A New Shelf in the Granny Guest Room



There's something about a shelf that excites me!
You know, it's the chance to decorate a new spot.


I recently ran across this new chippy metal shelf at a shop here in town.
It immediately called out to me and said Take me home!
Of course, I had to oblige.

She's a crusty old thing and I have no idea where she might have been used before.
But in our house she's above the granny guest bed.


With about 5 minutes to decorate today I threw these goodies up here and 
I'm happy with it for now.
I have wondered what Kris at Junk Chic Cottage would do with this shelf.
She amazes me with all of her chippy finds.

The red picture frame that you've seen before came from an antique
shop locally. The bird frame is from HomeGoods or TJ. 

We had a discussion about the safety of the shelf above 
the bed but it's screwed into the wall with wall anchors.
So it's there for eternity.



Over on the dresser is a pitcher of fresh flowers.
What will I do when the season ends? 
Almost every room in our house has had flowers this summer.
Love them!!


Off to Zumba soon.
Hope you are having a nice week. :)

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42 comments

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cute shelf, Stacey! I had to laugh about the potential for the shelf to fall. That would be a story in itself!

Gina said...

Love the shelf! I think she would have been calling my name too! :)

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

What a pretty find, Stacey! It looks great! I am going to miss my full vases, too. I have zinnias everywhere and their color makes me so happy! An empty vase is so depressing! ;)

Melanie said...

Love all your flowers and simplicity here and happy thoughts :) The summer has just flown by!!

Bonnie said...

I love your new chippy metal shelf! I love how you styled it too. It has such personality and will look great over your guest room bed.

Your header looks great.Have a great day and thanks for your visit.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Great shelf! I love fresh flowers too...

corners of my life said...

The shelf is a great addition. We are furnishing two tiny guest rooms in our new home and find we need to size down to double beds. Your granny bed looks like a double. Good thing our adult kids are skinny!

Melissa Miller said...

It's really pretty Stacey. It's interesting to see old items mixed with new. I have a new love for all things distressed so it's calling my name too.

Thank you for decorating with warm and cheerful reds! I think it's refreshing in a sea of neutrals. Every decor show, blog, Pinterest etc ... is completely void of red and warm colors and I miss them. I'm decorating our new home with different colors mixed throughout and I'm loving it so far.

Thanks for your kind words on our guest room.

~Melissa :)

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

I love red and black accents. So pretty and warm :0)
Suzanne

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a cute little shelf! Nice find!!

Liz Hockamier said...

Love it! :) I actually love shelves.

Zumba? I'm impressed! :)

~Liz

Linda said...

I do so LOVE the shelf!! Granny Guest Bed??? Is that for a Granny???
I love that idea. I am sleeping in a guest bed in Quadville tonight. I may rename it now!!

The Gathering Place said...

I love your guest room. Fun details for your guests to discover.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

it looks great there and lovely flowers! :)

molly tilson said...

Love your shelf and all your red! My favorite color!!! I spied the Methodist Hymnal and went back to my childhood! My Mother was always taking home the hymn book thinking she was picking up my red Bible instead at the end of service as she was talking to other worshippers.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The shelf is very nice and perfect for that room. Love the fresh flowers. I'm going to buy mums when I get back to Florida. I've seen some pretty ones already! Hugs!

chateau chic said...

I'm in love with your iron shelf! It's fabulous...definitely something I would have grabbed if I'd seen if first!!!
Mary Alice

Noelle the dreamer said...

The room looks so inviting. I'd have no trouble sleeping in that bed! Flowers everywhere? My kind of thing!
All the best,

bj said...

I love your new shelf and I love your guest room. Beautiful

Jaybird said...

I love your shelf and would be the perfect Granny to test drive your room :^)
I have a really silly smile on my face though...I like to use books as risers for other goodies....
and have been guilty of using hymnbooks because they come in a multitude of colors. My favorite is the bright red Methodist hymnbook....at my house...as we speak, it is holding up a cute little girl figurine and a crown with a candle in it. You are for sure my kind of decorator!!!
Blessings,
J

debi said...

That shelf looks so good in my...ugh your Granny guest room!
Great find :-)


Hugs!

Mimi said...

I am one of those people that always think twice about putting a shelf above the bed. If I do it I'm going to have to make sure it is in the stud to rest my nerves. I love the chippy look, adds character!

April said...

You did it up just right, Stacey...absolutely love it!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the scroll ends on the shelf, I'm sure it's fine hung with wall anchors! I have a ton of flowers everywhere too, zinnias just like you. They are my favorite late summer flower.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The shelf looks great! I was just thinking of having my hubby build me a small bookcase for the living room just so I'd have something else to decorate. ;) I love that bird frame and the checkered throw too. Does Sophie ever bother your fresh flowers? I can't have any flowers where Holly can get to them because she won't leave them alone. This means I usually resort to putting them on top of the fridge where she can't reach them. (at least she hasn't gotten up there...yet.)

JG said...

That is a cute shelf, Stacey! I had plans when I saw 2 different shelves in Home Depot recently. My DH painted them for 2 rooms. Now they are adding just the right touch! :)
~Judy

Just a little something from Judy said...

It kind of makes me wish I was a granny staying in that room:) I like the red and white, and often think of you when I see it in room decors of my friend's homes. The shelf adds a nice touch.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a pretty, chippy shelf! The room is so lovely and inviting!!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love the name of your granny guest room. So cute. I love the shelf too and I'm still jealous of your Zinnias. Have a great week.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a charming little shelf. Love that you have a Granny guest room...sweet!
Blessings,
Cindy

Linda Cassidy said...

ohhh loving that shelf and the fact I found another 50+ blogger, not many floating around

Julie Lilacs and Longhorns said...

Love that shelf, Stacey...what a great find!

Art and Sand said...

Love the shelf - I too love to decorate shelves.

And, I need to take up Zumba, but volleyball season began this week and I am afraid that two practices a week and one game a week is all this old body will take.

Art and Sand said...

Love the shelf - I too love to decorate shelves.

And, I need to take up Zumba, but volleyball season began this week and I am afraid that two practices a week and one game a week is all this old body will take.

Vel Criste said...

I'm with you on that for sure Stacey!! Love the pretty vignette you created there!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such a cozy and inviting room! Love the old chippy white shelf and the special items you chose to display. All so cheerful and welcoming :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Stacey- love that new shelf!

So glad you popped in for a visit, now I found you - and am your newest follower.

Enjoy a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. : - )

~Michele

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stacey, Love the shelf and the way you have decorated with it. Such chippy goodness!! Love the red accents too. You have such a great sense of style and taste. I too love to decorate shelves and change them out for the seasons.

Thank you for stopping by my feature today at Kris's. Your sweet comment just made my day.
Have fun at Zumba!!

Wishing you a great holiday weekend.
Hugs and Blessings

must love junk said...

Oh, that shelf is a GOOD find!! :)
Susan

Cathy said...

New to your blog. Glad that shelf did not jump over your basket, as it looks great and fits right in. Love the name of your guest room.

Jann Olson said...

Stacey, love that chippy shelf too! And you're right, Kris does find wonderful things and creates fabulous ones also. I am going to miss the flowers also. My Zinnias are so pretty right now. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a fabulous find!...it is so gorgeous!..Love those brackets!!