My MacKenzie Childs Inspired Guest Bedroom!

I said that our house is finally considered complete.
Warning...loads of pictures below!!!!!!!

No more major tear up jobs that require my young-and-cute-handy-dandy-handyman being here, but I did enjoy him here and the process every time. However, it will never be complete as far as changing decor and decorating! You know how that goes. I thought I would spend more time just enjoying the fact that IT WAS DONE! That was until I got the urge to sew and fell in love with this fabric from Hobby Lobby...
The plan in my head was to find a fabric that I would fall in love with. One that looks vintage, one that would coordinate with my green matelasse bedding, the current wall color and this green chair (you will see that I ended up not even using this chair). Simple right? I didn't think so but this fabric was totally different from the green toile that I had previously made and used in this room and fit all the criteria I had set.

I fell in love

I decided on making grommet drapery panels first. It was easier to do than I expected and I lined them as well. At the last minute, I had enough tan tassle fringe to add down the middle sides of the drapes to match what I had put on the lace store-bought curtains.

Then came the dust ruffle for the larger mattresses since I gave away the twin mattresses to a boy in need during the Christmas season. But first, notice under the drapes, my take on a MacKenzie Childs tuffet!
See it peeking from the edge of the bed?
Okay, Here it is...
It was during all this sewing that it popped into my head..."I needed to accent this fabric with something". That something ended up being my favorite go-to fabric...black and white check!
 I made two accent pillows that are different than anything that I have seen before and have so much whimsy...

Here is a close up of them. A matching Matelasse pillow came with the coverlet, I cut that pillow up to be able to use the green on this bolster pillow.
While sewing these, I realized that this room was becoming MacKenzie Childs Inspired. So, I went to other rooms in the house and retrieved more of my MC Inspired projects...Like this chair, (the tuffet I made to go with this chair),

The teacup chandelier that I made for in this room seemed so appropriate too!
And this little table that I painted to look like one of their pieces.

I was able to leave the cream and butter wall color the same. Here is a vintage bookcase that I painted with Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
It now holds my collection of vintage tureens.
This wedding dress was made here in Quincy back in 1920. I purchased it and it's history from an old antique's dealer years ago. Since I sew, I appreciate the intricate work involved in this piece.
I also painted this fern stand that is housed in the corner. The tea cups and holder were a gift from a good friend.

The birdhouse table was purchased at a garage sale last year and works well in here. After all, MacKenzie Childs is all about whimsy!

The antique baby shoes and Christening Dresses are what is left of my sold off collection of this past obsession.
That was a long two days of sewing! And several days of playing with displaying the pieces. I still want to add a ruffle to the green Matelasse coverlet with more of the black and white mini check, but JoAnn Fabrics was still out of it. It is irratating that manufacturers don't make these coverlets longer on the sides to fit the size stated since they started making mattresses much thicker. The sheet manufacturers have done so, because of the deeper mattresses. Get on board the rest of you bedding people!

Good bye Green Toile Room (the stuff is for sale if you are interested). Hello, to my new MacKenzie Childs Inspired Guest Bedroom!
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  1. Hi Terry! Oh my, what a gorgeous room. I love the beautiful draperies and everything you've done! You're amazing.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! You are so talented!!

  3. Oh my word, I love, love, love it all. You have such a knack with mixing fabrics and patterns and I love them all. So pretty. Fabulous room.

  4. Just send me directions and I will love to spend time in that guest room!!

  5. I liked both the before and after. The shoes in frame is cute

  6. Your chandelier is amazing. You are so talented.

  7. It looks lovely. You are very talented and I love your antiques. Kathy at eclecticallydesigned.com

  8. Looks so pretty - I made the same tuffet a few years ago and I love it!! Are you taking reservations?? :-)

  9. Oh, my word -- you are so gifted AND creative! Love this room. It will be a pleasure for your guests.

  10. So many cute details!!! Love them all!! Love love love the ottoman!! It looks great! And the baby shoes on the tiny hangers are absolutely adorable!! What great ideas!!

  11. Gorgeous room!! So many details. It is just beautiful! Hey, I'm right there with you on the bedding. I'm so tired of my comforter not hanging like I want it too. So frustrating!

    Anyway, you did a fantastic job on your room. :)

  12. Terri, I love the way this room was brought together with all the patterns and color - definitely exudes MacKenzie Child's and I so love all their pieces... Beautiful.... Cathy

  13. Teri, I just love your MacKenzie child's room. As much as I love her stuff, you would think I would incorporate some in my house, but no. I am living through you. The tufted stool is so perfect MacKenzie Child. There are too many great ideas to mention, all of it is fabulous. I like the baby shoes in the frame.

  14. I love the whole room with all the Mackenzie Childs inspiration, but my favorite is the framed baby shoes and the birdhouse table.

  15. I am so in awe of how beautiful your room turned out, Terry! I love everything about it. I also have that same mirror with the shutters. Thanks for sharing at Project Pin-It!


  16. I am totally awestruck by this charming room!! LOVE everything that you did !! Fantastic!!


  17. Love, love, love this room! So many unique touches and fabulous vignettes.
    Using antiques and collectibles just makes a room, FANTASTIC!!!!

  18. Great transformation! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  19. Lovely room! Loved all the pictures (pinned to Home - Bedrooms board). Thanks for sharing at the #partyontheporch. Blessings, D

  20. Everything about this room is beautiful. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  21. Beautiful...so many great ideas, you did a spectacular job!!!

  22. Wow - SO MANY things to love! Perfectly whimsical without being cutesy. I love the baby shoes, your mix of fabrics, your headboard...nice work! Thanks for sharing this at Revisionary Life,Terry!

  23. I featured your gorgeous room this week at Ivy and Elephants, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.

  24. That turned out fantastic! I love all of the touches you used to incorporate the checks!

  25. Wow! You were a busy bee with this room. I have long adored Mackenzie Childs after first discovering the decor during a vacation at Hilton Head Island. You did a great job replicating the style. What a beautiful room!

  26. Hi Terry,
    I love your guest room and the before too! The fabric for your curtains is beautiful, it could also be French country. The room is full of home made my favorite thing. I see your tea cups, I collect tea cups so this really called to me. Everything is perfect and lovely.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  27. Great choice of fabrics, Terry, and I love the color palette. A very charming room. I'll be featuring this at the July Every Room In The House Party. Thanks for sharing. xxx~ Nancy


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