Wednesday, January 20, 2010

" A GWTW ROOM "

Sooooooooo.....I threw myself into a project! This project~ A Gone With The Wind guest bedroom. You know I decorated the entertainment center with the set of GWTW plates I got on EBay. Being the GWTW freak I am, I needed somewhere to display my other collectibles. After seeing the pictures of the GWTW Suite at the Magnolia Mansion in New Orleans, I had an AH HA moment. I'll do my own !

































One of the first things I ordered was this Bed Crown Shelf which I intend to stain dark to match the furniture in the room. I'm still waiting for it and it has me held up, it got held up in Des Moines, Iowa so who knows when I'll get it.................



These shelves will also be stained to match it.............got to get on that!


Some of my collectibles..................Franklin Mint Globed Figurines 4 of Scarlett, 1 each of Melanie and Belle Whatling. The tall Scarlett is a San Francisco Music Box Figurine.




The bed is pretty much finished except for sewing on some decorative satin flowers on the pillows............




The new curtains are velvet. The sheers have a hand crochet piece near the bottom...




I ordered a king set of Emerald Green Satin Sheets. The flat sheet will be used with the bed crown. I made pillows from the pillow cases. I took the elastic out of the fitted sheet and I'm using the material for other projects. The green and white folded piece on the end of the bed is my favorite find on EBay. It is a hand crochet and king size. The woman I got it from said her Grandmother made it over 40 years ago. It is in perfect condition! The bed skirt is another hand crochet purchase from EBay.






The dresser has several vintage pieces including vintage perfume bottles, jewelry, jewelry caskets, hat pins and my GWTW Jewelry/Music Box.








I'm waiting on a pair of Brass Bookends for these books............







Remember the yard sale stool I bought for $5.00 and refinished? I covered it with some of the fitted sheet satin and put clear vinyl over that..........










I got these metal hooks to put on the wall to hang something on..............























I spray painted them brilliant gold and hand painted the stones emerald green.........













These are the hold backs for the bed crown.................
















I hand painted these to match the room better................













I really wanted this vintage dresser set..........I put the first bid on it and watched it for a week.

The bidding went up several times what I was willing to give! It sold for $ 262.88 ! It is Appollo from the 1920's!

















I did get this vintage celloid set and cleaned it up.........................


















I also got the Brass Wall Sconces.............



















This Vanity Tray is going in my bedroom..................




















To hold this vintage set...............





















This tray is to hold the pink set you saw earlier.........





















I'm also waiting for the table cloth and dollies to match this runner for the GWTW room.






















So you see, I've been pretty busy! When it all arrives and I get it all put in place you will get the Grand Tour.........:)

I've also been collecting shower curtains, hooks, wallpaper border and curtains for the two bathrooms. I have to strip all the wallpaper already in them first before we can start on them.
Thanks for visiting and I'll keep you posted! XOXO






















14 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Well you certainly have been a busy lady !!
I love the look of your GWTW bedroom, so feminine and timeless..
The crocheted bed cover is just beautiful, and then the stool well, you have finished it out beautifuuly with the green satin.
Just a delightful and relaxing bedroom, I'd probably want to live in there :)
Hugs,
Jo

Nezzy said...

Just beautiful. I can't wait for the complete tour! You have been a busy little beaver haven't you.

Have a wonderfully blessed day, my sweet friend!

Marguerite said...

Wow, I just love everything! Just a gorgeous GWTW collection and guest room, and I would love to be a guest in that room, someday! Looking forward to seeing it all finished!

Pat in east TN said...

Boy Carol, when you dig into a project you sure aren't kidding! Absolutely stunning!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Carol... You HAVE been busy. Glad you are doing okay --and have let that other problem not get anymore of your attention... It's best --as you know--to go on with life...

Love your GWTW bedroom.... That will be as wonderful as the one in Nawlins...

When is it open for business???? George and I would love it.... ha ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Wobegon Cottage(alice) said...

You must be exhausted...It is beautiful. I am sure your guests will feel very special and to know you put so much of your time and self into the project. Hope things are going well for you. I think your Saints are Playing the Vikings aren't they??

Callie said...

The room is going to be beautiful. You have made over and put together some wonderful finds. What a great idea!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks beautiful Carol! You've thought of every detail.

My mother-in-law crocheted a bedspread for me and gave it to me at my bridal shower. I treasure it so much.

Margaret Hall said...

Good grief!! You did all THAT??..It is simply beautiful, and such delicate little touches you have added to make it special! ***sigh*** What a special room!!!....Love the green and white crocheted piece!....
What an artist...

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Decorating is so much fun! A perfect escape.

Janet, said...

Wow, you do love GWTW! You have did a great job and went into wonderful detail with everything.

Jen Chandler said...

You have been busy! That's wonderful. There is nothing quite like throwing yourself into a project you love. Enjoy your redecorating! I look forward to seeing the finished results :)

Jen

Medora said...

I love GWTW! Great room!

Lady Katherine said...

I have to say a Big Wow! You been busy collecting! I just love Scarlet! Your room is going to be wonderful! I love the dresser and bed! You bought so many wonderful things! The hair brush in the middle I have, I got it for Christmas as a little girl, it came with the mirror to match, as I remember. I think the brush pops out to clean and got lost in my young days. I think this will be such a wonderful room!