Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Last Look at the Guest Bedroom


When I painted and decorated the guest bedroom last summer, I had in my head that it was temporary since we always planned to turn that room into the nursery. We didn't, however, expect to be doing so quite so soon. So, I'm a little sad to see it go. Especially now that I have this fabulous new-to-me lamp that really pulls it all together!


I can't take any credit at all for this Craig's List gem, as it was Joi who spotted it and included it in her Minneapolis round-up. I feel in lust immediately and e-mailed the seller to see if he was interested in shipping it to Alabama. Obviously, he was, and it is now happily at home under a yard sale shade I picked up for a $1 last summer (I knew I would eventually use it!).


The rest of the room is looking a little scary. The 10-inch square recessed light fixture is gone, thankfully, and the patch it required is joined by an even bigger patch -- a casualty of my paranoia about the "water spot" you see on right. Oh well, we were going to have to paint the ceiling anyway!


The room is also home to Random Pink Thrift Store Chair (under $30!), which will hopefully become Beautiful Nursery Chair sometime in the next 6 months.

38 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

The room looks great and I love that lamp but I can't wait to see what you do with the nursery!!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow, that lamp is stunning!!

xx
dagny

Tiffanie said...

Your guest room is lovely, and I have no doubt the nursery will be just as lovely. Can't wait to see it.

Melissa said...

Such an exciting time for you! Can't wait to see the "afters."

Rene said...

Your guestroom is lovely and that lamp is a gem.

-Rene

Michelle said...

Oh fun, I actually like that pink chair, that color is groovy.

Alee said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa @ lists in my pocket said...

Can't wait to hear about your nursery and how you prepare for baby!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I can't wait to see the nursery come together. And my thrift store chair was pink before I got it recovered for the nursery!

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

LOVE the lamp!! And the chair will be perfect- just get an ottoman so you can kick up your feet during those late night feedings!

vanessa said...

I have always liked that room, but I am sure it will make a great nursery!

Stephanie said...

I am so excited to see how your nursery turns out. Also, I adore that piece of furniture behind the pink chair!

Joi said...

Wow, girl! That lamp looks gorgeous is your space. Glad the seller shipped it for you : )

Gail said...

Looks like you have a great room to have a nursery in...and with your expertise on decorating...I'm sure you'll have a beautiful room that is sure to help you not even look back to the room it once was. ;0) Love that lamp, too. YUM. Are you going to find out what you are having???

-Gail

Ms. Wedding Crasher said...

I LOVE that lamp!

Momma Rhyne said...

Great chair but I'm REALLY lovin the dresser behind it!! So great! Can't wait to see it transform.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

So pretty! I bet that chair is really comfy - perfect for a baby's room!

paula said...

It looks gorgeous. LOVE the new lamp, like really love.

Julie said...

GORGEOUS. I die over that lamp and that pink chair? So great. Will you keep it pink if you have a girl?

In the Tweeds said...

LOVE that lamp and that highboy dresser! Sad that the room will be dismantled, but it's for a very good reason. :) Can't wait to see the nursery transformation!

Southern Lady said...

Your guestroom is lovely, however, I can just imagine a beautiful nursery instead. Carla

LindsB said...

Love the lamp!
This is a great guest room, but I know that you will come up with an even better baby room! I cant wait to see your design.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

You are so clever. I love that you asked them to ship it to you. Brilliant.

Cannot wait to see it as a nursery.

Julie Holloway said...

I love the color of that room! The mirror, the lamp, the plates. So quaint. Sorry to hear about your job...life moves us in such unexpected ways. Can't wait to see it change!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi jennifer,

i love that lamp and see no reason why it could not be used in your nursery. also, the pink chair may come in handy too. do you have all the photos of your home under one label? i'd love to see them all.

~janet

for the love of a house said...

The room is lovely- I can see why you will miss it! But I bet you will be able to use lots of your pretties in the baby's room!
You're a girl after my heart- I ADORE lampshades and often buy them with no lamp to put them on, knowing the lamp will come!! You should see my attic! You know how some people keep clothes forever... I keep lampshades (well, the good ones anyway!)

Can't wait to see your nursery!

joan

megan said...

I love the lamp, and that chair is an awesome find! I can't wait to see the lovely transformation!

suzannem80 said...

I think you can use a lot of these things in your future nursery too. But I want to see more of the rug!! It looks gorgeous! Where did you get it?

Hello Lover... said...

Love this room but I'm sure you will make it an even lovelier nursery - I cannot wait to watch the progress and see the end result!

Haven and Home said...

Whew that lamp, I love it!!!! I can't wait to see the nursery as it comes along :)

A Country Farmhouse said...

Love the lamp! And I can see how you'll miss your guest room, it's really beautiful. Love the wall color. We're in the process of converting our guest room into a nursery too!

; ) Trina

City Girl said...

Wow that lamp is amazing! beautiful! it looks fab against your green walls too. Your chair looks really invitingly like a nursery chair, so sweet. I also love the cabinet behind it - doesn't that look like it's seen some fascinating sights in it's time! it is a stunning shape and lovely colour. great blog by the way! City Girl x
(ps please visit mine! http://citygirldiariesec1.blogspot.com thank you!)

Pink Wallpaper said...

Love your lamp!!!

Aly said...

love love love your headboard!

hana said...

love the lamp & the chair! if it's a girl, the chair would be precious. can't wait to see what you do!

Kare said...

This room is terrific... but it will be even more terrific as a nursery! Congrats. :)

The Lonely Wife said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the chair.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Gosh...I love that lamp.