Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stuck Inside

I have been stuck inside the house the last few days because my lips are sunburned and blistered beyond belief.


I really wanted to be in/on the water because it has been SO HOT, but the doctor said the best solution to heal my lips was for me to sit in a dark basement for a month.


My house isn't quite a dark basement, but it is out of the sun, my lips are feeling much better and remarkably, I have gotten a lot done.


After arranging all my clocks on the mantel, I had a lot of "spare parts" so yesterday I gathered things from all over the house for a bit of rearranging.


After putting a very simple display on the hallway cabinet, I tackled the guest room.


I thought of the lyrics, "it's my party and I'll cry if I want to" as I decorated the ladder.


My lyrics became, "it's my house and I'll use coastal decor if I want to" even though it's nearly fall!


I live in a beach house, so it works for me.


I bought the beach bucket on our vacation a few weeks ago.


If our guests want to see beach houses, there are plenty of books for inspiration


and no shortage of nautical trinkets.


Once I decided that the theme for the guest room would be the beach, I even went so far as to switch the paintings.


This is one of my favorite paintings - our old kayaks at Little Beach where we launch.


Both of these displays were in the living room all summer, but now they're in the "Beach Room".


The screen over the bed has a simple WELCOME message


with a few beachy touches.


The painting above the dresser is of our family in Kauai several years ago and is one of the paintings Steve will never sell.


A few of my buckets decorate the dresser 


and my shopping cart is full of shells we have collected on local beaches.


More shells decorate the side table


and my heart rock collection is in a prominent spot - the big heart isn't a found piece, but I added it for size.


The guest room is ready for family coming next month.


But, I won't be be using these spare parts today because two days out of the sun helped my lips


and I plan to be in the water 


or on the water escaping this crazy heat wave.

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72 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

My gosh, sunburned lips! How awful!

Your indoor therapy accomplished a lot and you're healing up nicely too, both great!

Your guests will enjoy the beachy decor in the bedroom. It is all serene and lovely.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Carol! What happened? Did you spent too much time out in the sun, therefore causing burn on your lips? Are you using a topical cream? Well, you got a LOT accomplished! The cottage looks marvelous, and no matter what the season, the sea is your prominent accessory, and that works for me.

HEALING TO YOU!

Michele said...

I love every bit of your beachy bedroom, from shells to picture to red checked pillow shams, heart shaped rocks to vintage sand pails. May your lips continue to heal and there be no repeat of such a terrible burn. Enjoy the water but be careful!

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear about your lips! My mom had a similar problem many years ago after being splashed with questionable water at a theme park pirate show. She wore sunscreen but her lips ended up horribly burnt, bubbled and oozing. They did clear up though! your room is lovely and you have an enviable beach themed collection! The heart rocks are my favourite and Steve's paintings are beautiful!

ANNE said...

Oh my! Take care of yourself!!!!! At least your decorating isn't suffering - love all your wire baskets filled with goodies. That stepladder is gorgeous as is everything else in your lovely home.

Enjoy your weekend in your "basement".

xox

Linda said...

OUCH!! you poor thing! That must be so painful!
Love how you decorated your guest room. I'm sure your family will love it too.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Sorry about that sunburn, how painful! You can definitely decorate beachy year-round because of your location, and the guest room looks great for company soon arriving. Your photography is fantastic, what camera do you have? I'm going to start a Craftsy class on lighting, which is my biggest challenge.

Mary

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love your beachy room. Did you paint the buckets? Your guests are going to love it. I know I would. Enjoy your time on the water! Happy weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the guest room, so fun! Glad your lips are better cause all I can say is OUCH! It's rainy and overcast here today, finally some cooler temps.

Kathy said...

That guest room looks so inviting! Sometimes things are meant to be and your "basement" time was well spent. Glad you are healed enough to get back outdoors. Proceed with caution1

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Your two days inside were well spent because your home looks lovely! I can relate to being forced indoors as my summer was spent on the inside looking out at my beautiful pool while I recovered from this pesky broken arm. Hope you are better now and enjoying the sunshine (albeit with lots of sunscreen!) xoxo

bobbie said...

I'll bet Lulu LOVED having you home so much!! Poor lips! I'm addicted to Blistex!
The guest room looks wonderful, but then it always does!!

Lorrie said...

Ouch. Sunburned lips would be very uncomfortable. Glad you're healing. Your beachy guestroom is lovely and I think beach decor is suitable at any time of year when you leave near the ocean.

Melanie said...

That's terrible about your lips - I'm sure it's very painful! Are you treating them with anything...pure aloe, perhaps? I love the theme in your guest room and it's perfect for your beach cottage. Steve's paintings are just gorgeous and the colors are always perfect in your house.

chateau chic said...

Beach decor works all year long for your cottage by the sea! And you do have the best beach accessories...love this room!! Isn't it amazing what we can get done when we have to stay inside?
I always feel like I've had a visit to a tropical island when I stop by your blog, Carol! Beautiful photos!!
Mary Alice

Kim said...

Oh no, Carol!!! I have done that! Years ago, during a college break in the Bahamas I burned my lips so badly, they blistered. They healed up pretty quickly, but even now, twenty years later, I still have to be careful and be mindful of them in the sun. Glad you're feeling better, enjoy that water!!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oh dear, so terrible with your lips, I hope you feeling better now! Yes stay inside and take care...
Lovely pictures too!
Have a happy day...
Titti

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love what you did with the ladder after you took the clocks off! I am so excited to have found two more vintage clocks at a barn sale to add to my collection...$1 each! I have to figure out where they are all going now. Of course you have to decorate coastal in a beach house! And it all looks so wonderful. Glad your lips are better!

Susie said...

Carol, You are healing from being sun kissed. :) I adore the guest room. It is so nice that you can just take from room to room and have a new look. I think your husband's painting are wonderful. Beautiful pictures. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Glad you are healing. Everything looks fresh and beautiful. xoxo Su

Kelly said...

I'm sorry to hear that your lips are so sunburned. That sounds painful. I like the theme you chose for the guestroom. Some of your nautical accessories remind me of the ones my mom put in her lake house that we visited last weekend. I think it's normal to have a theme like that when you live on the water. I hope that you start feeling better soon so you can go back in the sun. I guess you'll need some sunblock for your lips!

Linda said...

What a treat for ANYONE to be a guest in your beautiful guest room!! Ah! I wish!!!
I think BEACH is totally appropriate!!
Glad you are back in the water!!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

YIKES Carol, blistered sunburned lips, you poor dear friend. Thank goodness for straws! Well I am in love with your beach guest room. So many delightful fun collected items, gosh I'd love to spend a night in this room. Your ladder display turned out really fun, you "play house" with full zest and enjoyment, Loving your colorful collection of beach pails and the family painting by Steve is pure perfection in this room.
xoxo,
Vera

podso said...

Ouch! Glad two days has improved things. And you had fun rearranging!

Merlesworld said...

Lovely guest room.
Merle........

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Yikes, that sounds painful. Doesn't seem to have dampened your decorating skills, Carol...very pretty!

Lowcarb team member said...

That does sound painful ... hope all heals very soon.

I do like your buckets, such lovely colours on them.

All the best Jan

Vicky Hunt said...

I imagine sunburned lips to be very similar to extremely chapped lips which I know is painful. Glad to hear they are feeling better! Your home looks as beautiful and welcoming as always! Have fun on the water!

Susan Clayton said...

We're havin' a heat wave here on on the other side of the continent. (Now I've got that song stuck in my head) Love the beach room. Plenty of time for Autumnal touches when and if the urge strikes. I am scraping every last bit of summer livin' out of the season myself. Angels to you beach girl. Guard your lips!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

sorry to hear about your sunburn...it was crazy hot here in Ontario at the beginning of the week, but now it is unseasonably cold...I am hoping the weather warms up a bit next week. I'm not decorating for fall yet either, I find that the seasons get rushed so much - I am hoping to hang on to summer for as long as I can...winter around here can be way too long and cold! Here's hoping you get to go back outside soon!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Carol,
Oh I want to come and stay in your sweet and cozy guest room. I love the coastal theme. Hope your lips start to feel better.
Enjoy being indoors and getting your projects done.
Hugs,
Kris

Debby said...

Ouch. Those lips had to hurt. I hope they are better soon. I haven't been around much at all, life has gotten complicated here. I have missed reading your posts. What a breath of fresh air just seeing your lovely cottage and hearing you talk about it. Hugs

Terra said...

I hope you take care to let your lips heal completely. Big straw hats are useful, I wear one when I garden and when I walk along the ocean near our home. Your husband's paintings are gorgeous.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Well bless your heart. I'm glad they are starting to heal, but remember that new skin is even more delicate. Just so you will know what I think - when you live on a beach you get to decorate however the heck you want to, with coastal being appropriate 12 months a year.

Sarah said...

Carol, I'd be delighted to be a guest in the Beach Room. Each detail is fun, but my favorites are the sand pails. Are they all vintage?

Consider It All Joy said...

I don't care what time of year it is, beachy is Always a happy place! I love your beachy guest room! You have a wonderful collection of item and they make for a sweet and soothing place to rest! So glad your lips are better, keep your hat on when you go outside though. Blessings, Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I hope your lips are healing, Carol! Sometimes it's good to be stuck inside- it's amazing what you can get done! Your cottage was meant to be decorated in beachy accents all year long. You've acquired a fun collection of vintage beach finds, and of course your husband's artwork is the cherry on top!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Once again you've given me ideas for 'warming up' our Greek guest bedroom which will be hosting visitors for the first time this fall. So far it has gotten a new paint job and bedding but is lacking wall decor and furnishings!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Ouch! I feel your pain, Carol, sunburned lips are awful. Hope you're loading on the sunblockI LOVE your beachy decor any time of the year!

Jewels said...

That sounds painful! Still you made lemonade LOL

Jeanna said...

So glad you are feeling better, Carol. Your guest room looks very inviting and comfortable. Perfect decor for a beach house.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, Sure hope you feel better soon and your lips heal. Did you get sunburned? Well, your time inside has been put to good use as your guestroom is fabulous. Love it in any season. It's perfect and so inviting in your beach cottage home!!
Have a nice day and get well. cm

Have a Daily said...

I'm so sorry about your lips! That has to be so painful! I have always been one to get cold sores very easily on my lips. Especially as a child. I have to be careful. Well my friend, of course the beach theme is perfect for you any time of year. Love, love the ladder! Pinned it and I may just have to do something similar with mine next summer. Love your new pail and collection of pails! I have two, which I love. Your guests will love spending time in this 'cool' room!
hugs,
Jann

Sylvia said...

Carol, A month inside seems overwhelming. I hope the healing is speedy! It's good to concentrate on other things and the lips will get there. The pail and shovel are very cute. Sylvia D.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Sunburned lips...ouch! Maybe a little coconut oil on them will help heal and protect. thanks for the house tour.

cynthia lee designs said...

So sorry to hear that your lips got burnt...I'm sure it hurt. Hope you can get back outside real soon.
hugs,
Cindy

Sue said...

Ouchmada for your tender lips! I love all the little touches of beach decor in the guest bedroom of course. It was nice to see Steve's painting of "the old kayaks at Little Beach where we launch" and your family beach painting he will never sell. These are both fantastic! I always delight in seeing the sand pail collection too.

Jody and Stan said...

Carol, Glad to hear your lips are better and outside again enjoying your beautiful beach! We went on our boat last weekend and I had wind burn on my lips too! Better Now! I love your Guest Beach Room and all the treasures you're collected!! My favorite are the vintage beach pails. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Jody

Ana said...

Oh no Carol! I am so sorry to hear about your lips...ouch! Sounds like we both have had our share of mishaps...Hope you feel better soon my friend. Your house looks, as always, perfectly sunny.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Art @ Home said...

Yikes! How are your lips? I hate it when my lips get chapped. My lips freckle! I have to keep sunscreen or lipstick with sunscreen on my lips at all times.

Down by the sea said...

Your lips sound so painful. They mentioned the heatwave you are experiencing on TV this morning and I saw some dreadful destruction on homes by the fires that are raging is any of that near you?
I too keep my coastal theme going throughout the year! Sarah x

BumbleVee said...

I got a Tilley hat this summer.... it seems to give a lot of shade to the entire face....
Wow....you must have really done a number on your poor lips! Do be careful..... wind and sun are so damaging to our skin..... even though it is so much to be out there .....

love all the sea glass ... what fun it must be to live near the water....

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

What a perfect guest room! Your guests aren't going to want to leave, that's for sure! Thanks for linking this up at Best of the Weekend! As a fellow(ette?) beach lover, I'm signing up to follow via email!

Leslie Harris said...

Carol isn't this the craziest weather! First the heat now the rain...so sorry to hear about your lips. Ouch. I hope they're better after some time in the house. You sure got a lot done. Your guest bedroom looks so bright and charming... I just love all your vignettes too.

Art and Sand said...

Once the wedding was over and "Wedding Central" was closed, out guest room was ready for an update. Joshua's 40th birthday party is in just 3 weeks and now the guest room is ready for company. I just need to not mess it up with party decorations.

Art and Sand said...

I went for a long walk today, wearing a hat. I would say I'm at 90% and I will continue to wear a hat.

Art and Sand said...

I never thought about coconut oil. I have some and will give it a try although I am almost healed.

Art and Sand said...

My doctor was kidding about the basement for a month. It is amazing what just a few days out of the sun can do. And now, I am wearing a hat whenever I am outside.

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Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous beachy styling, Carol! One of my favourite themes and I am so envious of all those wonderful beachy buckets you have!!! I can't track any down here in the UK. I am sorry to hear about your sunburn and hope it will all be healed soon.
Helen xox

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I had never heard of sunburnt lips, it must hurt, I do hope you're feeling better. And of course, I'm all for nautical decor even in fall... or winter!

Renee said...

I hate sunburns, my skin is fair so I have had some painful burns. Glad your lips are better.

Your guest room looks so cheerful and beachy. Very pretty.

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, poor you, that sounds painful. Glad to hear you're improving and that you've been keeping busy - the house looks lovely and in tip-top shape.
Amalia
xo

Rue said...

Ouch! I'm glad you're better.

The guest room looks great. You're so talented at groupings and well, everything :)

xo,
rue

Jen Ham said...

What a lovely guest bedroom, Carol! I love anything nautical no matter the time of year! So glad to hear you are feeling better! I'm so glad it's cooling off!! xoxoxoxo Jen

Woodlandchic said...

I feel for you. Sunburns aren't pleasant any where, but not being able to kiss my kids or husband would make it worse. Your place looks so inviting and comfortable. So many places to read and relax. Love the way you have decorated.
Cheers

Poppy said...

Yikes! Hope you're better, Carol. Your guest bedroom is dreamy, and the lucky family member who will be inhabiting, it, will appreciate the special surroundings you've created!

Poppy

Jen Kershner said...

Your poor lips! Please be careful. I'm sorry you are suffering through a heatwave. Heatwaves are one of my least favorite things ever! Can I please come stay in your guest room?

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The room looks lovely !!! Enjoy the water and use more sunscreen I guess! :) Hot Lips :)

Sandi said...

Love the decor!

The yellow wall and ceiling in your loving room are beautiful.

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