guest room in blue

Last year, we remodeled the addition, changing the colors, the floors, counter tops, etc. When it came to Christmas decorating, changes had to be made to accommodate that.

The guest room used to look like this:

guest room tree

We bought this house in 1994 and renovated it before moving into the house in 1996. The wallpaper, carpet, and colors were chosen then. So it was overdue for a makeover.

guest room

We painted in blues and white, with some cream and yellow accents.

guest bedroom

To the right of the bed is a lowboy dresser that used to be in the scrapbook room. Several pieces of furniture played musical chairs during the past few months.

lowboy dresser

On the top of the little dresser is an Advent box and a rosemary tree. The Advent box came from Target in 2008. They had several styles and colors. This one seemed just right for the guest room.

Advent box

To the right is the bookcase that came from DH’s family.


On top the bookcase are lighted buildings that are replicas of the county courthouse and the historic jail house in my home town. The jail is now a county museum. The book “Tale of Three Trees” stands in front of three fir trees in silver flower pots.

on top the bookcase

And in front of the bookcase is the Christmas tree. The tree is placed there so it can be seen down the hall as you look into the addition from the music room (formerly the office, before the desk wandered off to the library…now the “music room” because the piano lives there).

guest room Christmas tree

refurbished Putz house

Turning to the right and facing the north wall, we see the north window, a small table, a vintage chair and a corner cabinet I found on Craig’s List.

guest room

I still need to put the doors back on the bottom section, but the cabinet fits perfectly in this corner. The cabinet was stained. I sanded and painted it for the guest room. The white glass lightning rod balls on the bottom shelf are from my husband’s family farm and the blue one is from the house my paternal grandparents lived in.

Craig's list corner cabinet

My friend Laurie made the drapes. Aren’t they beautiful? It was her idea to hang them over the door, as well, which preserves the look of the lovely beveled glass but also provides privacy for the guest room when the drapes are pulled over the door.

north east corner of the guest room

To the right of the door is another vintage chair, painted blue. and then the armoire, which you can see in the first picture of this post used to be stained, but is now painted white with a blue interior.

guest room

the armoire needs its doors back...

The dried hydrangeas on top the armoire are from our garden.

top of the armoire

Next is the comfy chair and the aluminum Christmas tree. The tree sparkles and shimmers in the sunlight coming through the south window.

comfy chair

On the other side of the window is a nightstand that had been in the attic. Works well here.

guest room

That brings us back to the bed. DH made the head board from a door his parents had acquired from their church years ago.

old door headboard

The guest room is so peaceful that sometimes I go in there for quiet time. Especially in the mornings when the sun is shining through the window. ~~Rhonda


  1. Mary from VA
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Can I come, and just absorb the peacefulness of the room.

  2. ~~Rhonda
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    We’re always happy to have company, Mary! 🙂

  3. Posted December 13, 2009 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Rhonda, your home is AMAZING! I can’t call it a house… you’ve truly made it a home to be proud of.

  4. Brenda
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    The flowered carpet was very pretty, but I thought the flowered wallpaper with it made the room too busy. The new look is much cleaner and crisper — hardwood floors, blue walls with white trim, and cream and yellow accents. Very nicely done!

  5. Chris
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks for solving a mystery for me. I recently found a beautiful gold colored wooden box at a thrift store. It has 25 little doors. It did not hit me until today that it might be an advent box. Googling I found your picture and the source-Target.It’s too cute to use only during the season.

  6. Louise McLeod
    Posted October 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if you took the hinges and door knob off the door. if so did you fill the holes or just leave them.

  7. Posted October 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Louise, the door had been part of a large folding door at a church to separate an overflow room from the sanctuary until needed. So there were no door knobs and no hinges on the front of the door. The hinges had been attached on the edge. DH didn’t fill the holes, just painted over them. The doors had been stored at DH’s parents’ home for years. ~~Rhonda

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