Thursday, August 12, 2010

Guest House Reveal

I'm a little nervous to share these because they are unfinished. But here goes. I hope to use mostly pieces that I have and try not to over decorate like I usually do. LOL! Just keep it simple or at least I will try.
This is the fabric that inspired it though Seth had already picked the colors - Mark Twain House Oak and School boy blue both by Valspar. The theme for the whole guest house will be cottage by the sea.
Bedroom reveal - trying to reuse pieces I had with a few additions.
The blue dish I found at the thrift store for .90 
Reused the headboard from my son's room. Pillows are new and so is the blue tray on the small bookcase. The picture frame I want to paint white and add a beach landscape. I've found one I like just waiting for the money.
Ignore Rosie the pink toed tarantula in the corner. She'll be leaving in September. The sewing cabinet was hubby's grandmother. I want to paint it and the headboard white.
Got this cool old window down at my favorite local shop. Perfect!
Just loved the way the evening sun was coming through the window.
Bathroom reveal -
Several of these pieces I already had in my master bath. So I'm reusing them here and I'll redo my bath eventually. 
The sand dollar my husband brought me while he was still a diver for the U.S. Army. It's a very small bath at 6x9 feet. The walls were originally a light purple called evening stardust I believe. My mother loved purple and the guest house was built for her. So I decorated towards her tastes. 
I've been collecting sea glass and shells for awhile now. I was dancing up and down last summer at the beach when I found this large blue piece. Kids thought I was crazy.
I had hubby install the shelf low because there isn't much counter space. 
There is still so much I need and want to do. Sew curtains, paint the furniture, install more shelves in the bathroom, shelves in the bedroom, create something for over the shower area, and the list goes on. So the guest house will be available in October should you care to visit. ;o)
Hope I didn't bore you with all the pictures and unfinished pieces. Would have loved to wait, but I couldn't. The guest house also has a large room. I won't be redoing that until after Seth leaves at the end of September. Hope everyone's weekend is a great one.
I'm linking up to Cindy of My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday.


Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Amanda,
Your guest house turned out beautiful. Don't you just love when all that hard work finally pays off? ;o) Love the beachy theme and all your seashell displays.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Lindy said...

Your bathroom is so pretty. Love the soothing blue and your accessories!

Lindy said...

I found it! Great job! Love the color and all the pretty shell accents!