Guest Room Tour

by Sherry

Thank you  for all the good wishes on our move.  I know with all of you sending positive thoughts our homes will sell quickly.

Since we decided to put our home on the market I have been staging it for sale.  You all know with a blog named No Minimalist Here that I like stuff…lots of stuff!   We have been removing some pictures and art from the walls and filling in nail holes.  Some of the excess decorations have been packed away and others have been put in my shop for sale.  I’ve even sold a few small pieces of furniture on Craigslist and we have taken a couple of loads to Goodwill.

After packing all this stuff away I realized I never showed you our two guest rooms.  I can’t believe I don’t have a single picture of the rooms fully decorated.  Keep in mind the guestrooms are now pretty bare and de-personalized.

First is a room used mostly by our grand kids.


The twin beds, mirror and night stand were all bought through Craigslist. The bedding came from TJ Maxx.


This is such a cute book!
Our other guest room is done in black and white toile with burgundy silk drapes.


I refinished this chair a very long time ago but recently added the drop cloth seat to it. This was my first attempt at using a transfer image.
The armoire is yet another CL find.  It’s made by Habersham and I liked the factory distressed finish so I didn’t have to do a thing to it.  It goes perfectly with the headboard we bought at a local furniture store. The lamps and bedside tables are from TJ Maxx. A little paint transformed the tables for this room.
Here is a closeup of the carvings.
Thanks for visiting and taking the tour with me. I still have a couple more rooms you haven’t seen and I’ll be showing those soon.

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AntiqueChase February 19, 2011 - 10:27 pm

Love both those room especially the black cabinet!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions February 19, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Great furniture in your guest rooms, Sherry! I especially like the twin bed frames and the queen headboard. Great find on that armoire, too.

ButterYum February 19, 2011 - 10:39 pm

I'd happily stay in either room! The black toile is totally up my alley, and the twin bed frames are delish! Lovely, both of them!!


sissie February 19, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Hi Sherry,
I know the real estate agents always want us to depersonalize our homes. I have always disagreed. We sold our last home and I left it just the way we lived in it and it sold. We had this one on the market and it sold without minimalizing but the deal fell through because the buyer got cold feet two days before closing!

Anyway, I didn't mean to digress….I think your rooms are lovely and I can just imagaine how beautifully decorated they were with all of your "stuff."

I am looking forward to seeing your other rooms too.


Rene February 19, 2011 - 10:57 pm

It looks great Sherry! I am crazy about those striped lamp shades!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style February 19, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Sherry, those twin beds are wonderful. Love the armoire in the other room. Both rooms are so pretty. Thanks for sharing these and thanks in advance for joining the party.

Tamra February 19, 2011 - 11:08 pm

What's the room rate per night for the black and white room? lol It's gorgeous!!!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage February 19, 2011 - 11:43 pm

Those twin beds are wonderful. Lovely rooms. Maybe you should do a B&B in Florida???

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) February 19, 2011 - 11:53 pm

Your home is just gorgeous and your rooms are wonderful. I love both rooms. You've found some fabulous piece on CL. You always decorate so beautifully. I know your home will sell quickly. Hugs, Marty

Susan February 19, 2011 - 11:55 pm

Oh my goodness, I sure hope you are taking those fabulous twin beds with you. You have exquisite taste in furniture. Susan

Just B @ Love Where You Live February 19, 2011 - 11:56 pm

Hi Sherry – I love the twin beds, so unique, and love the colorful bedding you chose. Both rooms look great, even if they aren't fully decorated. Very welcoming. 🙂

Honey at 2805 February 20, 2011 - 12:05 am

Both rooms are gorgeous!

Kelsie From Our Country Home February 20, 2011 - 12:22 am

Great rooms…Would love to have seen them "complete"…I hope your house sells quickly…BTW what part of FL are you moving to?

Blessings Kelsie

Martina February 20, 2011 - 12:32 am

Sherry, first off I have always been a big fan of your blog and beautiful home!! Now on to the bedrooms BEAUTIFUL I love everything about them, and those twin beds are gorgeous.Have a wonderful weekend, Martina

Divine Theatre February 20, 2011 - 12:54 am

I am in the midst of finding pieces to put in my guest room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Traci February 20, 2011 - 2:05 am

I could see myself moving right in!! Beautiful!

Susan February 20, 2011 - 2:19 am

Sherry , Good Luck selling your home!! I hope you as good as luck as we had! Our home sold really fast!!
I love both your rooms!! They are so pretty!

Betsy February 20, 2011 - 2:22 am

I loved seeing your rooms, especially the grandchildrens room. I want to switch out the bed in mine to twin beds, I like them better.
can't wait to see more and get ideas.

NanaDiana February 20, 2011 - 2:26 am

Sherry- Good luck with your packing up and purging and staging…been there/done that more times than I care to remember. Hugs-Diana

Sarah February 20, 2011 - 2:30 am

Sherry, the beds in both of these rooms are wonderful. Who wouldn't want to be a guest in these rooms? Best of luck with the house sale and the move. ~ Sarah

lvroftiques February 20, 2011 - 5:12 am

They're both beautiful Sherry. I can imagine how they might have looked fully dressed out given your style *winks* But they're perfect now for a sale! Vanna

Blue Creek Home February 20, 2011 - 5:12 am

Habersham on Craigslist???? Surely, you jest!!

I love the twin beds and the black bed too!

I know you are excited about the move. I hope it's speedy and smooth!

French-Kissed February 20, 2011 - 5:34 am

Missed a few of your posts and just discovered in this one that you are packing up and moving. All the best to you…nothing like being close to family and I know that you will make your new home wonderful and inviting.


vignette design February 20, 2011 - 5:59 am

What wonderful guest rooms Sherry. And so beautifully staged too. Hope yore house sells quickly! ~Delores

LambAround February 20, 2011 - 5:59 am

Your image transfer looks wonderful! I never would have guessed that you'd never done it before. And I absolutely LOVE toile! What a beautiful room 🙂

Traci February 20, 2011 - 7:48 am

The rooms look great and should help sell your home quickly.

The enchanted home February 20, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Wow both so pretty! They both look so invinting. The twin bed for the grandkids is really darling and I love any woods painted black so thats a automatic winner in my book.
Good luck with the packing, etc…I remember when we were doing it, I started way ahead of time of so I never felt that tremendous pressure, and did a little a day until towards the end when we were packing a lot all day….hey on the bright side, it signifies exciting new changes ahead!

Amy @MaisonDecor February 20, 2011 - 1:03 pm

Sherry your guest rooms are lovely! I think the agents are right if wall colors are too strong…in your case that doesn't apply.

SHERRY HART February 20, 2011 - 1:12 pm

You have found some great things on Craigslist! I am partial to the black and white room….love the toile! Good luck getting you places sold. I am sure now that you have made the decision you want it done now!!!

Miss Char February 20, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Sherry, your guest rooms are so inviting it makes me anxious to see what your new home in Florida will look like once you place all your treasures in it. Sure wish I was close the the GW you took some stuff to!

Pat February 20, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Both rooms are gorgeous Sherry!

I love the iron twin beds. Would love to have something like that in one of our guest rooms.

All the best with the sale of your home.

Angela February 20, 2011 - 8:19 pm

Wow. You have exquisite taste and great skills.

[email protected] The Vintage Nest February 20, 2011 - 9:08 pm

I am probably the only person in the world who doesn't want the house to sell quickly! sniff sniff… xoxo Ready to go again?? I am thinking a trip to Goochland or Farmville.

Confessions of a Plate Addict February 20, 2011 - 10:02 pm

How beautiful, Sherry! I really love those beds…in both rooms! And that armoire is gorgeous! Happy week!…hugs..Debbie

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ February 21, 2011 - 1:51 am

Both those rooms are fabulous Sherry. I love that bedding from TJ Maxx…very pretty!!~

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal February 21, 2011 - 3:30 am

They are both great spaces Sherry! The bed in the black and white room is wonderful. I love the bedside lamps too. I'm sure your guest love staying there!

Grandma Nina February 21, 2011 - 2:50 pm

I love your guest rooms. I have a guest room mostly for the grandkids, too, and I don't like it! I want to re-do and your pictures are a great inspiration.

Pamela February 21, 2011 - 11:00 pm

I love your toile room Sherry!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack February 22, 2011 - 2:25 am

Hi Sherry!

Oh, moving… pray you sell quickly! Your home is beautiful so I'm sure it shows well! I hated having to de-personalize our space when we put our house on the market. We've been in our house for almost 7 months, so it wasn't very long ago. I love the black wardrobe/armoire and the chair. Tres Chic! Best wishes! ~M

Handy Man, Crafty Woman February 22, 2011 - 3:27 am

wow, so pretty! 🙂 don't you just love the stuff you can find at TJ Maxx?

bj February 22, 2011 - 4:27 am

These two rooms are great.
Good luck on the sale of your home.
xo bj

Sherry February 22, 2011 - 5:36 am

Your rooms are so inviting. I love the bedding in the room you use for the grandchildren. The beds are so unique. I always love black and white toile, you have a gift for decorating and it was fun to see your guest rooms. I hope the sale of your home goes smoothly.

Scribbler February 23, 2011 - 5:30 pm

I love Habersham and that black armoire is a great piece. The rooms are very pretty, but good luck with selling your house. Now we'll be able to read all about your new adventure in decorating.

Maggie February 23, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I luv what you have done w/both rooms.

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Kathy February 23, 2011 - 11:57 pm

Even at the minimum these are fantastic rooms – very inviting! Hope all goes well with your home sale – I know it's lots of work! Hope we're settled for life!
God Bless<

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria February 25, 2011 - 4:06 am

Both room are just awesome Sherry..those twin beds are to die 4 girl..Good luck with your house sale..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage February 27, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Hi Sherry- your guest rooms are so charming- I love those beds and the armoire is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this at my party! 🙂

Beverly February 28, 2011 - 5:02 am

Gorgeous room warm and inviting.. it could be in a magazine.

Comeca Jones March 1, 2011 - 1:43 am

In love with all the bedding

Amy March 3, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Those twin beds are amazing!


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