Saturday, April 6, 2013

Florida Guest Room #2

Hello everyone! I am so sorry I have not visited most of you. I have been so busy entertaining some guests who drove all the way from Mississippi. And as most of you know, I have been decorating our newly purchased home in Florida. I would like to share what I did with our second guest room.
 
This was how it was when we looked at the house. The sellers emptied the desk when they moved but left the desk for us. It is the first thing you see when you open the door.


 
First thing I did when we took over the house was move the desk to the opposite wall, that way it does not show when you open the door. Since I wanted this room to double as a guest room, I wanted the bed to show first. My daughter next door is transforming their guest room into a play room and they want to get a futon so they gave me their full size bed.

I was expecting some guests and I did not have an end table for this room so I took a trip to HG, which is only a 4 min. drive away. I bought the frame, round table, lamp, throw pillow and body form pin cushion. I brought the red quilt from our MS home.
The sellers left a weaved shade on the window but I hang a rod and white curtains. The curtains that I bought were a little too long so I folded the top and now it looks like it has a short valance.
I still need a headboard but I have not found one that I like that is reasonably priced yet. The bedshirt is from Joss and Main. I think it was $29.
We might eventually get a desktop computer for here cause this laptop I am using when I travel is so slow. John and I decided that instead of getting birthday presents for each other (we have the same birthday coming this month), we will just give each other an extra trip to FL since we really do not need anything anyway. Besides, we just buy what we want most of the time.
 Our company left on Friday morning and while washing and changing the beddings, I tried another quilt on the bed, which I also found at HG. It has the same postal prints as the lumbar pillow and frame. I like the red quilt but I like this also. Which one do you prefer?
 
 
I bought this white sham and and the matching white quilt from the resale shop downtown back home in Natchez, MS. I wanted to originally use the quilt as the main bed cover but it is only a twin size which is too small so I just folded it for an extra blanket and placed it at the foot of the bed.

 I found this tole lamp at a consignment shop marked 50% off for $25 just last week when I went out with my daughter to have lunch at a Thai restaurant. The shop was right next door.






The chair in the corner is there temporarily. It is part of the dining set I am giving to my daughter. I have found chair replacements but I am still looking for a dining table to go with them so she did not move the set to their house yet.
 
This is how I left the room so far. I hope you like it. I like how bright it is and how fresh it looks. Thank you for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and comments very much.
 
The real perks for having a home next to my daughter's house is having a pleasant surprise visit from the grandsons
 









 Having a free yard and pool service by my son in law.

 and being able to play with my sweet granddaughter.
I just added the 2 photos below because I replaced the small round table with this end table.
It was originally like this. I bought it from Goodwill for $12.99, painted and distressed it and replaced the kiddy butterfly knob.  I would have preferred a lighter color but this paint was what I had available here.
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