Feb 19, 2014

A Sweet Suggestion Of Spring For The Guest Room



Here in Idaho the grizzly bears are snug asleep in their warm dens until spring, and every winter around this time I find myself thinking they're awfully smart and wanting to join them. I've had an instinctual desire to curl up in bed under a pile of warm blankets and read a good book.

Until next spring. 


  I haven't been completely lazy this past week, tough. 
 

We have plans for buying (or making) a headboard for our guest bedroom later this year, but until my winter hibernation is over I thought some easy and inexpensive artwork would make the wall above the bed look less bare. 
 

 A couple of weeks ago I made five photo clipboards for my family room and shared the tutorial here. I only used three of the clipboards in the family room and had two left over.
 


 These clipboards are so versatile, I can really use them almost anywhere. It's easy to change the art with the little clothes pins.
 

And there is so much beautiful artwork available online you can print right at home.



I found these charming birds as a free download at Sweet Nothings and printed them onto some card stock.



A sweet little suggestion of spring for the den, I mean, guest room.

Now, where was my book?

32 comments:

  1. Your guest room looks like it's right out of a magazine Laurel! Love the clipboard frame too, easy change up!

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  2. Brilliant. Truly. Love this idea and versatility and cleverness.

    What a pretty guest room.

    I feel ya on the hibernation bit - I stay in nearly all winter long.

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  3. Very pretty and a nice touch while you wait for a headboard, Laurel! I love the shams on the pillows in the back. We are just having a tease at warmer weather this week, but at least it is melting some of the snow.

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  4. Laurel your room is so pretty! I love your clip boards and the art work you printed out. We made a padded/upholstered headboard for one of our bedrooms. It was easy and came out looking great! I highly recommend that possibility. We aren't DIY people to the extreme that others are but we were successful. :)

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  5. very cute, Laurel! Your den (bedroom) looks very tranquil with your neutral colors and I love your new addition. Have hope! It's 70 degrees here in TN after below zero last week.

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  6. Your clipboards are so pretty and I love the colorful bird graphics you added. They make a lovely contrast with the guest room bedding!

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  7. So pretty Laurel. I feel like I can just snuggle up with a good hook.m
    Happy today.
    HUGS, Gee

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  8. Today it was 82 degrees - last Friday night it was 41 degrees inside the house. We had just experienced a record-breaking ice storm and days of power outages. I thought of you when a tree service crew came by form IDAHO! All the way to South Carolina. I just want to come and spend the night in that lovely guest room with the clipboard birds. Are you taking reservations?

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  9. Love that bedroom. I recognize two of those pillows from Pier 1. I adore the big linen pillows on the bed but what I really love are your clipboards. I've used regular slip board before at the office to display changing art but this idea is sooo cottage- y...Totally want to do this...very cute. Pinning now....

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  10. So very inviting and beautiful Laurel! I bet it is hard to get guests to leave!;) Thanx for partying at my place.

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  11. Those birds are so sweet - love the colors and the vintage feel! And those clipboards are just the best! ... Now go curl up and snuggle a little longer!

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  12. Every year I think that bears have the right idea. The clipboards are great - I love the idea! And your guest room is so inviting - I think I know where I'd like to hibernate :-)

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  13. Oh boy, I totally understand you! I love winter and all the snow this year because I love to curl up under blankets and be lazy. Not that I've had time to do much of that this year, but it still feels cozy with the world covered in blankets of white. Cute idea for wall art! I love anything with birds.
    Debbie :)

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  14. Love your guest room. There is something about bird prints in springtime that I love too and have added in our guestroom. I just love how you hung your bird graphics. Your quilt is gorgeous and the bedding is so welcoming. Your guests will want to stay for a long visit!!
    Thanks for the inspiration. I have been planning to redo my guest room too.
    Hugs

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  15. Wow! And WOW! Lovely room and great idea for displaying art!!!
    We have a lot of projects planned for the summer, but I'm puttering around doing little things now. Sewing etc.
    Have a happy, cozy day!
    xo,
    Lin

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  16. I love your guest room. It looks so cozy and inviting. The bird prints are fabulous. Hope your feeling better!!

    Kathy

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  17. Gets me so in the mood for spring. I can't wait to try that idea in our new home! I need all the suggestions I can get! -Bev

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  18. Love the large linen pillows and I adore the bird clipboards, great idea!!

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  19. Wow, I am in love wit these and thinkI need to make some tonight! Awesome, thanks for linking up--I will be sharing these somewhere, somehow in the next week :).

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  20. What a beautiful room with all it's neutral colors, soft textures, and ruffles. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  21. Great inspiration, I am getting ready to change up one of our bedrooms to accommodate in a large armoire that I purchased at a steal. Love your pics, and definitely getting some ideas.

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  22. Well, I would love to curl up with a book in this room! It is so very charming, and I adore those bird prints.

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  23. What a great place for your guests (or yourself) to retreat to! I love the soft, neutral colors and also your clipboard idea! Very clever!

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  24. I love your clipboard art ideas! I'd work for photos and even kids artwork too. Brilliant! Thanks! I might share that on my blog as well. Till now I've never done any kind of 'Finds' blog posts but maybe its time to start! :)

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  25. your bedding is wonderful and so cozy looking! the clipboard idea and those bird prints are the perfect way to bring in a touch of Spring! love it!

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  26. What a beautiful place for your guests. I love the pillows and clip art! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  27. How beautiful ! I'm loving your pillows - especially that frilly one :)
    And your artwork is just gorgeous - what a great idea - pinning that right now!
    XOX

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  28. Gorgeous!! Found you at the Be Inspired features - I too love those Euro shams...did you make them??

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  29. I love it! It is so Springy but the colors will fit any Season... I am following you via Bloglovin.. I hope you will come by for a visit and follow along with me too. Blessings!

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  30. Laurel, these are really lovely and do add a spring element to your guest bedroom. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday last week. I'm delighted to be featuring this project at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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