Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fabric Friday: New Guest Room

Remember my guest room disaster?

When I am crafting, the whole house becomes “craft central”. But this weekend I am having overnight guests and 25 people for dinner Saturday. I had to hide EVERYTHING and make a room for my grandson and those people he brings with him (my son and daughter-in-law). My plan was to put all of my stuff away in an organized fashion. That lasted until there was no more room or I just couldn’t decide where it should go.
The fabric was stacked in bins or sorted into clear tubs by color.
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But then I just shoved it in the closet
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and closed the door
guest room 134guest room 135guest room 137Earlier we had moved the bed out and replaced it with a sleeper sofa. The window treatment was adapted from our house in Bridge City.   

Bridge City guest room
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guest room 124 guest room 125Friendswood guest room
I have tried to give this room a sewing theme.
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This Ethan Allen table was in my parent’s bedroom. It broke, so I fixed it and painted it to match the room.
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  I took the turned piece out of the pedestal and replaced it with a spool that I found at a flea market.
guest room 005guest room 007On this flower arrangement, I threaded the twigs through wood spools.
guest room 023 guest room 022   I have a collection of thimbles and also wooden spools.
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There are 2 quilted wall hangings. The top one was pieced by my mother and quilted by my grandmother. I made the other one.
guest room 129This doll was made by my grandmother. The real hair was my mother’s when she was a child. It sits on my grandmother’s treadle sewing machine.

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In this room I have 3 paintings of bluebonnets. The top one is an oil painting by my grandmother. The next is an oil by my mother. The bottom was painted in acrylic by my son when he was 8.
WAGON 2 paintings april 017guest room 021 I did a watercolor of bluebonnets that hangs over the fireplace.

While my house is all clean, I plan to take lots of pictures so that I can share them on my blog. I am very proud of how I have made this lease house a home for us while we try to rebuild our lives after Hurricane Ike.

Check out my other fabric designs 
in the "Fabric Friday" header or if you live in the Houston area, you can go to the Funky Monkey Mall .

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  1. The room looks great! I especially love the blue bonnet paintings. My Grandmother did a blue bonnet painting for me and I treasure it. Thanks for joining JFF this week.

  2. What a wonderful room to play in. It looks lovely and also is useful when you have over nighters. Great idea. Love the spool table.

  3. I love the idea of a "sewing theme" guest room. That's what I'm going to do (when I run out of kids). Great ideas.

  4. Love how your room is filled with items created by your loved ones!

  5. Stopping over from Show and Tell Friday. Your guest room looks adorable. I love the sewing theme, as I'm a knitter, crafer, sewer myself.

  6. This looks so nice. I love the guest room, how welcoming! - found you at Craft-O-Maniac's link party! ~Lori

  7. I LOVE your sewing-themed room! That spool table is fantastic! Great photos - you have certainly made your house very 'homely'. Must be hard to rebuild after a hurricane - we've just had a 'super' cyclone here in Queensland, and the devastation is heartbreaking!
    Your home looks beautiful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit this week!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Looks amazing! Love those curtains :)

  9. It looks great! Thanks for linking. :)

  10. WOW!! GREAT!! I love the paintings all from family members of the blue bonnets! How fun and special!

  11. This is so cute! I love wooden spools sooo much! Very jealous of your collection!

  12. What a great makeover and a wonderful walk down memory lane - so many great items and treasures from the past.