Jun 6, 2011

Guest Room Makeover

While we were living in VA, my brother-in-law had been living in Barcelona for a few years and decided to make a trip back to the states to visit for the summer.  Since we had the space and we absolutely love, love, love him, we opened our house and offered him a guest room (not the pink one).

One of our guest rooms was empty and ready to be used, but first it needed some work.  His flight was booked pretty quick so I needed to get movin' and fix up the space (fast).  Here's what I had to work with (remember, this is in our house back in VA)...

Guest Bedroom

Since the room was empty, meaning NO bed, the majority of the budget was spent on purchasing a twin bed.  With the little money I had left-over, I bought fabric for the desk and a throw pillow.  Everything else in the room was borrowed from other rooms around the house.

After I painted the ceiling, walls and trim (using left-over paint from other rooms), I arranged the room to help make him feel at home.

Guest Bedroom

The headboard above the bed was a scrap piece of plywood leftover from another project... I painted it with Benjamin Moore's chalkboard paint.  The piece was longer than the width of the twin bed, so I hung it to extend over the nightstand.  My brother in law is an entrepreneur, so I thought if he woke up in the middle of the night with one of his brilliant ideas, he could quickly jot it down on the chalkboard.

Guest Bedroom

I layered the bed with a few extras that were stored in closets (the throw and studded pillow are now being used in my son's bedroom here in TX).  And the tree stump was saved after we had half of our yard chopped down... I scraped off the bark, dried it out, sanded it down, sealed it, then placed it in the room to use as a nightstand.  Perfect size!

Guest Bedroom

On one of the walls I placed a desk area since my brother-in-law would mostly likely be working from the house.  I thought I'd give him a desk as one option to work and set it up with work-related things (lamp, pens, books, magnetic board, etc).  Behind the curtain is a place for all the unsightly-cords, storage, etc.  And since he likes to travel, I hung a map above the desk. 

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

This bedroom redo came together pretty quick...

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

If you've been following along, you may have noticed that a lot of the things in this room have been moved around to different rooms in our new house.  The framed map is now in the playroom; the desk, curtain rod, nailhead trimmed pillow and throw are in my 4-yr old's bedroom, the striped pillow is used as a chair cushion in the playroom, and the frames started in a pile but have now moved all around the house, especially in this gallery and this gallery.

I love decorating an entire house with a coordinating color scheme.... things can get moved around and around and around again....

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7 comments:

  1. I'd love to hear more about the wood stump nightstand. How do you dry it out?

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  2. I put the stump on my covered porch and kept it there for about 6 months, hoping to let any little critters living in there get out. It cracked a little from drying, but I like the character it gives, then I cleaned it, sanded it and sealed it with polyurethane. Now that I'm blogging, maybe I'll have to do another project like this and take pics along the way :)

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  3. Great job, it looks so warm and inviting! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

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  4. @LrSchwtz - Thanks for the invite!!! I'll visit on Wednesday and link up :)

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  5. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

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  6. Kristy, what a great makeover. I am sure he will be quite comfortable in there. Thanks for joining WUW.

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