Monday, June 16, 2014

our home: guest bedroom

As I mentioned a few weeks ago {here} and {here}, we have been working on a few projects around the house to get ready for my family to visit.  After two fun and amazing weeks of having them here, our house is pretty quiet again and I now have some time to actually write about the projects.  I thought I would share a few pictures from our updated guest room today.

Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take pictures of the guest room from before.  You can just trust me, it was pretty sad looking.  Before the update, we had a collection of mismatched furniture from when my husband and I originally moved in together.  Now the room looks a lot better and a lot more coordinated!

Curtains - Home Goods / Nightstand Table - Ross / Bed - Cost Plus World Market

To save some room, I opted to use the painted thrift store desk from {here} next to one side of the bed instead of a nightstand.  

Desk - Salvation Army / Mirror - Garage Sale / Chair - Ikea

On the other side of the bed, I used a side table that we purchased several years ago at Ross Dress for Less.  We found it with the patio furniture and decor so I am pretty sure it is supposed to hold plants outside.  However, the distressed wood top and metal base work well inside and it ended up being a great match for the desk because it was pretty much the same height.

Candle Sconce / Lamp / Frame / Candles - Home Goods

Lamp, Frames, Candles, Tray - Home Goods / Reed Diffuser - Gift

Normally, I would not decorate with gold (I tend to lean more towards silvers and grays).  However, as you can see, this room has wall to wall sliding mirror doors on one end that are framed with gold trim.  Originally, I wanted to get rid of the gold trim but this would involve either painting (which would take me forever) or having someone replace it (so expensive).  We even looked into replacing the doors with more updated ones but the cost was crazy pricey given it was just a guest bedroom.  So in the end, I opted to stop fighting the trim and just working around it!

As you can see, next to the closet is the Ikea Tarva dresser that I stained and posted about {here}.

Dresser - Ikea / Knobs - Cost Plus World Market

Candles / Sconce / Frames / Birdhouse / Shells - Home Goods

On the side wall, I made a picture gallery with pictures of places that my husband and I have travelled to together.  I was super excited when I found the frames in the clearance section of Home Goods for $4 each.  Such a great price and Jonathan Adler too!

I love how the frames turned out.  They're also great because I can switch out the pictures with new places from future trips!

This room has been on my "to do" list forever.  In true procrastinator form, I ended up putting it all together in just a couple weeks.  My husband and I literally bought the bed and hung up everything on the walls two days before my family arrived.  I may add some finishing touches here and there (maybe something over the bed and a throw pillow here and there) but otherwise, I think this room is finally done!   

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