A Little TLC Was All It Needed

Y’all remember back in March when I showed you this Guest Room Mess here.  Well, I have cleared, cleaned, organized…..

DSC06534 but it seemed I still had messes sitting everywhere….


This is the dresser……but


I’m not sure if this is the bed or not… ;)  I didn’t know if I would ever see the light of day in all this destruction.

But, I finally started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I prayed it wasn’t a train…LOL ;)


I found out that all this Guest Room Mess needed was a little TLC. 

DSC06593 Come on in…….


Well, Well, Well….Are you speechless?  Yes, I am…I just stand and look at it.


This room has its own little entrance.  I keep debating about what to hang over this little seat.  Plates? or  A big personalize sign? HMMM?DSC06607Well, let’s move on and I’ll show you some close up

DSC06605Every thing has been cleaned, and organized, but still looks decorative at the same time.


This gold tone, dainty serving tray, looks so great sitting out and not sitting inside the pantry. ;)

DSC06549Two glass candle holders that I wasn’t using, comes in handy to hold small pieces of extra trim, that can sometimes get lost.  Looks organized and decorative.


This little gal is mad as heck cause she can’t tie her shoe….reminds me of……. ME that’s why I had to buy this several years ago…LOL ;)


I tried to sell these Milk Glass bowls a while back and they didn’t sell, well, boy am I glad!  Now I heart them ;) They just did the trick for holding extra trim pieces.  And don’t those trim pieces just look adorable?! 

DSC06591There was not anything in these drawers so they made the perfect place to hold my large bolts of trim, ribbon spools, tools…all my craft papers, stickers, wrapping paper, etc…All that stuff I really don’t like to look at…lol ;)

DSC06592I made sure I filled the rest of the room with all the things that make me smile. 


Can you have a craft space in a guest room?  I say yes you can.  I would love to have this whole room just for crafting, sewing, scrapbooking..etc, but I heart this furniture, so for now it will work for me like this.


A little corner of future projects, and things that I love to look at when I am in this room.

DSC06602A more warm, cozy, and peaceful room to craft in.


This is just a simple card/fold up table, that I simply folded the material to go around 3 sides of  it.  It is just thumb tacked on to the table and there was no sewing that went in to it.  It was left over material from my dining room.  And would you believe I didn’t have to cut this material…it worked out perfect as I was putting it around the table.  Just enough!  Thank You Lord!


I heart pillows!  Just love them and can always find room for more…{hubby doesn’t heart them}…I don’t know why???  I don’t ask either, but sometimes he tells me, but I can’t remember what he said…LOL ;)

DSC06600Oh, this is a bed and a pretty one too! Love my pinks and greens!


Love my little Lady and Sons bag!


Another pillow! 


I would like to find something different to use for my work space, but this really works great, and if I need to put it out of sight, it’s not a problem to fold up and tuck away.  If I could just think of something different for the top of it????  HMMM?


Every thing I used for organizing I already had…didn’t have to buy one thing!!!


More of my favorite things, love golden delicious apples, and 2 of my favorite books!


The lamp belonged to Mom and Dad, I think I have showed it to you all before.  I love to look at it! 


This little $ store tray holds my coming up next projects.  First up is that night light. 

It’s old and really I almost threw it away, the trim was filthy {picture doesn’t show the dirt} but that trim had to go!

DSC06617 Now, that’s more like it!

DSC06620 And now it lights the path, for my teenage boys, when they come home so late… :) I put it in the sun room and the colors are my favorite!  I loooove that green!  I even have a tassel hanging in there that matches it…want to see it to?  okay…….



Well girls, I love my little fix up project!  Total cost $0. Can’t beat that!  I had everything I needed!  I have to say, I can’t stay out of that room…I think of reasons I need to go up stairs and I never use to do that…LOL ;)  Everything now has a place and stays in it’s place, and I know where it is.  It has motivated me to work on some little projects that I just keep putting off!  It makes me happy to walk into that room and I’ll tell you one thing, that door will never be shut again!


A little news to share~ The next Flaunt will be May 29th…so mark your calendars now! 


Bigger news to share~ Stacey at Poofing the Pillows will be hosting the next Flaunt!  YAY Stacey!  Stacey has been such a wonderful and close blogging friend, and it was Stacey that put the little bug in my ear to start this RED event.  I was so thrilled when she said she would be glad to host..{that is what you said, Right Stacey?} ;)


More news to share~ I will not be able to host Flaunt because I am going to the beach around that time.  Our first Vacation in almost 2 years….and boy it’s about time! 

So all you RED lovers, let Stacey know that you want to join in the fun!  I’m sure Stacey will have something on her blog about it soon. 


One more piece of news to share~ and I promise the last piece!  I have been a little under the weather…nothing serious,  just happy I didn’t have that hog flu… ;) but want you to know that I will be around soon.  I have seen some new names and I really appreciate all your comments and visits!  Blessings!!!!!!!


Deb said...

looks really nice...your guests might not want to leave...

Melissa Miller said...

Yeah Nancy! It looks gorgeous. I love the sweet yellow polka dot urn on your craft table. It is just the cutest lil' thing. Your entire room is full of charm.
~Wonderful job!

I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better!
~Melissa ;)

Anonymous said...

OH, Nancy! Your guest room/craft room is beautiful! I wouldn't expect anything less from you! Honey, you've got the touch! I think I've told you that before! I just love it all!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dawn Marie said...

I love your room, the bed looks soo inviting to read or snuggle up in and take a little afternoon siesta.

I hope you LOVE LOVE LOVE your vacation at the beach, i know you will.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I am so glad I found your blog!!! We are kindred spirits in our love for RED and the ever sweet Paula Deen!!!

Your room turned out beautifully!!! I love all your little touches...pillows, little shade,apples,fabric,etc...

You have such a wonderful flair for decorating...my kind of girl!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day and I look forward to your next post!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great! Yes, I have a little craft area in my guest room, but usually end up taking my projects to the dining tab le. :-)

Stacey said...

What a beautiful room. I'm gonna sneak in some time and get that little nightlight. It's perfect!! It's great that you've figured out a way to use that room for more than one purpose. Guest rooms are the best when you have a guest. Otherwise, they sit.

We need to work on our guestroom/office still.

I'm jealous that you are going to the beach. We haven't been in 3 years and I love it!

Thanks for sharing more of your gorgeous home.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your guest room looks wonderful!!! I love the colors..of course. All of your little touches make it a wonderful place.

Dawn said...

Hi Nancy! It's nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by Eventually Cottage!

You did a great job on your guest room!

Thank you for participating in the Dollar Store Challenge (http://lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/dollar-store-challenge.html)! I hope you have a great time with it! If you haven't already done so, be sure to post about the challenge on your blog so that you can get a winner of your creation!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Gone said...

Ooooooooooooooohhh...just lovely Nancy. I love the colors and of course, the Bears!

Unknown said...

OH How Nice!! I could spend all day in there just looking at everything!

Brittany said...

What an awesome place to work on projects! Our guest room also does double duty for crafts and sewing. You've inspired me - I hadn't thought of using the supplies as decor! I'm gonna get in there and get busy...

Lisa said...

What a fantabulous room! I know you love crafting in there. Tell Stacey I'm hunting me up some red NOW!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful room!! I'd love a room like that just for me! :)
Happy Wednesday!

Angie said...

I can totally see why you love to spend time in this cozy room! Love that cute nightlight!

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Nancy tonight is the first time to visit your beautiful blog. Oh gosh your room is beautiful all the right touches. I saw some great ideas. Thanks for making me feel so welcome. Stop by for a visit when you get all rested..hah hah
Have a great day

St. Michael's Wife said...

Great job, sista! This looks absolutely heavenly! No wonder you keep finding yourself drawn back to this room!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Oh, Nancy, what a great guest and craft space! Everything now looks so cheery and welcoming, a perfect place to make a pretty tassel or welcome guests! :)

Debbie said...

I love how your room turned out. I love the pinks and greens on the bed too. I have one of those little nightlights too that needs a change, thanks for the idea. Don't you just love it when things are organized and you can find everything again. Great job on the room. Debbie

Tracey said...

Hi Nancy...The room looks fabulous!!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I love your romm redo! I have a spare room to be used as a guest room/craft oom, but now it is the catch-all room. It doesn't get any respect!!! Time to get in gear and transform it like you did. You've inspired me!

Four Paws and Co said...

What wonderful reorganization of your crafting guest room. It looks huge too! Love the colors and your clever use everyday items. You've given me some ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! ♥ Diane

Life on the Edge said...

Oh that turned out just beautiful! The best thing about it is that you used things you already had and look how well it all came together! I am in love with that little doll! She is so cute. I don't blame you for wanting to spend so much time there now! Love what you did with the little lampshade too. How creative!

I think I have had more fun decorating my new place than I ever have had before. It really is fun to take what you have and try to display it in a new way.


BlueCastle said...

Beautiful! You should see my craft room. It's really bad. I should just knuckle down and get it fixed up. You are an inspiration. :)

Unknown said...

That night light is cute. love the trim. Could you email me your address i would like to send u something. Thanks Mishelle

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I have the same problem here lately. I have clutter from my mother's house, clutter from my daughter's dorm room, and then there is MY clutter. I've been taken over with CLUTTER!!

Cherdecor said...

WEll, You have inspired me today! This is a LOVELY room. Everything from the wall color to the bedspread is LOVELY! What is the name of your wall color? I would like to use it in my bedroom. I love all the colors in the room. This is truly a work of art!
Cheryl from Cherdecor

Jessica said...

Morning Fancy~

I wouldn't want to leave this room either...fabulous idea with the fabric around the card table. Love how you've displayed your baubbles & trim pieces. I heart the little pom poms on your little night light and tassle. I always get so inspired here!

I hope you feel better soon!

Big hugs~ J

Susie said...

Wow Nancy! What a big change! Looks fantabulous!!!!!

Joanna said...

It looks great! I love the different fabric prints.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Nancy ! You did a bang up job on that room girl ! I especially like that tea pot lamp.If you don't remember ....I love lamps !

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Looks great!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for your kind words on our outdoor spaces. You're so sweet.

The deck stain is made by "Olympic Maximum" and the color is called Redwood. It's at LOWES in a dark green can.
I love deep dark stain colors.

Can't wait to see yours!
Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

Karen said...

GREAT JOB!!!! I too have been going through the house and putting things I love out where I can enjoy them! It is so nice.
Well that room must make you feel good when you sit down. (sigh) that's what this is all about. Just simple pleasures!
And I know the name of that tune about teenage boys coming home late! LOL
Wonderful post!
HAGD! Karen

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so beautiful! You will definitely be inspired in this room!

Love the night lite and the matching tassel!! To Die For!!

Lou Cinda :)

Tammy518 said...

Wow, what a transformation! Can I come and stay for a while?

Your "before" shots look like my guest room right now!

And I love the milk glass bowls; so glad you didn't sell them. That chest over in the corner is drool-worthy!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Glad you don't have the "hog" flue LOL! I hope you feel better soon!

The room looks wonderful! Love the table! How about a sign that says "Welcome Guest" or something like that?


Silvia said...



Brenda Pruitt said...

I'd love to be a guest there! It looks like a bed and breakfast. And I do HEART that little yellow and white jar! Hey, my carpenter turned my guest room closet into a sewing spot. When I get the cat hair off the bed in that room I shall do a post on it. I'd been planning to anyway.

Cindy said...

I adore your guest room, Nancy! It is sooo loverly! And to think that you already had all of that beautiful stuff just hanging around, oh, you are a wonder. And it is a crafting room, too. I need one like that! Hugs, ~cindy s~PS I hope you get to feeling better soon, there is a Spring flu going around here, we are all so tired and sleepy=(

Beth at Aunties said...

The room turned out so beautiful! you did a great job!
Well we have a crew of people headed out this week to your beautiful ... Is it available for North Western guests?

JK We have had our accomadations for a long time, but I bet the Hampton Inn doesn't come even close to your southern hospitality and beautiful room.

Anonymous said...

HOG flu....LOL

Nancy you get a 10...what a great job, I think it's just perfect. Everything in it's place.

I love what you did with that little night light... I have a slight addiction to night lights...drives my hubby crazy lol

Happy Mother's day and have a ball at the beach...

Kathy :)

ps I have GOT to get to The Lady & Son's, I love Paula

Anonymous said...

love the combination of pink and green with yellow. My house wants pink even though it is Not one of my favorite colors. I combine it with green but I never thought to add yellow.. Love the bed especially, the colors are delicious.

LisaShaw said...

Nancy I love that doll baby!!! The room is beautiful. I'm going to so enjoy sleeping over when I visit (smile).

Bless you!

Nicole ~ said...

Your guest bedroom is beautiful. I love your dresser, headboard, bedding, oh goodness I love it all!!! I hope you get to feeling better really soon. Nicole

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May you have a wonderful Mother's day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Wow! This room looks fantastic! I love the mix of patterns. What a wonderful place to craft. That is a beautiful cabinet to store crafting supplies. Love our makeover of the night light! Have fun at the beach. laurie

Silvia said...

just came by to wish you Happy Mothers day,have a great day.


Unknown said...


It looks lovely, you are a genious to make the before look like the after.

Love it and your beautiful home.


Jessica said...

Happy Mother's Day ~ Fancy ♥

Hugs~ J

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! Glad you are feeling a little better! Doesn't it feel great to finally get a big project done! Why Why would you ever have considered selling those beautiful milk glass vases!!! Silly girl! Love the teapot lamp too! I wouldn't want to mess this room up again!! Very pretty love all the fabrics and the trims, oh the trims!! Enjoy the beach!!! I'm jealous!!! - Sincerely, Jeannette

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Miss Nancy! :)

Thank you for mailing my gorgeous new tassel.
You have completly outdone yourself this time my friend. It is soooo stunning! Love it!

Thank you again for being so creative and making such quality items for us.
~Melissa :)

Susie Q said...

May I ask what the pattern is for your gorgeous bedding set? It is stunning.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Your Guest/craft room looks beautiful. And 0 cost is just great. My fav is the little Dollie, I love proclein dolls.
Hope you have a great vacation.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your guest room / crsft room is beautiful ~ love that you posted so many pictures from every angle. I so love the little silver teapot lamp (I have one, too) & the beautiful piece of furniture that it sits on. BTW, how in the world did you have EMPTY drawers? The milk glass compotes look so pretty with the trims in them. Your bed linens are beautiful as are all the pillows on the bed. I vote to hang plates over the chair as you enter the room!!!

Angelic Accents

bj said...

OMG...this is so pretty I could just spit...I love every single thing in here..just love it..gotta run now but will be back...

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Nancy: Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a message. As you already know! I LOVE this room!

Want that tassel!

Lou Cinda :)

Miss Janice said...

Nancy, I love everything you did to the room. The colors are beautiful and I love the fabric and all the special touches you added!