Guest Room Makeover

We have 3 guest bedrooms in our house right now.
Only one has been finished.
My definition of "finished" is painted, decorated, and completely ready for guests at any random time that they might show up.

I love decorating with gray.
I love, love, love Hollywood Regency style and Art Deco and Candice Olson style.
Random I know.

We have a nice guest room on the main floor of our home.
It's a nice size and has a large closet (twice as big as our master bedroom closet!).

The room's theme is gray, green, white, & gold.
Here's what it looked like when we bought the house:
That's from the house listing's all I had that
showed the before of the room.
Anyways...the wall color was 100x brighter in person.
I felt like I should hand out guests sunglasses before they entered the room.

So my sister Ariel came up for a visit in January this year and she helped me redecorate the room.
 I think we ended up spending about $500 total on the room.
That includes *everything* - comforter, bed, bed rails, paint, primer,
new light fixture, mirrors, chair, curtains, curtain rods, etc.
Ariel is an awesome decorator.
She instantly caught my vision for the room and helped me throw this together.
We finished the whole room in about 2-3 days.

I'm so happy with how the room came out!
We used a beautiful shade of gray from Lowe's Valspar line.
It only took 2 coats, which was nice.
We got the bedspread at Ross for I think $20.
The mirror's were from Goodwill for $10 each (they are HEAVY).
The bed was from a flea market for $20. I spray painted it white.
I got the vintage curtains on Ebay for I think about $15 each.
I bought an inexpensive white top sheet one size bigger than the bed size and
 I used that as a dust ruffle for the bed skirt.
We used scrap fabric from hemming the curtains to make throw pillows for the bed and chair.

Green chair was $20 at Goodwill. Eventually I'd like
 something a little different, but for now it works just fine.
The chair's legs were missing most of the stain so I painted them white.
The vintage folding luggage rack was from a thrift store for $7.
I spray painted it white.
The cute little marble top table was $5 from a flea.
The fluffy white throw was on sale at Target for $17.
And for the Kleenex box I paid...people I'm kidding! I'm not going to be that detailed.
I just wanted to see if ya'll were paying attention still.

Cute little gold bird is from Goodwill for 50cents.
I spray painted it gold.
I also painted some gold on the plain white knobs that were already on the closet doors.
These bed side tables were built for me by my dear husband!
He is soooo talented! He used scrap pieces of wood from his shop.
I drew up a rough sketch of what I wanted and he built me a matching set in ONE DAY.
Seriously. One day!
I painted them white and added a vintage gold carved wood medallion to each front.
I got a bag full of them at an antique store a while back (I think $3 for the bag)
and was glad to have a way to use them.
It's hard to see all the detail on the night stand, but Caleb
put criss cross designs on the back and on the sides.
I had glass cut for the tops and I bought those little clear stick on thingies
to keep the glass from sliding around.

Isn't it pretty? Just needed some gold paint (I paint way too many things gold).
After I painted the medallion I glued it on with that E6000 glue held on with a clamp from
Caleb's work shop. It's on their TIGHT too. No nails needed. I use that glue for everything.
It's great for jewelry and crafting and apparently gold medallions.

I found this round shade at Goodwill for $4 and had Caleb wire it for me and
put it up in place of the ceiling fan. Since I took out the ceiling fan I bought a small fan and you can see the makeover on fan on this page here.

I would prefer a chandelier in there, but for now I'm very pleased with how this turned out.
And finally some of the art in the room.
My sister printed off a fleur de lis pattern she found online and painstakingly made it into a stencil (just using computer paper). Then she traced and painted a pattern onto two matching framed pictures I got at Goodwill. They had hideous matching park scenes from the 50's.I just painted right over those with the gray color we used on the walls and then Ariel painted the gold fleur di lis on each. Sorry the pics are so bad.

The only thing left for the room is to find a nice rug.
Anyways...I couldn't be happier with how it all came out :)


  1. It's a fantastic transformation and a tribute to creative decorating on a budget. You definitely have made a comfortable and beautiful place for company!

  2. A beautiful room!!! I loved reading about all of your bargains. :)

  3. This is gorgeous! I think I want to be a guest at your house. :)

  4. Thanks ya'll! I'm so pleased with how it came out. It's so much fun to shop around for bargains and try to make things look expensive, but for very little money :)

  5. WOW!! That is gorgeous! AND THOSE MIRRORS!!! GORG!!!!! I love that they are from Goodwill!!!

  6. Beautiful! I LOVE those mirrors... they make a great statement in the room. Glad you linked up to Roomspiration!


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