Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Red Toile Guest Bedroom Before and After


I am participating in Susan's Metamorphosis Monday....after visiting me here, stop in to see Susan and all of the other wonderful transformations!


Here are pictures of the second guest bedroom. The first picture is the before. You can click on any picture to enlarge....


BEFORE



Here is the AFTER....


I painted the room a lighter cream color. We removed the dark laminate flooring (because it was about 1/2 inch below the real hardwood floor in the hallway leading to the room) and replaced it with cream carpet.



The bedroom furniture, bedding, quilts, curtains, plates and tole trays are what we used in my master bedroom in my old house.



The only NEW thing is the sweet Home pillow from Kathy at Kathy's Cottage. I knew I had to buy this as soon as I saw it on her blog. Long before this room was finished, I knew exactly where it would go. Visit Kathy - she has just finished making some new pillows!!






We still need to put something above the bed....art, mirror, dishes - something. But that will happen in time.

Welcome Home,
Penny

50 comments:

Every Day Blessings said...

I love your new house. I love all the choices that you have been making. We just moved and I am dreaming of the house that God will give us, I hope and soon.
Anyway, thanks for posting. I love the Red Toile!

Life on an artistic shoestring said...

Wow! That is fantastic! I have a guest room that I want to do just like this one. This will be my inspiration pic! Thanks, -shirl

dee dee said...

This room turned out so adorable! I love that you reused the things you already had, very green! I would be happy to stay in such an inviting guest room!
Dee Dee

Shelia said...

Oh, Penny! Your room is so lovely! I love the toile and you've made everything look so sweet! I'm loving seeing your new home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marieDee said...

Lovely!

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Love this! I have a black toile room with a red accent quilt. I want to paint the walls silver/blue and don't think the red will work anymore, so I've been searching for a idea for the accent quilt. Never occurred to me to do a quilt like that, and I love it! I bet I could find a black and white one. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Very pretty! That's the sweetest little pillow - the word 'Home' in the chimney smoke...ack!! :)

bj said...

What a beautiful room you've created, Penny. Your home is just so pretty. I know you must be having the time of your life, decorating and everything. I also know it has been a lot of work but, boy, you sure have accomplished a lot in a short time. You are one hard worker!! And doing such a fine job of it all.
hugs, bj

Sonia said...

What a happy room! I love red and white together..always makes me smile!

Great post and great room!

Miss Bloomers

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very snazzy, Penny! Love this!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lisa said...

I LOVE it!!! It is so bright and beautiful!!

Adrienne said...

I'm imagining how wonderful it would be to visit you and stay in our cozy guest room. It's beautiful! Another job well done. ~Adrienne~

Pondside said...

Gorgeous! This room is another winner. I think you'll find your room has become an 'inspiration room' to many of us.

Alison Gibbs said...

Penny what a fabulous makeover - how wonderful Kathys pillow looks
Alison

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I love me some toile and this whole room is fabulous. Also, I adore the black/white check accents. Great!
hugs, Lana

Sue said...

Love it! So welcoming and makes guests feel as if their visits are truly valued!

Carey said...

I just love the way you decorate. Everything is so pretty. Can you come to my house? :)

Stacey said...

Penny your guest room turned out so pretty. It's very fresh and inviting.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Now that's my kind of room; love the red toile! Love the little pillow too. Good job, Penny! When can I visit?

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathleen Grace said...

I have to admit, this is one of my favorite rooms! When I saw the creamy walls and red toile it just took my breth away. The pillow is perfect in this room! Love, love, love it!

Debbie V. said...

This is definitely my favorite room - I have always loved your toile bedding and tole trays! What is the name of the paint that you used in this room?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a beautiful and inviting room. Love the red and toile is just perfect. Very well done. Hugs, Marty

Ann Marie said...

I love-love Toile!
Your abode is beautiful!
The "guests" will be happy!

Anonymous said...

WHOA!!!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE DRAPES MAKE!!! GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!!

PINK HUGS,
DEE

kimmcl said...

What a beautiful room you've created for you guests Penny. They are sure to feel very special when they visit. I love your Tole trays on the wall!

Hattie said...

Hey! I love the guest room. Now when can I come be your guest? LOL

I enjoy your blog on a regular basis, but don't think I have commented. I enjoy seeing your stye of decorating. Beautiful!

Vee said...

So delightful... It always amazes me that you know that just a little tweaking will make a great big difference such as the lighter cream paint and the taking up of the floor, though that was not a small job, I'm sure.

Janet said...

It looks super, Penny. So very bright and cheerful.

vignette design said...

What a beautiful guest bedroom. So cozy. --Delores

mishebe said...

of course i like it! Beautiful new house you have. love looking on your blog everyday! mishelle

Carrie said...

Love the room. Great color!

Miss Jean said...

Any guest staying in that room would feel so special. It is beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Penny! I love toile! Love your toile pillows and your new one. I'll have to go visit Kathy and see her pillows.

Lynda said...

Penny, the room is lovely, and that darling pillow is the pièce de résistance!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Wow! The room came out fabulous! I just love toile and reds. Also, I have that bench you have at the end of the bed. It's in the works to paint it black too! Where did you get that bench pillow! I was thinking of something exactly like it! Hugs!

intheriver said...

Have you thought about hanging the
largest red tole tray above the bed?
I have that one, too....love tole
trays, esp. red ones.
Your house is looking great...thanks
for sharing all your hard work and
beautiful results.

Mimi said...

Beautiful house...I love a red and white bedroom.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your room turned out beautiful, and I so love Kathy's creations. These pillows are perfect.
Karen

Bella said...

The room looks great. Very pretty.

Catherine Holman said...

I love that touch of black in with the red and white! What a great pillow.

The Rose Room said...

Just divine Penny, fresh and inviting looking! Rachaelxo

Sherry said...

This is lovely! You did a really nice job.

Rhondi said...

I love EVERYTHING about the room, but my favorite thing would have to be Kathy's adorable pillow. It looks perfect in there too!
Hope you have a great day today.
Hugs, Rhondi

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yummy Yummy Yummy! This is MY room when I come to visit o.k.?

Fabulous!!

Manuela

Miss Janice said...

I'm in love with this red toile guest room! It's beautiful.

LW said...

What a beautiful room…
It looks wonderful…
Your really did a great job!

Louise

PS..I also love how your fireplace came out...it is gorgeous!!!!

Beverly said...

My favorite color! I love that room. When we get around to the master...this may have to be the look!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a beautiful room!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my goodness - it looks like something from a magazine! LOVE the curtains. So pretty, Penny, just so pretty.

Kathy's sweet pillow is the perfect touch on your bench. I just love her handmade things!

hugs,
Becky

Gretchen said...

Ohhhh Penny,

I luvvvv this bedroom! It is just perfection and the little pillow is the sweetest touch.

Gretchen