Guest Room Reveal

When we bought our house, this particular bedroom only needed cosmetic changes. I knew the border had to go, and that was a nightmare. It took my sister and I way too many hours to get that stuff off. Here’s a before picture.

Before Pic

I was originally going to use this space as my office, but I quickly realized I needed a larger room. I had a bed frame that needed to come out of storage, and I thought this would be the perfect space for guests.


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I love gray, so that’s really where I started after deciding to use the bed frame. I wanted this space to have a bit of a nautical feel to it. I love gallery walls. I thought I would use some of my beach photography to create my very own. I also purchased some of the photography and asked a couple of family members for their pictures.


Below are some close-ups of accessories. The nightstand is actually one of my favorite pieces. I wanted something narrow for that space, because there’s only three feet of space on that side of the bed. We found a heavily discounted printer cabinet at Pottery Barn that was perfect. It needed a top though, so I selected a remnant piece of granite. For $100, we created the perfect nightstand. Isn’t it pretty? This nightstand is great for storage too.


I have to be careful what I put on tables of any kind, because the cats love to knock things off of any surface. Flowers do the trick in this space, and I won’t get upset if they break a cheap vase. The flower arrangement depends on what I can find on sale at Publix or Kroger. It also depends on the season, because we transform this space into Snoopy’s Winter Retreat during the holidays.

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This room was probably one of our easier projects, because we didn’t do any demolition. Painting was the worst of it for sure. I really love the way it turned out. I hope it inspires you to create a welcoming space for family and friends the next time they visit.

Bedding from Pottery Barn | Lanterns & Large Clam from Pottery Barn |Vittsjo Shelf Unit from IKEA |Printer’s Cabinet Artisanal Black Stain from Pottery Barn |Bella White Granite |White Gallery Frames from Pottery Barn |Photography from Etsy |Table Lamps from Lowe’s | Sheets, Blankets, & Accessories from Home Goods


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