Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Super Easy Wall Art Project for Guest Room

Here are a few more details of the guest room progress.  Its all about the finishing touches now...the {FuN} part !!

Step 1.  Take second hand store picture frames and spray them the color you would like.
Step 2.  Put together an assortment of co ordinating scrapbooking papers and stamp some cute sayings            
             on them.
Step 3.  Hang your inexpensive wall art on the wall!

 Our re purposed table on the longest wall of the room.  

Here's more pics!

Another great clock from Real Deals gift store.

Collage of "easy to do" picture frames

Happy Summer everyone!  Thanks for stopping by the guest room.

You can see the other posts related to the guest room here and here

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Guest room almost done,,,,a sneak peek at the re purposed table

I love the light in this room!!  Pictures turn out amazing I think, the light is just right when the sunshines through the window.  Here is a sneak peek at what has been happening in the guest room.  Some of our favorite peeps are coming next week end, so the finishing touches should all be in place by then!

Have a great sun shiney day everyone!!

A cupboard front from the Re Store along with some
of my favorite hooks makes a nice spot for guests
to hang fluffy new towels!

More to come later..

Friday, June 13, 2014

Re Purposing the Past....

When we moved from Hanna we literally brought a piece of the town history with us!  We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies when we moved some of  our "stuff" down to this property.  We rented a flat bed to haul the grain truck that Darrell's dad had purchased brand new in 1965.   Of course, the grain truck box and even the inside of the cab were loaded to the brim as well.  Some of the items in the truck box were some timbers from one of the Hanna grain elevators that was tore down.  Darrell is hoping to restore the ole grain truck as it holds lots of memories for him.

Grain elevators, PRAIRIE GIANTS, that told you that you were on the roads and hiways of the expansive prairies.  Markers on the horizon to look for when wondering where the next town was.  In years past, the busiest place in the community when it was harvest time.  I remember having to quickly run samples of grain into the elevator while the truck waited in the field to be sure the grain was dry enough....taking Kaleb in to see Shelley or Max who worked there and always had something to say to a curious little boy.  A gathering place for the farmers to shoot the breeze about how the crops were doing.  Definately a hub in the community and a part of the important railway system to move grain across the country.

These pictures of the Hanna Elevators were taken by Kevin Connolly
He enjoyed taking pictures of prairie elevators and we actually carried his collection of 
many photos in the gift store when we operated That Country Place

So, what does this have to do with our fireplace room you are wondering?  Well Darrell knew that he would want to incorporate some of those great ole timbers in some DIY project! So we hauled them along in our move!!  

A fun store in Medicine Hat is Real Deals...
That is where I got this clock and I will have another one
to reveal in the Guest Bedroom soon.
Be sure to check out their Face Book page.

Another spot the elevator timber was put to use was the "outside room" we
had on the Hanna property.  We have plans for creating another fireplace area
here and I think we may have one more timber to make use of there.
Sigh...I miss this room.   The rocks were all picked from the fields, a touch of the prairies...
An outside room, with pergola and stone fireplace are in the works for here too.
Stay tuned for that project!  Yikes!! Where are all those DIY people that you see
on TV when you need them!!

Hope you enjoyed some of the finishing touches on this room.
Have a great week end everyone!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The fireplace before n after with some of the ways I have styled it.....

I am so pleased with how our fireplace area turned out!  and while I am finishing up the guest room, I thought I would get this posted as well.  The person our son is working for did the work for us.  We had a quad he wanted to purchase and then asked how we would like payment....we could exchange for a "work project" !  I was quick to suggest we have him finish the fireplace mantel for us and it would save Darrell some frustration as he says he is not the best finishing carpentar!

Here is what the room looked like the first time we saw the inside of the house...

During renos
All that tile was a job in itself to remove!!

Painters tape makes a good fireplace plan,,,don't you think!
We usually just "wing it" with our plans  :)

Lets just remove the window
The man behind all the work!

Thankfully there is always an "AFTER" when you are a DIYer

Here are a few different displays I have done with our fireplace:

 Spring 2014

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Update on the "Little Table that Could"

The guest bedroom makeover is almost done.  Here is an "almost there" collage of the table Darrell has been working on.  You can read about where I found it here.

Some of the wood slats on the table were very cracked and I suggested that maybe we would have to start from scratch on this little project.  Darrell was determined that he would use the original wood and with a little glue and some clamps he was pleased with how it held together!

I am sure this was a table used in a Sunday School Room
We decided to get rid of the gum that was stuck underneath it!
Wonder who MATT was...and where is he now?!

Ready for a coat of paint.

Have a great week end everyone!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Need an Easy Headboard Idea....just use an old raised panel door.

I have used many old raised panel doors for a few spots in my home.  Look for them through Kiijii ads, or as we have been lucky to find..the trash!  Here is the guest room with a new headboard, just needed a coat of white paint.  It doesn't have to be perfect, more dents and dings give it some character!

Every bedside needs a pretty table and a place to put things

For more on this guest bedroom makeover be sure to click here

Upstairs loft room at That Country Place BnB that we owned in Hanna.
The BnB is still operating and you can visit the website at
I would like to add the crown moulding to the top of the guest room
 headboard as we did on the one for the BnB room

Old doors used in my living room, they help fill up the wall space.
I hang different pictures from them for the different seasons.
This picture is from Christmas time.

Not every idea turns out the way we planned...
We wanted to use a door in our coffee station...
But a trip to the Brick for that perfect piece just seemed
to work out better this time!

Visit here to see the coffee station post

Have you made use of some old doors?
I would love to see what you did with them, so leave a comment 
and share your link.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sneak peek at the Guest Bedroom ,,,,, and the little table that could!

Well, the spare guest room made it just in time for my guests to put their suitcases in!!  The only thing I did not get completed was a side table for the long wall across from the bed.  Crisp, new sheets and a cozy place to fall asleep was a good start though!

I started with purchasing two throw pillows at Target for $7.97 each
I had a color scheme in mind and knew I would use some of
the gold yellow color that is fun and bright!

Saturday was a busy rush trying to find a white bed skirt, a side table, a chair, and Darrell was sure to tell me that I was gone for "5 hours" !!!  I added up my stops that I made, and they totalled 13!!  None of which were spent window shopping or strolling along!!   Thank you to both Darrell and Ben for getting some clean up done in the house though!!

Trying to look for items on sale or clearance, and from the thrift store has been my goal with this little make over.  I don't spend alot of money on my many accessories that I have in my house or that I had at the BnB we used to own.  Trying to find a side table for a long wall in this room that is narrow enough so you can get past the bed has been a challenge.  Until,,,,my second trip to The Post, a second hand store.

I almost didn't stop at The Post as I had been there the day before.  I was looking for picture frames that I want to spray paint white.   Since I was on the hunt for a longer side table, I thought I better stop...you never know!!  This little beauty had just came into the store that morning!!  I guess it was waiting just for me.  My first thought was that it looked like a table that may have been used in a Sunday School classroom....I was thrilled when the lady told me that it came from St. Barnabas Church.  $15 later I was finished my shoppin!!

We took off the top piece of arborite and discovered some old slats of wood for the top.   We have been doing alot of clean up in our yard and can you believe that those great table legs were found in the trees!!!   How is that for a "FREE FIND"  The plan is to use them as the legs for the table to make it a little bit taller and have a little more character.  I will use my Van Gogh paint to freshen up the table.

So, continue to stay tuned and see how it all turned out!

Have a great day!

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