Some of my favorite blog posts are the ones with before and after pictures. So today I’m sharing some before and afters of my guest room.  I started with pretty much nothing.  We had a mattress with frame and yucky carpet.

I painted the walls and ceiling blue.  Not having a headboard, I tried mosquito netting.  Opened up, it can even kind of give you a four poster bed type of feel.  Ultimately, the netting came down.  I found that floor lamp at Home Depot for $5. Even though it wasn’t the same style, I hoped to be able to work it in.

We also stuck furniture from other rooms in here, including a gigantic tv! That always adds to the peaceful ambiance of any room. Hah.

I found this antique dresser for a great price and the mirror at a garage sale.  I had greater plans for the mirror but I never got around to them in that phase.  The old wicker chair was free from a friend!

I decided to add some silver to the room.  I spray painted frames, the wicker chair, an iron table base, and iron piece of scroll work to use in lieu of a headboard.

There’s definitely some more to be done, like baseboards, curtains, and replacing the ceiling fan from the 90s. The house is a constant work-in-progress so it seems like nothing is ever completely ‘finished’, but here is where we are today.

Magazines for guests to read.

Toiletries in a little painted plant pot.

I wanted it to feel relaxing and peaceful.

What about you? Any tips or suggestions? What have you seen, that you really liked, in guest rooms you’ve stayed in?

 Update: See how a few small changes totally refreshed this room here!


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5 Responses to B&A: Progress in the Guest Room

  1. ursula says:

    there’s been a few changes since i enjoyed the ambience the your guest room

  2. Leena says:

    and ohhhh what a fabulous guest room it is. very pristine and happy; somehow it welcomes you to live in it and mess it up but want to leave it clean and neat at the same time.

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  4. Judy says:

    I love you guest room. Very calm and serene. What a difference from the before photos. Thanks for sharing at Roomspiration.

  5. Judy says:

    You room is being featured from Roomspiration today over at DIYbyDesign as one of the top clicked rooms during the party. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

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