Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another Guest Room Transformation

Guest bedrooms are often filled with leftover bits and pieces, cast offs from other more frequently used rooms, and low-budget finds. That's certainly the case with the guest rooms at my house, but there's no reason for them to look like the red-headed stepchildren of the house.

This guest room was a blank slate: builder white without a stick of furniture (unless an ironing board counts.)


I had a handful of good cast-offs to use in this room. The drapes from my old living room and dining room, which I'd had custom made for those spaces, had no logical  home at this house. And we had nothing more than a mattress and box spring on a frame to go in this room. I figured we could create a "headboard" with two of the drapery panels and use the other four for the windows.


We painted the walls a soothing neutral (Sherwin Williams "Ramie") and painted the wall over the bed a darker accent color (Sherwin Williams "Prairie Grass"). Two of my leftover drapery panels break the transition and create some height over the bed. The two prints are some of the oldest pieces I have. I bought one in high school from Pier One, and the other was a gift that I had framed to match for my first apartment. (They are by Walter Valentini, who did a whole series of wonderful graphic pieces like these.) The black side tables were $70 pieces from Target, and the great urn lamps were on clearance at Wal-Mart for $15 a piece, shades included! The black-and-white hotel style bedding was a TJ Maxx steal...$30 for a set that included the duvet cover and shams. The medallion pillow is a Homegoods find for $10.


Not visible in these pictures is a large espresso-stained armoire that sits opposite the bed. This piece hid the television in my old living room, but now anchors this room quite nicely.

As usual, I am linking to the Metamorphosis Monday party at Between Naps on the Porch. I'm also joining Frugalicious Fridays at Finding Fabulous! Click over to those sites for more great ideas!



14 comments:

  1. Oooh, this one is really pretty. Love it.

    (side note - your captcha feature on this template seems somewhat temperamental. Can't seem to easily submit comments - doesn't pop up right away - maybe after several clicks.)

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  2. Claire, I've noticed that here and on other blogspot templates too. I'm not sure what the "fix" is? Any blogspot pros out there have any advice??

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  3. It's lovely! The drapery panels next to the bed give it a custom look. Very nice.
    Have a great week!

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  4. wow this looks like a hotel room, you better be careful your guests' aren't going to want to ever leave ;0)
    Terry

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  5. What a beautiful and put together room! I love the drapes as a headboard idea, and the different color really makes it pop. (I love Prairie Grass - we had that color in our old house). Well done!

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  6. Thank you all! You know, we did this room about seven months ago and I don't think anyone has ever slept in it!

    Jenny, I love that color too, we used it in another room as well...it's one of those colors that changes depending on what else you have around it.

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  7. Looks great! I can't believe those lamps came from Walmart shade and all! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  8. Wow! You are really good at scoring finds at a fabulous price. Love the whole black and brown combination.

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  9. That turned out very pretty! Love the idea of painting the wall over the bed a different color; the drapes frame it nicely.

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  10. This is GORGEOUS! Love it.....really elegant, clean crisp and cozy beyond words. The exact theme I am going for for my eldest sons room who basically doesnt' live with us but will come back from time to time (can't blame him he got his own apt. in NYC.....whats not to love) but I still want to put together a beautiful room which will also serve as a backup guest room. I am bookmarking this..your color choices were spot on..love it all! Great job. Thanks for stopping by..looks like we have a love of Napa in common:)

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