Monday, October 10, 2011

Guest Bedroom Details - Sheers, Wall Art and a bonus entry in the giveaway

Welcome to Monday!  It's going to be a great week, right? Yes! Yesterday, I moved the furniture around in the guest room (I promise there won't be too many more posts about it!). It looks like my first thoughts on furniture layout are the best option so I moved the furniture back into place. Ugh! I know we still need curtains and I'm thinking along the lines of DIY since I'll need at least 8 panels.  

Since the furniture is pretty much where it's going to stay, I decided to start putting up some of my thrift store, garage sale and flea market finds - a little gold glam, tacky medallion, basket texture, distressed sunny yellow, Van Gogh print, blues, quote printed from TLC and the pretty DIY brooch wreath but it all comes together for an interesting display.

Nothing matches.  Nothing is new, just junk things and prints I've picked up and had lying around, definitely collected over time and I love how it looks grouped together. 
Still a few spots to fill in. More thrift shopping! 
blank wall before

 The walls won't be bare for long!  
Lalka has a few words to say... "I looooove this princess bed." (She does love the bed but she loves following me around too. Or maybe she loves being in pictures?)
"But I think something's missing."
Me: When I was shopping at WalMart and picking up my Better Homes & Gardens products, I decided to browse around and look at other BHG products too. I actually saw a lot of pretty things.  I spied these sheers with gold swirls. 84" long panels for $4.97!  What a great price!
Now how to get them to work with the canopy?  I cut off the tags and used the 2nd seam of the sheer panel as a folding guide and sewed a straight line to create a larger pocket. I didn't measure anything but after one panel, I remembered to check to be sure the length would work and luck was on my side! 
I simply unscrewed the finial, lifted the beam and slid on panels.
I love the way it softens the posts and adds a little luxury. Wouldn't filling in the whole thing be fun? Just like a big luxurious sheer fort.  Dreamy. For now, I'll be a grown up and live with it this way. ;) 
Do you like how it's coming along? I promise you won't here a squeak or peep from me about the guest room for the rest of this week. I'll be busy trying to catch up with each link from the parties last week ~ so many friends to visit! Hope to pop in to see you!

Giveaway Bonus Entry:  Copy and paste this bold text on your Facebook page: "sheering" the @BHGLiveBetter giveaway at @DIYShowOff" for another entry for the $100 BHG/WalMart shopping spree.  Then paste the same in the comment section of the giveaway at:

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Don't forget - Starting today, I'll be over at True Value's Ask the Blog Squad on Facebook. I'll be hanging out there all week long.  Head over, "like" them, visit me and feel free to ask DIY questions this week and I'll do what I can to help!  :)

Thanks so much to The Saturday Evening Pot for featuring my Christmas centerpiece in her 100 day Christmas Countdown (oh it getting that close already?)!

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Susan said...

Oh I love your beautiful room!! Those drapes did soften up the post on the bed! It was the right thing to do, made such an improvement.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

I do love me a canopy bed! Who doesn't? You were right...exactly what it needed! And the gallery wall... it looks collected over time...perfect!

Late Bloomers said...

Really nice... I actually like the blank wall ratio to filled.
I want to know what that wreath is around the mirror on the gallery wall? That is really pretty!

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks, ladies! :) I do love how it's coming along. I think I need to move in! haha!

Late Bloomers - the wreath on my gallery wall is the brooch wreath. Here's the link to the tutorial:


Rachel said...

Very pretty! It's looking great! WalMart really does have amazing prices on their panels!

Michelle @ My Life as a Mrs. said...

I love, love, LOVE your gallery wall...especially since I have a small obsession with your brooch wreath :) Have a great week!!


Mary said...

Oh my gosh it is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love what you did with the $4.97 sheers, love the rug, the pics, bed, everything. A beautiful room.

Mary @ Redo 101

Good Time Charlie said...

Wow, that is one really beautiful guest bedroom. Lucky guests that stay there, it looks like a beautiful hotel room with lots of personal touches. Great idea for the curtain panels! I believe stuff on the wall should never match, otherwise it looks like you just opened a catalog and ordered everything from the same place. You did a great job with the wall, it really looks stunning.

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Hi Roeshel. Hope you're having a great long weekend. Your guest room is gorgeous. I love every little detail!! The canopy on the bed was the perfect touch. Nicely done. =)

~ Catie

J's mom said...

I love the wreath around the mirror. What a great idea!!! :)

Decorating with Cents said...

Your canopy bed is to die did a wonderful job!

laxsupermom said...

The wall looks terrific and what a deal on the sheers! The bed looks so romantic! Thanks for sharing.

tracie said...

lovely! very inviting!! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

The sheers are really lovely on the the canopy! Thank you for sharing your guest room updates and details at Potpourrri Friday! I appreciate you and your participation!

marla grace said...

love it!

Stacy Curran said...

I LOVE how it is coming along. My favorite part is the wall of art where nothing matches -- i love that look!

The Invisible Woman said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! It's become one of my favorites, and your projects are so much like what I want to do in my home. Thanks so much for your daily inspiration!

The Invisible Woman said...

PS: LOVE LOVE LOVE the sheers!!

Susan said...

I love your guest bedroom! The painted floor looks amazing and the sheers you added to the bed posts were the perfect touch! Your guests will sleep in luxury. Great job!!!

De tout, de rien said...

Great looking room indeed!

I still can't get over that painted floor...Your guests will feel most welcomed!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty! Love everything about it! Why don't I ever get invited to a room that looks like that?

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