Dreamy Guest Room Make-over

Monday, March 19, 2012

This is a Dream Guest Room.

The biggest problem would be getting the Guest's to Leave...
The hardest part about designing a room is finding all the components that bring it together. 
{With this room we didn't really have that problem!}
It came together so easily, it was almost to easy. 

We knew what we wanted, and we didn't want to spend a lot of money. Our main goal- use what we had. 

The uber-talented Karen upholstered this headboard/footboard combination and the chair. 
Those 2 things were the kick off for the whole design.
When I saw this material I knew exactly what to do with the design. 
A mix of our favorite whites, creams, grays, and burlaps, and then add a pop of Green. 

We were lucky enough to find the grey "oops" paint from Lowe's, it was perfect. 
(Like I said before, it really couldn't be that easy, could it?!)
The walls were already trimmed with breadboard so we didn't have to do anything with that, we just painted the top part and ceiling gray. 

We made a few trips to Target, TJMax, JoAnn's, and Ross for some of the little details, but after it was all said and done the only thing we actually bought for this room were the sheets (Ross), the white duvet cover and the little white tray (Target), magnifying glass (TJMax), and the sweet hanging basket on the wall (JoAnn's.)
Everything else we had, either to sell at the Market or left over from past Markets. 

Now I feel like the QUEEN of the room belongs to the headboard/footboard. 
She didn't start out so glamorous though. 
We had to do some serious sanding and priming to get it to it's original beauty. Then a good coat of white, some distressing, and a few added wooden decals to finish it off. 
Not to mention the amazing upholstery job, it was trial and error, but since Karen knows what she is doing she was able to bring it all together. 

We make a great team, she does the dirty work and I do the designing and make decisions, and somehow it all comes together! (Sometimes I do the dirty work and she does the designing, it's really a joint effort!)

 And of course, the little things are what makes a room complete. 
The cedar chest is a heirloom from my Grandma Rasmussen, I love adding something old and natural to a room to give it a story. I like to think that my Grandma would have LOVED this room,.

 It's hard to pick a favorite thing in this room because it all is so spectacular. But I will admit, I do love this chair. Everything about it, the green stripe, the distressed white wood, the burlap cording, and the sweet ruffle pillow... its fantastic. 
The bed may be the Queen, but the chair is the Princess! ;) 

 Lighting was also a challenge in this odd shaped room. My dad got his skills together and wired this chandelier, it originally was a plug-in light, but with a hanging kit he made it work as a hanging light. He's cool like that.

The vintage side table light is one of a set we have had for sale at our past markets, we love the olive green of the glass.  I have been so excited to find a spot for this gem, they really finish it off. 

Karen made the pillows from left over material we have used on other projects, and the tucked shams she made from simple white cotton. 

 Isn't she lovely. 
We find ourselves going into this room and just staring, she really turned out beautiful.
I can see the Guest list starting to fill up fast!


Justine said...

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Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

This room looks like one you would find in a cozy bed and breakfast. I love it!

Holly said...

in love with this room! You girls are SO talented!!!!! Can you come do mine next?! ha! :)

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Wow! Put me on the guest list! There is nothing about this room that I don't love!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'm absolutely inspired!

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