I want to preface this post by saying that I don't have it. Inner design sense, that is. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the challenge of sprucing up the guest room using mostly things I had on hand.
Guest room before:
Guest room after:
This painting is my favorite thing in the whole room. My grandfather painted this in 1958 and it's a treasure of mine. Mitch's father made the frame out of wood from Mitch's maternal grandfather's old barn.
These doilies are also treasured heirlooms. They were made by Mitch's maternal grandmother. I decided to pull them out of our storage chest, starch them, and display them. I love them on the wall at the head of the bed.
I sewed the white pillow from a cotton t-shirt.
My sister gave me this darling white canister, and my in-laws found the beautiful antique table at a garage sale.
This frame is made from more of the barn wood and the singing mushrooms were a gift from a childhood friend.
My father-in-law built this bench out of an old twin headboard and footboard. The rug was made by my mother-in-law. Another of my grandfather's paintings hangs on the wall.
My goal was to create a soothing, comfortable room for my friends and loved ones to stay in. And I loved being able to showcase things that have meaning for my family and me.