Be our Guest!

Friday, June 27, 2014 |

Welcome!  Or as they say out here in the country, "Howdy, come on in, take your boots off and sit a spell!"  Here's the room you'll be staying in.


Actually, I'm not totally sure that whole "boot" and "sitting a spell" thing is actually what they say.  You see, I'm a city gal transplanted to the country.  And so I kind of make this stuff up as I go along.  

I guess if you'll be staying with us, you probably want to know a little about us so that you're comfortable we're "normal".  Since we're being honest, I'll tell you "normal" could be a stretch, but even if you were to decide we are FAR from normal, we're completely harmless, for sure.  

Now that that is settled, here's a few more pics of your "quarters".


My husband Dave and I bought this home about an hour outside DC last year, and we've spent the past year attempting to make it into our rural retreat from our formerly urban and way-too-fast-paced-life.  

We met in college...this is then...and the first picture we have of the two of us together.  This was right before I got kicked out of the football stadium for concealing an airplane bottle of Jim Beam...for a friend:



And this is now.  I know, we've aged well...

Don't anyone try and steal my look.  I'm considering some sort of copyright, patent, I don't know, whatever.  Interestingly enough, THIS was your guest room BEFORE.  We'll title this picture "Of Mice and Mold" since that was what your room was infested with prior to some serious work.  Don't worry, it's perfectly fine now...pinky sware. 

So come on in and sit a spell...


But don't stay too long, or we'll put you to work!  We've got pigs to slop! (or maybe those are kids to feed).


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67 Responses to “Be our Guest!”

  1. What a great room. So pretty.....from a country girl.

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  2. Love this guest room - it's very rustic yet chic, and captures that comfy but still elegant B&B feel. Adorable! Looking forward to more inspiration in the Heathered Nest!

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  3. This room is absolutely amazing - your guests are so lucky! I can't decide what part is my favorite but I think it's the ceiling. I also love the photos of you two, haha. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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    1. Thanks Katie. We are pretty fabulous...definitely got my hair coiffed especially for that shot ;) Thanks for the kind words.

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  4. Gorgeous and love the ceiling and the cow!

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  5. Your room could not be more perfect. Love the ceiling treatment.

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    1. Thanks so much Lulu! That's nice to hear!

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  6. So incredibly beautiful, just love it!!! Featuring on friday, thank you for linking up to Inspire Me monday!

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    1. Awesome Kristin! Thanks so much. Love your blog and am so looking forward to being part of the fun over there! Cheers!

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  7. Hello, please share how you did the ceiling planks...or did you purchase them this way? Thx!

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    1. Hi there. The barnboard literally came off the side of a barn. We work with a wonderful guy who is local to the DC area who sells reclaimed wood. If you're in the area and would like contact information, I'm happy to pass it along!

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    2. Bummer, I live in WI. :( It's gorgeous and just what I have been trying to duplicate in our master bedroom!

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  8. Your room is gorgeous! I need that cow picture! Where did you get it?

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    1. Great artist named Rosilyn Young. She has an ebay store called "Drunken Cows" Go get one for your space!!

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    2. Thank you for your reply. I hope I don't sound like a stalker, but I am obssessed with that cow picture. LOL! I looked at her website (she has great stuff!), but didn't see this exact picture there. Can you tell me if it's a print or an original? And does it have a number? (Her artwork seems to all have numbers associated with them.) Thank you so much, and I promise to give it a rest. HAHA!!!

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  9. Wow, just found your blog and all I can say about this guest room is WOW. Where did you get all that fabulous wood for the ceiling, stupendous job by the way!!! Come visit my blog, I'm in the ditch working too.

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  10. Love it, did you remove the paneling or paint it.

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    1. We removed it...there was mold in the basement when we purchased the home, so everything down there had to go.

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  11. What a gorgeous guest room - that ceiling is out of this world beautiful - and the settee is just the perfect touch!
    XOXO

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  12. Love the room! The rustic ceiling with chandelier is perfect!
    Griffin

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  13. What a darling room. You have done a great job. I can't wait to look around some more. I could lay on that bed an troll through blogs on my kindle. Just wonderful. Alaina

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  14. WOW...you have my mind reeling with ideas galore. I especially love the ceiling but also the bedding...would you share where the comforter is from by chance ???

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    1. Of course! Here's a link:

      http://www.overstock.com/Bedding-Bath/Lush-Decor-Belle-4-piece-Comforter-Set/8117209/product.html

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  15. I love EVERYTHING!
    That ceiling is amazing...great job!

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  16. *FAINT* Oh my jeepers this room is perfection. I want to steal that chair-bench-thing SO bad! Or clone one! I have never seen anything like those ceilings, and I am completely in love with them. You are a decorating genius, my dear! Serious inspiration!
    ~April
    (visiting from The Scoop)

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  17. I am in love with this bedroom...beautiful! Just found you at Savvy Southern Style and now I am a new subscriber.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  18. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE that ceiling! Just added you to my sidebar :-)

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  19. What a gorgeous guest room, I'm hoping on a plane right now!
    Love the ceiling too, Ive just bought some of the wood wash wallpaper for our laundry/powder room renovation and I was thinking of wallpaper the ceiling with it but not sure if Im brave enough too! This looks so amazing, Im very very very tempted now :)

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  20. Oooh! I'll come stay in that pretty room! Just love the cow picture! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    ~Deborah

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  21. What a cozy room. Love the ceiling...bedding...cow print and all the blue/white plates.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Holy cow what a beautiful transformation. Love that you put the wood on the ceiling. Pinned.

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  23. Pretty! I love the curtains and the ceiling.

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  24. Beautiful room! I love the chandy against the wood plank ceiling and the gorgeous bedding with the cow print! Great styling. This is being featured on That's Fresh Friday this week. Thanks for linking up!!

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  25. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this room. Where did you find those wonderful curtains?

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  26. So great to meet you! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I can't tell you how happy I am that you stopped by to share. You were featured in the spotlight today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

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    1. Thanks so much Carolyn! That is very sweet of you!

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  27. was für ein traum bett!!!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

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  28. Beautiful, I'd love to know the name of the toile on the settee

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  29. Gorgeous from ceiling to floor. That toile settee is so lovely. You are talented and funny! Glad I found your blog.

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  30. Beautiful! I love the bedspread and the little bench - very pretty!
    Jennelise

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  31. Oh my gosh, just dreamy! .... I would love for you to share it at this weeks Home Sweet Garden Party! http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/07/home-sweet-garden-729.html
    xxx....Brooke
    http://creativecountrymom.com

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  32. FABULOUS! My comment when I pinned this: "My muse for (our green) guest room: the ceiling, chandelier, toile settee, drapes, ruffles, cow picture!"
    Where did you get the cow picture? Blessings, Karen

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  33. Wow, what a beautiful and unique room, love it!

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  34. Love everything about this room-the STUNNING ceiling, the cow, the beautiful fabrics. Your hard work paid off!

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  35. Heather, it's stunning! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites tonight at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the showcase. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  36. Oh wow, I want to stay here! I love the mix of rustic and ruffles. The cow is adorable and that ceiling is amazing!

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  37. Love the room! That Cow and the Chandelier just crack me up! LOVE IT!!! New follower here!

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    1. Hey Lee! So glad you are joining us. And I LOVE that you are getting a little chuckle from the space. That's TOTALLY how I wanted it to read...kind of ironic and off-kilter. That's our mojo ;) Cheers!

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  38. I'm in LOVE with this room!!! You did a fantastic job of creating such an inviting and whimsical atmosphere :-)

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  39. Happy to feature you at our party this morning! Thanks so much for sharing. I've read every post and love your blog. I'm now following along. Can't wait to see more!

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  40. This is a show stopper! You see this pic in the link party and you have to go see the whole thing. Glad I did. This is beautiful!!!!
    Love it!

    Happy weekend to ya!
    Dee from The CSI Project

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  41. To say this is amazing doesn't even describe it or do it justice! I LOVE THIS BEDROOM. You did an amazing job ~ wow and woot! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's Project Inspire{d} ~ this lovely redo is one of my features for tonight's party. I hope you'll join us again! Have a lovely week.

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  42. That ceiling!! Gahh. I love it. Everything about that room is fantastic :)

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  43. Please tell where you found the cow art.

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  44. There is so many things I love about this room. The first thing is the plank ceiling treatment...then the beautiful bench...next the bed...I can go on and on. Great job with this. Thank for sharing this. I found your link over at The Sunday Showcase (ByStephanielynn)

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  45. I will gladly be your guest to stay in that room! It is gorgeous! Fantastic job!

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  46. I would consider it a great honor to wake up in this gorgeous, inviting, uplifting room! Really, you did a great job, and your sense of humor makes it even better! From one who lives in the heart of farm country, your room appeals to all my senses:) So thankful that I discovered your blog.

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  47. Beautiful! I'm loving this! Pinned.It's a pleasure to have you be a part of our party. Please take a minute tonight at 7 pm, to party with us! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  48. This is such a beautiful room! I love everything about it! This is my feature from Merry Monday Linky Party on www.ourcraftymom.blogspot.com. Thank you for being a part of our party! Have a great week!

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  49. Love this room. So fresh and welcoming! Perfect for yor guests!

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  50. This is a gorgeous room :) I love the brightness and yet cozy "I think I'll stay at your place for a week" factor. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing it with on on Think and Make Thursdays.
    -Karisa @ petitemodernlife.com

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  51. I love the mirrored night stands with the rustic ceiling. Trying to pull a similar look in my house. It's not working.

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  52. I just love the planked ceiling, and the cow print! Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Preppy Party!

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  53. love love love your everything about your if you don't mind me asking how did you attach the planks to the ceiling I want you to do this to my room thanks for sharing!

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