Last week, I shared with you several DIY projects that went into making over our guest room. Today, I wanted to share with you the room in its entirety. I wanted the room to feel feminine, cottagey, and traditional with some touches of glam. Granted, this room will also double as my husband’s home office but I didn’t want to have to go a masculine route–so I didn’t :). He doesn’t seem to mind so far, but he has completely rearranged the bookshelves to better suite his needs. Compromise is what we’ve always been ALL about, so I don’t mind a bit.
The frames all came from a discount store called the Christmas Tree Shop and the prints were found on The Graphics Fairy and printed on my laser printer. It was a great way to fill a wall on-the-cheap. You can read all about my Gallery Wall Picture Hanging Tips to glean some helpful advice on how to hang your frames quickly and easily.
The built-in bookcases are my favorite aspect of the room. I’m so glad that I chose to leave the backs off of the shelves to allow our exposed brick to peek through. I had a great time decorating the shelves and teaching you some of my bookcase styling tips here if you want to check them out and see more pics of the bookcases.
If you missed it, you have to see my post on How to Build a Window Cornice. You will not believe how easy it is! I typically prefer curtains to cornices, but in this room I knew cornices would work better. I wanted to add some pops of graphic pattern to keep the room feeling fresh and current and from feeling overly traditional. I scored the end-of-a-bolt of fabric so had some extra to make the cute pillow cover.
Holla to myself on my cute pencils :). These were given to me as a gift, but you can get your own at Oriental Trading Company if you’d like. Here’s a great styling tip for tables: Use a tray (in this case I used a gold charger) to corral items and create a vignette. Use non-traditional containers to store items. Here I used a candle votive as a vase and a creamer as a pencil holder.
Holla to my friends who write books :).
I updated the boob light with an inexpensive fixture from Lowe’s that has a funky sculptural look of a flower. It fit with my botanical theme while adding some interest without breaking the bank. The desk at the foot of the bed used to be a coffee table. I sawed off the legs and replaced them with new table legs. I added some gold detail to the legs using Rub ‘n Buff in European Gold. The table sits tall but it’s perfect for my husband who likes to work mostly standing up.
I reused my DIY Barn Door Headboard, bed, and bedding from our master bedroom in here since we recently updated to a king-sized bed. A little nightstand that I bought from Target when we were first married got a makeover in Krylon Coral Isle spray paint. As an aside, I had major trouble with this spray paint. It dripped, the coverage was poor, and it took two cans (after proper prep of cleaning, sanding, and priming the nightstand) to get full coverage on this teeny-tiny table. I love the color choices that Krylon offers, but this paint only strengthened my love for Rustoleum spray paints. Maybe I had some faulty cans or maybe this color offers a thinner coverage. I’m not sure, but I wanted to let you all know.
The Euro shams are Pottery Barn (found on ebay) and the bird pillows were all scored on Joss & Main.
This room leads out to its own private balcony. I stepped out onto the balcony with my camera to attempt to capture the full room. This room also has a lot of doors–one for the closet, one for the hallway, and one for the bathroom. I think I might move in here myself :). We are all ready for guests!
In case you have any questions about where everything came from in this room, I’ve included a source list below. Thanks for stopping by!
Guest Room Source List:
Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles
Coral throw: Nordstrom
White duvet: Anthropologie
Bed skirt: Target
Toss pillows: Joss & Main
Euro shams: Pottery Barn
Wall art: The Graphics Fairy
Prints on bookshelves: Christmas Tree Shop
Fabric for cornices and toss pillow: Premier Prints Gotcha Coral/White
Rug: Ikea (and then painted)
Light fixture: Lowes
Bed: Restoration Hardware
Headboard: DIY Barn Door Headboard
Linking to Thrifty Decor Chick.
Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek says
No, you’re right. Rustoleum is 100x better. 🙂 Especially the 2x coverage.
Joan B. says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole room but especially the coral! And the desk a the end of the bed! Beautiful!
Thank you so much Joan!
Love this room! I’m currently redoing our guest room and you gave me some good ideas! I would have never dreamed that desk started out as a coffee table…what a fabulous idea!
Michele @ Neat Little Nest says
Love the transformation! Beautiful. -Michele @ Neat Little Nest
Krista @ the happy housie says
I love it Beth- what a fabulous gorgeous room- so many unique details and such awesome use of colour!! Pinning!
Thanks so much Krista!
kim- Today's Creative Blog says
That is stunning! Such a beautiful job! Love everything about it!
This room looks great! I am coming over right now! =] I really love the bed frame and the brick wall where the built ins are? LOVE!
Sigh, this makes me miss living on the East Coast and having easy access to the Christmas Tree Shop. But the room looks gorgeous!
is it booked for 2014, how do I make my reservation? it is gorgeous!
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
Looks amazing – your guest may never leave!! I have the same light in one of my girls rooms – love the fun it adds.
So pretty! I love all your butterflies and the softness of the room. So cozy and welcoming for quests.
Ann Krucek says
Cute room!! You did a fabulous job, filled with such great projects! Love that barn door!
Beth, it is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love how you worked in the home office! I’ve been wanting to try and do that in my guest room as well!
Tiffany Leblanc says
Question! I previously posted about the rug. I thought ikea stopped stocking those rugs? Am I wrong?
No, you’re not wrong. I actually address this in my rug tutorial post and offer some other inexpensive rug solutions in that post in case you’re interested: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/diy/how-to-paint-a-rug.html
Diana W. says
Beautiful. As a confirmed bookworm, the bookshelves are my very favorite part, but all of it is gorgeous!
Lucky lucky guests!!! All just gorgeous! I really love all the DIY touches and leaving the bookshelf backs open to see your exposed brick! Excellent!
Shelley Smith says
It’s so pretty Beth! I love all the color and floral prints!
I have had that same trouble with Krylon spray paints…had to wear a glove just to spray a picture frame!
Yay! I can hardly wait to stay in my new room! Thanks! I’ll be visiting often.—Mom
It’s a lovely room! Thanks for sharing. On a side note, I think you meant “inexpensive” vs. “expensive” in talking about the fixture from Lowe’s.
Oops :)! Yes, thanks!
I recently commented on how much I loved the bookcases and pops of red but woweeee on the rest of the room too! Such a gorgeous guest bedroom and so well put together with loads of interesting and beautiful eye candy. You are very talented! I love the door and window headboard – such a stunning focal point in the room. You inspire me girl!!!
Thanks so much Marie! I appreciate your sweet comments :).
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
Oh my glorious goodness! That room turned out gorgeous! I loved the guest room beforehand, but now I look forward (even more now) to coming up and staying in that room! Great job sissy-poo!
Thanks sis :). I’d love to have you guys come up for a visit.