Guest Room is Finished.....for now

2.07.2011


This is the before shot taken before Christmas when I had added the little tree on the nightstand.
I know this looked good, but the walls had been this color since Princess Diana was killed in that
horrible accident. I remember that being on t.v. while I was painting. Over the years I had so many nail holes in these walls and didn't have the paint any more to match since Mr. S through it out.
Soooooooo...........



New softer green on the walls is dill weed by Benjamin Moore. I decided to paint top, bottom, and
chair rail so the wall wasn't chopped up. I really wish I didn't have the chair rail in there, but this
is an easy way to make it disappear.





I still have the bird bedding and will be putting it back on for spring and summer. I like these
muted colors now for the cooler months. Already had all this bedding. It used to be in the master bedroom when the walls were green.


I had already painted and glazed this antique table, but decided to rough it up a bit more with
my new toy electric sander that Mr. Savvy bought me.





I also switched this nightstand and the table to opposite sides of the bed.








I painted the gold colored frame I had white. I may glaze it later.


Added two ironstone platters to the frame.





This is where the recent frame project is hung. You can see how I made this here.
Baby bed is for the grand babies for those that may be new here.


This bunny was made by my grandmother when I was pregnant the first time with my son. The dress
just happens to be a green gingham like the sheets on the bed.





Love this older Ralph Lauren bedding. This is the Grovesnor Square pattern.

















I am loving the softer green and the fact that the wall is the same color from top to bottom.

I know some will prefer the old way, but just wait till I put the bird bedding back on. That is
why I chose this green that works with both bedding sets.

Have a wonderful week and be getting those posts ready for the new
WOW US WEDNESDAYS party that starts this week. The link will be up
Tuesday evening.

KIM

Joining the following:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
The DIY showoff  project parade
The Shabby Chic Cottage for transformation Thursday


108 comments:

  1. I have always love Dill Weed. That color is just a good pleasing color. I love the room. It looks great.

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  2. Loved the split pea soup color before, yet the dill weed color is softer and a much more relaxed look an feel to the space. The whole outcome of the suble changes and a little tweaking here and there set a tone and mood for a room to LOVE!!!

    Thank you for your beautiful visit.

    Thank you for the comment on the dresser that is shown in the post before the footboard post :)

    Do you just love chipped up white pieces...I know I sure do :)

    xx
    Blessings
    Dore

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  3. Oh, I love it. I loved it both ways, but I understand the change. You have made that room so welcoming for your guests, especially those with small babies. I be they love that you have a crib set up.

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  4. I love it, Kim! That is such a pretty shade of green! The frame with the platters in it is just gorgeous! Isn't it funny how you remember events when you painted? I painted the livingroom the day we started the war in Iraq...Desert Shield! Weird, huh? Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. Hi Kim,
    Your guest bedroom looks so lovely. I really like all of your attention to detail. One of my favorites in the frame on the wall with the platters. Very pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Looks so much softer Kim! I love your antique table and all of your accessories!

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  7. I would love to be a guest at your house, this room is so warm and welcoming! You did a wonderful job. Love the new color too!

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  8. It's just beautiful, Kimmie! OH, you're good. Love the softer wall color and those pillows! All these pieces you've redone looks fab together! And there is the sweet crib waiting for your tiny little grand! :)
    You're good! I think I've said that already! :) I mean it though!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Just beautiful, Kim. I liked both ways, with the chair rail and now that it is painted. I can't wait to see your bird bedding, you always have such fabulous taste.
    What a great look with the white platters in a frame and the crackled green birds.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Kim! I love it! Don't you just want to come decorate my home? :)

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  11. You're right the "before" was still pretty good... but the new green is delightful and cozy!

    I love that you put a crib in the guest bedroom, that's so thoughtful and is a WORLD of helpful. Wish the grandparents in our family cared as much! It's amazing what a help that is!

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  12. I love how the room looks with this bedding and I am sure it is going to look great with your bird bedding too. It is a softer shade and I agree with having the top and bottom the same color. Really pretty Kim.

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  13. I love it, so soft and cozy. T

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  14. I thought your guest room looked lovely before Kim, but the new colour is a really soothing shade. I like the way you've framed the two plates on the wall - I have an old frame I really like that's tucked away and you've inspired me to look around with new eyes and maybe 'frame' something with it! The bed looks fabulous, just begging to be lain upon in glorious slumber. Your pineapple lamp looks a treat too.
    Best wishes as always

    Rose H

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  15. That bedding is so pretty! I like the new colors & all the little touches you have in your Guest Room Suite! Very lovely!!! xoxo

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  16. Hi Kim, Your guest room looks fabulous with the new color. What time will you be picking me up at the airport? LOL
    xo,
    Sherry

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  17. Kim it looks so beautiful... when can I come and stay? the pictures are to die for. Happy Sunday

    ~~Pattie~~

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  18. I love your new room! That color is to die for! I love it!! The bedding is gorgeous. Actually everything you do is :) Have a great sunday!

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  19. Looks great love the color. And really like your new table!!

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  20. It looks fantastic, Kim! I think that is about the same shade of green as our living and dining-turned-sewing room. So tranquil and soft. You sure can dress a bed, girl! I like that top and bottom are the same. Always makes a space look larger.
    Brenda

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  21. The room is so pretty and I love the bedding. You did an awesome job on that little table. I like that you can switch the look for the seasons.
    Lacy

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  22. The room looks fab & the dill weed color on the walls is so lovely. You always do such a great job painting furniture. Everytime I see one of your new projects I get a little bit more nerve to paint something. Though I haven't yet due to the whether I think I just might be ready come springtime. Love, love the room.

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  23. Beautiful room. I love that Dill Weed color. Great job!

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  24. Love the color, Kim. Very much like what I want to paint the dining room. I have a much more kelly green there now. Time for a change.

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  25. I loved this room before Kim but I love it even more with that soft green. I can just picture that bird bedding...Exquisite taste as always!

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  26. Hi, it is beautiful and very relaxing. The framed initial is adorable. I will certainly have to make my own! Just wondering what the name of the "before" color is? It would be so pretty in my daughter's room. Thanks

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  27. I tell you what! Your guest room looks like a room from a B & B!!
    It doesn't matter if you painted the walls purple, somehow YOU would make it look smashing!! You definitely have the MIDAS touch!!
    Thanks for allowing us to peek in!!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

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  28. It's gorgeous, Kim. Any guest would be lucky to stay in that beautiful room. It's very peaceful with your new color. You've done a lovely job with all of the details. I also enjoyed your last post with the featured rooms and projects. Amazing talent!

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  29. I'm liking the old green, but I like the new green too. Such pretty bedding! I think I need to get some new bedding for our room.

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  30. I love this room and I love how you have painted the frame and put on the wall with the plates beautiful,thanks for the smile this room gave me -dee

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  31. How pretty. Love the color and the bed linens. The night tables and the dishes in the frames. Could move right in!
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see DD2's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  32. I love the changes. The bedding is beautiful. Love that chippy table! That shade of green looks lovely on your walls.
    Michele

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  33. Wow! You've outdone yourself on this one. Absolute perfection!!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  34. It looks lovely! I love it all! What a wonderful grandma you are to have a bed for the grand babies. It makes traveling to visit family so much easier on the parents!

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  35. Kim I love the way the white dresser looks against the paint color. So pretty and I do love green walls, remember I am the Goldilocks of Green,hehe!!! Kathysue

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  36. The room is beautiful!! I love the Dill Weed. Is that the same color as your kitchen by any chance? Can you tell me what that color is? Thanks!

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  37. Granna, the kitchen color is rosemary sprig by Benjamin Moore. It is actually a little darker than the dill weed. Rosemary sprig is also in my sunroom.

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  38. Such a pretty room. Wished I liked to paint - I could knock off a lot of to do's on my list.
    Have a great week.

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  39. Boy you've been a busy bee with all these posts this weekend!
    I love this new dill green colour. It is so soothing. Love all the bedding and that antique table you distressed!!
    I have the same antique shoe form...it keeps moving from place to place!
    Lovely guest room Kim!

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  40. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I want to come and stay in that comfy looking, welcoming bedroom - and have to wonder what it must be like to like to live in such a beautiful home. *Deep sigh* maybe someday ;) In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through your place :-)

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  41. Kim, it looks just gorgeous. I love all the details, you Rock!
    I think the pretty jar with the pebbles and candle is such a cozy touch too. Well done, young lady, xoxo tami

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  42. What a very pretty color Kim. The bedding is gorgeous..hard to believe you had that before, it looks like new! I just love how it all came together, I want to jump in that big comfy looking bed!

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  43. HI Kim,
    I think your new green paint is lovely, so soft and serene, and I love the bedding. I always am drawn to florals. Isn't it fun to have a change for warm and cool seasons? My mother always did that, and I think it is a great idea.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Sue

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  44. Everything looks just beautiful! I love your room!

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  45. Kim,
    This room is absolutely beautiful! I love the bedding. You do an outstanding job of making everything go together and look so comfortable! The furniture and accessories are perfect. This is my dream guest room! :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  46. Your guest room is gorgeous, Kim, as are all the other parts of your house....Christine

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  47. The room looks beautiful! I would love to be a guest and get to stay in that room - the bed looks so inviting and I love all the cushions. Well done!

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  48. All I can say is 'lucky guests'!

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  49. The room is so beautiful Kim,your guess may never leave!

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  50. Looks just perfect to me, but I can't believe you used the work finished with anything! haha

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  51. Kim, I love the doll your mom made! How great is that to still have?!! I like both paint colors and all your decor... especially the little birds throughout.

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  52. I love that table beside the bed and the frame with ironstone platters too! Great choice on the wall color.

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  53. lovely shade of green, Kim... and great accents in the room - especially love the framed ironstone platters - who thinks of that?!

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  54. I love the sweet bunny with the gingham dress. I still have 2 bunnies that I made years ago out of fabric that was my grandmother's! Love your room...and the beautiful bedding! ♥

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  55. Everything looks so fresh! Makes me more ready for spring! I really like all the details you did with the frames and table. Great job!

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  56. It looks so warm and inviting.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  57. It was such a pretty room before, but I completely understand the desire to do something a little new with it. It looks great! I love the way you've arranged all the pillows - that looks like the most comfortable bed in the world.

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  58. Oh, Kim, it's so perfect! I'd l❤ve to be a guest at your place!

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  59. Hi Kim, Your "new look" in your guest room is wonderful. I love the soft and warm features you've added. The bedding is so inviting. I loved the earlier post on "making the bed". ~Susie

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  60. Oh Kim...it is sooooo pretty! I love the new color...I love any shade of green! All of the new touches and arranging are perfect! I think the bedding is my favorite...I love the vintage feel!

    Wonderful!

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  61. i love the way it turned out the color is great the bedding is so romantic and i love the little bunny your Grandmother made what a lovely treasure to have.Everything just looks great:)

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  62. Hi Kim~ I love the new green color and I just love that bedding! So beautiful and perfect the room. The frame with the platters is such a great idea~ Love everything- well done! :)

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  63. Really Gorgeous, love both sets of bedding! and the wall color is great. I'm really looking forward to the new wow Wednesdays. I'll be sure and join in. I love it when you come to the Vintage Inspiration Party!!!
    xoxo,
    Debra

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  64. Kim, I want to be a guest at your house. Your guestroom is beautiful. I love the softer green color, and all of your wonderful accessories are perfect in the room. Love the way you "framed" the plates on the wall. If I was a guest, I might not ever leave. laurie

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  65. Hi Kim - The room turned out beautiful as all your transformations do.I especially love how the dresser turned out. Because of you I turned into a painting fanatic and LOVE IT!! I finally started a blog with the HELP of my 10yr old daughter,still not to sure what I'm doing!! Would love for you to stop by. Martina

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  66. I love a change, and this one is gorgeous! Love the new paint color, and I didn't notice the rail until you mentioned it.

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  67. Simply Divine! I LOVE EVERYTHING about it! I wish it were my bedroom. :)

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  68. Oh my goodness this room is gorgeous! I love the colors, the furniture and your lovely accessories!What an awesome job you have done!

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  69. Wow really nice!
    I like the framed plates and that white side table......
    can I have it!!!??
    I love it!

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  70. What a beautiful haven! I love the plates in the frame!

    Have a great week!

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  71. I like the new color, Kim. A subtle, but pretty change. Also like that you painted the entire wall, including the chair rail. I am struggling with my own paint dilemma right now. Trying to decide on a color for a customer is easier for me to do than it is do it for myself. LOL

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  72. This looks Wonderful! I love the frame with the platters, it just makes the room, and I'm all about the gingham, charming!

    Cindy

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  73. Really like the dill weed color. Nice jov on the whole room!

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  74. Great job, I am coveting it...a sin I know!

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  75. Fabulous in EVERY way!! LOVVVVEEEE it! ((Hugs)) ~Liz

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  76. The new color looks great, Kim. Love all the details you work into a room....especially love those little green birds! And I do think that Ralph Lauren pattern is one of my favorites of his ever. It will be lovely with your Spring bedding too! And...soon...soon...it will be time to haul it out! Yeaaaa...Hugs-Diana

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  77. Is WOW taking the place of Befor and After? Good idea...

    I like the new green much better..I just wish I HAD a chair rail in my guest room. May get one yet.
    xo bj

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  78. It looks fabulous. I love the new color and the bedding is gorgeous. So pretty. You always design a room beautifully and I really like the mix of painted and natural furniture. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  79. Gorgeous Kim....I love the new softer color and the bedding is wonderful... I love anything Ralph! You never cease to amaze me with your skills,taste and energy!

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  80. Kim,green is one of my favorite colors and I just love the new shade you painted your guest room. I really love that Ralph Lauren bedding especially. His prints are just timeless and even if they are older prints I just never get tired of them. Did you make those curtains or have them custom made. I just love the way they look in the room. I love the wall color painted above and below the same color. You are just amazing!

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  81. It looks wonderful, Kim, and I love that Ralph Lauren bedding!

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  82. Hi Kim, my hall bath is painted dillweed, too, and I love it. I think I'm going to change my bold shower curtain out for something lighter and more subdued like you did in the bedroom. I REALLY like that color, and I would love to get some of those ivory PB euro shams...so versatile! Linda

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  83. I LOVE that shade of green! I am bookmarking this page for future bedroom improvements! Love it all.

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  84. Oh Kim,
    It looks absolutely beautiful and so inviting. I'm sure that your guests will feel very special in such a pretty room. Loved the old green, but I think I like the new one a little more :-) Great job.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  85. Green is my favorite color to decorate with and I rarely see a shade of green I dislike so, needless to say, I love the "before" AND the "after." Just gorgeous! The gingham sheets and Ralph Lauren bedding is pretty spectacular too. Your guests should feel right at home. :)

    You probably don't want to tackle it now that the room is done but chair rail molding is typically not hard to remove. (No power tools required.) When we bought the "house in Hooterville," it had an over-abundance of chair rail. It was EVERYWHERE. But not anymore. ;) With a couple basic tools to pry the molding away from the wall, some drywall compound to fill in nail holes, and paint, it's a project even I could handle.

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  86. I love this room...in both colors. It's inviting, restful and soothing. Both sets of the bedding are gorgeous. I'd love to know who makes the furniture?

    Janie

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  87. Janie, the bed and nightstand are from Rooms to Go many many years ago and the dresser is Thomasville long time ago, too.

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  88. I like the green on both parts of the wall. I have a bedroom with chair rail in it also and I have been thinking of doing the same thing. The new green is a subtle difference, but it works so well with the comforter colors. Very relaxing.

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  89. I was just visiting and strolling down your wonderful blog and totally fell in love with your guest room. The color is perfect and the bedding is beautiful. Everything is perfect and your guests will absolutely love staying in this beautiful room.

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  90. Love the new look. Loved the old look, too! What a sweet space for a lucky guest!

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  91. I love both looks! I love your style. And I would love for you to stop by my place. I love new friends. WOnderful job on the redo!

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  92. Kim, this room is so my style and I would feel so comfortable staying in this lovely space.

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  93. Love the new softer version of green!!! All of your styling is so perfect...edited nicely. Hard to believe you had that same color for that long!!!!! You...the girl with out hands but paintbrushes instead :)

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  94. Looks so inviting!! I'm in the middle of a guest room makeover right now and you've given me motivation to press on!

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  95. Kim, it all looks fresh and inviting. Any guest would be thrilled to have this room to retreat to. Love the soft green. ~ sarah

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  96. Kim, Your bedroom is gorgeous! I love muted greens!

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  97. Good Evening Kim, Girl I really love the softer green color and having that sweet crib there for the grand girls is just PRICELESS...another beautiful Kim job well done my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  98. This is everything a guest room should be...warm, welcoming, light and fresh and done with the needs of the "guests" in mind. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week Kim! I always appreciate you joining in!
    Vanessa

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  99. Hi Kim, I'm stopping over from Cindy's Show and Tell Friday.
    I love your guest room! I'm looking for inspiration for my guest room that I would like to re-do shortly. I love the colors you used. Good job!

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  100. So pretty! I can't wait to see the bird bedding with the new paint color, too. I imagine you will have a hard time getting your guest to leave this room...

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  101. Very pretty! I liked the before too, but this is very soothing. I like the bedside tables switched around too. It feels lighter this way.

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  102. Hi Kim~ Just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this over at my party! :)

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  103. Kim, Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I often visit your blog for inspiration. Your home is gorgeous inside and out! Love this room, so warm and inviting! It completely makes me want to re-do my master (smiles)! The bedside table is beautiful! Perfection!

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  104. Thanks for the information on topics.I was excited by this article.

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  105. Just saw this and I love it! You've done a marvelous job ~

    Pat

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  106. Love, love, love your style! So glad I happened upon your page! :) Jodie

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