Friday, August 21, 2009

Guest Room Redesign

Well I can’t believe it! It’s my very first blog post. I’m so excited to be sharing with you a guest room redesign using auction items, yard sale finds and giveaways (freebies). I couldn’t think of a better first post than inviting you into my home and to be the first to visit my guest room. Enjoy.

Below are before pictures of the room. I must apologize because I started prepping the room and realized that I hadn’t taken any pictures. So I somewhat put the room back just to give you an idea of what it looked like before.

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In redesigning the room I wanted to create a relaxing and airy feeling to the room. Sorta like a beachy feel. For those of you who know me, know that I love trash to treasures. Below are pictures of items that I had gotten at auctions, yard sales or were just freebies.

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I got this fireplace mantel at an auction for a $1.00…..can you believe that!

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This chair was a freebie. When I started tearing the chair apart to reupholster it, I discovered it had cane siding. See pic below.

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You know I didn’t cover that up.

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This foot stool was a yard sale find for $2.00.

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This night stand was an auction item but I’m not sure how to put a price on because it was sold with an allotment of stuff which I got for $2.00 So if I had to break it down I probably paid maybe .25 for it.

Now the big reveal!

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I made the headboard by using the fireplace mantel. The mantel was a cream color before and I wanted it white so I dry brushed it and made a fabric insert for the opening.

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I told you I didn’t cover those cane sides up. I spray painted the chair black and used a beige fabric to reupholster it. The pillow in the chair I made that says “Love is spoken here.” I’ll tell you how I made the pillow in another post. I love those cane sides!

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This was an easy fix…..just spray painted the legs and used a very soft striped blue fabric.

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I spray painted the nightstand black and added a bead board wallpaper in the middle and put a trim around that. I also added a door pull that I got at a yard sale. There was a whole box of door pulls and knobs and I believe I got the whole box of hardware for like a $1.00, at a yard sale.

I almost forgot to mention the walls….I painted the walls Mountain Air by Sherwin Williams and my Sweet Sweet Hubby Charlie, helped me hang the chair rail. He’s the one that makes my ideas become reality. I keep him busy!

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There’s a story behind the fan in the pic below. I spent $54 for that little stinker! I was at an auction and this lady had the same taste I did and she was bidding against me in everything, but I was determined that she wasn’t getting that fan from me. I know I know I paid too much for it but I had to have it! Isn’t it cute?

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Charlie keeps telling me that he wants to do a sleep-over in the guest room because he really likes how it turned out. So tell me what you think? Leave me a comment. More post to come.



I'm linking this post @ The Lettered Cottage for Guest Room Re-do's.


  1. I think you did a great job on that room. You accomplished the feel that you were trying to get. I wish I could stay in a room like that on vacation.

  2. I love it!!! but you already know that!!!


  3. Wow, what a wonderful did an amazing job!!!!

    Have a great day!
    ~Michelle :)

  4. Wow! I love the headboard and the colors...well they are stunning.

  5. I love the headboard. I've considered using one as a Headboard myself but was never quite sure how to make it work. I love the fabric insert. The room looks so inviting now!

  6. wow! what a nice room! The fan was a bit pricey, but I'm glad you beat out the other bidder. Hey, if you add up all the other bargains you got, with the fan, and divide it...the fan was also a bargain!
    love the chair, and that headboard is to die for! =)

  7. What can I say -- I love it! I only wish the room looked as nice when it was my bedroom. ;)

  8. Beautiful color on the walls, love your fan.

  9. You did an awesome job on that room make over. I can't believe the bargains you got...that fireplace mantle for $1.00!!! It looks great as a headboard. Love everything you did. I'm going to follow your blog and see what you come up with next!

  10. What an amazing makeover.
    I am having mantle envy!!!
    What a great find for a dollar.

    The room looks beautiful!
    I just became a follower.
    Welcome and happy blogging!!!

  11. What a beautiful first post. Congratulations.
    You look like an old pro already!
    This make-over is fabulous. I am starting a redo on our guest bedroom. The bed is made from an overmantle and I made a fabric insert.
    Mine is not nearly as puffy as yours. How did you get yours so puffy??? I am redoing the fabric so I would love to get the extra puff and I will link back to this post and give you the "puffy" credit at reveal time.

  12. Everything looks great. The chair redo is amazing.
    I hope you will come by for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  13. Welcome to Blogland! I know you'll meet many great folks here.

    Your room redo is fabulous! You have so many great projects going on in there. I love the headboard! The chair turned out lovely, and I the fan is fantastic!


  14. Your guest room is GORGEOUS! I love the mantle headboard. thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday and welcome to blog world!

  15. Very nice transformation. Looks like we will have a fun time stopping and visiting you.

    I dont know if I have ever had the pleasure of you stopping by my blog... I would love you to stop by anytime.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  16. $1.00????????????? That mantel is unbelievable!!! Wonderful job! Love the wall color also!

  17. Oh my Goodness.... Your guest room is BEAUTIFUL! There are SO many things I love about it!! Way to go!!!

  18. Wow, Gail, the guest room looks FANTASTIC! You did a great job...can't wait to see it when I come down.

  19. LOVE your headboard! the room looks wonderful!

  20. That mantel headboard is AWESOME! Great job! I love it. The entire room is so pretty!


  21. Welcome to blogland!
    Love your first post. You happened on some fabulous deals and turned them into treasures. I love your guest redo...and your hubby is right. Sleeping in the guest room will be a great thing to do. We have done that before to see if it would be comfy for guests, etc.

  22. Beautiful!! Your blog is fabulous!!

  23. I would let you do my room! That looks great and the buys and free things you got to go it work great. Thanks for sharing. I have enjoyed surfing your blog.

  24. Don't you just love getting something so nice for so little?? Other than the elbow grease of course! The room looks great!

  25. What a wonderful collection of transformations. Adore what you did with the chair and like the pops of black in the room!
    Your guests will not want to leave...Janell

  26. Very nice! I want you to come do my bedroom!

  27. Gail,

    This room left me speechless!!! Wow I am just in awe of your talent. Thank you so much for sharing this! Have a blessed weekend>

    Kate @ Salvage Dior

  28. Wow! The room looks fabulous! I never would have guessed you were going to use the mantel as a headboard, but it looks fantastic. Very clever with the fabric insert. The chair looks great, too. I don't blame you for leaving the cane showing ~ I'm surprised it was covered up!

  29. Your room is so pretty. I really like the mantel and the changes you made to get that great 'feel'.

  30. @cheapchichome.
    All nice redos! I would have been afraid to paint the cane, but it looks wonderful! (I don't blame you for getting that fan!)

  31. They are all gorgeous re-do's but I think my fav it the chair... good choice not to cover the cane... you did a great job putting it all together... very nicely done.

  32. That headboard is super cool! I have never seen or heard of that before! It turned out perfect. The entire room is beautiful. Good work!

  33. What a lovely room! The headboard is stunning. $1.00 for the mantle, come on, that's just not right! :)

  34. WOOOW! Your first blog post? And you have a reveal like THAT? I see great things coming from your blog.

    I am in love with the mantel idea. The rest of your room really harmonizes well. Your window treatments just brought a big ol smile to my face. Tall skinny windows... LOVE them. You must be in bedroom heaven!

    I'm still making all my rounds. Thanks for linking up to the party!

    Funky Junk Donna

  35. A dollar? Really? Oh my! That is so ridiculously incredible! Great job! I love love love the blue color of the tufted mantel headboard...just stunning. And I love what you did to the black/cream chair. Who wouldn't want to stay in that room? I would! ;)


  36. Hi Gail!

    Your lovely bedroom from SNS #1 has just gotten a shoutout. :)

    Funky Junk Donna

  37. Hi GAil,

    What a transformation! I LOVE all that you did in that room. I cannot beleive you got that mantel for a buck. HOly smokes! I invite you to link up tomorrow in my thrifty Thursday post, this is perfect-all those deals and LOVE the creation, inspiration and thought you put into this room. BUt most of all the love-it shows. Gorgeous!

    Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville

  38. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you did in this room! Fabulous!

  39. Beautiful!! Great job. :)

  40. It looks soooooo beautiful; can I come and stay?


  41. What a big difference! Your bedroom looks so pretty!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  42. I'm in LOVE with that headboard. Beautiful!

  43. This is one of the prettiest bedrooms EVER!

    I LOVE it!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

    Layla :-)

  44. It looks great! L-O-V-E the mantel/headboard!
    I'm a new follower!

  45. This bedroom looks great! I love the way you used touches of black and that chair is fabulous!


  46. Wow! I LOVE that room. Great finds!


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