Guest Bedrooms

When you move into a new home you just can’t go out and buy all new furnishings – or at least I can’t.  Actually it would be silly to do that. Here is how I took what I had and made it work in our new home.

We moved from Texas back to our home state Oklahoma last year. I guess it was time to move because I had totally redone the entire house in Texas. Please, dear reader, do not assume that because the house was redone that it was finished.  If I live in a house it will never be totally finished.  I am quite capable of always seeing something else that needs to be  spiffed up!! Otherwise I feel life would be boring!  It’s just how my brain works. I know there are other people like me – and you know who you are!!

Ok – let me get back on the subject as to why my post is about guest bedrooms. My plan when we moved was that our queen bed would go into the quest room – and we would get a king size bed.  My husband did not understand why I would want anything bigger than a queen. Well, “because you snore” is one reason. So, after 35 years of marriage he comes home to a king size bed. Sometimes it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Here is the master bedroom before in Texas. Now most of what is in the photo has been moved to our guest rooms in our new house. Oopsie – I fibbed……….those lamps are still in our master now! Actually those lamps were my mothers 40 years ago – they were a lovely gold back then! They are your basic column lamps that really has never gone out of style – but oh-dear-me you should of seen the shades on them back then. They were a gold drum shade that – and I am not joking- as tall as the lamp itself! Those shades will never come back in style. Or I doubt they will.



I know – that bed looks like a double doesn’t it. I can assure you it is a queen size. Maybe it is the angle of the camera when the picture was taken.

Here is the same bed in one of our guest rooms.  The room when we bought the house was a bright yellow and the window treatments were mini blinds with a valance. Ugh!



I used the same bedding we had in our master but used the pillows off of our living room sofa we had in Texas.  I got the velvet drapes from Pottery Barn which is where the velvet duvet came from also. The bamboo blinds from Home Depot.

Here is a photo of the pillows below on the sofa in our old home.


Even the sconces from the living room are now in guest room. I can not remember where I got them but I know I dry brushed gold on them.

Even the night stands were in our sons room. I am on the hunt for new night stands because these are in serious need of repair. I have several ideas to refinish them much, much darker – I just need to get in the mood! That may be my first fall project if it ever cools off around here. I picked up the lamps at a garage sale for 5 bucks and refinished them and used the shades from lamps I am not using.



This dresser used to be in the master – the lamps were in our old guest room and the plates had bee stuck in a drawer. I always liked those plates and now they have a home! The bowl in the center is a treasure to me……my  Aunt Pearls. It is as lovely as she was.



I have one more thing that is needed in this guest room…………and that is to get rid of that hideous fan. We can not even use the fan because it hits one of the posters on the bed. I ordered a chandelier from Overstock and it did say assembly was required but I never imagined this much!!!!


Hopefully, with my fingers crossed my husband will put up the chandelier. But I doubt it because he is a big believer in hiring someone who is supporting their family. I see his point but I just trying to say some money!



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