Welcome to the 5th question part of OY VEY!! Q&A!! Tuesday.
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You ask some design questions,
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Now let me go back and finish up showing you my Florida guest room.
WE HAVE ONE MORE WALL TO DO!!!
To the right of the bed, I found this tray table that I felt had an interesting look.
Unfortunately, it's a little uneven, so things don't sit up straight on it.
I have a weakness for vintage style phones.
This one is a cordless one!!!!
I'm sure it works great, but the phone plug is behind the headboard,
and the bed is so heavy,
that I am too lazy to move it to get to the outlet in the wall.
I figure if my guests need to talk to other folks when they're visiting me,
THAT'S THEIR PROBLEM!!!!!
I keep a basket full of paperbacks, so my company can entertain themselves, and LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!
The green vase has birds on its side, continuing my avian theme.
USA is stamped on it's bottom, so it is very likely made by McCoy.
THOSE ARE REAL FAKE FLOWERS!!!
The bird is another piece of Italian majolica....
I know NOTHIN' about this bird!!!
When Larry and June were visiting me last month.....
Larry informed me that the clock in the guest room was correct twice a day.
I need a new battery.....
Seems like such a waste to buy one for a room used twice a year.....
I am a gracious and caring hostess!!
The redo of the guest bath was last years project.
These are shots of the before.....
When I first viewed the house.
Can you tell that I didn't really take a picture of this room?????
I had to crop these views from other photos.......
Please bear with me, I know this is not so great!!!!!
I had the vanity replaced with one from Restoration Hardware, and the toilet replaced with one from Kohler that is a comfort height.
For those of you in the older category....
comfort height is a nice term for higher toilet seats, so those of us with aging knees and hips have an easier time hoisting ourselves off the loo.
I lucked out by finding two baskets at Home Goods in the PERFECT
size shape and color for the lower shelf.
The wallpaper is made by Nobilis, and bought through interior designers.
It looks like weathered drift wood.
I LURV IT!!!!
When I showed my friends the sample, before it was put up on the walls, they thought it would end up looking like cheap 1950's plywood.
They are SOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous!!!
I bought the mirror from Home Goods too.
It had a dark ebony stained frame.
I spray painted it with white primer.....
Then I went to the beach and got some sand.....
strained the sand (to get rid of anything yucky)
sprayed the frame with adhesive spray.....
covered the frame with beach sand....,
went to the beach and collected driftwood and seashells.....
went to the seashell store to buy more seashells.....
hot glued the driftwood and seashells on top of the sand-covered frame.....
hung the mirror on the wall.....
it looked like crap!!!!!!!
I took it down, brought back out to my workshop
pulled all the shells and wood off the frame.....
sanded all the glued sand off the frame.....
AND IT ENDED UP WITH A GREAT BEAT UP FINISH!!!!!
Then I tooled around the internet some more, and got sucked into the Ballard Design website.
They have these great pendent lights that can be installed using an existing recessed light fixture.
June helped me get this up, and it was just like the old days,
with her trying to help me,
and me being bitchy.
Now the light looks VERRRRY styish....
and of course with the lampshade and diffuser on the bottom,
there is LESS LIGHT, so it's
MUCH LESS PRACTICAL!!!!!
But it looks good, and that's all I care about.
No one coming to my house for two days needs to do that kind of close up,
lots of light needed bathroom procedure!!!!
Ya know what I mean?????
this ends my story of my guest room.....
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