Thank you all for your lovely comments yesterday on the Wintermint Guest Room. I just want to give each and every one of you a great big happy hug!
Shall we start with the wall color? It is not exactly called Wintermint but in this months issue of House Beautiful they have an article entitled “Wintermint” and this matches the color featured.
The wall color is actually “Cool White” by Behr #440C-1. The ceiling, doors and trim are the same as the rest of the house~ Du Jour by Valspar. I actually got VERY lucky in that the gallon of paint was in the “Oops” section and just $9.99 for the gallon! The color, as you can see, is not white, but the palest shade of mint.
The white hotel bedding (which is technically a duvet cover and two standard shams) is truly amazing quality made of oh so soft cotton. It was $49 at T.J. Maxx. The throw, three decorative pillows also came from T.J.Maxx.
While the snowy wreath hung above the bed also came from T.J. Maxx the tree was found at HomeGoods for a steal because it did not have a box. The anorexic reindeer are also from there. :) The pale mint and pearl ball ornaments are vintage and the tree was simply topped with a bow made from double faced satin ribbon from Joann’s. The fur throw at the base of the tree came from Ikea.
All of the artwork and the chair is vintage. But you can find similar styles on Craigslist and at thrift stores. The drapes used to hang in the Fashionista’s bedroom in Arizona. Since she only has one window in her room here I simply just used the second set of drapes for the guest room. The matelassé style is no longer sold at Ikea but here is a similar curtain.
We also repurposed the Martha Stewart curtain rods.
Now, I am going to share a little cheat secret. Because Tiny House Nation required such a short turn around time in which to produce/write the post (5 days) I needed to take a few shortcuts. I am thankful that the room had already been painted but it was truly a mess. It took one day to clean it out, one day to shop for, one day to place the furniture, hang the artwork and style, then another day to photograph and write the post. WHEW!
That meant I didn’t have time for such time consuming nonsense like hemming the curtains. So I used “Heat and Bond”. I find the best way to get a perfect hem is to hang the curtains and then measure. If I am going to sew the curtains they of course have to be taken down but if I am using this cheat method I totally just leave ‘em hanging and place the ironing board directly under the curtains. It is a HUGE timesaver!
You also really loved the sweet little shelf Mr. Décor made. My inspiration came from BHG.
We had a ratty old shelf in our coat closet under the stairs. I had taken it down because it served no purpose and took up valuable space. I saved the corbels and shelf though thinking they might be reused. Mr. Décor gave all the pieces, which were coated with a bad paint job, a good sanding and repainted them with Rust-Oleum gloss white spray paint.
The shelf had just been a plain piece of lumber so he created the side detailing with his router. Yes, he truly is amazingly talented and I am blessed so often with his skills.
I believe I have covered everything. I do have plans for another look for the bedroom once the holidays are over and will share it soon.
Our first guests to Storybook Cottage arrive tomorrow. I am SO excited. While it’s true that I have no furniture in the living room if I waited for everything in my home to be finished I would never get to enjoy the company of some truly fabulous people!
Are you having guests over for the holidays?