September 27, 2009

Fun Treasures & Some Finished Projects

Today, I am going to show off three of the finished projects for my guest room make-over.

I found this unstretched oil painting of roses for $5.00.
I purchased a 1/2 price frame at Hobby Lobby ($9.00)
I tightly wrapped and taped the canvas to the board that came with the frame.
And, of course, I gave the frame a new finish!!!

I am lovin' this sweet lamp. I got her for $5.00!! I KNOW!!!
She had some nicks and chips, but after a little liquid gold and some glaze, she is as good as new!
She needed to be taller to look right with the lamp on the opposite side of the bed.
I had this column riser that I finished to match.
She is already proudly in place on one side of the guest room bed.

Guests of the canine persuasion will be sleeping in the newly decorated guest bedroom. I felt that it was very important that they be just as comfortable as their owners.

I have had this metal bed for three years.
It has looked exactly like this for three years.

Set of three cotton hand towels from TJ Maxx ($3.99)
Two tiny feather pillow forms (already had these)

I used the solid towel to cover the mattress.
The other two towels were used to make pillows.
The striped fabric is a simple pillowcase.
The floral trimmed fabric is a fitted cover with opening for easy washing.

Miss Bella gets to try out the newly dressed bed first.

Not too long before Bella gets some company!

The first real guests, Ginger and Mary Ann, enjoying the newly dressed guest bed

This will be the last time this season that we can party with Rhoda at "Southern Hospitality" for "Today's Thrifty Treasures". Thanks Rhoda for lots of summer fun!

I am also linking to "Between Naps on the Porch for "Met Monday". Susan is another great hostess.

Kimba has moved her "DIY Party" to Tuesday this week. So, let's go over and visit her at "A Soft Place To Land". A lot of creativity is awaiting!

Keep watching for the complete guest room make-over. I promise it will happen soon.
There are a few more things that I want to do first.


  1. Oooooooo Rhonda - I love that bed and now that it is dressed - oh soooo cute ! I love Ms.Bella and Mary Ann and Ginger - they are super cute ! I want now a little bed for my little boy dogs- LOL ! Kammy

  2. Hi Rhonda!!
    I'm so happy you stopped by, now I know where you reside in Bloggerville and can come over and visit. I love your rose picture re-do and your sweet little lamp would fit right in at my house :) I would LOVE to have a special bed for my little "Bear" unfortunately he is the size of a small horse! LOL. I'm off now to visit your blog :)

  3. Hi Rhoda,
    That figurine lamp is so sweet, and so is your doggy bed makeover! I bet that vintage rose painting looks terrific when it is hung.

  4. Hi Rhonda, All your projects turned out great, but my favorite is that fabulous lamp! What a bargain and what a beauty! :) ~Rhonda

  5. Wonderful creations!!! The lamp is just too cute...I love anything having to do with cherubs!!! The little doggie bed is gorgeous...I love all of the bedding you made!!! I know my little Cooper would feel like a king sleeping in that wonderful thing...we might have to get him some blue is not his thing;)!!!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier...I always love hearing from you!!! Have a wonderful evening!!!

  6. The rose painting is just gorgeous. I love it and the little cherub lamp is stunning. What a fantastic idea to put it on the pedestal. The little dog bed is tooooo cute. What a treat and thrill for the guests. Hugs, Marty

  7. The dog bed is too cute...I think they think so too!

  8. Well you sure got some great items! The dog bed is too cute...

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog and say hi! I just put up a new post...
    Have a great week,

  9. What a cute little dog bed! Miss Bella reminds me so much of my Mimi ... what darlings!

  10. This bed is just goergeous - the colours compliment your dogs perfectly !

  11. You did get some great deals. Looks like your adorable dogs like their new bed.

  12. Oh I so love the pet bed! The dishtowelidea was wonderful Way to go!

  13. Soooo cute! Love the bed! That picture too! Beautiful!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  14. The doggie bed turned out so cute!!! I love the lamp too.

  15. I guess I stopped by while you were working on the blog! I am so glad to hear from you - I know I have been neglecting all commenting duties. I love that little doggie bed. I hope my bassinet project turns out just as lovely - and that you have luck with live writer and all this blog decor too!

  16. I don't know what is cuter...the metal bed or the chihuahua! I want them both! lol :)

  17. cute bed! dogs are sweet!
    nice job on the re-framing!

  18. Hi, just found your site and wanted to say...what a great idea with the doggie bed! It is absolutely tres chic and all the doggies seem to love it!


  19. That bed is just too CUTE!!!



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