My guest room was actually one of the first rooms done in our house. I'm not sure what the motivation was - maybe we had most of the pieces so it was easy to throw it together? Some people consider guest rooms as the rooms where unwanted furniture / decor goes to die, but ours came together naturally with all new stuff.
To show you what we were working with, here's what it looked like before we moved in:
The room is painted in Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage (I got my colour inspiration from the lovely Mrs. Limestone) The lamps and duvet cover are from Homesense (great score there!). You can read about the rad covers are DIY's, which you can read about in my previous posts here and here.
This photo shows the shelf / armoire that I still need to style (woops) and some basic "for now" tables which are essentially places for guests to put their luggage or toiletries.
The nightstands were I think the first furniture refinishing DIY I took on at our new house. Here they were before:
A little sanding, a bunch of paint, and some glass knobs from Target, and voila. I couldn't pass these beauties up, they were the perfect height and size for nightstands in the room.
The "art" in the room is a super simple DIY - blow up a couple of your favourite pictures, cut a mat to size (ok so that wasn't so simple without a mat-cutting kit), paint Ikea frames black (I forget what frame this was...but it was only $5 and only available in natural wood), and there you have it - some large scale frames. You could easily do this with pre-matted frames, but I liked the size of these so I had to do it custom.
Anyone want to come for a visit?
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