Saturday, March 17, 2012

Juices are flowing!!!

Yep, that is right my juices are flowing with so many ideas that I’ve been tossing and turning at night time with more ideas…So the story is, my son is off at college and isn’t coming home too often.  My dear niece and husband who was living with us to save for a house ended up taking a job in Washington DC and left home to go on her journey just last week.misc. 026
Well, as I cleaned the room, I realized this room (just across from my den) will be sitting empty, until someone decides to come visit us!  My initial idea was to create a craft room…selfishly, I love love love this idea!  Pinterest filled my head with fabulous ideas ~ but then reality sat in the other night wishing for everyone to come back home.  We have plenty of places for family to sleep, but a guest room that is comfortable without racetracks on the floor and American Girl Dolls starting from across the room might be nice for our guests.
So I texted my son at college and asked how he felt about turning his room into a guest room during the time he is away – but of course always being able to come home whenever he wanted. He texted me back and reminded me that the furniture in there was the furniture we bought for him from Ikea fifteen years ago, encouraging me to do whatever I wanted!  Yippy…a PROJECT!!!
The creative juices started flowing around in my mind…Throughout the past week using the search engine on Pinterest to start a new board of inspiring ideas.  Uploading ideas from numerous websites ~ yet still trying to keep with “my style” (whatever that is) and something that might be warm and inviting to my family who stays! 
When I was looking at magazines and online photo’s ~ I found myself attracted to barn wood furniture, greys, yellow’s, dark plum colors, paired with galvanized décor. My dad is giving me this vintage (from 1920’s) Bed that I plan to strip down and repaint – at first I was thinking of leaving it as is (with all the chippy paint) ~ but the more I think about it, and what I see myself attracted to is more rustic wood showing through with perhaps a white wash or more chippiness to the patina! Pinned Image
I have a few items that I have ordered so far; this darling bedding from Urban Outfitters! The throw pillows I found on Etsy from a cute shop called Sew Gracious
image2 Decorative Pillow Covers Modern Floral . Vintage Yellow Olive Pear Citron & Gray . 18 x 18Decorative Pillow Cover Granite Gray & Mustard Yellow Damask 12 x 16 Accent Lumbar

A chair purchased at World Market. I cannot wait to see what these all look like together.
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Ideally I would like to find an old farmhouse table similar to the one below to use as a desk in the room.  If anyone locally (Washington State) knows where I might find one of these ~ please do let me know!!!
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A cabinet like this would be glorious to add to the room for both storage for me (crafts maybe?) and clothes for my guests!
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or a dresser would be great to fill with vintage mirrors & family photo’s…
Pinned Imageold silver and old photos and old mirrors- awesome!
Still deciding what to do about flooring and walls – is it funny my mind is filled with accessories rather than the bones of the room.
Just wanted to share with you what I have been busy with lately (more in my mind) while I wait for the weather to warm up so I can start gardening again…I’ve got spring fever!   Would love to hear any suggestions and oppinions from you~

To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It's going to be fabulous. I love the gray and yellow. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Our tastes are so similar! I think your guest room is going to turn out perfect! So far I love the color scheme and that bed is fantastic! I can't wait to see how things progress! :)


Sandy said...

I've been through this several times over the years.. three children, each leaving in different years and It's not easy to say the least.
Your ideas are really nice and I say go with it.. very nice.
Happy Spring

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how exciting! I can't wait till everything comes together for you at the Big Reveal!

I am so happy for you whooooo hooo!! Have FUN with this awesome project!

Marydon said...

How fun! Don't you just LOVE re-doing a room. That is what I just did to a bedroom .. reveal coming soon.

Happy St. Paddy's day t'ya!
Have a beautiful day ~

Rachel Pallas said...

Oh my goodness my chippy bed would look fab in there! I just texted you pics..I have an old farm table which is the same colour as the bed and it is similar to your inspiration pics!!! I will take pics of it now! ;) Really looking forward to April 6th... xoxo

Anne said...

So many cute ideas! Can't wait to see what you find. Have you tried Kijiji or Craig's list? or even a Thrift shop or Sally Ann? Good luck finding your pieces!


NanaDiana said...

Tracie What a fun new project! You must be just over the moon excited to think about all the options you have. LOVE the bedding! What a great room this is going to be! Happy St. Paddy's Day! xo Diana

Cat & Cricket said...

Gtg~ heading to Urban Outfitters.. that bedding is a must have!! Thank you!!!

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Pink slippers, hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Gray and yellow, super fun...guest room projects are the best....keep us in the loop...

Vintage Home said...

Love love all your ideas...go to Goodwill and get a dresser ...paint it a dull grey...great storage great bedside table!
I bet your sons bed would be great painted too!
Looking forward to seeing the results!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i'm loving your inspiration...that gray and yellow combo is really beautiful! your "vision" board is so lovely and I am sure the room will be too! ;) what FUN!!!

Revi said...

I just ADORE the choices you've made so far! The bedding and that chair - I've had my eye on those for a while. With your style, it's going to be fabulous so be careful - your guests may NEVER want to leave!

chateau chic said...

Great inspiration photos. I love the look you seem to be going for!
Mary Alice

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How sweet that you checked with your son and how sweet that he didn't care!! How fun -- my son got married last August and his room is STILL not converted to a study/guest room. High hopes though -- looking forward to see what you come up with!

Heaven's Walk said...

You lucky girl!!! I LOVE projects like that! Finding the treasures that complete your vision is so much fun and so fulfilling! That room is going to look saaawweeet, Tracie!!

xoxo laurie

Snooks said...

I think you have wonderful ideas. It is always fun looking for ideas for something new. Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing.
@3Beeze Homestead

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Tracie!
Oh goodness I can't wait to see what you do to this room...LOVE the bedding and the old headboard and foot board too. Have fun putting it all together! Thanks for stopping by this evening. Have a wonderful week!
Maura :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I can feel your imagination twirling. I really love the grey and yellow together and that bedspread is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I known it will be fab! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all your inspiration pictures and I love that bedding!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my all so lovely!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

All Things Chic 2 said...

So happy to have found you !!! Your blog is way way up my alley!!! Hope you can stop by my world as well...Your newest follower...
Blessings Lori

At The Picket Fence said...

It is going to be so gorgeous! Love that bedding especially and we'll be booking our stay when it's done. ;-)
Thanks for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!