Vintage Nautical Guest Room

2.14.2010

 This room was my son's room. The first set of furniture we had in here was sold to my sister for her son to use. We bought the sleigh bed, night stand, and armoire at Rooms To Go. I then added an antique steamer trunk to the other side of the bed to be the other nightstand. I really wish the other pieces didn't all match, but they do. I also added a recliner, that use to be in the living room in the old days when I had a lot of blue, for a place for guests to be able to sit and relax. One day I would like to get a slipcover for this chair. For right now it will have to work as is.

The first picture is how the room looked before I repainted and made several changes. It wasn't bad, in fact it stayed this way for a couple of years. Then while I was browsing my decorating magazines and catalogues and blogs I discovered a new paint color that I just had to try. It is Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. Even the name of it sounded good. I believe it was in House Beautiful that I first saw this color. It is a very soft gray. Everyone was surprised I was painting a room gray since I really like a lot of color. This was going to be a better backdrop for my ideas in this room though. They would see when I finished.

This is how it looks now and I love it. Good bye baby blue walls. I do wish I had invested in non glare glass on the piece above the bed. More on that in a minute.

This is the view from the entry to the room. Eventually I am going to re-invent the window panels with a red ticking or stripe fabric on the bottom part from the window sill down and add a piece of rope across the seam. I have not found the fabric yet.

This is just a close up of the layers of pillows. I love pillows. I did something a little different here by incorporating a bench cushion into the mix since I did not have a place to use it anymore. The red plaid cushion was ordered from Ballard's not too long ago and was used on a bench at my breakfast table. Well, since then Mr. Savvy let me get a new farmhouse table and chairs for our upcoming anniversary. So then I had the dilemma of where was this cushion going. I was carrying it all over the house and this is where it found it's new home. I really like how well it works here. At least I think so.

Here is the antique steamer trunk that we bought many years ago for only $55. I am amazed at how much these sell for now. Glad we bought this when we did.













This was one of the first purchases I made that started the change to this whole room. 
I told you I love pillows!!

This piece of artwork I created is an actual vintage swimsuit from the 1920's that I purchased on ebay. It was a very good deal at $140.00. Now that may sound like a lot for an old wool suit that is just going to hang on a wall, but I have seen these framed like this and being sold for $1200.00 and up!! No way I would pay that so I am very pleased with the $140.00. I bought the shadow box frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. The frame was black and the background piece that the suit is attached to was gray. I could have used it as it was but I decided to spray paint the frame cream and painted the background piece red. Mr. Savvy helped me attach it to the back piece. He is such a perfectionist I knew he would do it just right. We used velcros strips on the backside of the suit to attach with.  I do wish the glass was non glare, but this was all I could find.



The place that I have been able to find great prices on bed linens is Ebay. Every piece of bedding on this bed was bought on ebay except the small lifesaver pillow in the front. That was on sale at Williams Sonoma Home on line. The euro striped shams, blue and white throw pillows, coverlet, and blue ticking duvet are all Pottery Barn. I saved a fortune using ebay for these items. I got a fantastic deal on the very soft cream colored  Ralph Lauren sheets.  I know my guests are very comfortable in this bed.
The bedside lamp bases are from Target and I got the two red Pottery Barn shades for fifteen dollars on ebay.  Not just one, both.

I always include down filled and synthetic filled pillows just in case someone has an allergy to down.





I don't normally sew, but I did do some work to update these drapes and you can read that post here.




83 comments:

  1. Kim I remember this room and it is one of my favorites in your house. I love so many so it is hard to choos but this one is so wonderful. I love the old swimsuit and you did get a steal on that for sure. I am looking for one for a client to go in her bath at a reasonable price range. You are just a party girl, Look at all of those links. I am so impressed with you. I still don't even know how to do a link . You are going great guns my dear friend, keep up the good work, Love this room!! Kathysue

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  2. Kim I laughed so hard when I read your comment on my blog. too funny, I can so relate, I do the same thing I keep pushing buttons and I have wound up in the strangest places and I put things in files and then I can not find the file,Yikes!! I am just proud of us both for venturing outside our comfort zone and we both are learning new and fun things. We just have to keep our sense of humor going. hehe

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  3. Awesome post KIM!!~ You did a great job on bringing them all together!!~ I love this room, and 140.00 is an incredible price...you can't buy a piece of art for that!~ You did great! I would love to stay in that room. Actually that is a great room for a lake house too:)

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  4. Kim this is just awesome my friend...WOW!! love the whole room and what you did with it...the only thing missing is me being a guest here ha ha!! Love it...Happy Valentine's day Kim...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. This room is amazing! Everything about it is just great. I love all the details you have put into this room. They don't go unnoticed, that's for sure. I especially like all the pillows :)

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  6. What a beautiful room. I love the colors and the feeling I get while looking at it. I can only imagine how I would feel staying as an over night guest. I love your attention to detail.. your pillows are wonderful... Happy Valetnine's Day... hugs ~lynne~

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  7. Kim, you have done a BEAUTIFUL job on this room!! It look good before... FANTASTIC now! I know I would love staying in a guest room like that! Two thumbs up!

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  8. Very nice, love the bedding, great job!

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  9. Wow! What a great room. It looked great before, and after. You have great style! I'm gonna follow.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such an encouraging comment. I really appreciate it!

    Can't wait to see more of your home at my house tour party this week! I will try to remember to remind you..

    Danielle

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  10. Hi Kim! Oh, I love your guest bedroom. You have thought of every detail. Love the wall color and all of your pretty pillows. I love how your bench cushion looks on the bed! It's perfect! I have a trunk almost just like yours! I would love to stay in such a pretty comfortable looking room.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Love this room! I'm working on my boys' room right now-storage is the biggest issue for me. Great post
    xoxo Pattie

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  12. This room is very tastefully done, as is all of your spaces. You know how to perfectly make a room interesting without being cluttered. By the way, my girls are in love with Bailey. Everytime they see me pull up your blog they "ooh and ahh". :-)

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  13. Wow I thought the first picture was going to be the after picture and I was impressed with that look! But your after is gorgeous! I love how you used the seat cushion from your kitchen as a bed pillow and I almost bought that same pillow from WS Home! Your antique bathing suit was a steal at that price and looks wonderful hanging above the bed! It's all perfect!

    Kat :)

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  14. Love how this room turned out! I love how you pulled all the colors together and the accessories are great! It looks like a fun place to spend the night and relax!

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  15. Really nice! I love it!

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  16. Gotta love Home Goods! And that vintage suit - what a fantastic and whimsical piece of artwork. You really scored on that one Kim. Great job!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  17. Oh Kim, I like everything that you did to the room. Your guests will be very pleased.I like the nautical theme, very relaxing and I like the addition of the shelves and everything you put there. The vintage swimsuit is a good conversational piece....Christine

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  18. Hi Kim- What a beautiful room. The colors, the furnishings, everything. Your guests must love staying at your house. Thanks for leaving the comment on my post. I just told my daughter about the hearing aid. It made her feel better that her cat isn't the only costly cat around.
    My best- Diane

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  19. Beautifully done! Great theme and love the idea of framing that vintage swinsuit. Good job too on your mosaic!

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  20. This has always been one of my favorite rooms! You are getting this whole blogging thing down and your post just look so beautiful! You have a great following and I saw where Kim talked about your blog in her post! You go girl!!! If you need a free trip to Charleston, just let me know. I WILL make you help me decorate, but I will feed you well and take you to see pretty things too! You just let me know!

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  21. I love everything about this room. Everything! Thanks for the tip about eBay, too. I'm wanting to update our guestroom. Now I know where to look.

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  22. I love everything about this room. Everything! And thanks for the tip about eBay. I'll have to look there before I redecorate my guest room.

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  23. That vintage bathing suit really is the focal point of that room...I would love to come and be your guest in such a comfy gorgeous room

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  24. You have put together a beautiful room!

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  25. A beautiful room! Looks like you covered every detail to bring it all together in a perfect way! The pillows are especially nice!

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  26. Wow! I love nautical anything. Your makeover looks fantastic. I love, love the trunk!!

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  27. Wow wow wow! This room looks absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could fly you out to Australia so you could help me decorate our new beach apartment! Hope you don't mind if I use this room as inspiration.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  28. This room is fabulous. I love the vintage bathing suit above the bed. You got the look perfectly. Love all your accessories too.. mishelle

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  29. LOVE the vintage swimsuit in the shadow box! Your guest room looks great...

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  30. What a beautiful room! Who wouldn't love spending the night here?? I love your linens and how you used your bench cushion on the bed. That was ingenious! The antique swimsuit over your bed is really unique and adds the perfect touch to your room.

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  31. O wow! You have great interior decoration skills! The strong patterns and colours of the accessories look wonderful together!

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  32. I thought the bedroom looked great before but the after is just beautiful. Can't wait to more of your blog.

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  33. What a room. Absolutely love it.
    Sheila @ Raggedykingdom

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  34. Love the colors. The mosaic is great seeing everything together but I love all the individual detailed pictures. ~Jeanne

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  35. love the smile on the photo frame's pic.

    Pre-Valentine Date

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  36. Great job, Kim. I love that vintage suit. Happy Blue Monday!

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  37. I love this, Kim! I'm going to try your ideas in one of our lake guest rooms, beginning with the paint color, which is perfect!

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  38. What a great job!!!!
    I love the color choices and the use of the bench cushion is genius!!!!!

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  39. What a great job Kim! This is an awesome post!! I love all the ideas and the details you gave are wonderful. Your getting this blog stuff down!!

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  40. Great Job! Your rooms are all so beautiful!!! I followed you on RMS, glad you started your own blog.

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  41. Kim, that room is gorgeous! Wow! It looks like a magazine picture! Linda

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  42. Hey that red plaid bench pillow looks great on your bed! That was a good idea. I don't think the wingback chair needs a slipcover. I like the navy blue leather. It matches and gives it a masculine feel with the leather. Love the idea you have planned for the drapes too.

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  43. That room is great! I love how it's a themed room, but it's sophisticated and not over the top. The color is pretty and I love the vintage swimsuit. What a fantastic piece and it really makes the room.

    You can always get a non-glare piece of glass cut at a local glass shop.

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  44. you are a genius! i can't believe what a difference the
    paint color made. all your creative touches are just
    perfect.

    thanks for sharing!

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  45. Great job on the room!! I am always on the lookout for nautical inspiration for our river cabin!

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  46. Savvy shopping and decorating. The room is quite elegant.

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  47. How wonderful! You did such a great job! Love that steamer trunk, what a great buy!

    Layla

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  48. Hi Kim!

    Wow, what a fantasitc redo of this room! You did a great job. I love all the details that you added! Wonderful!

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  49. Kim, This room is fantastic. I love all the nautical touches. So fresh. I see you are an Ebay Queen like me. I get so much of my bedding on Ebay. In fact, I find lots of stuff there!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my bedroom! I forgot to mention that the carpet is Ralph Lauren also. The checked chair is not from Ballard, but a flea market find, I upholstered in that fabric years ago. I know Ballard still carries a similar version of it. Timeless don't you think?

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  50. Everything you added to change this room is really phenomenal. I've seen babys christening clothes in these boxes but the vintage swimming suit I have not. Looks great with the theme.
    Ann
    Tin and sparkle

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  51. What a beautiful room. I love it!
    And thanks for visiting my photoblog!

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  52. Your little dog in your header is just adorable and I love all your blues...Happy Blue Monday

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  53. Great room !
    Happy Blue Monday !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  54. What a lovely bedroom! I love your pillows.

    Thanks for the visit

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  55. The new color is great -subtle but really rich and a great backdrop for your other colors - excellent choice!

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  56. Kim,

    Wow! What a wonderful room! Amazing. I love pillows, too!

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  57. We love anything nautical! Beautiful room and blog. Cute little doggie.
    Darryl and Ruth

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  58. The bedroom is great. The new color really made a huge difference. It's a perfect shade of grey. I love all nautical accessories. It goes well without being juvenile. I love the blue leather chair and the antique trunk. I have an old trunk, too, but it's so big I can't fit it anywhere.

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  59. What a great room. You have perfected every little touch. Just lovely.

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  60. I love it... too many people make the mistake of going "overboard" (NO pun intended) on the nautical theme... you nailed it... just right...
    ~Really Rainey~

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  61. Such a charming room! The new
    paint color made a great difference.

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  62. Kim, had to stop back by to say THANKS for your kind note about my kitchen. As for glazing ... I've got my roller and brush ready ... just need to find the right shade. Thanks for reassuring me how easy it is !! Take care, Becca

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  63. Kim! I just read your comments from my blog a couple of posts ago! May I sit at your feet and learn??? Seriously...6 months? With a full time job..both of you? I am in awe! Hubs is semi retired and I do not have a full time job, other than taking care of hubs and blogging! tee hee! I am ashamed of myself for griping about how long this is taking, but honestly, you are amazing! I just want to peek inside all of your rooms and soak it all in...you are an amazing woman!

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  64. Thanks for peaking in at my blog. If I had known you were living so close I would have invited you over to the blog tea at my home. Well since we are so close we will have to meet up for lunch one day soon. I am just a hop skip and a jump from Peachtree so let me know the next time you have free time and are coming my way. Sue and I like to do lunch with blog gals when possible. It is always so much fun. Your nautical room is lovely and I have seen those bathing suits in shadow box frames selling for a small fortune.
    Joyce

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  65. Oh my word, this room is just gorgeous. I love everything about it. So well done. Hugs, marty

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  66. That is a great room! I love all the details! Have you thought of switching the shelves & the shadow box. Those shelves would look wonderful over the bed & the shadowbox wouldn't have a glare next to the window.

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  67. I just love this room!!!! It looks like a room out of a model home....everything has such detail, yet it is warm and inviting. The pillow combination is awesome.

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  68. hi :) I'm just finding your blog...and I'm lovin' it :)

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  69. This room came fantastic..I love anything nautical and you out did yourself....the bathing suit you found on E-Bay is wonderful and you managed to frame it beautifully...

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  70. Very nice...reminds me of my guest room at my beach house. My curtains were similar, but I used rope for tie backs. Cool way to display the swimsuit. But what I'm really loving is the pillow on the far left of your top blog photo. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOO ME! Did you make it?

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  71. Tardevil, the pillow came with the sofa. Afraid I did not make it. Thanks for asking and for the sweet comment...Kim

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  72. Kim this was one of my all time favorite rooms when you were on RMS, what a treat to see all the details up close! I think the navy leather chair looks great in the room and perfect with that pillow! And the gray paint is such a beautiful background for all your wonderful accessories love it!

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  73. Love this room - so perfect! Thanks for sharing. Lia

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  74. Oh Kim, what a wonderful transformation! I'm sure any guest would be thrilled to stay here! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  75. OMG! This room is perfect.. at first I thought you were showing a pic from a pottery barn catalog. My son's nursery is nautical. we are moving soon, and I was trying to find some inspiration for a big boy nautical room, and here it is!!! thank you thanks you. pls check out my son's room here...
    http://thepaintedhome.blogspot.com/2010/02/down-hall-from-girls.html

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  76. I know this was posted a while ago, but I would love to feature this beautiful bedroom on my saturday shout out today...come check it out!

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  77. I LOVE this room, so creative!
    Great job.
    Sherry

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  78. It's beautiful!! You did such a lovely job! :)
    Beth.

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  79. Hello from Thailand Kim,
    I am a new here and you are my first site which I visited cause some friend gave me advice to see your blog.Yes I have been changing my place to be vintage style and when I took a look your places I know what I want and thank you for sharing these are very useful.

    Great job
    AOr from Thailand

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  80. Kim, Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower. I added your link to the bottom of my post. I also have your button on my sidebar. I've been following your blog for awhile now and adore it! I love your nautical guest room (I visit it often), the framed vintage swimsuit is the perfect touch!

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  81. I love this room! We have a nautical themed room with twin beds but we're moving to a new home (with a smaller room) and may need to get a different bed.

    What are the room dimensions if you don't mind sharing?!

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  82. This room is 13 x 14. Thanks for asking.

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  83. Love everything about this room ! :)

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