Monday, July 9, 2012

Be My Guest...


I don't remember when I started the makeover on this room from nursery to guestroom...maybe early spring???  Well, anyway, I have just about finished it up! 

 It is my ode to the farmhouse I don't have...

 {Entry to room}

Here's what it looked like when it was Maggie's room...

The entire room was repainted, except the wood work.  You can't see it in the above picture, but the wall her crib is on was painted blue.  Maggie has since moved into the smallest of the 3 bedrooms we have.  I wanted a proper guestroom for when my Mom visits, which is fairly often (a good thing).  I am under no delusions that when Maggie is older, she will probably want this room back (sorry, Mom).

Here's the room now...

Ugh... the ceiling fan has got to go!  I plan on replacing it with another one...the white is fine, I just despise the brass on it!!  I would prefer a rustic, yet pretty light fixture, but it's good to have the ceiling fan in there in the summer.  I haven't made my mind up about what to do, we'll see...
 

All the throw pillows on the bed are made by me.  If you would like your very own "Farm" pillow, 
send me a message and I can make you one similar, 
they are $28 for and 18 x 18 cover and down insert.


The bed is awaiting a vintage style iron headboard and maybe footboard.  
I'm still on the search for one at the right price!


I have three "farm" related fine art photos in the room by the awesome 
Maybe I should call this "The Traci Room"!
 
{A yummy candle from Harmony Farm Candles}

Here's the other side of the room...


 {Found the toy barn at an Estate sale for a few dollars}

I refinished and recovered this $5 chair from Goodwill...

Found this other toy barn at an antique mall for $15, 
and decided to put it up on the wall and use it as  a shelf...

I live in IL and found the prize ribbons at antique mall in Michigan...I love them!

There ya have it...my farmhouse bedroom in my otherwise cottage style home!


XO,
Stacey

37 comments:

Urban Farmgirl said...

How cute is this??? I would like to make my reservation, please. ;o)

Oh, and I plan on getting you some pics this week for the project we talked about. Busy, busy around here!

Hope all is well!

Mary

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

just adorable Stacy!! I passed up three, yes three, dollhouses at a rummage sale....and then got home and wished I'd bought them for shelving!! :( So sad I missed out. The room is coming together beautifully!

Vintage Market Place said...

Super cozy!
I just love your barn collection!
I am on the hunt for some but no luck so far. Plus I doubt I will find any at that price!
I am sure your guest won't want to leave once planting themselves in the farm room.
Amy

Joyce said...

It looks great. Loved the nursery before too

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks adorable! Everything is so cute and cozy!

Shann said...

Super cute room! I love the barn you turned into a shelf!! I like your ribbons from the State Fair in Springfield. I live in Michigan but am from Illinois as well. We used to go to the State Fair yearly in Springfield when I was a little girl. You brought back some wonderful memories to me this morning of cotton candy and lemonade shake ups. :)
Darling room!!!

Jen Kershner said...

That is SO charming Stacey! I love all the details the best, the light, the barn shelf, the ribbons, the wood sign, it's all so very swoon worthy.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Love the makeover! Of course the barns are my favorite. I've got several and one of them will be the star of my farmhouse bedroom if it ever gets finished! And the ceiling fan dilemma is a tough one. We don't have central air, so I know what you mean, they really do cool off a room. Your pillows are so cute! And the photography and curtains all say farmhouse to me! Your mother will love being a guest in that cozy room.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks amazing! you did a beautiful job! i am packing my bags. :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

The milk bottle vase, barn as a shelf and the wedding ring quilt on the bed are my favs! Great job! Doing something we love and having it turn out great is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

Junkchiccottage said...

Stacey So so cute!!!! I love the toy barn for a shelf. An idea for the ceiling fan to save $$ is to just spray paint it with Rustolum and you will get rid of the gold and still have a farm house look. Works great and saves. I look forward to your visit today. See you soon.
Kris

My Vintage Mending said...

Photo worthy. Everything looks amazing. When you come up with a cottage style ceiling fan we will all be happy. Can't live with them can't live without them....smiles...Renee

Funky Finds said...

looks great! especially love the recovered chair & hanging lamp!

Leslie said...

I love it!!! It's cozy, rustic and comfy...perfect retreat for your mom! Great job on the pillow and refinishing the chair. What a cute idea to use what looks like was once a grain sack for the seat cover. You have an excellent sense of style!
Blessings,
Leslie

cynthia lee designs said...

What a charming and cozy room...it's beautiful!!

traci said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! what a great room!! so cozy and inviting. no one would know it wasn't a farmhouse. you did an amazing job stacey. i think i need to come stay in my room sometime. ;)

{northern cottage} said...

I might just have to kick your mama out and move in myself! sorry mom! ha! completely lovely, farmhouse fresh and so very calmly inviting! well done!

michele said...

i think you nailed it, stacey. the room looks like it evolved and is not 'decorated' which you know i love!

stay cool, mama.

hope you can stop by when you have a free moment to take a peek at my giveaway:
http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

have a beautiful day!

michele

Nic said...

Very cute!

I had a white and brass ceiling fan. I bought nickel spray paint, took the fan and the blades off and you would never know that it was once brass! Love it. I think I bought it as Lowe's...

Love your blog!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Your Farm Style redo is just awesome. I can't wait to see it with the new bed, when you find it. The toy barns are such clever use here. Loving how you reupholstered that chair, too. Is that an after market fabric, or is it an actual vintage bag? So many wonderful details! Great job!
Blessings,
Susie

Vintage Country Girl said...

Adorable! Very "farmy" coming from a girl who lives on a mini farm. :-)
I adore the little toy barns as shelves. Great idea.

chateau chic said...

What a delightful, comfy room for your mom and other guests! They won't want to leave. :-)
Mary Alice

Laurel said...

LOVE the toy barn shelf! So clever! What a great room, I'm sure your Mom will really enjoy staying there.

Laurel @ SoPo Cottage

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love the toy barn shelf!! looks lovely!

Tricia said...

What a cozy space you've created, Stacey. Your mom will never want to leave! I LOVE the barn shelf and the chair with the seed bag seat...what great ideas :)

Keeping it Cozy said...

Oh my goodness, Stacey, I love your farmhouse bedroom! It's the perfect combination of warm colors and vintage items. I love all the little details. Beautiful and so inviting!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

So...adorable!! You know how I love your fun style. You inspire me to want to decorate with lots of color. I am just a chicken, but I love admiring your home.
Have a great day!
~Cheryl

Elyse said...

pulse quickening at each angle!

beautiful, stacey. just love it!

we had a similar ceiling fan. i had a nickname for it that escapes me. LOL

xo
elyse

ps
still waiting ...

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

So I'm taking a brief break from studying, and just HAD to comment on how much I love this room! It is so you!!! Love all of it!!! Ok, now I'm gonna have to be a guest over there and stay in such a cozy perfect space - I just love it! :)


XO's,
Jessie

Tattered Tiques said...

I love it all! Especially the barn as a shelf. What a cute idea! Your room turned out adorable. Love the pictures by Traci. Hey, that reminds me, we're still waiting for that photography class by her! Lol. See you soon!
Julie

Lisa said...

Love, love, love it. Just discovered your blog and am enjoying it so much!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Stacey,
That room is so darn cute and sweet!
I have never seen a wooden barn like that one on the desk. WHAT A FIND!

Love your style. gf.
We need to meet up again in september for French toast again!

Let's make a plan!

Cozy Little House said...

It's very vintage cute, Stacey!
Brenda

Robin said...

I love your farmhouse room. You've done a lovely job it looks so pretty, relaxing and comfy! You are so very talented.

p.s. love the toy barn used as a shelf - genius!!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've only recently found your blog. I don't know if I had the whole tour...am going to check that out.
But for now, I love this farmhouse room. There is such warmth in here. Dreamy.
this is just a suggestion. Seeing how the ceiling fan is essential to air circulation and comfort...why not spray paint the brassy parts with something to match your desk lamp (I have my Grand-Dad's) and the hanging swag, wire cage lamp... You may even be able to change out the blade to match the wood trim in the room. It could be done inexpensively. Just a thought you might consider.
I live in Texas and know what it's like to 'deal' with ceiling fans when you'd rather have something more decorative.

am going to see your house tour now, Pat

Erin said...

Guurrrlll, you know I'm dying over this room, right?!? It's simultaneously airy and cozily warm, and all the vintage details...love the accessories you used! I've already looked over the photos several times, but with each new look, I see something else I like. Well done!

Erin

P.S.--thank you for the kind mention of the candle. :)

Jen @ Bungalov said...

Hi Stacey! Hope all is well :) Looks like you are one busy lady these days. That is great! I am catching up in blogland and just love your guest room. It came out beautifully and I love all the personal touches. Your pillows and that chair I just loved at Kane :)