Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Guest Room Redo

I'm just about done with the guest room redo.  There are a few more details to take care of, but enough is done to share some pictures with you.

Here is a before picture.  This room was originally a sun room above the second floor of our home. The previous owner (who built the house himself) turned it into a bedroom when his family got larger.  Your eyes are not tricking you - the ceiling really does slant down toward the windows. 

This was our son's bedroom for the past 6 years.  Once his sister got married and moved out, he moved over to her apartment which is over our detached garage.  It's nice for him to be a bit more independent since he turns 21 this month.  Picture this room with a crate furniture bed, bean bags, military posters, and clothes strewn everywhere - that's what the room looked like before it became what you see below - a storage room for extra furniture and accessories. 

I was itching to make it something warm and welcoming for guests - without spending much money.   First, I painted the walls a pale blue color (Mountain Air by Sherwin Williams).  The off white carpet was still in good shape and the solid pine floors in the rest of the room just needed a good cleaning and a coat of polish.

Here's what the room looks like right now.  

The dresser is my son's old dresser - I just painted the hardware oil rubbed bronze.  The full size bed frame is an antique that I bought 25 years ago for $40.00.  It was in the master bedroom until we upsized to a queen bed. 

I'll give more details about the bedding and accessories, bathroom (you can see a bit of it to the right), and the rest of the room later this week.  All told, I spent $500.00 on the bedroom and most of it went to the new full size mattress set.  The rest went for 1 gallon of paint and 1 can of spray paint, one set of sheets, and a mattress pad.

I'm excited to show off the guest room.  Anyone want to come for the weekend? 


  1. Love, love, LOVE it! Can't wait to read about the bedding. We'll be moving our daughter into her old playroom this summer (when school's out and we have time to paint, etc.) Her current room will become the guest room. So I'm loving your inspiration!

  2. It looks wonderful, and you can't beat that price!

    I'm working on my own project right now and like you I'm trying to be resourceful to keep the costs down. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. What time do you want me to arrive? :-)

    Seriously, it is beautiful! I LOVE IT.


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