It's Reveal Day, y'all!!
I'll be honest...the last 6 weeks have literally flown by...but in that short time I've completely redone a room in my home and today I'm sharing my Guest Room Retreat, in all its finished glory, with you!
Let's take a little looky back at where we started (I completely forgot to take a pic of the room when it was filled with junk, so this is more of a blank slate). Um, not so appealing, is it?
I promise you it looks nothing like this uninspiring room anymore!
Let's start at the door, shall we? Welcome to my newly decorated guest room!
Take a look at that window...doesn't it look much bigger than the window I started with? Nope, no construction was involved; the window is the same size. To give the appearance of a larger window I hung my buffalo check duvets (that I used as curtains) as wide as I could go while still covering the edge of the window. This allows more light and gives the window more oomph!
The mirror was a curbside find along with a few other pieces. I painted it with the same driftwood finish as the matching nightstand (they used to be glossy white). I love the texture and depth that these pieces bring to the room. You can see a peak of the nightstand in the mirror.
A chair was an absolute necessity, and I was able to squeeze this armchair in the corner. The woven seat adds texture and the soft ombre gray throw (found at TJ Maxx) means you can snuggle up and read, even on chilly days. I won the Florida postmark pillow cover on a giveaway; it's by Heather at Elliott-Heath Designs. She has a ton of beautiful pillow covers to choose from. I chose this one as a reminder of our 7 years in Florida, before we moved to this home in TN.
This antique window fills this wall nicely. Below it is the antique glass door knob hanger that I made and shared with you last week. The laundry bag was a fun TJ Maxx find several months ago...I was planning to use it in my Farmhouse Modern Laundry Room Makeover, but it didn't work out; I'm actually glad because it's perfect for this Guest Room and beautifully solves the problem of where guests should put their dirty clothes.
The lamp is new, but I added burlap trim from Michaels and a couple of handmade burlap flowers for interest. I also made the canvas and will be sharing that project soon.
Are you ready to see the bed? Remember that honey oak bed that I painted in Week 2 of this challenge? It's completely transformed! How would you like to sit here and be served breakfast in bed?
I can attest to how nice it is to sleep here; I've already slept up here once...you know, just to make sure it was comfortable and functional! I really like how the buffalo check pattern works in this space, both on the bed and the windows. As you can see, gray and beige work beautifully together, so don't be afraid to pair them in the same room.
Some IKEA lighting that we already had was reused as a bed lamp, but hung vertically rather than horizontally.
I found the small sunburst mirrors at HomeGoods and they add a little something pretty and textural above the bed. It's difficult to find the right accessory to hang about an arched headboard; you need to use something, but don't want to detract from the focal point of a beautiful headboard. I think these mirrors do the trick nicely.
Remember the turquoise dresser that was part of my Inspiration Board? Well, this room is small and the bed is big so that didn't leave room for a dresser. I brought that bright turquoise distressed look into the room by painting this awesome large shutter that was a curbside find by a friend. It became a colorful perch for magazines (doesn't every guest room need a stack of magazines?)!
A $5 turquoise stool from IKEA was repurposed on this side of the bed as a perch for a drink or book.
I'm thrilled that I was able to achieve a beautiful room in this small space, and stay within my budget of only $350 (including the mattress set) without losing any charm or function.
This Guest Room has soothing, restful tones as well as a few strategic pops of color.
It's a small space that received a large dose of charm and guest appeal in every little nook and cranny!
This giant moss ball was a Pottery Barn clearance find and was mounted on a mercury glass candle holder for added height.
Every guest room need fresh flowers, right? I opted for a hot pink African Violet from Home Depot to bring that raspberry pink color to this side of the room. I have had good luck growing African Violets, you can find my tips here. I upcycled a plain plastic planter by gluing rope around the outside of it. More texture!
Just a few more pictures...
Thank you so much for your encouraging words and support throughout the six weeks of this challenge! Your excitement spurred me on and helped me finish! This is the last picture, I promise!
Are you ready to pack your bags and come spend a week in my Guest Room? This was a fun challenge and motivated me to get this room finished.
I'll have two more room renovations in the coming months, including my office/craft space; make sure you're following along so you don't miss a thing!
bringing beauty to the ordinary,
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