept on the same FULL-SIZE bed for the ENTIRE forty years.

Kevin and Layla have been married five years, and have a QUEEN-SIZE bed in their Guest Bedroom, that rarely gets slept on.



You see where this is going yet? :-)

Long story, short- this is what my Guest Bedroom looks like right now:



The size of this bed is much more appropriate to the room, than the Queen bed was.

I have plans to completely modify the look of this bed. Especially the headboard:



I've got an inexpensive, simple idea that is going to bring this bed into the current century. :-)

The footboard is great the way it is...



...just needs some paint.

I love having the bed in it's new position. It really shows off the wood wall Kevin and I worked so hard on exposing:



Since shooting this photo, I have moved the oar. It now hangs above the two windows, behind the new headboard.

I got a vintage rubber stamp holder on Ebay a while back, and can't decide if I'm going to use it in this room, or my Office. Right now, it's holding a photo of me and my Dad back in 1979...



...sweet photo...but would you let your 5-year old swim in water that color? <:-O
Ha ha!

Layla

23 comments:

Wendy said...

That is so sweet of you to let them have the bigger bed.

Can't wait to see what you do with the bed. I know it will look fab!

Wendy

Pony Girl said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see how the headboard project turns out. Your guest room looks so airy and cozy. I wish I had a guest room. Not that I have many guests, but I could sure use the extra space! ;)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

That exposed wall is wonderful! I can't wait to see what you do with the headboard and the stamp holder. I picked up a stamp holder just like that this fall. Here is what I've been using mine for in the dining room...http://whisperwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2008/12/festive-junky-holiday.html


Your blog is wonderful...it keeps me coming back!

Amy

Karen said...

I LOVE that stamp holder. I remember going to work with my Dad when I was little. He let me play at a desk that had one of these holders filled up with great stamps. I think I stamped everything I could get my hands on. :)

Dana and Daisy said...

From experience with photos from the 70's I can vouch for your dad that the water was not really that color!

karlene said...

I am excited to see what you do with the bed!!

Your title of your post had me thinking for awhile about what year it is. wink.

Lauren said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out!!! Love the walls!!

Susie Harris said...

What a nice DIL you are! We have a queen size bed and I would love to move up to a king but I think it would be just too much for our small room to take. Hmmm what we lose for looks...comfort. Your home is really looking camera ready...Im talking HGTV my friend!

alice said...

I got a chuckle out of the full size bed- my parents are the exact same way and love their tiny bed! My husband jokes that we need to get them a larger bed for a Christmas present!

That exposed wall is so pretty,and the bed pillows look even more plush on the full size bed. Can't wait to see the headboard transformation!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Cant wait to see it. I am sure with the beautiful work you do it will be fabulous.

Ashley Nichole

Laurel MacD said...

I can't wait to see what you did with the headboard.

Leigh said...

Cant wait to see what you do with the bed...and I know your inlaws are so appreciative!

janet in ft worth said...

I really liked the look of the bed against the wood wall, and the lovely light from the windows falling across it. It looked anchored and cozy that way.

Sweet Soft Southern Thrill said...

Layla, you are so sweet!! I can't wait to see what you do with the bed frame! Oh and the wall looks amaaaaaazing!

Nancy said...

that's a great looking 40 year old mattress! or did you give them yours and buy another? ha ha we slept on a king size bed while the girls were young and would pile in with us but I love the space the queen size gives us now!!!

Inspired Kara said...

Totally in love with the rubber stamp holder! In love.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I can't wait to see the bed makeover.

Olive Rue said...

Love the vintage rubber stamp holder. Oh and how I remember those old photos with the rounded corners.

Kaitlyn said...

Can't wait to see the bed makeover. That was so nice of you, I just love the old bed :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That was so nice of you to trade beds with your inlaws! I can't belive they slept all those years on a full size bed!

If you get a chance, stop by my blog....I'm having a giveaway and it's a biggie!

LuLu & Co. said...

Can't wait to see it finished. Love the photo...
LuLu

Erin said...

I just found your blog - I love your home! You've both done an amazing job.

I have a vintage stamp holder just like that, except it's three tiered. My mom gave it to me and it's waiting for me to do something wonderful with it. Any ideas? I'm thinking it would make a funky table tree for Christmas.

Whitneymac said...

I love this space! We bought some similar antique oars for my son's room, but I can't figure out how to hang them on the wall! Any tips?