The Sparest Of Spare Rooms


Bonus points if you know what movie the title of this post is from!

I finally finished our spare bedroom!  Well, almost finished.  I’m still working on a quilt for it, but I thought there was no reason I couldn’t get it set up and ready to use in the meantime.  It turned out just like I wanted (minus the quilt)!  I wanted it to be sunny and cheerful, and that’s the way it turned out I think.  I’m very happy with it!




spare room collage





1.  I gave that lamp a makeover using “Teal Zeal”, a Behr paint.

2. Modern “leafy branch” artwork that I did myself.  I got the idea for the painting from this blog via Pinterest.

3.  Got these from Joann’s.

4.  Ordered the duvet cover from Amazon.  It looks yellow, but it’s actually ivory.

5.  From TJ Maxx.

6.  I found this shopping with Ashley at thrift stores!  She spotted it first, but decided she wasn’t sure about it, and she was gracious enough to let me snag it.  It was only $10, and I think it was originally from Target (I’m pretty sure I saw it there last year).

7.  Wooden letters glued onto a canvas and then spray-painted white.  It says “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound”.  I got the idea for the canvas word art from Pinterest, and it was originally inspired by this product.

8. I painted a mason jar with the same “Teal Zeal” color and stuck a daisy in it.

9.  The wall color is “Magical Meadow Rue” from Walmart, but I had it made in a Behr paint because I think it covers better.

10.  An “Indiana Jones” hat that used to belong to Derek’s grandpa.

11.  The cradle we used with Wyatt.  It’s living in the spare bedroom until the next baby is born.

12. Bought the shelf from Hobby Lobby.


Eventually there will be a quilt made out of these materials as well:


But I like the way it looks in the meantime! 

I think it’s even good enough to check the first thing off my pre-baby #2 list . . . because the main thing was just finishing the spare bedroom, right?  I know it technically said to finish the quilt . . . details, details.  I’m still counting it.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Amanda said...

Simple yet very pretty. I love it! Can I come visit? :)

HIS daughter said...

LOVE THIS ROOM! And it is Anne of Green Gables I am pretty sure ;)
I just found pinterest and LOVE IT! There are so many things I want to try and I LOVE the ideas you got from there for this room!!! :)

Felicia said...

Wow, it looks great! I love love the colours that you used! It's so pretty and relaxing!

Lauren said...

this is a beautiful room! I love all the details and it's so cheery!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, I love it!! Makes me want to come visit! ha! But seriously, the colors are so bright and cheerful and it is all gorgeous. And that little cradle is a darling little touch, even if it is just being kept in there until you need it again. I love it all!

Melanie said...

Looks great Callie!!! Definately a sunny and cheerful the way you decorated it and cant wait to see the finished quilt!!

Elisabeth Allen said...

1) The phrase "the sparest of spare rooms" is from "Anne of Green Gables" ... I'm 99% sure! :)

2) Your spare room is ADORABLE! I love how bright and sunny it is - it makes me want to curl up and read a book on the bed. Very nice!

Rachael said...

Callie, it's a gorgeous room - just the kind that anyone would love to stay in, I'm sure! and I love the cheerful, warm yellow. :) Makes me wanna just smile, smile, smile!

OlyviaNoel said...

Love it! Your artwork is awesome too! Wish we had a spare bedroom I could decorate :) For now I'll keep bookmarking Pinterest ideas... you did a great job!

Michelle said...

Love the colors!

Rachel said...

I really love've done such a good job.
Having a clean, clutter free room for guests is such a nice thing. I hope you enjoy it :)

Unknown said...

I love this room! I can't wait to see your quilt!

Tracy said...

loooove the colors and decor!

Anne said...

Looks great! And I love the fabric you're using for the quilt. I really really really want to make a quilt, but I have no idea where to start. Let me know if you have any good resources for learning.

psychelyn said...

Very nice. Just as you wanted, it looks very positive and has a cheerful ambiance.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

It looks very nice, Callie. :) Bright and cheerful.

Unknown said...

I'm just in LOVE with the fact it's yellow!

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