Remember when I set that
crazy ambitious one week time frame for transforming the guest room? Ready for TONS of pictures? Don’t mind me, I just love to “show off”! 😉
Before – early years
efore it was my office/craft room. But it was always a mess. I moved that room upstairs
so I can shut the door when needed and keep my project mess and work spread out. The guest bedroom needed to be on the same floor as the guest bathroom
Here it is all emptied with baseboard trim removed and as you can tell, we tore out the nasty carpet when we moved in and moved on to other more important projects.
My mood board was designed to include things we already had including thrift store finds. A mood board is always a great way to start a room makeover and helps to visualize and form a design direction.
painted the floor and painted an area rug look-alike (more details here
I painted the walls and installed baseboard trim as well as door trim around the bathroom door. .
Wall color is a mix of Dutch Boy
“Lake Champlain” and “Aquamarine White”.
Trim = Dutch Boy Trim & Cabinet paint in ultra white.
The black chandelier + a little turquoise Rub ‘n Buff Turquoise by Bri…
And finally, the reward for all of that painting, I put the room together.
Thanks to Better Homes & Gardens, I warmed up the room for guests arriving this fall. I am participating in BHG’s “make your home guest ready for less” and was able to select $100 worth of BHG products at WalMart.com. I was pleasantly surprised with the beautiful products, great quality and big selection!
to soften light and add a warm glow to the room.
Seating area is a great place to curl up with a hot mug of mulled cider and a good book. (Or a cat!)
Add a BHG gold chenille throw
Sweet fall scents make me happy to be indoors when it’s chilly outside.
BHG Fleur de Lis wax warmer
is a pretty creamy ceramic accent…
(and glass insulator turned votive)
Pretty and fresh new guest towels make guests feel extra special.
Now the room is complete (minus a few finishing touches such as caulking the trim, filling trim nail holes and touching up paint), some DIY wall art and decor and curtains! Okay, that doesn’t sound near complete but it’s come a long way! What do you think so far? I’m loving how it all came together!
BEFORE & AFTER
Before – view from the guest bathroom
Standing in the guest bathroom after and taking a look at the view now…
Before (see that unframed door)
New door trim and wall space to decorate…
View from the dining room before…
View now (don’t worry, a curtain will be put back up to ensure guest’s privacy).
A much prettier view!
More happy views of how it looks now (with more DIY decorating projects coming up!)…
Lalka claims the room as hers.
Planning something with this wall but first I want to rearrange the room a few ways.
Another view of the painted floor…
And where it meets the painted guest bathroom floor…
Flea market, thrift and junk store finds:
- wingback chairs $25 each
- turquoise lamps $4.99 each
- gold side table $10
- awesome old trunk $15
- small walnut dresser $25
- turquoise night stand $1!
- accessories under $10: painting above headboard, globes, vintage cameras, Van Gogh print, glass jars, small gold clock, old radio, old books, blue insulator turned votive, ornate gold mirror, ball of orange yarn, walnut caned chair, owl cookie jar, etc.
I’ve added sheer panels (BHG) to the poster bed and started a gallery wall…
Enter to win $100 Walmart Gift Card to get your bedroom warmed up for fall with Better Homes & Gardens! One (1) comment for each of these entries:
- Since this is a guest room reveal and I’d love some feedback, please leave a comment with your thoughts on our budget friendly guest bedroom makeover.
- “Like” Better Homes & Gardens on Facebook. (http://www.facebook.com/#!/BHGLiveBetter), thank them for the awesome giveaway @DIY Show Off and comment here that you’ve done so.
- Visit WalMart.com, check out BHG products and comment which product(s) you’d choose for your home.
Share the DIY Show Off/BHG $100 giveaway for 3 More chances (leave a comment for each):
- Blog (include link to post)
- Tweet using #BHG @DIYShowOff
- Facebook: Entering the giveaway @DIYShowOff
That’s lots of chances to win! Giveaway starts right now and ends Monday, October 17th at midnight EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced shortly after! Good luck!
YOU MUST SEE HER BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING MASTER BEDROOM SUITE ~ inspiration for my master bedroom when the time comes!
Remember to check out Roomspiration Closets & Nooks edition today too at The Blooming Hydrangea!