Friday, March 2, 2012

Guest Room Addition

As you know,
I've been looking for something different for the end of the bed in the guest room.

I was tired of the dated, white wicker chest.
See it there in the corner of the photo?
The room needed something with a little more warmth;
a little more rusticness.
I had considered painting the wicker,
but couldn't decide on what color.

So, I took my 40% coupon
and cruised the isles at Hobby Lobby looking for inspiration.

At first, nothing caught my eye


I saw this.

Total scrumptiousness.

Total deliciousness.

Total perfectness.

Onto the cart it went

(it wouldn't fit inside the cart)

and off I skipped

with my coupon in hand

and the sound of little birds in my head.

(cheap! cheap! cheap!)

After hauling the white wicker chest to the attic
to be sold at the Flea this spring,
I settled the new addition into her new home
 and filled her with fluffy pillows and crisp linens.

I adore the leather strap closure.

Here's a peek at the current vignette on the dresser in the guest room,

Candelabra: A $4.00 ReStore find.

the bedside table with a little Swedish topiary,

Small Topiary: Antique Farmhouse; clock: Pottery Barn

and ironstone on the other dresser.

I'm still skipping....

(but the little birds are quiet now ~
in case you're wondering.)

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  1. I love your new addition, Laurie. The leather strap is a great element, and compliments the bed frame.

  2. Love that guest room and great find at Hobby Lobby! The room looks so cozy and relaxing.

  3. Yep, you found the perfect piece, Laurie. It looks right at home in your guest room. I really love it! I'm glad the birdies quieted down, otherwise you probably couldn't sleep tonight ~ and you may have to stop the skipping too! : )

  4. Hi there, I've got to say I love it, but I love everything about your guest room! I thought your old white wicker chest was fine but I so prefer this one. You have a wonderful way of decorating.

  5. Pretty, Laurie! What a great find. Could you see over the basket while you pushed your cart? : )

  6. I love the piece you found! I might have to cruise the Hobby Lobby goodness and have the birds sing in my ear, too! ;0 I need (want) to replace some brown baskets and this one looks perfect. Thank you for sharing!


  7. Laurie,
    Oh, I do love that chest at the base of the bed. We share the same Jenny Lind full size bed for our guest room! Kindred spirits? Perhaps!Your guest room looks inviting, comfortable, homey, restful, tranquil...everything a guest room should be. Thank you for sharing this lovely room of your home with us!Peaceful dreams!

  8. I love this chest and is exactly what i need!!
    Your guest room is so dreamy !!! Who wouldn't love to be a guest in this
    Pamela xo

  9. Laurie

    That basket is the perfect finish how lovely. That room is divine hmmm I'll start saving for a plane ticket to your guest room. What a peaceful and gorgeous room that is. {swoon all of it} Have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Wow! Your guest room is beautiful, I love your new addition, sorry when I read the title of your post I was assuming I was the new addition. Wink, wink. :)
    I love the look of wicker.
    Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

  11. I love the look!! I would feel very cozy and happy in this pretty guest room of yours!
    Happy weekend friend!

  12. Oh I do love that wicker basket!! Looks so nice and I love the linens on the bed. Are they vintage?? You know I also LOVE the music on your blog. I just go to your blog in the morning and listen to the music while I clean:)

  13. Very peaceful , love it!!! Blessings Lori

  14. Oh my gosh! You are so awesome! I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby here in Canada...time for another venture over the border I'm thinking! Lovely...just lovely choice. xo wendy

  15. Such a beautiful room. It is so soothing and cozy looking. You did a wonderful job!

  16. I love perfect! I am looking for the same thing but there's no Hobby Lobby here....sigh...have to keep looking!

  17. It is wonderful. I do like those leather straps too. I showed my hubby your allure wood flooring and he is sold! soon as my sick little Holly is better we will visit Home Depot to see what they carry in stock. The hardest part is deciding which color. Your 'tradition' is in one of our choices.

    PS please say a prayer for my sweetie...Holly has a kidney infection and is alot of pain with fever. I was at Kaiser with her all day yesterday. She has had waves of sever pain and fever for over 42 hrs now. thank you. ox

  18. What a lovely room & that basket is perfection!!

  19. Your new addition looks perfect Laurie!! Love it ! When I saw you blog post title I thought you added on to your home and I thought, "wow that was fast". LOL

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  21. Laurie, you definently picked up a bargain!! you must be pleased, the whole room looks just gorgeous, i especially love the miniature topiary - so cute!!! have a wonderful weekend gorgeous!!
    laura xxx

  22. This is too funny! I just picked up the same basket at my Hobby Lobby yesterday after Sherry at No Minimalist Here blogged about it in January. It's a great LARGE basket.

  23. Your basket is perfect for your guest room. Looks great at the end of the bed. The whole room looks so warm and inviting.
    Mary Alice

  24. I love this room and pinned it. The basket is lovely too!

  25. Gorgeous Laurie!!! I am in love with that basket!!
    We don't have a Hobby Lobby by my house, but my Mom does, maybe I should send her in to get this for me. :)
    Your room looks incredible, beautiful job.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  26. Your header is lovely, Laurie. The addition to the guest room is very nice, too. Everything looks neat, clean, and organized. Nice job! Susan

  27. Such a small change and it makes a really nice change in your lovely guest room! (I love the Hob Lob coupon!! Use them all the time. Did you know that you can pull it up and the cashier can scan it off a smart phone?)

  28. What a find the basket was. Your guest room is lovely.

  29. Great the wicker trunk!! Don't you just love Hobby Lobby and their 40% off coupon!! Beautiful guest, love, love it!!

  30. I love it! I want to come and stay!

  31. It's lovely, gorgeous colour! xo K

  32. A great find, love the new basket! Laura

  33. Beutiful pics as always Laurie:)
    Have a great weekend dear!

    Love Malin

  34. Ottima soluzione, Laurie, mi piace molto!

  35. It looks perfect and fits perfectly into the room. Great score!!

  36. What a great find, Laurie! And... I wanna be your guest in this lovely and charming guest room ;-)
    Have a nice weekend ~ Jutta

  37. Laurie,
    Looks amazing in your room.Love that topiary too.

  38. I LOVE it! I picked up a much smaller version at a local thrift a few months ago. I'm really loving the little leather straps (or pseudo leather I guess I should say).

    Have a great weekend!


  39. Very pretty! Your guest room is just so lovely and soft looking. I hope ours comes together as nicely (I'm still working on collecting some things.)

  40. What a beautiful room darling !!! it !!!

  41. Laurie,
    Yes my girl you have my heart in your style, for you know its so me as well, maybe a little heavy on the French for me but I could so steal from your style and you know how much I love the little corner spots you have created that have captured my heart :)

    Thank you laurie for your beautiful time in visiting me and that unbelievable $22.00 fine there was nothing wrong with it but crazy unslightly scratches all over it that turned everyones nose up at it, BUT! I had plans for it :)

    Thank you it is a blessing when you visit lifting me with encouragement.
    see my friend soon

    Keep inspiring what makes you, so you !

  42. Hi sweet Laurie,

    I love your guest room, it´s gorgeous <3

    I also think your find is very pretty, fits perfect at the end of the bed!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

  43. Skipping or floating! The room is dreamy, and yes, that leather strap is the best! Thanks so much for linking up!
    "Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open!

  44. i love it laurie, it's absolutely perfect for that spot. what a tranquil place for contemplation!

    smiles and love.


  45. Its fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!


  46. I love your new trunk! Your guest room is so beautiful.I could stay in there forever.


  47. such a lovely and serene place for guests! i think i would sleep like a baby there...
    i like the new basket, especially at a discount!

  48. I love this chest...I've been looking for a storage coffee table with some texture for our family room...wonder if that would work...hmmm...anyway...your guest room is lovely!!...lucky guests!!!..xo, Mariaelena

  49. Hi Laurie! I adore your wicker chest, the leather strap really is a gorgeous detail! It looks perfect at the end of the bed. And is functional too, to store extra linens! The space is so bright and cheery. I love the bedding you chose as well! Thanks for visiting my blog - I am your newest follower! Follow me back if you'd like :)
    Have a wonderful day! Heather @

  50. Beautiful guestroom. Love the chest. I have one almost like this.

    Hugs Bente

  51. It all looks lovely. White, and crisp.

  52. How lovely !! well it looked nice before but I agree it adds warmth and depth to a beautiful room and what an unusual leather clasp it has. I love wicker and having read your blog for a little while now...if you had told me you had made this item I would have believed you 'cos you are so super talented !! Have a nice Sunday evening...Gail x

  53. Hi Laurie, I posted about buying two of these baskets a few weeks ago to use as end tables. The basket look wonderful in your pretty guest room.
    xo, Sherry

  54. Everyone is buying this. I may have to, too. looks great in your guest room.

  55. What a great find for your guest it! Your guest room is so dreamy. I'm inviting you to visit Magnolia Cottage. Have a wonderful day!


  56. you have a beautiful and inviting guest room!

  57. Such a lovely room, Laurie...and the new addition is PERFECT...

  58. Your guest bedroom is so gorgeous....the wicker trunk is the perfect addition!!!! I think I might *need* one now :o)

    PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

  59. Hi Laurie, Your guest room is so serene and beautiful. Just looking at your photos makes me want to crawl under the covers for a little snooze. Your new wicker is a great addition! I love when I get to hear those little birdies, too! :)

  60. I am going to dream about that basket, honestly. I have never seen a Hobby Lobby. Maybe they don't have them here on the west coast. The room is lovely. I like that your decor is simple and elegant. Happy Tuesday sweet Laurie.


  61. I'm green with Envy!! Looks gorgeous and there's not a Hobby Lobby in sight of me :(

  62. The Perfect finishing touch! Haven't been to Hobby Lobby in a while...perhaps I should :)

    Stopping by from WW over at Faded Charm ~ nice to meet another fellow Michigander!

    Warmest, Brenda

  63. So very neat, it really added to the room! I'm going to use your suggestions for the wire baskets, I never thought of ironstone:) Thanks so much for stopping by♥

  64. You found that at Hobby Lobby? I didn't see anything like that the last time I was there, it is perfect! Love the way you decorate!

  65. That is about the sweetest guest room I've ever seen. It's so charming! I love everything about it. The best part though is that gorgeous wicker trunk you found and placed at the foot of the bed. It fits perfectly and I love how you're planning on using it. I remember seeing those at Hobby Lobby a while back. I loved them, but didn't have anywhere to use it. I could find a spot now. Just love it!! I'll have to keep my eyes open for them.

  66. thank you for your visit at my blog:)
    Your guestroom ist great and the new basket you found I love it....
    have a great day och take care

  67. What an absolutely gorgeous room...and that trunk you found is amazing!

  68. Lovely, Laurie! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I always appreciate your participation!

  69. I'd still be skipping because it was a great piece for the room. I love the color and textures it adds. Love the leather strap. Also love the vignettes going on, all of them are so very pretty. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  70. this room is stunning! i love the linens and jenny lind bed especially! gorgeous!

  71. hi!i love your bedding! where did you purchse all of it? let me tell you it is my bed time and my bed is not looking so hot right now! now that i have seen yours. i am in the market for new bedding, but it is so hard to find bedding that wont cost my husbands retierment. I saw a bedding set I liked but, did not buy, because the set did not include the pillows or the insides of the duvet cover!! and it was $1,200, on sale!Since I don't have a money tree I am still looking for bedding.

  72. It's the perfect finish to your lovely guestroom! You just have me ooohing and aaahing everytime I see your beautiful place. xoxo ~Lili

  73. Everything is done to perfection. All you need now is a guest, and luckily, I'm available!
    Thanks for linking.

  74. Oh, it's beautiful! What a great addition! I love wicker and love the strap! It's a perfect addition!

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