Sunday, November 27, 2016

Guest Rooms ' Reveal Part I '

Hello sweet friends !

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving 2016.

Finally I got to "Reveal the Guest Rooms; Part 1" for now, as there would be to much pictures to bore you with. Therefore, Part II of the Reveal will be the "Bathroom and Walking Closet" from this kind of 'suit' we had done for our girls Alexandra and Sofia when they lived at home.

Although there are a couple of things 'missing here yet,' such as some pictures on the wall and specially, my Mil's antique mirror and bed headboard that was hers when she was young.

Meanwhile, our DD Sofia came to 'inaugurate' it, two weeks ago with her family and didn't recognize her old room... so cute ! 

These two bedrooms are separated with a half wall for our daughters, before Sofia left when she got married and Alexandra right after, to be on her own and now married as well, mother of our latest grand-girl, baby Maxima
Alexandra and her family will be coming to spend Christmas with us and will be staying here, in the new rooms too.

Ok, that said ! Here is the reveal with some touches of Christmas as well.

This side of the rooms was my daughter Alexandra's domain, lol..
I placed the queen size bed here and for the time been it's without the antique mirror on the wall and the antique 'brass and mother of pearl' headboard that was my Mil's, which I will have it placed when someone helps me, hehe

We replaced the wall to wall carpeting with wooden floors and we love it !

The girls had great built-ins in their two rooms for books and desk areas, now they're ALL mine, lol..

I am enjoying ALL the storage space I have just for me now... and believe me, every space is full, or at least, not empty !

All this wall fixture cabinets, or built ins, where full with books and encyclopedias I had to give away. No use for them anymore with Internet !

We painted all these fixtures off-white as the rooms.

The before pics are at the end of this post, so NOT to scare you...hahaha..

A little fridge you see where the chair was for Alex's desk; a friend of ours gave us as a gift three years ago, so now when my grandgirls Victoria and Cayetana were here I stored chocolate bars and some sodas for them and they commented that it was like 'hotel amenities'...hehehee

In front of the bed, at your left again, there's another built-in cabinet that was filled with books and magazines and girls things, even some Barbie dolls still, etc.

The door you see next to the cabinet is of the 'walking closet'... that will be Reveal 2, along with the bathroom, which is my fav.

From here you can see Sofia's side separated by a half wall, this way the girls had they're privacy but were together at the same token.

This side of the room is not so wide, therefore, I placed a twin bed here for the grand-girls. I also want to buy next, a sofa-bed, as the 'new-girls' are growing fast.

More pretty and ample storage for me, lol..

All the way by the window, I want to place a sofa bed for more guests.

You are all welcome to come and visit me, I'd love to have you !

Sofia also had book shelves and a desk for her homework and home studies in her side of her room, as well.

This picture gives you an idea how we separated the two rooms with a half wall for our own daughters, but also kept each others side private.

The window treatment was also replaced from draperies to Hunter Douglas shades.
Last year I 'recycled' the chintz from the curtains into a lovely 'tablecloth' some of you might remember.

This is my desk corner. I'm so happy to have this little nook to work and enjoy just for me in the new room. 

I almost forgot to take pics of the before look, but here is just how we cleared it for the reno; still, I hated it !


I leave you with my collection of Oriental teapots for the "Guest Rooms Reveal Part I."
Next, for the "Reveal Part II" I will share the bathroom and walking closet, which I'm totally loving !

Thank you for your kind comments dear friends, you always make my day!

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  1. Oh Fabby, it looks so pretty and so inviting. What a great place for your family to come and visit and have such a comfortable place to stay.

  2. Fabby, Your new room is so light and bright! How wonderful for the girls to have their privacy. what a clever idea! Dianne

  3. I love the fresh light look of it all! Very nice!

  4. Such an improvement, I can barely believe the before is the same room.

  5. I am totally LOVIN' all those amazing this pretty room...


  6. Wow Fabby. This is a awesome transformation. Beautifully done. Looks great. White is very soothing. Everybody is going to love their stay. Hugs Sujatha:)

  7. Hello dear Fabby, I can see why you are very excited about the changes you have made with the wonderful improvements you have made. The built-ins look gorgeous painted white. The new bedding and furniture looks so pretty. A very beautiful transformation.
    I am so happy for you. I look forward to seeing the bathroom and closet.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  8. so beautiful and welcoming..
    I feel like visiting your sweet nest...

    Please visit:

  9. This is a wonderful room, and you've gotten everything looking lovely!!

  10. What a wonderful room, those built ins! So much better in white. The size of the room is wonderful too!

  11. I love the bright and fresh look of your new guest room. It looks beautiful, cozy and very inviting.

    I am sure your family and friends will feel right at home in this charming room. Great job with the re-model.

    Abrazos querida amiga,


  12. What a great transformation. Can I come and stay?!!! A beautiful room. I look forward to seeing the walk in closet. Now that's my dream, to have one of those!

  13. Oh wow Fabby, you have done a great makeover here. It looks bright and beautiful :) Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday blog hop.

  14. Beautiful re-do and I would be ecstatic to have that cabinet space! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

  15. Beautiful Fabby! I love the new white paint on the built ins. It really made the room look larger! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Hi Fabby! Oh, the bedroom makeover turned out so pretty! I just love the brightness and those builtins! Do you realize how wonderful those are? Of course you do. :) Love it for you that you can poke your pretties in them. Forgive me for popping in in such a long time!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. A wonderful makeover. Your guests will never leave.


  18. Thank you dear Fabby for stopping by to leave your beautiful loving comment. It's always wonderful see your comment for my post and it is so engaraging to me. Your enthusiasm and your love for decor and your way of keeping the home always inspiring. More over the friendship we developed over the years is a cherish able one life long. Have a beautiful December with happy decorating . Hugs Sujatha:)

  19. Fabby, you always make things so beautiful with your hard work. I love all the white cabinets beautiful with all the fun trinkets.

    Thank you for sharing with us on Oh My Heartsie Girl WW this past week!
    I appreciate your visit!!!

    I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday!!
    Merry Christmas!🌲

  20. Great remodel! I LOVE the built-ins! Such unique rooms!

    We just became empty nesters so I have been having fun reorganizing, redecorating and having my own office space again.

    Thanks for sharing!


  21. You have been VERY BUSY! I need to do the same thing but I keep putting it off.

    Love your new look! Perfect for you and your houseguests.

  22. Fabby,
    What a beautiful room!! Stunning!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such a lovely comment!!

  23. What a transformation. It's lovely and just in time for Christmas!
    The Count Down To Christmas party is going over at my blog!
    Come over and join the fun and link all your Christmas posts. Feel free to link any archived posts as well as new ones.
    Hope to see you at the party!
    Merry Christmas!

  24. What a fabulous guest suite. I love all of the built-ins. Oh to have that space. It really does look like an upscale hotel suite. What lucky guests you have.

  25. What an amazing space. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for linking to Monday Social.

  26. Great job, Fabby! Everything looks so pretty and look at all that space! I love the light color andd the built ins....Christine

  27. Dearest Fabby,
    That was so worth the dust and the weeks of waiting etc. Turned out fabulous and I'm a big fan for all white cabinets.
    The rooms look larger too and so bright. Love the choice for wood flooring.
    Yesterday, when I did clean our bedrooms and office floors moist, I was so proud that we decided for solid oak! It was worth the investment for the five rooms we have it in, also dining and living.
    Now I will scoot to Part II as I'm very, very anxious how that turned out.

  28. Fabby, this is fabulous! Fabby-ulous! How wonderful to have such a grand guest suite. Your guests will be in a hurry to come back, so get ready to have guests constantly!

  29. Chocolate and soda in a mini-fridge for the grands?? Ooh, maybe I'll come for a visit, haha! I know you make all your guests and family feel special. And look at all that storage now for teapots and vases and glasses, etc!! Wonderful. It's giving me ideas . . . :) Love, Deborah

  30. What a fabulous transformation! And SO MUCH STORAGE, just for you now!!! I just love how you've update this space! Enjoy!

  31. How wonderful for your guest! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  32. OMG Fabby! You know how much I'm liking built-ins these days! :D I'm so glad to see this room. What a transformation! I LOVE how the new paint color brightened these rooms.
    Looking forward to see the bath and closet reveal.
    Merry Christmas my friend!

  33. These rooms are beautiful, Fabby! They've definitely come a long way from how they were decorated for your young daughters. The built-ins look gorgeous in the creamy white and really add such a lovely grace to the rooms. I'll bet you really are loving all that extra storage and your little desk nook. I'm off to see the rest of the reveal right now!

    Warm hugs,

  34. This really captures my heart, Fabby. What a wonderful idea!! Love the way you've used this space but still kept it special for when your girls visit. I look forward to seeing the bathroom and closet--and I'm betting your guests really look forward to staying in such a great space!

  35. Fabby, they turned out great! I know you have been swamped with all the renovations! Perfect spot for your daughters and grandbabies to visit! Thank you, for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link to this week's bash! Have a happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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