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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Guest Room

I picked up a piece of furniture at Goodwill for a guest room that was lacking room for a guest to store their clothes when visiting.  There is a nice large closet in this room but somehow I've filled it with overflow clothes of mine...rolling eyes.  I'm the kind of person who fills each room with "stuff" and it just doesn't leave a lot of space for the practicality of having guests actually USE the room.  This little wardrobe should be of help.


Welcome to the winter guest room which is painted in a dark putty color and white trim. 


Isn't this a cute piece?  I love the petite size and the fact that it have five drawers and also room for hanging pieces.  It has casters but I haven't decided if I'm going to put them back on or not so right now it sits directly on the floor.  Click here for a little more information about this piece


I added the medallion to the otherwise plain door.  I had thought of doing a transfer of a french saying but settled on the more traditional choice.  I also added new knobs to the piece, the ones that were on it were plastic.


This is the inside of the hanging part of the piece.  


Inside and attached to the top of the piece is a pull out rack for hanging clothes.  I added a tassel and instruction tab to the piece since the rack is painted the same color as the inside of the piece and isn't really noticeable.


I'm not sure what will end up on the top of this piece when spring comes but for now this is what I have.  The lamp I made years ago for this room out of a silver coffee server.




 I picked up this chair at GW too, it really is a pretty piece, the light today is terrible with so much snow reflection so you'll have to take my word for it.  There is a star pattern in the fabric that lends itself to this room.

A place for a guest to hang their hat for a few days visit.


If you're ever in my neck of the woods there will always be a room available for you.  

31 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Miss Char-What a wonderful piece. I love it and it is the perfect size for the room. How IS it that we manage to fill all our closets with so much "stuff"? I AM working on mine to get the contents pared down. Have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
WoW! Great finds @ Goodwill!!! I adore how you made the wardrobe fit your own decor! Lovely guest room...I'm sure your register will fill quickly, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great piece, I can't believe you found it at GW. I would have grabbed that up right away too. The guest room is just lovely!!!!

Cathy said...

Char, what a warm guest room you've created. Love your GW furniture find.

Paula said...

That's a great piece and I'm sure your guests will enjoy using it.

Rita May said...

Darling room! I love the lamp you made. Have you posted it? Great idea!

Olive Cooper said...

It is a darling, I would call it a cottage style armoire. We must use these in our old house as we have two closets in one enormous tumble down house. Your guests will surely love that pretty room.My guest room closet is full of wreaths for some reason. olive

Natasha in Oz said...

I love that room and I also love that lamp!

Thanks for the invite! I wish I could fly on over right now!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore the little armoire!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is beautiful and perfect for this room.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Rettabug said...

Miss Char, that little gem is just PERFECT for the space & the room...I adore the addition of the doo-dad (I don't know what they call it) & the color is wonderful.
Job well done!!! Clap~clap!

Hugs from Rett, whose closets are the same..STUFFED!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a gorgeous guest room and the little armoire is just adorable and fits perfectly!
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a beautiful guest room. I love it and all of your furniture and accessories are stunning. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Maria Elena said...

I just love your guest room! Gorgeous!

Shug said...

Dropping by from over at Marty's...Sure wish that our Goodwill had some good finds...It is very rare to find anything like this at the Tyler GW. They are doing a re-model project, so maybe we will be able to find some great finds in future..enjoyed my visit..
Shug

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Gorgeous Room!

bj said...

Ahhh, such a nice room that's just full of charm and personality....just my kind of rooms. :)
xo bj

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Char, This is the perfect piece for a guest room. This room is beautiful! xo, Sherry

Cynthia said...

beautiful room I love the lamp and the shade. The wardrobe is very pretty, great find.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Any guest would be comfortable here. Love the warm color of the cabinet.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Char, Beautiful room... I would love to be a visitor. You did a wonderful job with the little wardrobe!
I love that color and the medallion really adds so much to it.
Great job!
Yvonne

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a nice room and love the chest. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Sonia said...

Love your cozy and pretty guest room! The new piece is precious and I really like the accessories you placed on the top. I came to you by way of Stone Gable! I'm going to be your newest follower. Charming blog!
Miss Bloomers

Mimi said...

Love the cabinet. Truly a great find.

At The Picket Fence said...

What a truly lovely and restful space! Thank you so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday! :-)
Vanessa

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun piece..anyone would love to hang there hat in that wonderful guest room..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Miss Char...

First of all, I just adore your guest room! It's lovely! I love the cottagey feel and the color combinations that you have used. Love, love, LOVE your new dresser/armoire! It's perfect for this room. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Marlis said...

Oh that baby chest is a wonderful piece. I was going to get rid of ours (it was my husband's) but now I am rethinking that idea. Your guest room is soo pretty. I too fill things to the maxx.. it's a sickness I declare! xo marlis

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a charming find!!! Thanks for sharing it at FNF! :)

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what a pretty pretty room!

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Candy said...

So pretty, and funcitonal too. I can't believe you found that at Good Will. Im never that lucky. Im your newest follower. Please viist me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and follow back.