Sunday, April 22, 2012

Guest Bedroom Reveal

We didn't really need another guest bedroom but my stepson went to college & I really wanted to redo his room.  I knew if he came back he wouldn't want to sleep in the bunk beds we had much less sleep upstairs with us.  We have a perfectly good guest room in the basement that all of my step kids seem to prefer when they come over.
It started with winning a beautiful antique bed at the auction.  I knew I had to sell the bunk beds to get the bed in.  A couple of days on Craig's list & they were gone.
I only have 2 before pictures, like everything I do I just jump into it & then think about taking pictures.  The two I have are of the curtains I was trying to sell & the antique bed.  It is a typical boys room, sports themed & lots of boy things!

I had planned on doing this room around the antique bed & quilt I had gotten from Pottery Barn.  I have a good friend who is buying a new house & needs some furniture.  She fell in love with this bed & decided she wanted it for her guest room.  I had originally bought it to paint & sale but it was in really good shape & I just couldn't paint it.  I knew it would have a good home where it would be loved.  Besides, my daughter really wanted a bed I had in my stash.  It is a gorgeous french bed.  Only problem was we had just purchased her 2 twin beds the year before & I went all out & bought the Peace Patchwork quilts from Pottery Barn teen (a small fortune!).  But I thought if I could get her the bed she wanted I could have her gorgeous twin beds in this room.  
The next problem was she didn't like the full size mattress, it was as hard as a rock!  So I ended up purchasing a 3"memory foam & 1 1/2 fiber fill.  This bed is like heaven!  Now that Princess is happy, I can snatch her beds!  So just to keep you up with all the bed switch a roo, my friend got the antique bed, my daughter got the french bed from my stash, I got the twin beds from my daughter's room for the guest room.  Whew, that is a lot of switching!  Anyway, everyone is very happy with what they got.  So now I have 2 twin beds & knew just where I wanted to go with the room.  All white!  Yep, I had fallen in love with rooms all over blog land that are all white & knew this was the perfect opportunity for me to have one, too.  
I wanted to redo this room without buying anything "new".  I already had the white down quilts, they had been purchased for my daughter's room.  I had been collecting white sheets & pillow cases from Goodwill for months.  Anytime I saw some with eyelet, I snatched them up!    The white matelasse cover I had purchased at a garage sale last year for $2.  There is a quarter size stain on it but it is folded & will never been seen.  The other gorgeous Italian bedspread was purchased at a thrift store for $5!  Yep, deal of the decade!  I already had all of the pillows, just moved from other rooms.  

The screen was brought up from basement storage.  Rocking chair my husband had purchased when my oldest step daughter was a baby.  

The chest was my husbands when he was a kid.  I don't know what happened to the top drawer pulls but I am still looking for some.  The large mirror was also stored in the basement.  I originally planned on hanging it on the wall but the light switch was in the way.  I am really glad now because I think over the chest is the perfect spot.

I purchased the large basket from a garage sale & painted it Vintage white.  

The throw pillows were all purchased from thrift stores, anytime I see a down filled pillow I buy them.  Great to recover & sell at the shop (after a trip through the sanitary cycle in the dryer).  

The map was purchased a few weeks ago from an estate sale, it is a map of USSR, 1966.  My husband's family is originally from Russia.  The large frame was purchased off Craig's list last year, I bought about 10 for $5 each.  It was gold, I painted it Simply white.  

I needed something to go on the wall above the beds.  I wanted to hang a large branch but my husband wasn't thrilled with bringing one into the house.  I had just purchased these great windows the day before & thought these 2 might be perfect.  

The curtains were some sheets I had purchased a few months ago at the Salvation Army, just cut them to length & made a pocket for the rod.  The curtain rod was one of the only things I purchased.  I saw it at Tuesday Morning & had to have it.  

The baby shoes were mine when I was a baby (or my sister's, my mom couldn't remember whose were whose!)  

The antlers were purchased at Scott's last week.  Everything else on the chest I already had.  The twigs came from the backyard & got a little white spray paint.  

The table between the beds was purchased at the auction.  Originally I was going to sell it but it was a perfect fit between the beds.  I painted it to match the beds (painted the old fashion way with latex paint!).  

I already had the lamp base but purchased the burlap lamp shade from Target.
I bought the English toast holder from a garage sale, the old letters from Scott's.  The letters date back to 1901!  Really cool!  Some of them are love letters, I wish someone would right me letters like that!

Once I started pulling everything together I realized I would need some color & found this fabric in my stash.  It was perfect!  I took it to Home Depot & had them custom color match & mix at 50%.  The guy told me it was too light but I tried it anyway.  It looks much darker in photos but it is a great color. If you are interested I will be happy to share the color formula on the can.  

Close up of beds.

I still need to replace the blinds, they have yellowed over the years & look even worse now that everything else is white!  And there is one eyesore that I will have to get rid of but for now it has to stay.

Anyone want to buy a black fan?
And if you are keeping track, the only "new" items I bought: curtain rod $29.95 & Burlap lamp shade $15.49

This is now my favorite room in the house!  I have been opening the door just to take a peak!  

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  1. fabulous job! the beds re my favorite part!

  2. it looks great! I love the beds and the windows over the beds!

  3. It's beautiful!! What a fabulous makeover! The curtain rod is darling. :)

  4. Oh I adore the room. (of course I love the GA bulldog look you had going) Love how you used the shutters in the corner of the room and the windows on the wall! Sweet idea for the baby shoes! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Gorgeous room!! I have three beds in our girls' room, and I ended up using their own dresses as art above the beds, but I love, love your French beds and the bedding. Great redo on a dime!!

  6. What a cute room, invite me, I would love to stay there!

  7. WoW! What a great recycled room! I especially love the beds! Great job!

  8. Love your guest room! The beds are so pretty and I love the windows above them. It looks great! The wall color looks so calming too.

  9. Everything looks so great! Love those twin beds and the windows hanging above are perfect!

  10. Oh my, its so charming and so restful. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Just found your blog and I love it! I'm your newest follower!

  12. Beautiful room!!!
    And gorgeous beds!!!
    You did a wonderful job!!!

  13. I love the windows over the beds. I think I might have to steal that idea! Everything looks fabulous.

  14. Beautiful makeover. I love the beds and the windows hanging over each one of them! I am one of your new followers and hope you will visit me.

  15. It is beautiful!! I loved the antique bed, but the twin beds are lovely too!

  16. I love these furnishings which have a way of immediately bringing warmth into a room and can help to balance the decor. Useful for my current research on the topic.
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  17. Love it, great job. I would love the paint brand and formula is you don't mind. My daughter's room is currently blue and was when we moved in but we want a lighter shade. Please email me the formula. Thanks

  18. PS. I love the windows over the beds. The perfect touch. Way better than a branch in my opinion. I have been looking for one similar for over my buffet.

  19. Those beds are awesome. I love twin beds in a room. Don't have any, but love that look. What a welcoming guest room.

  20. I really wanted to do twin beds in our guest room, but I am stuck with a full size pineapple bed for now...maybe Hubs will let me paint it! BTW, I would totally take that ceiling fan down and paint it!

  21. Awesome stuff you've got around your blog. I just spent a while hopping around looking and reading.