I am so excited to finally be able to show you my newly remodeled guest room. It turned out so beautiful and I couldn't be more pleased. If you missed my earlier posts and would like to see the "Before" and inspiration pictures check out this post HERE. I also did a construction post HERE where my husband did a video explaining how he made a pocket door.
This is the view of the guest room from the Master bedroom.
And this is the view of the room if you were standing in the doorway looking to the left.
The room used to have a queen bed side ways against the wall. It was very awkward to get in and out of the bed if two people used the bed. It was also quite the challenge to make the bed. To solve that problem we went down from a queen size mattress to a full. We then were able to fit custom made nightstands on either side of the bed.
I purchased this simple, upholstered headboard from Wayfair for $100.00. My husband built the platform the mattress sits on. Originally I had intended to buy a white headboard, but when I saw this one it was love at first sight and I changed my mind. I really liked the tweed fabric and how it stood out from the wall color. I was afraid a white headboard would blend in with the wall too much and not make much of a statement.
Everything in the room is brand new except the light fixture, the "Paris" metal sign, and one small Paris picture. Originally I intended to reuse a lot of the fabrics from the original room, but my husband did not like the toile and wanted me to get rid of it.
The light fixture seemed to coordinate well with the metals and colors already in the room, so we did not change it out.
The beautiful Paris picture on the left wall was purchased at Ross for $24.99. I couldn't believe my luck when I found it. It was as if it was made for the room. The colors in the painting could not have coordinated more than if I planned it that way!
I picked Millennial Pink as my accent color for the room. The pink pillow and blanket were purchased at Home Goods.
We shopped around for night stands but could not find any the size that we needed. We only had 18 inches to spare on either side of the bed and most nightstands are around 24 inches wide. So my husband came to the rescue and made these out of pre-painted shelving material and trim from a home improvement store. I LOVE the way they turned out, and frankly, they look better than any nightstand I found in the store and for a fraction of the price. I'm so happy I'm married to a carpenter!
The night stands are very modern and simple. They are made of two different colors of distressed wood: white and grey. I placed a lamp on each nightstand and different nick-knacks on each one. For the right night stand I added a floral bouquet of white and pink roses, a basket, and a photo album containing pictures of my daughter's wedding.
The light fixtures took the longest to find. The size had to be "just right" because of the narrow space and the angled ceilings. I searched for weeks and finally found these modern light fixtures with rectangular shades at Target.
The flower arrangement believe it or not, I found at Walmart for $4.99.
On the other night stand I placed a mirror tray and a pink jar.
On the lower shelves of this night stand sits a pretty wooden box and a white elephant.
To the right of the bed another Paris-themed picture hangs. The pinks and greys in the picture pull out the colors in the bed.
This is the view if you were sitting in the bed. The windows are to your left, the closet is straight ahead, and the pocket door is to your right.
I already had the drapery hardware in storage; I bought them years ago for another project, but never used them. They ended up being perfect for this room as the black iron matched the black iron in the "Paris" sign and in the light fixture.
The drapes are all new. I couldn't find eight drapery panels exactly the same at the discount home stores I shop at; so I purchased four of two different kinds of drapes: one set for the window and one set for the closet.
These are the window drapes. They are a crinkled ivory with a scroll pattern.
These are the closet drapes. They are also an ivory, but have a off-white/slightly beige print on them.
This picture was in the original room and matched the new room perfectly so I kept it.
I picked up the laundry basket at Home Goods for $24.99. Jackson has jumped on top of it twice now and collapsed the lid inside the basket, falling inside. He gets so scared when he falls in. He's so funny!
I didn't want to cover up our new beautiful floor with a large rug, so I added this small one right at the foot of the bed.
We could have fit a small dresser on the pocket wall door, but wanted to leave as much floor space in the room as possible for a crib.
Finally, here is a financial break down of the newly re-decorated guest room:
Paint: $15.00 (most of the paint was free with rebate)
Flooring: $425.00 (laminate floor and space rug)
Drywall & Trim: $30.00
Furniture: $500.00 (mattress, headboard, nightstands, laundry basket, stool)
Wow! That's a lot of money. If you would have told me when I started I'd end up spending that much money on a remodel I would have said you were crazy. It ended up costing this much because of flooring and getting a new bed. When we decided to turn the mattress and go from a queen to a full I not only had to buy a new mattress and headboard, but I had to buy all new bedding: two sets of sheets, a mattress cover, duvet cover, blanket, bed skirt, throw, pillow, and a coverlet for the summer months. It really added up!
Everything in the room was purchased at discount stores like HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Ross, Menards, and Target.
Finally, here is a video of me walking you through the entire room explaining everything in fuller detail.
Even though the room ended up costing me a lot more that I originally planned, I am absolutely thrilled with it! I can't believe the transformation from the dark, gloomy room it was before to the light, happy place is it now. I love waking up in the morning and seeing this gorgeous room across the hall. It seems so much more spacious to me now just from adding a pocket door and painting it a lighter color. It's also Jackson's favorite room now. He is always napping on the Millennial Pink blanket or snuggling against the fluffy pink pillow! He has great taste, what can I say?
Have a Great Day! Amy
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