Monday, September 15, 2008

a YAY! a big hairy ARRRGHH and a YAY!

YAY....guest room #2 is done and ready to receive my visitors. Vacuumed , dusted, put the ironed sheets on the bed, and added some chocolate on the bedside table. Now I only have 5000 more things to do before they get here. For those of you from RMS ... I know I know...you've seen this room before. Sorry to be so boring.




ARGGGH...This whole "finish the bath" thing has spun out of control! I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea for a "faux shower curtain" ...but lets just say there's a hitch-in-it's-get-along. When my hubby gets home and sees all the holes I made in the sheetrock....he's gonna put a hole in my head!! Hopefully everything will be resolved tomorrow, if he lets me live, (pray for me)... and I'll be able to show ya how it looks. I was able to finish a CHEAP wall decor project for the bath. I can't remember whose beautiful blog I stole this idea from (I'm old what can I say). But she has these WONDERFUL pictures of vintage bathing beauties in her heading. I fell head over heels in love with them....but I'm too cheap to buy the real thing. So I did the next best (free) thing. I printed out some pictures from my computer...mounted them to scrapbook paper...and TADA...cheap art. Here's a peek at the ONLY part of that room that worked out for me today.



And the final YAY...Justine from Justine's Froggy Bloggy gave me this really cool award. I was so tickled to get it. You have to go over to Justine's blog...she is so funny and so real! She tells it like it is and it's always fun to visit there.
I really appreciate the award Justine...thanks again!

57 comments:

bj said...

Oh, Nikki girl...the ONLY thing you could have done, in this whole wide world, to make this fabulous room any better...you did it! Added CHOCOLATE ! Way to go, girl.

I love the bathing beauties so much, I am pretty sure I am going to have to do it in my bath room. I LOVE IT !! and my old bath is so ready for a facelift.
Now, how do I go about getting those pictures??

jeanne said...

Nikki, you go girl. Everything is looking so fine. I have not seen the 2nd guest room before, You have it looking good. Chocolates yum. Can I be your guest? LOL Love the bathing beauties too. A great idea and look for the bath. You have the touch.
Congrats on your award. I haven't seen that one before. Lovely and well deserved.

Hugs...Jeanne

Twice as Nice said...

That's MY bedding!! I have it stored away right now just waiting until we redo our bedroom. You have great taste lol. Looks WONDERFUl :o)

Tracey said...

The guest room is gorgeous!!
Way to go girl on another well deserved award :)

Picket said...

Ohhhh girl you know I have always loved this room!!! Like BJ said you did the only thing to do by adding the chocolate! lol I loved that idea of the framed bathing beauties...girl you are just full of surprises...everything is turning out beautiful Nikki...your family will love it but mostly they will love just being around you! Take care girl and have a great week! Congrats on the award!!!

The Berry's Patch said...

That room looks gorgeous! Can I come and stay? You even leave chocolate by the bed. So inviting. :-)

squawmama said...

Wow... what a wonderful job you did decorating your guest room... and chocolates too.. YUMO! You have a real talent in the deco department... You need an award just for that alone... and the patio is awesome.. Everything is looking good..

Donna

Nikki said...

This guest room is beautiful, and you left some chocolate!

I would love to know where you got the plates over the bed. I really like them.

Laura said...

I don't mind looking at this room every day! I am excited for the bathroom!

Laura :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Your room is beautiful! Can I check in after your mom and guests leave??? Love your bathing beauty pics! I did some similar in our lake house redo, but I only had two that came out of a magazine! They were from a free beach magazine. The only cost I had in them, was the black frames from Big Lots. ...and I get more compliments on them than anything in the entire house! LOL! Hope you will post pictures of your bathroom treatments...if you live that is! LOL! I face those moments too! LOL! ~Rhonda :)

Justine said...

You deserve the award, Nikki. I could just kick my own ass for not coming to your blog much sooner than I did!
Your guest room is just GORGEOUS. I love everything about it! Who is visiting you? How long are they staying?
Ooh, those pics in the bathroom look fabulous, and I love the frames you used. Now what's this about a faux shower curtain? You've lost me!

Justine :o )

Anonymous said...

What a pretty room :) And YUM Hershey's

Is that a picture of you in the wedding picture ???

Your guests may never leave lol

AJ said...

Well Nikki, it's official. I can no longer be your bloggy friend. THAT.ROOM.IS.GOR.GEOUS!!!! It puts any room in my house to shame. The jealousy factor here is really high:) Can you tell?!I would love it if you could come decorate for me?! You should be getting paid for your talent:)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nikki
Your guest room is so pretty...love the color of the walls.

That's a wonderful idea with the prints from your computer!
diane

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Nikki...I do remember this guestroom from RMS, but it's been awhile since I've seen it and it is a pleasure to visit it again... The bathing beauties really make a statement...love 'em ;-) Bo

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Nikki...the room looks gorgeous. Now how can your hubby get mad at you for fixing up the bathroom...lol. Can't wait to see it!

Love the bathing beauties!

Hugz,
Michele

J Leigh said...

I am in love with this room and bathroom! Perfect!

Kathy said...

Loved your guest room from RMS Nikki and I think I might have seen it over at Gollums once or twice haha, tell hubby that Ozzie and Crumpet made the holes in the bathroom!!!!. don't let him kill you, we need you right here for all the laughs and inspiration, just get some more pics to cover the holes haha, well it all looks pretty fab and chocs are just the icing on the cake, are any of the rooms free for Christmas???. Kathy

Charli and me said...

Hi Nikki,
Congratulations on your award! Your bedroom is absolutely lovely. But can you keep chocolate at the bedside? I would be sneaking up there all day LOL You are very sweet to think of your guests though. Your bathroom is off to a great start. I can't wait to see the rest of it.

joelandbecca said...

Boring Shmoring! Whatever! That room is divine! I am so in love with that headboard. You are so precious that you have a little basket of goodies. A girl after my own heart!

Nikki said...

Now I really wish we had a Home Goods. They are beautiful, and I think that price was a steal.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I could never get tired of that gorgeous room! It was one of my faves on RMS along with the blue and yellow room too! Your guest will feel so spoiled!

Love the idea for the pics in the bathroom! They look great!

Kady

nikkicrumpet said...

anonymous...Thats a picture of my daughters wedding. My mom & dad, My hubby and I, and my two girls. And yes..I'm the dorky looking one!

Carolynn said...

Your house looks like a show home Nikki. You have such a wonderful sense of style. I may have to have you over to help me with my redecoration project...how do you feel about cats and bunnies...?

Chris said...

I would never want to leave that room. Great job you did.

Bella Casa said...

lol, I know what you mean about holes in the walls and husbands. He is going to freak one day when I finally take my window mistreatments (yes 2 on one door)...and ask him to hang up a rod I purchased instead...ugh...

Your guestroom and bath look so welcoming, your guests will never leave ;)

Bella

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Nikki! I nearly choked on my breakfast laughing at your comment on my "doodad"! I'll be chuckling all day cuz that's my kind of humor!!!!Your nuts! I will never get tired of looking at this guest room cuz its gorgeous much like all your rooms. As far as wholes in the wall remove any picture in my home and you will find (not kidding) at least 10 holes. You should have seen the look on my husbands face when we moved!!lol I said I wouldn't do that here but.....Have a great day - Jeannette

Shannon said...

Everything looks so perfect!! I remember your beautiful rooms from RMS!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I don't hang out on RMS all the time, so I have not seen your gorgeous room. I love everything about this, esp. that toile bedding with the yummy monograms. And the green walls, just fantastic. You have such great taste! I have that same black/white harlequin plate above your bed.

And how brilliant is the bathing beauties artwork. Love that idea!

onlymehere said...

I never get tired of seeing your home. It's decorated so divine! I don't even have a guest room, good thing no one comes to see me! When my son-in-law stayed here for a couple of weeks before they were married (he couldn't get in his apartment right away) he stayed in Travis' bedroom. Poor Travis got the couch or recliner during that time! Congrats on the award too.

ginny said...

Ok, So I guess i missed RMS, so tell me how you did the headboard on guestroom #2. Also, I would like to find those bathing beauties. Maybe a quick lesson on how you did those pictures also?
Loved the room!
ginny

Darlene said...

Oh, that is a BEAUTIFUL room!! I love your home...you have it decorated so FABULOUSLY!!!

I love how the bathroom is coming along too. Those are great vintage pictures you framed!

Annie said...

I just have to say, I could NEVER tire of looking at the pics of this bedroom. I drooled many hours over this room at RMS. It is beautiful. Hope everything goes well with the spare bathroom!

onlymehere said...

Nikki, you are way too kind with your praise. I just have these random thoughts and have to let them out sometimes! Now if only I could get you to fly out here and help me decorate my home! I made my headboard last fall but it doesn't look anything like your nice ones. You do that extra something that makes them look so nice. I'm doing something different in my laundry room too but I'm not sure if it's going to come out like I envision it. I'll post it when I'm all done but I'm thinking about sending some pictures and getting your's and Rhonda's input on what I'm trying to do. Would you mind if I emailed you some pictures in a few days? I truly do love your decorating style!

Deb said...

Wow Nikki, I remember it from RMS but that doesn't take away the beauty. I could look at it again and again. Love the bath the pictures and the towels are lovely. Deb

Angie said...

Wow, Nikki..that room is beautiful! I thought the other room was amazing..but I think I may like this one even better....

~Angie

Blueberry Buttons said...

Love your room and those pics are a great idea! Thanks for stopping by and helping me out. I really appreciate it alot. So far, mouse free. Yippeeeeeee!
Cheryl

Big Hair Envy said...

Your company will feel like royalty!! Especially since you left them chocolate :)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the "bathing beauties"!!

You have a beautiful home.

gingela5 said...

That room looks awesome! You are so talented! Everything that I've seen you do is amazing!

Coco Lucas said...

That is a beautiful room. Want to come do my house when I move in??? Or can I just come lie in your amazing room? Once again its beautiful!!

-Coco

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine..

Sandy Toes said...

Do you take reservations? What a great room! I love it! I had to look at the pictures several times! Wow...your visitors are blessed!

-Sandy Toes

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh you have got to be kidding. I love the room!! Can I come stay with you? It is just beautiful.
Carrie

Genny said...

LOVE the room! Great pictures. I'll definitely be back!

jeanne said...

Nikki, thanks for stopping by and your nice comments about my garden. I like your three year analogy. I'm hoping it will come on real nice.

Hugs...Jeanne

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That room is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for the comment on the Advantix. My Vet friend told me about this and she was mad at me for using a crappy product. He is all better and back to his hyper self!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

but I've never seen your guest room before...and it is beautiful :)

do you like your guests to stay a really long time? because I'm afraid I would :)

...now I have to go look around to see what other great ideas/looks I can "use for inspiration" [or read: shamelessly steal...but I do give credit where credit is due :)]

LOL...nice to meet you :)

Loving Annie said...

Nikki,
I haven't ever seen the room before and it was SO pretty ! I love your taste and attention to detail ! Oh my, reminds me of my favorite four star bed&breakfast - but even better !

Fifi Flowers said...

Wasn't that room on rate my space and got a BIG front page on the hgtv site? YEssss?

santamaker said...

That bedroom is soooooooooo pretty, I can't get enough of it. You could post it once every week and it wouldn't be too often!
You are so funny about getting ready for company, because you must be my clone. I stress out so much, by the time they arrive I'm ready for bed. Take it easy, girl...they just wanna be with ya!
Have fun,
Santa

Melody said...

Wow! I love your house! It is absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! =)

Nancy said...

Oh Nikki, I could look at this room all the time! It's not boring to me! Congrats on the award! Oh, btw, I just left jeannette's at Sincerly Yours and I was leaving her a comment bout the DooDad post and laughed till I cried at YOUR comment...girl, you're a nut, I mean that in a good way! I love to read what you write! Blessings, Nancy

nikkicrumpet said...

Yes Fifi...HGTV did feature it on their front page a couple of different times..and I was elated...in fact I actually took a picture of my computer screen...I'm such a doofus, but I couldn't help myself! Thanks for remembering that...I get to relive the moment :)

Mrs. B said...

I haven't seen that room before. It's beautiful! I love the colors. I'd love to stay in a guest room like that! The wall art looks very cute, and I love your little monogrammed towel. Congrats on the award!

Amy from Texas said...

You're room is adorable! So cozy. I'm so bad when it comes to decorating the guest room. My poor guests! ha.

Anonymous said...

You have a pool in the background of your banner and you can only afford to print pictures from online for art work? Lady you need a life.

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL Anomymous It's not what you can "afford"...it's what you're willing to spend. And I like my cheap art...it makes me feel good and it makes me happy. Is there a problem with that?

 

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