What do you do when you find out family (in-laws!) will be staying with you, and you don’t have a guest room? The answer is GET GOING!!! In only a couple of weeks, Mr. Wonderful and I managed to put together a guest room.
We were using our spare room as a storage room/dog room/man-cave. It contained a leather loveseat, coffee table, floor lamp, plant shelf, humidors, motorcycle magazines, mini-fridge, and two dog crates.
Mr. Wonderful wasted no time cleaning out the room, so I didn’t get any good before shots. But, this is the space we were working with. Crazy window, huh?
I, of course, had a vision in my head how I wanted the room to look. I decided early on that I wanted to use what we had. That’s easy to do when you are a
hoarder collector like I am. We did have to purchase a mattress set and area rug. Here is the result.
The quilt and pillows were part of my staging inventory. I knew I would use them in my house one day, and they went so well with the paint color in the room. The headboard came from a used furniture store (years ago) and cost less than $20. I was driving by and saw it. No, I had no use for it. Maybe, I’m psychic.
I had the little bedside table. It was a paint project I did decades ago. I have a collection of lamps, too. Eventually, I will get a larger nightstand and lamp, but these worked for now.
I knew we needed some kind of dresser or chest of drawers. This one was in our basement (it was used by my husband when he was a child) and I thought it fit in perfectly. I really did try not to girly up the room too much.
I participated in a beach tablescape challenge recently, which you can see here. I really didn’t think I would have another use for seashells and starfish, considering I live in Colorado. But, I ran across a watercolor beach scene (also part of my staging inventory) which I bought from Goodwill for $3. The frame was a light oak, so I mixed up some darker brown paint and rubbed it on with a cloth until I got the color I wanted.
The area rug came from Target.
I did purchase a luggage stand from Bed Bath & Beyond. Of course I used a 20% off coupon! I bought this basket for $3 at Tuesday Morning. I filled it with washcloths and toiletries. The starfish and the netting that it’s sitting on added to my beach theme.
I hope you enjoyed the birth of a guest room--our guests claimed to be very comfortable in it!
I'll be joining the following parties!
Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrift Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an E
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Creative Blogger's Party at Homemaker on a Dime
Tutes and Tips not to be Missed at Home Stories A to Z
DIY Project Parade at DIY Showoff
Show 'n Share at Southern Lovely
Rustic Restorations Party at Homespun Happenings
Pinspired Rewired at Southern Lovely
Grace At Home at Imparting Grace
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
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