My Country Farmhouse – Guest Bedroom #1


Pink carpet and trim, and green floral wall paper. The room has a very large closet and an equally large linen closet.  Underneath the pink carpet was 70’s brown patterned carpet and under that was an even earlier (20’s – 30’s) vinyl.  And finally under that was wide pine plank.  The planks are in good shape with no real damage except the edges are painted to make it look like the vinyl was wall to wall… it wasn’t. Under the green floral wall paper was green paint. This was by far the easiest room to strip.  The paper backing came off all at once.  With help from my family this room was ready to be washed, plastered and painted in only an hour.

I painted all three bedrooms with Bearded Gray and the trim Snowbound white (reusing it from previous rooms) I also spray painted the linen closet knobs black.  This bedroom is only accessible by walking through the middle bedroom so I wanted to keep the colour scheme the same.

And now the best part, decorating! I had the art from my previous apartment and knew I would be putting them up. The art was painted by a coworker of my mother’s over 15 years ago.  I had won the set at a silent auction fundraiser for $70 about 10 years ago.

The dresser was from Kijiji in Belleville for $60.00.  It was already white when I bought it.  The marble side table was $20.00 from an antique store in a small town by Aberfoyle. From Wayfair I purchased the bed sheets ($19.99), throw blanket ($24.99), curtains ($50) and headboard ($135).  Since this is a guest room I purchased a laundry hamper from Value village for $5.00 and a towel rack from Homesense for $19.99.  Guests like to have a place of their own to put personal items.

Left in the house was the small shelving unit. Solid wood but pretty old and ugly I painted it a soft blue.  This paint was left over from the mid century side table in the sun room.


I spray painted the base of the marble table black to help ground the room.   The wood bench side table was from the St. Jacobs antique market for $35. The teak birds were from Around the Block Antiques in Toronto for $10.  The coat rack, faux plants and lamps were from Homesense adding up to $75.

This room is bright and airy.  And when company is over it’s warm and inviting with plenty of storage.  The next bedroom is the middle guest room.  A bit more elegant it has the same warmth and charm.

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