Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Have you ever looked high and low for the right piece,
only to realize it's been in your house all along?

I've been looking for a table for my guest room,
oh, for probably four years.

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Before: A sad wall in the guest room

I really didn't want to spend a lot of money,
and thought the challenge of the hunt would be fun!
Yeah, well, that got old after a few years.
Every time I walked into Home Goods, I thought it would be my lucky day.
Nope. 
One time, they had a giant Eifel Tower, another time, 
an enormous London phone booth, but no suitable table.
If I was a DIY'er, I would have picked up something fabulous at a yard sale, 
and refinished it to look like a million bucks.
But, I'm not that girl. 

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes




And then, out of nowhere...a light bulb moment!

I had a very simple parsons table that I had taken from my dad's apartment, 
but I never found the right spot for it. 
I'd stuck it in another room, 
and it took almost two years for it to hit me 
that it would be great on that wall in the guest room.
I dragged it in...my decorating wheels were spinning.

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 Two leather folding benches I recently found at Home Goods
were in front of the bed in the guest room...

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

...but, hmmm...they'd look much better parked under the table.

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



And then...And THEN...
I remembered I had taken a mirror from my father's apartment,
that would work over the table.
Oh, boy, this was getting fun!
Four years of decorating inertia, and now I was moving at warp speed! 

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 I prettied up the top with things to make my house guests feel pampered.

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Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
The tray is a souvenir from Amsterdam.
The two bottles and the Apothecary jar are from Home Goods.
Did you think the tall bottle was wine?
Nah, it's bubble bath. 
 
Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
The small bottle with the flowers is Bath Essence,
whatever that means. 

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I filled the apothecary jar with bath salts.
They smell heavenly - lavender!

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
I love when hotels have a makeup mirrors,
and wanted my guests to have one.
The candle was a prize I won at a bridal shower recently,
playing "Bridal Bingo."
Bingo is my game - do you remember when I won 
the BIG Bingo on the cruise ship last year?

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 I think this little spot in the guest room turned out pretty nice.
It's a lot better than it was, that's for sure.

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The room is about two-thirds done. 
Here's a peek...

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 The rest of the updating involves repainting a dresser and two night tables.
I've never done that before, and I'm terrified I'll ruin them,
so it may be another four years before I work up the nerve to give that a try!

Before and After: Something Old Is New Again in the Guest Room | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Do you have something old that became new again?

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13 comments:

  1. The transformation is incredible!! And I love when you can repurpose something you already own and give it a new and better look!

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  2. That turned out beautiful! I'll go ahead now and place my reservation to stay there this summer. You can show me around NYC too. It will be fun. I love the feminine touch of the purple orchid with the gold tray and bath essentials. The leather seating underneath is a great way to fill the void under the table too.

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  3. When can I come over and be your guest? It looks so fantastic!

    www.japolina.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow! It went from cheap B&B to luxury spa hotel in no time! Well, at least, it seemed to be no time on the blog!

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  5. Wow ... it's looking good. I'm sure you'll have a lot of blogging friends who wouldn't mind staying !

    All the best Jan

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  6. Wow ... it's looking good. I'm sure you'll have a lot of blogging friends who wouldn't mind staying !

    All the best Jan

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  7. That is absolutely gorgeous. It's brighter and lot more comforting. Any guest would surely love the stay :)

    Re: question you left in my blog
    I used to live as an expat in China for many years. But before that, I was born & raised in the Philippines. Sorry for the late reply.

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  8. This is an impressive makeover, magazine worthy! It looks professional and to think that you did it all from shopping the house!

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  9. What a lovely transformation, love the new and smart look!

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  10. Paint them! It's easier than you think ;)

    I love the new look! It's really elegant.

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  12. This is my FAVORITE kind of decorating Amy...Interior Redesign! Using items you already have in your home to create a new look for a room or a pretty vignette. Your new dressing table is just lovely. Your guest will feel so pampered!
    XO Barbara

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