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Friday, December 19, 2014

All The Details for the Wintermint Guest Room

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You did an amazing job pulling this room together. I love it. Relax and enjoy your guests, I am sure they will love every minute with you and this gorgeous room.

Linda said...

Well it all looks amazing, Laura, as always. : )
No, we are not having guests - our guests were already here at various times over the past month and now all of those festivities are over with and it's just Jim, Sarah and I and whatever friends of hers stop in for a quiet Christmas break.

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Any guest would be blessed to stay in this beautifully tranquil room. Merry Christmas.

Jan Tanis said...

Your guests are absolutely going to adore their time in the Wintermint Guest Room! It's adorable.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Have fun and a Very Merry Christmas to your whole family!

Rita C. said...

This room is beautiful, Laura! Somehow I missed the post before these details, so now I can go back. :)

Auntie Em said...

Great details! I love the soft green against the white furniture and linens. It's so peaceful and calm. The little shelf is the prefect touch. Love the little cottage picture with the silhouettes in front. Perfect for your Storybook Cottage! :)

Kelley said...

Love x 18!

BTW: Prop your sewing machine (mine's very light!) on your ironing board and sew/hem your curtains right there while they hang on the rods! I do this everywhere we live! Lol!

Hugs and merry hosting,

nonie everythingsewing said...

Love it! just such a welcoming room. I am curious about the drapes I like your solution but wondering what you think about the puddle effect used by some designers.


Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Your beautiful guest room does not surprise me as you are one very talented, creative and energetic lady. Thank you for the inspiration Laura.

Jane said...

So beatiful and so inspiring to see all the details!

Kirby Carespodi said...

Very cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, you did a fabulous job and it is a truly beautiful room. I'm sure your first guests will feel very at home and comfortable. We are going to our daughter's on Christmas Day but they are coming to us Christmas Eve. My son will come on Wednesday and stay until Friday morning. I'm always happy when we are all together!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


Beijos Marie.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

What a charming space! My Mother has walls similar to this color, and some people can notice the green right away while others can't see it at all. So subtle and fresh!

Liz Hockamier said...

So charming! I love that tree! :)