Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The guest bedroom is now open for business!

I have a guest bedroom now!  I got to make over my son’s bedroom since he moved into his own apartment. He is a sophomore now and lives close so I still get to see him.  The room was a bit of a disaster, I deep cleaned and shampooed the carpet and touched up the paint and spackled, and well you get the idea!


I’ve always loved the morning sun this room gets…


This little desk was mine as a child…built by my grandfather in 1965.  I think all five of us girls got one like this and the boys got a more business like desk.  The original stool is long gone but I found this little vanity stool at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $1.  I recovered it with some chevron fabric and it was ready to use. I am still looking for the perfect lamp here.


I moved a little bookcase into the corner of the room and added some bright colors in a beachy/ocean theme.


The ombre basket that I painted goes well here!


So does the dictionary page saying in a thrifted frame…


The walls in this room are grey, I didn’t care for it at first, but it goes great with the blue, yellow, cream and red that I used. I bought very little for this room makeover, much of it I had accumulated over time.


I did make the headboard for the bed.  And the quilt on the bottom of the bed.


And these two quilts which I tucked into a thrift store painted basket.


I love this coat rack; I made it from hardware store faucets and actually cost very little.


The little red glass lamp came out of my closet and the embroidery hoops were collected and I used scraps to put in them.  I made the dust ruffle from a thrifted fitted mattress pad and some muslin that was 70% off at JoAnns.


Mom got me the beach sign for my birthday and you can see how I made the wreath here.


You can see the little pine chest here…it is called a “shoe chest” in my family.  Again, my grandfather made it in 1965 and I think all of us had one at one time.  The square pouf I got at Target for $11 (Wal-Mart had them for $20 even)!  It was on clearance and recovering it is on my to do list.


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The Thriftiness Miss said...

I LOVE that beach wreath! So cute.. Pinned it :)

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

There is so much I love about this room... the headboard, the colourful quilts, the hoops on the wall, the coat rack... Fantastic!

Abby said...

That looks like a lovely cozy spot for a guest. The hoops on the wall are super cute! You really did a nice job.

Mikelina said...

It's so cozy an colourful. It really shows how much love and care you put into this room. Your guests are so lucky!

Karen said...

What a bright, cheerful and cozy room! Your guest will love all the special touches. You are so creative! I really love the quilts.

Shelly said...

What a cool room!!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

Shelly @MinettesMaze

Unknown said...

I would love to stay a night in your guest room! So creative! We are moving in a few months. I bookmark your guest room.
Love from Amsterdam!

Jill said...

Just beautiful Ellen! Now all you need are some beautiful house guests to put in it!! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Crafts a la Mode said...

Thanks for showing the makeover! I love it. Great work. Now I need to do some of my rooms.... Linda

Linda said...

Beautiful. And so up-to-date. I need to redo some of my rooms also. Your friend, Linda