Guest Room Progress

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The guest room, turned office, is being turned back to a guest room again.

I want this room to feel warm and cozy, so I'm adding colonial farmhouse style furnishings and accessories.  There's been a lot of progress since I shared the Guest Room Sneak Peek with you;
the cupboard is finished and a few new finds have been added too!

Guest Room Cupboard - AFTER

This cupboard was in my shop for a long time.
I didn't mind the paint dappled down the edges back then but I wanted to clean her up a bit.

Here is the before,
with lots of paint here and there.

Guest Room Cupboard - BEFORE

Here she is now; clean and shiny.

I love the details on this piece.
She's old and worn with some ornate moldings to make her pretty.

Guest Room Cupboard

Guest Room Cupboard

Leaving a little of the white paint dappled across the top,
I finished the cupboard with a good cleaning and polishing.

Then the fun part,
filling the shelves with a few of my favorite things.

Farmhouse style guest room cupboard filled with some of my favorite things.

On the top shelf are an ironstone sugar dish and a picture of my great-grandfather, Big Daddy, the littlest fella on the right.

Ironstone and family photos on the farmhouse style cupboard

My Big Daddy built the home depicted in the painting that rests on the top of the cupboard;
my father's childhood home place.

Farmhouse Style Guest Room Cupboard

You know me, I love birds!  On this shelf there is a sweet little bird dish and a Robin too.

Bird dish on the cupboard

Porcelain Robin Figurine

A piece of antique wood molding.

Antique wood molding

Pretty plates and hydrangea.

Farmhouse style guest room and hydrangea

I love the South!
For years I have admired the artwork of Gaye Sanders Fisher.
She is a native of Charlotte, NC and has an art gallery in Charleston, SC.

"The color of the Lowcountry is my passion and is reflected in my work."Gaye Sanders Fisher

Gaye Sanders Fisher Flower Ladies Watercolor

I was thrilled to find three of her Flower Ladies watercolors and have added them to the guest room, hanging them just to the left of the cupboard.

Flower Ladies Watercolors by Gaye Sanders Fisher

Flower Ladies Watercolors by Gaye Sanders Fisher

Flower Ladies Watercolors by Gaye Sanders Fisher

These can be found for sale at ~ Flower Ladies ~ Framed and Signed by Gaye Sanders Fisher

Flower Ladies Watercolors by Gaye Sanders Fisher for sale at

After seeing this walnut drop front desk with filigree shelf at a consignment shop I decided to keep my eye on it and if she was still there when the lowest price was reached I would bring her she is!
I thought this would be great piece for the guest room.  It has several drawers for clothing and offers work space should guests bring their computer while visiting.  I really like the filigree shelf space for displaying a few pretties.

This corner is finished!

Colonial Farmhouse Style Guest Room

I've been working on a few other projects for this room that I'll be sharing soon.
What projects are you working on?

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  1. It's coming along perfectly Cindy, and those watercolors are real treasures for sure! This room will be very welcoming to any guest!

  2. Cindy, you did a great job refinishing the cupboard. Love the old photograph and painting related your 'Big Daddy' (that's the moniker the state of WV gave to Senator Robert C Byrd, who advocated for so many years for our state). Your desk is lovely too, but those Flower Ladies - they epitomize the wonderful South!

  3. Cindy,
    The transformation is spectacular on the cupboard, dear friend!!!
    I adore that "treasures of your heart" fill the shelves!!!
    The antique Secretary is an exquisite piece!!!
    I, too, have a Secretary in my Guest Room. . .it belonged to my MoMa!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely Guest Room make over!!!
    . . .and, YES!!! I'll be back to see your finished projects!!!

  4. I love the painting of the old home place, the old photo and the desk!

  5. Hi Cindy, your guest room is beautiful, so many wonderful keepsakes and the art is fabulous. XO Jo

  6. Cindy- Your room looks GREAT. It is warm and welcoming with lots of "YOU" touches in there. I love the picture of Big Daddy and the homestead painting. The shelves look great with all your sweet treasures on them. Hope you have a great day. I am working on some projects, too, and hope to finish up a couple of them this weekend. xo Diana

  7. That's a lovely guest bedroom Cindy, and I love the furniture you've chosen.

  8. Cindy everything is so pretty and love t he desk and painting. Well done!


  9. That is one beautful piece of furniture. And big too, holds a lot of your treasures in it. I think my favorite would have to be the wood moulding. The room is warm and cozy, can't wait to see the rest.

  10. That desk is truly gorgeous! You know, I just can't make myself scuff something up to make it look shabby. Seems to go against my grain somehow! You and I love our birds! You get better pics now though. I'm full of envy!

  11. Hi Cindy, Your desk is absolutely beautiful and perfect in that space! Love it!

  12. Just perfect Cindy! You have some great pieces, especially your new desk! Jane

  13. Cindy, your guest room is wonderful. That cupboard is gorgeous with the rope molding on it. It's neat that you have all the collectibles in there too. Your guests will feel so at home.

  14. I sometimes think the reason so many Victorian furnishings fell out of favor was their heaviness, and your white interior just gives this gorgeous piece such a lift...I love it...very inviting. Thanks for the tour, Sandi

  15. Cindy you have beautiful furniture in that room! So pretty! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  16. Beautiful!! Love your stunning furniture!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!



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