Our Guest Bedroom Makeover

guest bedroom makeover DIY

I'm so excited to show off our guest bedroom makeover today. I've featured a few pictures of this room before when we put in the pine flooring (post here) but I haven't shown the completed look. This room was arguably the worst in the house when we bought it. The carpet was covered in gum (we think a young teenager was in this room before) and also smelled and had some staining because of the pig that had also lived here (no joke). Ripping up the carpet and putting in pine flooring was a no brainer. Another odd thing about this room was it was painted in two different, yet similar shades of green. As if they'd run out of paint and did a bad job at trying to match the color. It gave the room a very disorganized and unappealing look. The final real eye sore in this room were the cheap rolling blinds on the windows that were in disrepair. Here are a few of the before photos so you can really get a sense of the total transformation. 

Before

Before

Notice the stains on the carpet.

Notice the stains on the carpet.

A work in progress.

A work in progress.

After the flooring, trim, and paint were complete.

After the flooring, trim, and paint were complete.

Although we didn't mind the green color on the walls, since it was actually two different shades of green we knew we wanted to repaint it. We opted to use a blue-gray color that we'd also used in the downstairs bath. We also re-painted all the trim and doors in a brighter white to really make the room pop. The pinewood flooring really speaks for itself. 

Makeover complete.

Makeover complete.

Check out the finished look! We opted for easy folding blinds we got off Amazon (here). The desk and chair I actually got from my mom who found it at a yard sale. I (of course) refinished it with chalk paint. You may recognize the lamps from an earlier post as well. The geometric gray rug we also got from Amazon (similar here). It's really the only "modern" decor in the whole house when I think about it. We also placed a storage bench at the end of the bed and storage chest in the corner. The bed is our old queen-size which I'm sure guests appreciate.

guest bedroom makeover
guest bedroom makeover

The nightstand and desk were both chalk paint projects (post coming soon on the nightstand). The night stand had previously been spray painted black to match our old apartment decor. I used Paris Grey and Arles to match the colors in the guest room. The desk which had also been spray painted black was also painted Paris Grey. I left the top unfinished so it would tie in with the chair. I love the finished look!

guest bedroom makeover
guest bedroom makeover

In the corner of the room I also placed a few other chalk paint projects to give guests a place to sit or place their luggage. The captain's chair is from this post and the end table uses a combination of Old White and Duck Egg. Having this little seating area really brings some character to the room and makes it more inviting for guests. 

guest bedroom makeover

It's hard to see in this picture, but the artwork on the wall is actually an old postcard sent from Salem back in the 1900's. Last year I found three such postcards at an antique fair and just had to have them. I love honoring the past in this way and seeing what the town used to look like in postcards. It also feels quite poetic to bring the postcard back to where it originally came from. The frame I got from our local consignment shop for just a few dollars too. You may also notice we used the accent pillows from our old master bedroom set since we've upgraded to a king bed in there.

There you have it- our guest bedroom makeover! What do you think? It's really night and day isn't it?