Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Open House - Guest Bedroom



I couldn't resist joining Kimba in her open house. Be sure to head to her place for more party fun (all these parties should keep everyone busy for the rest of the month)!

I thought I'd show a few shots of our guestbedroom. Actually it's half office and half bedroom - so you'll only see the bed part cause my office part is in no way meant to be seen by any other human!



We're not having any overnight guests this Christmas so I was able to have a little fun with the bed!






I made the button cone and the green garland cones last year.





I made the blackboard from an old picture I found at the thrift store. I'm sure I didn't pay more than a dollar and change for it. The frame isn't even wood. This is the before:



I took it apart and sprayed the picture with primer then I painted it with chalkboard paint. Sprayed the frame with one of my many cans of Ivory Bisque spray paint that I got on clearance at Home Depot and put it all together - so easy. You don't even need to cut a board or anything. Just try to reuse the picture in the frame.




For more Christmas in my home please check out these related posts:


Christmas Home Tour 2008
A Birdhouse Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!


74 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I love your room! Those cones look so simple that I could do some! Yippy I like simple things...cute board on the bed!

Lady of the Mote said...

lovely!!

Betsy said...

It's gorgeous! And anyone who knows you personally that sees this guest bedroom is suddenly going to be stopping by for an unexpected overnight stay! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Manuela,

You are the queen of cute things!

XO,

Sheila

salmagundi said...

Love the bling with all of the pale colors. Lucky guests!! Sally

Adrienne said...

Good morning, Manuela -
Your guestroom is so warm and inviting. I love the blackboard sign you added to your Christmas decorations. Everything is so pretty. I'd love to sleep in that room and I wouldn't even look at the office side of the room if you asked me not to!
~Adrienne~

Terri and Bob said...

Totally adorable. I am in love with the chalkboard... it will be fun to leave messages for your overnight guests! Thanks for sharing with us!

Terri and Bob said...

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Terri

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It's just too bad that you'll have no guests to enjoy that wonderful room. Great tip about the blackboard, which can be expanded to many other things...thank you, Manuela!

Mrs. Rabe said...

What a fabulous idea for making the chalkboard!

I love the pretty soft colors in the guest room!

Heather said...

very nice! i could so enjoy an evening resting in there!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's absolutely beautiful Manuela!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Those cones are fabulous! Merry Christmas!

mrsjones6 said...

Great guest room! I really love the chalkboard that you created. Very original!
Hugs, Jennifer

Melissa Wertz said...

Your guest room is decorated beautifully for Christmas and I love the chalkboard Manuela. Have a great day!

Holly said...

Your home looks so beautiful! I love the chalkboard...I did something similar several weeks ago. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela...I know I have said this, or something like it before....you are my favorite....I love your house...or the pictures of it...so many fabulous ideas....What did you use to adhere the buttons and the green garland to the cones? As always ...thank you for sharing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love that festive bed. I am going to make me a chalk board too.

Thank you for stopping by today !

Deb said...

What a beautiful room Manuela! Your guest I know really enjoys this room. Deb

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Beautiful!!

philben5 said...

OOOO you have a new blog follower!!! Love your style and ideas.
Blessings
Roxanne

Angie said...

That room is beautiful and I am going to have to copy your idea of laying the chalkboard on the bed. Love that!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful room! I love the chalkboard, who would think you could take an old picture and make something so pretty?

Julie said...

Beautiful room. I love the lamp shade. Thank you for sharing.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You KNOW I love that chalkboard!
It sure makes the bedroom so inviting :)

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

That chalkboard idea was brilliant! I love it!!!

Lylah said...

very lovely. truly a delicate touch. blessings...lylah

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your decorations are so pretty.
I hope you'll visit my blog soon. I've had giveaway's every Friday in December.

glorv1 said...

Manuela, that is such a comfy looking guest bedroom. When did you say I could come? :) Have a great evening.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a beautiful room...if you're looking for a guest I'd be happy to fill that request!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

You did a wonderful job decorating your guestroom. I love the lamp shade. Thanks for sharing.
Elizabeth

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Oh my gosh...when can I come stay in that inviting room? I LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

kymber said...

Manuela,
Oh my goodness girl! I love what you did to your bed! What a great idea - I will have to tuck that idea away for the future. Too pretty!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my dog Ginger. I love your dogs name - Maxxie. That was the name of my other boxer doggie. Aren't dogs such wonderful companions?
I've enjoyed seeing all that you have done in your beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

laurie said...

I would love to stay in this lovely guest room. I bet your guests don't want to leave. laurie

Lady Katherine said...

What are you talking about??? I thought I was getting to stay in your guest bedroom, you made it so lovely,so where am I going to sleep? On the porch? lol Love the cones,lamps, and what a cool idea for the black board! Its suppose to say Welcome Lady K.

Mimi Sue said...

Your house looks so beautiful and Christmasy. I love the little JOY birdhouses. And of course there's nothing like transferware and toile. You are so right. Mimi

Cottage Magpie said...

Goodness, it all looks so lovely and as always your ideas for crafts are so clever!!! I can't believe I haven't been here in so long! I have you on my blogroll and in my reader--I'm just crazy for not being here more, you have such fantastic style and I am SO happy you're blogging again! :-)
Love,
~Angela :-)

Storybook Woods said...

I see you are gussying up things too. It all looks amazing. I want that lamp shade !!!!! Clarice

Jen said...

Can I come over and stay? It looks beautiful. I love the crafts you made and the chalkboard frame is great. Thanks for the tour!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Stunning!

Waitingonyou2 said...

Absolutely stunning -- I love your chalkboard idea! I've been wanting to do something similar, but I didn't know it would work SO well.

Terri said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Manuela, it is all BEAUTIFUL!! I love everything...I read all the Christmas posts!! Just beautiful. The jewelry on the lamp shade is just perfect.

Ashes to Beauty said...

Manuela...your home and decorating are beautiful! I am so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find you. I will be stopping in often. My daughter has been painting silver trays with blackboard paint..i hope to post a picture soon.

Melissa Wertz said...

M, Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have something for you.

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

I enjoyed your holiday open house so much! Your guest bedroom is gorgeous. I love how you have it decorated!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea for the picture frame and picture makeover. I loved that! You are so creative.
Love, Paula

Pajama Mama said...

beautiful-and that frame was a great improvement! Great job,
-kristen

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Your home is very beautiful! I am going to have to try making one of those chalkboards! It is perfect!
Merry Christmas!

Susie Homemaker said...

Your room is very inviting...if you need a visitor to fill it up, I could so use a vacation! LOL!!!
Oh, and thanks for that blackboard idea...

Blessings,
Susie

Noah's Mommy said...

you are amazing...all I can say...I love the blackboard...it is so shabby chic/ french/ just really stinking awesome....i've tucked that away for a rainy day....

Mrs. Pivec said...

Your home is looking so glittery and light! So nice - and so you! :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh my - I didn't comment yesterday since there were so many, but I just couldn't resist today. Everything look SO gorgeous!! WOW!!

Gail Kramer said...

Beautiful. I did the same thing with an old oil painting - turned it into a chalkboard. I love your decor.

Check out my blog if you get a chance. I'm really new to blogging!
www.thekramerangle.blogspot.com

Thank you.

Gail

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Your Site is such a feel-good Site! I love your romantic, magical decorating. The China Tree is darling!!!

Jenny said...

I am loving the picture frame/chalkboard. Simple, yet so cute! Merry Christmas!

kymber said...

Manuela,
I'm back again to leave another message on this post. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my holiday home tour - I truly an a huge fan of everything that you do to make your house such a beautiful place. You are so creative and you have such a flair for what goes together. I always get such wonderful ideas from you!
Blessings,
Kymber

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Can I be a house guest???? Your guest room and Holiday decor are Fabulous!!!

Cena @ Unexpected Necessities said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! LOVE all of your eye candy! I can't wait to look at everything!

Steph said...

Everything is so pretty! Love the chalkboard. Those cones are really nice too!

Traci said...

Wow! I love your style! Lovely! Thanks for stopping by our blog & for sharing your home with us!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Fabulous room - is it weird if I want to come for a visit? I love the chalkboard idea - too sweet!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful tour and a beautiful guest bedroom! I would love to be a guest! Merry Christmas!
~Kelli

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely room - you are such a creative lady!!! I love how you transformed the picture into the beautiful blackboard!

Sweet Designs said...

I love "visiting" your home, your Christmas decorations are so pretty.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

WOW! Everything you touch must turn to gold. Your home and all of your decor is absolutely DIVINE!
Thanks for sharing.

p.s. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Just wanted to say hi!

Merry Christmas ~ Amanda

LuLu & Co said...

Your guest room is wonderful! Loved the button tree and every inch of the room. Too cute!!

Blessed Beyond said...

Thank you for visiting my tour and your sweet comments. I love your home, all your decorations are beautiful! I love the tea cups on the tree.

Suzanne said...

So pretty! The colors you have in there now are so calming and serene.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh my gosh I positively love that guest bed. Oh dear, I jsut want to come for a visit. Everything is so lovely!

jenjen said...

Manuela --
Your home is breathtaking! I love everything!!! Thanks for coming by my blog. have added you to my favorites -- I hope you don't mind!

Jen

Sarah from Create said...

Oh I just love the chalk board! I would have NEVER guessed that you paid so little for it! So creative!

Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your home is just as gorgeous as can be!!!!! As always, your decorating is impeccable and delightful!

Merry Christmas, Manuela!

((hugs))
Becky

diXymiss said...

Oooh, such a pretty space! I love the cones and the lampshade too, but my fave is the framed blackboard. What a brilliant idea!!! ThanX for sharing the how-to's.

Kim said...

I have to tell you, I bought the EXACT picture you made into a blackboard a couple months ago at our local Goodwill. I made mine into a blackboard at the time, and my frame is green! I couldn't believe it when I saw yours!