Guest Room Sneak Peek and a Mini-Makeover Project

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

She's a guest room again!
The mister has moved his home office so this room is being dressed for guests.

A colonial farmhouse style guest room sounds warm, cozy and is the look I'm going for.  I've been searching the attic, garage and all my stashes to keep with my low to no cost decorating goal and I have a few quilts, antiques and primitives in mind.

Here's a guest room sneak peek and also a mini-makeover project I'm working on.

Colonial Farmhouse Style Guest Room

For many years this cupboard was in my shop and used for displaying items for sale.  I painted the inside white so my merchandise would show up better.

This was once a built-in, so nothing is uniform on this piece.  There are ornate carved pieces on the right side but not on the left.  The left side is open while the right side is solid.

There are doors that go with it but they were taken off long ago.  They are still in the garage but I'm not sure if I'll be putting them back on...time will tell.

Antique Cupboard Makeover

This cupboard is getting a mini-makeover.
There is old paint here and there on this piece which was fine for the shop but I prefer it not be there for the guest room.  So it's coming off; or at least some of it is being removed.

Since this isn't a fancy piece I'm using 409 to remove the old paint.
I dampen a sponge with a little 409 and wipe it on the paint.  After a minute or so I scrape the old paint off using the flat edge of a short handled screw driver.  I wouldn't do this on a nice piece but it's working just fine for this one.

This shows the side before any of the paint was removed.

Here the paint has been removed from the top areas on the side and front.

I love the details, patina and years of wear on this cupboard.
Once the paint is removed I'll come back with a little wax to help her shine!

Another sneak peek of the bedding...maybe?  I'm still deciding.

Colonial Farmhouse Style Guest Room

I've been cleaning out drawers and closets, working on this guest room and I'm almost finished with another project for the keeping room that I'll be sharing with you soon.

What projects are you working on?

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  1. Looking good so far. Can't wait to see the finish. BTW, I love your new header.

  2. Hi Cindy, I love your old cupboard it is very charming. I know that your guest room will look amazing. Can't wait to see it finished. I'm sitting working on my sofa and chair hoping to have it done soon. Have a beautiful day. Jo

  3. It's beautiful, so I can't wait to see it all done Cindy!

  4. Wow that's a task and a half Cindy. It will be well worth it in the end though. She's gorgeous! Mimi xxx

  5. Cindy,
    Oh, dear friend, the detailing on that piece of furniture is gorgeous!!!
    I enjoy viewing your "sneak peeks" of a Guest Room Make~over!!!
    Projects??? Hm~m~m. . .I have "Mr. Ed" working on a "Road Find" from years ago!!!
    Today, I cleaned the Herb Garden and two flower beds to prepare them for Autumn and frost!!!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

  6. Lovely and so warm and inviting. I've started working on the decor for our new house and getting pics and mirrors hung. It is sure a process but one I am enjoying.

  7. I'm sure the guest room will look terrific, everything you do looks terrific!

  8. Hi Cindy! Your guest room is going to be lovely! I really like your cabinet and can't wait to see it finished! Work work work! You're a busy gal! ;) Nice to hear from you and it's good to be home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Wow Cindy, the piece is gorgeous with some much detail. How fun this is, to redecorate and makeover. Hugs, Linda

  10. So warm and very inviting! I know it will look terrific. It's beautiful, so I can't wait to see it all done!

  11. Love the details on that piece. Sounds like a lot of work but will be worth it.


  12. Cindy, so far it's looking wonderful! I can't wait to see it when you have it perfected for guests, I'm sure it will be just lovely!
    Happy Saturday~

  13. Cannot wait to see how it comes together, Cindy!

  14. What a gorgeous one of a kind piece - it's going to be beautiful in the guest room !
    I'm working on the outside ( before it gets too cold to do it )


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