Tuesday 17 April 2012

Guest Room Makeover!!!!

As I start to write, I remember I FORGOT to buy tulips 
to put in the milk glass vase right beside the bed... 
I will do that in the next few days and update this post! 
Otherwise it will never get done! 
So here it is, TA-DAAAAAA!!!!!

Isn't it pretty??? 
Note the Sparkly Chandelier!!! 
It looks so much better on the ceiling, LOL!

This "bedside" lamp I got for $40 on Craigslist... I thought it looked so cute...
Note the milk glass vase, "sans" tulips... 
The picture shows my mom, my mother-in-law and my son when he was about 5 years old... 
I always think of my mom in this room. 
She was the first one to stay here so I designed (Ikea mostly, at the time) for her. 
Now it is updated with Craigslist finds and Condensed Love...

She now has a little mat to put her feet when she gets out of bed.
I HAD to get this Ikea comforter cover just because it had pink roses on it. 
It matches with the pink mirror...

I painted this Table and Mirror not too long ago...

You can see better here.

I don't get tired of looking at it!!! I want to lie down on that bed right now... 

Here is the chandelier again!!! Sorry, I started using a Mac instead of my laptop, everything is confusing... Give me a few days... For now, the photos will be out of order!!!

Ikea dressers from a long time ago...

My paper flowers moved from the fireplace to here!

These red candles were given to me in a hotel in Paris. The pictures are both from the Notre Dame. 
A guy was selling them in front of the Louvre and I bought I think both for 25 Euros...
Of course, it cost more than $100 to frame each at Michael's.

The roses in the jar are from Superstore, they look like they are made of wood? But they are light. And unscented. I thought it would look better than the old green popourri (spelling???) I had there.

If you are lying down on the bed, here is what you see... the tree in front of the neighbour's house.

 I have to show the lights again...

And the bed...
Hey, it looks like someone was on that pillow already!!!

Update: Tulips!!!

I am sharing these room at:

Fridays Unfolded


  1. How happy your Mom will be to stay in that beautiful room!! You did a wonderful job. It's beautiful. Love the flowers. Linda

    1. Awww... THANK YOU, Linda!!!
      I know, the flowers gave a special touch to the headboard!
      I appreciate you coming by!

  2. Very pretty - those paper flowers are so cute! Thanks for sharing a Beautify It Monday!

    1. Thank you, ladies!!!
      I am so happy when people leave comments!!!
      I am so glad you like it!

  3. All sorts of awesome!!!!! I am SO proud of you, talented friend! XOX

    1. Belle, WHO KNEW???!!!! I am SURPRISED!!!! LOL!!
      So much to learn, though!
      But I am SO HAPPY with this blog... and all the LOOOVE I get from new (and old) friends!!!
      Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to comment!

  4. Claudine - your guest room looks so pretty! I adore those chandies!! So sparkly and feminine! You did a great job creating a cozy place for your momma. And that chest you painted is awesome! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

    1. Thank you, Laurie!!!
      You opinion means a lot to me!!
      At first I thought the chandelier looked a little "iffy"... LOL
      But in its place it looks great!!!
      Thanks for coming over!!

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  6. Just stopped by via the linky-party. I am currently doing up 2 teenagers rooms (one at a time) and always on the lookout for ideas to show them. I LOVE the paper flowers. I think I will pin them for future reference. thanks for sharing your gorgeous room.

    1. Hi, Dee!!!
      Thank you so much for coming over!!!
      I got this tutorial for the flowers, I posted it here,
      it came for another blogger. She actually did them in brown paper. But I made mine in ivory paper and I put a little sticker in the middle. It cost me $10 for this project!
      You can always take them down when they get dusty!To stick them in the wall I used a double sided sticky little square, in the tutorial she said to use glue dots.
      Check this post and it will lead to the tutorial:
      Thanks again, I am so glad you liked it!!!

  7. It's come together beautifully. The chandelier looks great with the light through it and I love you bed linen. The views charming as well.

    Hope your week is going well

    1. I am so glad you liked it!!! I know, the bedding is Ikea but I loved it... the little roses... it looks like grandma, to me!!! I want o make some grey and white pillows for this bed... Do we ever finish a project???
      I was thinking about you today, did you see my chocolate cake???

  8. Your bedroom looks so beautiful! You've done a great job and thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. Thank you, Shelia!!!
      Thanks for coming over!!!
      I loved your blog!
      Talk to you soon!

  9. so lovely, warm and inviting! a perfect guest room, I think! what great craigs list find!!
    I am your newest follower...pls follow back if you can.

    1. Amazing what we find on Craigslist, right?
      I am so glad you liked it!!
      Yes, I will be right over!!!
      Thank you for following me!!!

  10. Your guests will never want to leave! What a fabulous view of that tree and your flowers on the wall are perfect!

    Love the little details - right down the the milk glass vase (tulips are a definite must)!

    1. Awwww... You are so kind, Kelly!!!
      I know, buying tulips asap!!!
      I am coming to visit you, soon!

  11. OMG! Este quarto ta uma gracinha...PARABENS!!!! Viu? pra quem nao tinha tempo...de se produzir, vc esta D+ amiga. Uma projecao!!

    1. HAHAHAHAHAAH!!!! Que bom que tu gostou!!!!
      Nao esta uma fofura esta capa de acolchoado da Ikea??

  12. i love how the room turned out
    with all the glitter and white bits and bobs

    and what a gorgeous view

    thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded

    now following!


    1. Thank you, Alison!!!
      I am so happy you liked it!!!
      Thanks for following, too!!!

  13. Ficou lindo! Adorei os lustres, every girl needs sparkles!! Tambem adorei a roupa da cama, shabby chic? Eu sou apaizonada pela RASC...
    E quanto a mesinha, coloquei Old White na base, e Pure White top coat. Um bom final de semana para voce!

    1. Oi, Vanessa!!!
      Obrigada!!! Ficou lisonjeada, pois as tuas coisas... sao LIIINDAAAASSS!!!!
      Ha pouco dei uma espiada na nova mesinha que tu postou, depois vou la olhar direito... linda!
      A roupa de cama e da IKEA, acredita??? MAs eu me apaixonei pois tinha, as rosinhas... O meu espelho etsa pintado antoinette mas tinah dourado por baixo, entao ficou assim meio dourado meio branco, meio pink... eu queria algo mais pink pra combinar... a roupa de cama ficou perfeita! Um otimo findi pra ti tambem!!!

  14. The room turned out lovely!

    1. Hi, Becca!
      I so happy you liked it! I am always surprised when people like my stuff, LOL!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  15. It is beautiful! That says it all...

    1. Thank you!!! I am so glad you like it!!!
      I was telling Kika I have to be careful not to make the house look like it belongs in the interior of Brazil, like a little ran down house... This room is kind of borderline grandma/little house on the Prairies house, lol!
      Last night David snored so much I seriously thought about going to sleep there!!!

  16. Your room turned out so fantastic. I am LOVING the chandy and the paper flowers on the wall. They look fabric almost in the photos. I'd love, love, love to have them in my bedroom. I see above you've shared a tutorial - I will def be checking it out but I doubt if mibe will turn out as pretty as yours. Thanks for sharing. I am coming to you from "fridays unfolded"

    1. Hi, Roxanne!!!
      Thank you so much for the kind comment!!! I am so glad you liked it!!! At first I put the flowers in my fireplace...
      I saw the lady (from the tutorial) making these on Nate Berkus Show! I bought my bags at Walmart, they cost more I think about $10 for 2 packs of bags. I made all the flowers you can see from those bags. I put a little sticker in the middle but you can even put a button or just roll a piece of paper and put in the middle. Such a great effect!
      I a very happy how this room turned out with thrifty things!!! Thanks for coming over!!

  17. It´s beautiful!! I love it all white!

    1. Hi, Tatiana!!!
      Thank you so much for coming over!
      I am glad you liked it!

  18. Just beautiful!!! Talk soon

    1. Hi, Kelley!!!
      You need to come over to see it!!!
      I specially like the flowers on the wall and the sparkly chandelier...

  19. With all that love and care for their room alone, your guests must be soo happy to come and visit!

    1. Hi, Rose!!!
      Thank you!!! Yes, I do try my best to make people feel welcome!! My mom just phoned today she said one our great friends is coming with her in June! I will find a way to add a bed to my office!!! Another room to fix!!!
      Thank you for coming over to visit!!!

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