So I've shown you bits and pieces of the guest room makeover in this, this, this and this post, and now it's time to see how it all came together. Overall, I was going for a boutique hotel-ish feel, and I tried to incorporate details that will make our guests feel comfortable. Here is what the room looked like before...
It was basically a catchall-leftover furniture, baby items we weren't using yet or we were done using already, the ironing board, etc. Needless to say, it was in need of some freshening up. I started by painting the walls a light gray called Crushed Granite by Valspar. I also painted the dresser white and added new bronze hardware.
The gray walls and the white dresser provided the fresh, clean, neutral backdrop that I was going for. I used all white bedding that used to be in our bedroom, and added a green pillow and orange throw blanket for pops of color.
I dressed each side table with a stack of magazines, a lamp, a DIY coaster and a plate for guests to catch their jewelry.
Opposite the bed is the dresser.
I hung a white mirror off center and placed a tray underneath as a place for guests to do their make up, hair, etc. I also sat a bowl there for extra storage. The green plant and orange ceramic owl add color and texture.
Next to the mirror I hung a chalkboard so we can leave fun messages for our guests. I bought an inexpensive frame from Ikea and painted the cardboard inside of it with chalkboard paint. Beneath that on the dresser sits a water carafe and two glasses.
In the corner of the room sits a chair with a fun polka dot pillow. It actually matches the desk in our living room but we liked the look of a mismatched chair there so this orange one has just been hanging out in our basement.
I placed an old chest that I bought months ago at a thrift shop in between the two windows. It holds a wire basket with bath towels for our guests.
I wanted a big pop of color on the ground so I browsed Ikea's rug department and found one with bright stripes. It was also the perfect shape and size for
This is a bad picture, but how cute is Libby looking out the window?
This orange tree guy is hanging out in the corner. I'm not really sure what it is, I think once upon a time we clipped photos to it, and it's been in our basement ever since. I like the funky shape and color so I brought it up.
So that's it folks! How about a quick before and after before we call it a day?
It's definitely a lot brighter and happier than it was before, don't ya think? The best part is that there were only a few things that I had to actually purchase for this makeover. Most of the items came from the basement, the kitchen, the playroom, the closet...anywhere and everywhere, really!