Before I show you more pictures of the guest room makeover, I have to share some exciting news. A few weeks ago, we took our house off the market and decided to stay in our current home for a few more years. We were still left with the fact that our business needed space beyond our basement (and every part of the house it takes over), so we started looking for a commercial space. Well, I just paid a deposit on a 2,500 square foot, white-walled, wood-floored, big-windowed commercial space about a mile from my home. Is God so good or what? Talk about an answer to prayer. They’re working on a few things to get the space ready for me and then we’ll be moving in! I’ll share pictures and more soon. I’m about to burst to get in there… Eeek!
So, now to the guest room… It is decorated very loosely for Christmas, hence the boxwood garland at the end of the bed.
I also added a bench painted in a custom mixed blue MMSMP. It’s a nice place for a suitcase and some folded towels. (The basket won’t usually be there, so guests can actually use it!)
I moved the beautiful wood 1800’s dresser (found on Craig’s List for $100) back in front of the closet. It’s a small closet and I only have a couple of things in there (I’ve been serious about purging), so I decided to hide it. The furniture feels better in this arrangement. The tall mirror hides the closet completely.
Since the room is small, I’m using an antique stool as a side table. Again, I’ll remove the accessories, so guests can use it for a phone, glasses, glass of water, etc.
I painted a small step stool in a custom blue MMSMP as well, in order to coordinate with the other blues in the room. I wish I had written the recipe down, because I love the color! The new bed is really high, so the step stool is functional in addition to being decorative.
…and it can be used as an ottoman for the grain sack chair as well.
On the other side of the room is another French chair with its vintage gold upholstery, which actually works with the other golds in the room.
I may not be able to resist the urge to reupholster it, though. You know how I am!
I bought this oil painting from an action and I loved the colors, so I kept it…
I still need to work on the dormer space…
I’m planning on making some pleated balloon drapes out of the raspberry buffalo check and a skirt for the chair. I’m also on the hunt for a cool hanging light or desk lamp.
There are a few more things to do in the room, but I’m really pleased with how it’s coming along!