Saturday, June 6, 2015

Guest Bedroom Renovation

You may remember that we have been renovating/refreshing our home since we moved in late last summer.  Today I am sharing our guest bedroom.  It is one of my favorite rooms in our home.  I love the peaceful color - Sherwin Williams Rainwashed. We added crown molding to add character to the room.  Our guestroom is usually the only "prissy" room in the house.  I live in a house of boys so "girly" is not something I get to do very often (which may explain why I adore clothes, jewelry and purses.) In the past I had a guest bedroom that was pink and green, so this one is definitely toned down a bit. 

Just for fun, let's look at the "before" picture.  This was taken right after we bought the house. The color was a bit bright, and I am not a fan of ceiling fans in bedrooms.  

The monogrammed pillow shams and the Mississippi pillow are two of my very favorite pieces.  The shams are simple, white quilted Shabby Chic shams from Target, but my sister's friend, Katie, of Mississippi Stitches, made them gorgeous when she monogrammed them for me.  She also made the wonderful Mississippi pillow.  I am a proud Mississippi girl! 

The Euro shams and the duvet cover (folded at the foot of the bed for a pop of color) are both from Pottery Barn.  The fringed burlap bed-skirt (shown in another picture) is from Ballard Designs.  

I firmly believe that beautiful art doesn't have to be outrageously expensive.  The two pieces by the window are pages from a calendar that I had framed.  The calendar featured original art that was auctioned to benefit the University of Mississippi's Children's Hospital.  Obviously, I couldn't purchase the original, but the prints from the calendar are wonderful when framed!! 

The chifforobe was one of the pieces we purchased AK (After Katrina!)  I still love it!  The sewing machine side table was a Valentine present from my husband a few years ago.  This room is filled with other things I love such as McCarty bunnies and art from Mississippi artists.  The print above the small table is by Mississippi artist, Wyatt Waters.  

Of course, a prissy chandelier was needed to make dress up the space. 

The beach painting is an original that was painted for me by my good friend, Diane.  I distressed the simple brown frame so it would better suit the beach scene.  

 Old family photos are hung to the right of the bed.  Baby pics of my mother, father, and grandmother are so special to me! 

I hope you enjoyed "visiting" our cozy guest bedroom.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that this bedroom has a walk-in closet!  It is perfect for storing my "alternate season" clothes and decorative items, and various other items too special to be stored in the attic.  

I am excited to be featured by Kris of Junk Chic Cottage on her Saturday Spotlight Series: Life Behind the Blogger.  I would love it if you would hop on over @ 
Junk Chic Cottage: Saturday Spotlight Series

I am also joining  the following parties:

Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm 
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style Block Party
 Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace

As always, thank you for visiting Buttercup Bliss! 



  1. It is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it The iron bed and the bedspreads are just adorable. your house is coming together beautifully.

  2. You did a lovely job with the bedroom! Very peaceful and serene which is what I love. I noticed your white pitcher on the armoire. I have one exactly the same that I got at Target. I just did a post about it actually. I "met" you on Junk Chic Cottage and am a new follower. We share some similar life events and that always prompts a connection. Have a blessed weekend! Diane

    1. Thanks for visiting and for following BB! I love that pitcher too - I am a huge fan of Target.
      I am coming to visit your blog. I am glad we met. :-)

  3. Just the name of the paint, "Rain Washed" is relaxing! All of the touches are beautiful, and I especially like how you tied ribbons to the family photos. Very charming, indeed!

  4. Lisa, Saw your feature at Kris'. Love her blog so much. So here I am visiting yours. I adore your guest room. The prints are my favorite thing next to your new wall color. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  5. Hi Lisa visited Kris and your her spotlight feature, love this guess room.... I have a small home office that I am wanting to turn it into a guess room, yet perhaps a twin daybed vintage so it allows more space for a mix of uses for my daughter and I who is still in college here in our city. Love the iron bed in the guest room, we have iron vintage rebuilt into queen size in our rooms, making it feel so european flea Market chic.

    Your kitchen over at Kris' is I am sure a wonderful place to cook and plan daily meals, love the galley style layout.

    Off to see more postings and become your latest follower.

    Beautiful weekend to you and yours.


  6. Beautiful guest bedroom Lisa. I love the soft colors.


  7. Lisa - So glad to get to know you thru Kris's post about you. You sound like a fun blogger and your guest bedroom is beautiful and inviting. Looking forward to knowing more about you and your home.


  8. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you so much for sharing yourself, family and lovely blog with all of us in Spotlight. Enjoy meeting new bloggers. Your blog is fabulous so I know they will be excited to become followers.
    I love the guest room. The best part about the room is all the wonderful gifts and special things you got from family and friends. The pillows from your friend are fabulous and the beach painting. How special to have these special gifts as part of your decor. Really pretty. Have a great week ahead Lisa.

  9. Your guest room will be so popular with family and friends! I think anyone would calm down become ever so serene after a night in that lovely room.

  10. The room is absolutely stunning!!! The chandelier is my favorite!!! I love baby pictures of my family as well. I am so glad I found your blog!!! Thank you Kris for introducing us to Lisa!!!

  11. Hi Lisa! I'm Joanne from Anne's Attic - design you can call me Jo like everyone else does, even my grands call me Grandma Jo. It is so good to meet you. Kris has introduced me to so many dear blogging friends. Now I'm sure to have another. I live in Utah and love to decorate my little nest and blog. Love your darling guest room. Have a beautiful day. Jo

  12. Your guest room is so pretty! I really love the monogrammed shams and the chandelier. The color is beautiful.

  13. Hi Lisa, I love your decor. So beautiful and elegant. Please come share this at my party, Hope to see you there.

  14. that is such a pretty serene bedroom! any guest would enjoy using that. i love how you personalized it with old family photos too.

  15. Love it all! The wall color to the bedding, just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  16. Lisa!

    I just read your post over at Kris' blog and I fell in love with your warm and friendly personality! So happy to see that your blog is just as lively. And this post is so timely as we are just finishing up the details of our guest room. Your is simply charming. Go for the girly!!

    Jane xxx

  17. Hi Lisa, this is such a pretty room, love those monogrammed pillows and the color scheme. thanks so much for joining in at SYS!

  18. What a beautiful bedroom! I love the colors -- so soft and peaceful! Wonderful transformation!

  19. You really did a great job on renovating the guest’s bedroom. The pale pastel colors make the room look very cozy and elegant. I hope your guests are quite happy with the room as well. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. All the best!

    Homer Collins @ The Pinnacle Group Ltd


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