My Alpine Home

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Cottage Guest Bedroom

Some of you may remember the guest bedroom we finished in our basement two years ago.
If you'd like to see what it originally looked like visit
 Be My Guest.

It's always been a romantic looking room, but I just
 gave it more of a cottage feel. 

 Shortly after we finished it our youngest daughter came and lived with us for a while and it was a bit 'too girly' for her.  So I told her to pack it up and make it her own. 
She did just that!  It really was cute, but I didn't take a photo of it.  Imagine maps, dream catchers, and a framed photo album of the Beatles Abbey Road.  I'm sure you are getting the picture.

Well, she hasn't lived here for a year and I finally got around to putting the room back together.  Making a few changes, of course.

Last August I scored these decorative plates at a thrift in Idaho.  I got the whole lot for around $5.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

 
I found this awesome frame at our local thrift about a year ago.  It was gold, but I painted it white.  I had hung wire through the middle and used it on my mantel for the New Year.  I hung the numbers '2015' printed on book pages across it. 
 
 
I thought that some of the plates would look cute hanging in the middle.
 
Aren't the plates gorgeous?  Very cottagey, don't you agree?
 

Notice the wording Smoking Tobacco?  The graphics was something that drew me to it.  The top says, "Bull Durham"  It's not really noticeable, but just makes it unique!

 
This piece of lace was another thrift find.  It adds a touch of elegance draped along the bottom of the bed.
 
 
You know how us girls move things around.  :)  The window was moved from the porch to the living room, to now here.
A little banner made for a bridal shower gave it a dainty touch.

 
More cottage romance.





 
All picked up at thrift stores, yard, or estate sales.
 
Reproduction aqua bottles hold some of my dried flowers.
 
I love vintage bath and beauty items!

 
What do you think of this little angel?  I thought she was sweet, but my daughter thought she was creepy.
 
 
 
 
 
Travel themed items for the weary travelers that might rest their heads in this guest bedroom.
 
 
I recently found another suitcase to add to the stack, but It needs a little work.
 
When we first finished the room I painted an old oak armoire that we had in our bedroom at our previous home
 

 
We changed the mattress from a queen to a king, but kept
the door headboard.
 


 
Are you feeling romantic?  lol!

If so, 'be my guest'!

hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
The Cozy LIttle House for Tweak it Tuesday
Roses of Inspiration
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage
Vintage Inspiration Party
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays
Friday Favorites

 
 
 

48 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Jann - Would love to come visit and stay in that adorable room! So sweet and inviting. Love those plates - what a deal. Also love the amoire in that gorgeous color. Great job!

Judy

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann,
That is such a pretty guest bedroom. I love that dresser and pretty plates! TFS!
Julie

Stacey said...

I like it! The room seems very cottagey to me and I'd say those plates are perfection. It's so neat the way you put them inside and outside the frame.

Consider It All Joy said...

It's such a pretty and cozy room, Jann! I'm sure your guests will feel welcomed and relax in that space! Love your plates with the frame, really cool idea! Many blessings, Cindy

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful guest bedroom!! Love the plates!!
hugs,
Cindy

Aida said...

That is a beautiful bedroom with all the special touches. I collect travelling suitcases but yours are extra special.
Your guest will be very lucky to sleep on that very comfy bed.

Have a good week.

Blessings,
Aida

Linda W. said...

I love how you've redecorated this room! So cute and so very creative!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Your guest room is so lovely, I'd like to be a guest there! Those plates in the frame turned out so pretty, I just like the whole room~

Kim said...

It would be wonderful to be your guest and spend a while in your lovely room. Changing things around is as good as a holiday. I love those plates. They look fabulous displayed in that gorgeous frame.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your guest room and the plates are to die for. Great find and deal on them. Can I put my reservation in, please.

The guest room really turned out very pretty. Love all the soft colors.

Have a great week. We are getting a little rain and cooler weather, but they are saying come next weekend it will be in the 90's again.

Hugs,
Mary

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

Love what you have done in your guest room. Wonderful idea of the framed plates.
Lots of blessings from Sunny South Africa

Lynn Bean said...

Love the plates and your restive use! I agree it is so much fun to put a room together from finds! Makes the journey very exciting and may I add beautiful! Great job. Lynn

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning Jann,
I love the pretty guest room. Love the soft colors and the plates are gorgeous and what a wonderful find.
All your guest will feel so cozy and welcome in this room.
Kris

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Those plates are perfect for your cottage look in the guest bedroom! Have a great week Jann....hugs...

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning Jann,
The room just looks very sweet and romantic country...
I have a few of those plates and have them in my pink room.
I know you have had a taste of fall in your area. Would love to be your Guest!
Have a wonderful week...
Hugs, Roxy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

That would be a beautiful, cozy place to rest your head. Love the cottage feel!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a pretty room! I love the plates inside a frame! Great idea!

Debby Ray said...

I just want to curl up on that comfy bed and take a nice long nap on this cool and cloudy day in NC. Those plates very unique...never seen any like them. What a lovely, lovely room.

Salmagundi said...

Your guest room is delicious -- I would love to stay there -- very relaxing!! Sally

Pamela Gordon said...

Your guest bedroom is very pretty and those plates in the old frame are gorgeous!

BarberryLane Designs said...

This is so fresh and comfortable looking with 'girly' elements but doesn't come across 'girly'. Maybe it's the blue…Yes, I would love to visit that room. Love the striped cabinet, less we take ourselves too seriously.

Great room, great post, thanks for sharing, Sandi

Rose L said...

It is such a lovely room!If I ever get out your way I will drop in to use it!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jann, as always I am amazed at your decor and this room is so amazing with all of your vintage finds. WONDERFUL! Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Jo

NanaDiana said...

Jann- That turned out great. I LOVE THOSE PLATES!!! I have never seen any like them. They make a perfect accent in your "cottage" room. Really sweet things all over in there. Is that angel a wall hanging one or a sitter? If it just lays on her tummy she looks like a piano baby that was popular years ago. I think she is very cute.

Great job- aren't you glad to have it done (again)? xo Diana

Oliva Ohlson said...

Mrs. Olson you did a fantastic job!!! The plate vignette is absolutely darling, and that frame is one of a kind...how perfect is that!!! The plates reminded me of the tops of hat boxes...very pretty! The room is very very lovely!!!!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks beautiful. You better watch out your guests may not want to leave.

Cozy Little House said...

Those plates are true cottage. Doesn't get more cottage-y than that!
Brenda

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So Bed & Breakfast pretty! That is the room I hope to find when I visit a B & B. Every piece is perfect. Those dishes are such a treasure.

chateau chic said...

I'd love to come and enjoy your lovely cottagey guest room! It's absolutely delightful, and yes, the plates you found are so pretty. Isn't fun to change up some accessories and have a whole new look!
Mary Alice

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Such a charming guest room, Jann! Your plates are so pretty. I love the new look of your armoire. The dresser beside the bed is oh-so-sweet! Your guests will love visiting! ♡

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a welcoming bedroom. I love the addition of the plates in the frame and on the wall. Lots of great detail.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

When can I come and spend the night? It looks so much better than my messy bedroom. I think I'm head over heals about that darling stripped dresser you have next to the bed.

Lori E said...

So many interesting pieces. Looks very put together.
Nice that you could use so many thrift finds. I always think those kinds of accessories look way better than some expensive designer rooms. The feels like someone lives there. Like a home not a showroom.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Very sweet, Jann. The changes you've made to the guest room are delightful. I'm so glad you still have that gorgeous armoire just as it is in the room. Just so you know, if you ever decide to sell that, I'm your girl! It's one of my all-time favorite pieces of furniture. Hugs, Nancy P.S. I ADORE those plates. . .perfectly cottagey!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

It's just perfect, Jann. You should open it up for reservations.

Winnie said...

Gorgeous guest room!! When we come to the States for a visit, I'm coming over :)
Definitely a romantic room and I LOVE it

lynn cockrell said...

Jann, your guest room is so lovely. I do love the cottage romantic feel of everything! You definitely have the touch, friend. It feels like so long since I have been able to drop by and leave a comment, but have been spending most of my time trying to assist with the care of our beloved son-in-law. Now, we are trying to get through the heartbreak of losing him. I really enjoyed your beautiful pictures and post!

Doreen@househoneys said...
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Doreen@househoneys said...

The first thing I thought when I saw those plates were the colors are darling!! So, so pretty with the other colors in the room too Jann.

It's such a romantic, creatively decorated room that anyone would love to spend time in.

My thrift store addiction said...


So sweet, Jann! I am biased when it comes to a cottage bedroom, I find mine so relaxing! Hugs, Cecilia

Angélica D said...

Hi dear Jann ,, que hermoso dormitorio de invitados ,,adore su colorido ,,
Cariños

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh Jann, I love your guest room! I would feel quite comfy if I was your guest! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Those plates are a perfect addition to your cottage bedroom and I LOVE the way you're displaying them. I spy a cute little door on the wall and a fun and unique headboard too. Thanks so much Jann for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such a beautiful guest room Jann....I so love the way you grouped those pretty plates inside the frame. Such wonderful work of art and focal point in the room!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a lovely idea, and yes, those plates are the cutesssst! Adorable!

Bliss said...

Lots of cute touches in this room, but I think my favorite is that frame and the way you hung those plates.

Jess said...

This definitely looks so inviting! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Jann it is just lovely! Perfect in every way :)