Simple Red, White and Blue Guest Room Tour

Before joining Instagram a year and a half ago, I had given up decorating for the holidays.  I have to say that I still don’t do a whole bunch in our modern vintage farmhouse, but when I do, it reminds me how fun the experience can be.  Especially when it takes you just a minute and you only spend less than $6.00 on your supplies.  Woo hoo!

My husband walked in on the process and said that it was like a “photo shoot” in our guest room.  What a compliment!  For any woman out there who loves to decorate her home and share her inspiration with others, you may be able to relate to my dream of being featured in a magazine.  (smile)  I am linking up to my sweet friend Amber at blog today. She is hosting a Patriotic Link Up party for Independence Day.  Hope you’ll head over to her blog and check out all the inspiring posts.

In my true Genevieve fashion, I tackled this project first by shopping our farmhouse and I gathered all my red white and blue items with some woods and vintage tossed into the mix.  I love the way it turned out!  It is so nice to finally walk into this previous, “Monica closet” and simply see the wood floors.  (gasp)  It has been a work in progress and I am loving the way it is turning out.

I purchased this small writing desk from Goodwill last year for $10.00.  It got a nice white coat of Amy Howard’s chalk paint and still needs to be distressed a bit to bring out some of its’ character.  It did not come with drawer pulls, so I purchased these from Hobby Lobby with a 40% discount. The Pottery Barn phone was a gift from a woman that I met through Craigslist in Nashville.  I was going to purchase it from her, but when we met during one of my chemo infusions 2 plus years ago, she said, “Take it as a gift!”  And she said that she would be praying for me and our son whose health had declined a few years before my cancer battle.  One act of kindness can encourage the heavy-hearted among us!

I finally got a chance to hang my ironstone white platters.  These had been sitting and waiting patiently for me to get passed my fear of making holes in the walls.  Hahaha!  I decided to just go for it, but I did get out the tape measure and tried my best to make it centered.  Let’s hope that the nails the hangers came with will keep these babies on the wall.

I combined some of my vintage finds, like these oil lamps and camera to style this shelf that my father built me last summer.  They all go well with my husband’s grandfather’s flag that we got from his parent’s years ago.  It is a nice heavy-duty canvas type of material and way too nice to expose to the elements.  So, nicely folded and on display, it will stay.  I love having family heirlooms with a history in our farmhouse!  It makes it even more special!  I also added these simply fans that I got from Hobby Lobby for $3.99 to add more pops of red, white and blue.  I love how they look above our vintage iron bed that we found on Craigslist for $100 when we were still stationed up at FT Campbell, KY, 3 yrs ago.

I purchased this replicated Declaration of Independence print from on line, years ago (I see a pattern of collecting things and waiting for the perfect project to bring them out) as a gift for my husband and have yet to get it framed.  I just left it rolled like a scroll and I like how it gives this side of the room a vintage feel.  It is also a beautiful reminder of what our great nation was founded on.  May we never forget!  Have a blessed Independence Day, friends and thanks for stopping by.



Stay tuned for an easy DIY craft with the littles and more fun recipes…until next time, raise those flags high!

Isaiah 26:3-4


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