Sunday, January 3, 2010

Guest Room for Grandkids Still Evolving


The holidays went by so quickly and now it's another year. For most of us, we like to redecorate during this time and I am no exception.


I would like to share what I have done. They are mostly blue so I would like to participate in Sally's meme, Blue Monday. For more blues, go visit her at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/
I created some mosaics too so I am also linking with Mary at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/ For more creative mosaics, go there.

And since I am posting changes, I would also like to join Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. To see lots of amazing transformations, make sure you go there.

I have shown this change first last week but I am not done yet so I want to share a little progress. The top pic below is the "before" picture. It's the original decor since we moved in here from Florida almost 3 years ago. The bottom picture of the mosaic is what I did last week. The end tables have not been placed yet and no window valance was hung. And now, I have hung the blue and white toile valances I bought from Ebay. I also moved the end tables here from the living room. The tables were extra pieces in the living room and I don't know why I didn't think of moving them here to begin with.
I know I should put that porta crib away but I cannot figure out how to fold it. I haven't had practice for decades now, lol. So, I just added a yellow throw blanket to match.



I also ordered an area rug for this room but it has not arrived yet, so that might be my next transformation post. It's sorta ongoing, lol, just like everyting else in our house.

Just shown here are accessories I added on the end tables. Everything was just moved from other parts of the house. I do that a lot, do you?


Thanks for stopping by. I hope your new year is favorable so far. Thanks Sally and Susan!

35 comments:

susan said...

Christine--Love the tables in there. This really is looking so grown up and sophisticated now. The valances look great too! You'll always be working on something :)

dee dee said...

Christine
What a pleasant change! You have brighten the room and have brought the sunshine in!... DeeDee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, what a gorgeous room. You have made some really subtle changes and yet it all looks so new and fresh. Very grown up and sophisticated. I know they must love it. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

$3,450.000--wanna make an offer :)?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! What a pretty redo! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Christine, it has come along so nicely. And, yes, I do move things around in my home because I want less stuff, not more. You did a wonderful job. I particularly like the use of different blue and yellow fabrics instead of all matching ones, so interesting!

mbkatc230 said...

Christine this is coming along so beautifully. I love the valance, it's really perfect. Such a pretty, sophisticated room for Miss AJ, she's growing up before our eyes! Kathy

Sares said...

It's looking very pretty. I like the tables you moved in for night stands, what a great idea . The cribs are hard to get down, it's almost a fight to the death sometimes. Have a great week and I love the header of the family/events of the last year!

Regina said...

Hello. Happy New year again. Great transformation! Very creative.

Mimi said...

What a wonderfully bright room. I love the tables you have chosen, perfection!

ButterYum said...

Lovely guest room - lucky grandkids!

:)
ButterYum

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Isn't it amazing what a little yellow (or sun) will do to brighten a room.

Very nice transformation.

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

D said...

Look amazing, Christine. Love the colors.

D

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the way you redid the room, I love how the beds are exactly the same called mirroring, love that...thanks for visiting my blog you are always so nice, and oh yes I keep my car in the garage, Mr. S has an suv and it is too tall for the garage and won't fit...again thanks for the visit, i'll be back again

Dining Delight said...

Your changes to the bedroom look wonderful - more grown up looking! I really like the colour scheme you went with.

DD

momgen said...

Very pretty changes...happy blue Monday.

mine is up

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Christine, I really like the changes going on in that room. It is charming, and, I think I commented previously that the beds are gorgeous! Linda

Sherri said...

Very beautiful make over I love the colours together very elegant! Happy New Year! Sherri@lavenderfields

SmilingSally said...

Now that's a guest room no one would ever want to leave! I like your finishing touches, Christine. Happy New Year and Happy Blue Monday.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for the sweet b'day wishes.

Cheri

The Muse said...

The makeover is well planned in both color and style..bravo!

Mary said...

You've been very busy and the work you've done on the guest room is remarkable. I do so love all the blue you have used. It is such a relaxing color for a bedroom. Happy Blue Monday and Happy New Year. I hope 2010 brings you health and happiness.

ellen b. said...

That is really great Christine! Love the redo!! What a great room!! Happy Blue Monday!

Blondie's Journal said...

The room looks awesome, Christine!! I LOVE toile and the yellow/blue combination! The side tables look so nice, too. Amazing what we can find in our homes. Has AJ seen pics of the room yet?? I am sure she will love it. I am thinking of doing one of the rooms at the lake in pale yellow. You are giving me some ideas! ;-)

We finally got home a little while ago. Funny, once we got away from Lk. Michigan, it all cleared up. What a difference. I do not want to see snow for awhile!! lol!!

xoxo
Janie

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful bedroom makeover, Christine! I does seem brighter. Lovely photos and mosaic.

Carol said...

What a great transformation! I love the blue and white with yellow. Have a happy week!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am loving the room transformation Christine, you sure get a lot of things done quickly! You go girl! The valance looks so nice and the new blog header is very nice! Hugs, Cindy

Joy said...

I love the blue and yellow together, how pretty! Have a great week.

Diann said...

Hi christine!

Your guest room has turned out so lovely!

SILVIA said...

love the yelow and blue,lovely room..

happy new year!!.

silvia.

Queenie said...

Hey Christine,
I'm lovin' those finishing touches you added to your guest room... with your blue and white valance from ebay...the accessories from the other rooms...it's all perfect with the french toile...you have the prettiest antiques.
Oh and by the way.....you know me, I move things around from room to room when the notion strikes me too! LOL! I think everyone in blogland has been making some sort of changes around the house...it keeps things interesting and fun...doesn't it?! New year and new look. I got some new throw pillows for the sofa and lovesea, and also some new seat cushions for my barstools in the kitchen. Still need to show those on my blog though. I will one of these days soon.

The family pics are so pretty on the cruise...I think AJ is very photogenic, she's just like "you"!
Beautiful pics aboard the cruise...I enjoyed seeing all of them!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Melissa Miller said...

Christine this room looks GORGEOUS!!!! Love the colors! :)

Joyce said...

Refreshing change. Love the colors.
Joyce

Mary said...

How beautiful! Your guests will want to stay indefinitely! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I want to come stay in the grandchildren's room! It looks so pretty, and of course, I love the toile valances. I also love the blue and yellow color scheme and the pretty tables and accessories. Yep! I could be very happy staying in this room. (That's so funny - I have a porta crib in our bedroom right now and can't figure out how to fold it up. I'm waiting on my son to come do it!) laurie

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