Green Toile Guest Bedroom

I purchased this stool for $8. Hubby made it sound (no wobbles), I painted it white,
distressed it and used fabric from room to reupholster it.
This is our Green Toile Guest Bedroom. I decorated it using old antique finds turned into new uses. Here is a door made into a headboard...the crystal knob is still attached
hiding behind a pillow!
An old foyer chandelier into a teacup chandy.
I took an old foyer light fixture, just used the center combined with an old lamp shade form and made it into a new fixture. I covered the wire shade in heavy fabric and made ribbon roses.

This is the inside of an old foyer light fixture. I added the teacup and crystals. I hung it from an old birdcage stand and covered the cord with a toile fabric sock I made.

I made the curtains. I also took an antique board from the back of a dresser
and turned it upside down.
Painted it white and distressed it and added the vinyl lettering.

Chair was purchased at a thrift store already painted green. I love the look of feed sack material, so I made my own and then upholstered this cushion for the wicker chair.
I also made the pillow from scrap fabric used in the room.
Bed tray and items on it from garage sales except the teapot, it's from TJ Maxx.
I made the dust ruffle, toile coverlet and all the pillows.

I made the ribbon roses on this sugar bowl turned hat pin holder.

I added the tin-type baby photo to the plate using scrap-booking flowers.
All garage sale finds.

I purchased this antique secretary ($150) at a local antique store. I painted it white
and put on new hardware.
What a great find and adds so much character to the room.

Inside the secretary...I cross-stitched the bear and painted the mini rocker
(on the bottom shelf),
but all the rest are from garage sales.

I purchased this antique vanity chair from eBay. I reupholstered it...(there was horse hair under the old fabric when I stripped it down)! I also purchased the table 
from eBay and painted it white,
I also painted the top with embellished vines and a cute bird.

The bird is hiding under there somewhere!
The window came from an 1880's farmhouse in Kansas. My hubby put on the crown and architectural finds. The shutters are from a garage sale. The table was from a garage sale and I painted it black and white.
The lamp was in the FREE pile at a garage sale!

Sold the black table and replace it with this table I refurbished.

More garage sale finds...Lamp, Free; lamp shade, $2; biscuit jar, 50¢,
hankies (in the jar), $3; Sugar bowl, 50¢

I found these three old cabinet card baby pictures at an antique store. The same baby in three different facial expressions (crying, laughing, looking). I framed them using garage sale frames. Plates also from garage sales. Green egg and dart wallpaper border left over from another project.
Antique christening dresses I collect.

Three antique christening dresses (middle one for a doll). Shutter shelf built by hubby with hooks made with old silver forks. Framed pictures are of hubby's grandfather and grandmother as babies. Middle frame is of old birth record spoons that I've collected and made into a shadowbox.

Top of door headboard. Antique baby shoes and christening dress.
Instant ancestor (purchased) in an antique frame.

Doll chair from garage sale that I painted and hung on the wall.
Photos of my daughter as a young child and of me with each child when they were young.

Found this old picture at an antique store in Kansas. It had some damage on her head, but she was holding lilacs so I just used scrap-book paper and made more tiny lilacs and put it in her hair were the damage was.

This needlepoint bell pull was found at a thrift store for $2. I added the fringe and tassel.

All plates from garage sales.

Old picture of a woman in white dress.

I purchased this dress from an antique dealer for $40. It is a wedding dress from
1910 that she purchased
from the son of the woman who made and wore it here in my town.

Old high top button baby shoes to tie in with my collection of other antique baby items.
Old frame was purchased at auction for $5. It's done in gold leaf.

Old dresser pediment turned upside down.

Purchased this old milking stool on eBay and painted the legs. Broke old plates for mosaic.
Paris picture from a garage sale for 50¢.

Old hat that I just loved from antique store.
Four french 'man and woman' scenes that are framed, found at a garage sale for $4.
I tied with ribbon and hung in a row on the wall.

Birdcage and stand from a garage sale. First baby outfit my hubby wore as a baby. Second outfit I wore as a baby and third outfit my daughter wore and my sister made it for her from a doll pattern.

Now the bell from below is a new tassel.
I hammered the old silver spoon flat then painted the front in checks,
I painted a rose and the words,
"Love a good book" on the other side. It is supposed to be a bookmark.

Parties I linked to:
Charm Bracelets Toile Party
Strut Your Stuff @ The Saturday Morning Blog


  1. OMG! I love, love, love your guest bedroom!!! The detail work you had put into it shows how much you care for your guests. Would love to be your guest...you probably spoil them too with tea and dessert :-)

    Happy weekend...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday!

  2. You have created a lovely room with many great finds and your own creative talents. Very nice.

  3. This room is so lovely. I especially love the baby shoes in the frame.

  4. I just love all of the little details .... so charming and creative!

  5. You are so creative and the guest room looks so pretty, I also love the frames, you kept those baby clothes for such a long time, I wish I kept mine:)Best Wishes,

  6. The guest room is gorgeous!! I love all your yard sale finds!!

  7. What a charming guest room, only sweet dreams to be had in there, just stunning.

  8. Oh Wow~ your guest room is Gorgeous!!! I love all the beautiful details you have in there! Your furniture finds, your treasures, just everything!! You did a great job- I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

  9. gorgeous!!

    We have the same secretary. Still brown. It was my husband's grandmothers.

    Just too afraid to paint it and mess it up.
    Did you spray it?

    Glad I found your lovely blog.


    barbara jean

  10. You must have a waiting list of visitors ready to come stay in your charming guest room! I love each and every special touch you added to the room! You have a great talent!

  11. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!

  12. Oh my gosh.. any girl's wish come true with this room! It's so fabulous. You have sooo many unique touches I've lost count!

    Featured you on SNS 27's sidebar this weekend. :)


  13. What a guest room! I would love to come stay for a while. Everything is so beautiful.

  14. What a gorgeous guest room friend!! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love your blog!

  15. You have a wonderful collection - love the 1910 wedding gown and the lilac lady is heavenly.

    P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Giveaway till 12 Dec.!


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  16. Its sooooo beautiful I could move right in! :-)
    May I ask what pattern you used for the window treatments? I love it and would to reproduce for our home!

    Thanks a bunch for sharing your beautiful home with us.
    Smiles, Dolly

  17. To Dolly and anyone else wondering about the curtains. The pattern is McCall's # 3561. I am glad that you enjoy looking at the room. Terry

  18. Oh my! I love your guest room!!! Your curtains, all the sweet touches...so warm and cozy! You've done a beautiful job!!!

  19. This is the most gorgous room I have ever seen. I am bookmarking this so I can use some of your ideas in my own guest room. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Your guest room is beautiful! I especially love the dishes with the green trim and the window treatments and the transformed light fixture! This would be a nice place to stay! Linda

  21. I love toile too, and your room is gorgeous...so much charm...love that you used a vintage door for a headboard...everything is just precious :) I'm your newest follower :)

  22. Okay I give up. You've done everything I ever wanted to do but better than I could ever do it. Love everything in this room. I think the mosaic table is my favorite, at this particular moment anyhow...

  23. What a beautiful room! I'm overwhelmed with inspiration! I'll be coming back for more! Vanna

  24. Your guest room is fabulous!!!!!! I love the shelf using the shutter too. You are so creative, what a fun site.


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