Bearing in mind there is still some work to be done, here are a few pictures of a useable guest room. (And yes, I'm still very chuffed to even HAVE a guest room, after 20 years of guests, including my parents, having to sleep on a blow-up mattress on the living room floor).
The bed is our old frame from England, the bedside table is an old wood folding table covered with a scarf I found at the thrift store (like the little bird cage). The quilt is one my grandmother made, which Mom gave me when I told her I was doing a black & white room. The matelasse quilt was a birthday gift (thanks Mom). I'm lovin' on matelasse at the moment and I'm considering getting one in cream for our room.
The shams actually go with the bed set in the master bedroom but look better in here. The bolster pillow is a thrift store find, wrapped in black thrift store scarf and tied with some white ribbon I found in my stash.
My favourite things in the room are the ink sketches.
I really need to get some new knobs for the bottom drawers there. I also need to get some proper curtains up. The lace gives some privacy but this window faces east so there's nothing to block the light in the morning.
What I'm trying to decide now is what to do with the space above the bed. Whether to move the drawings over and hang them in a two over two formation (similar to the collage I've done above), or to put up the decal I bought at Michaels.
Linked up with Common Ground, My Repurposed Life, Jennifer Rizzo, DIY Showoff