Be Our Guest

The coveted guest room…we are grateful enough, well until baby number three is here (yes, boy number three is on it’s way!), to have a guest room for a couple more months.  I view the guest room as a room where you can take chances, have some fun with design but where you want to create a soft, warm space for your guests to make them feel welcomed and not forgotten.  And of course, all on a budget!

With the custom DIY artwork project on one wall, I put the mister to work on my grand plan to have a custom upholstered headboard.  I snagged some great clearance fabric for 9.99/yd, the mister went to “the depot” and built a very sturdy base and 564 staples later we had a headboard. This headboard is massive.  It is comfy, sturdy and sometimes I wish I had it in our master bedroom.

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Next up, the bedside tables that don’t match and I love them for that.  This black little number is one I snagged at an antique store in Lawrence for $29 dollars!

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The other side is a garage sale find – it is a Baker piece folks – complete score as I got the pair for $75.  The other side table is in Liam’s “big boy room”.

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Notice the tables are different heights but to even the lamps out I added some decorative books to make up the difference.

Dress up the lighting with some glitz and glamour with a sparkly chandelier.

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This chandelier was actually a gift from one of my friends – yes, she actually gave me this puppy!  So chalk that one up to good friends and free fabulous lighting – major necessities in life!

Add some more pretty details around the room…including these little beauties that I traded out for the traditional wooden knobs.  Amazing what a little knob can do to dress up and add to a simple little dresser.  All for less than $30!  I HIGHLY recommend this little change to an old or worn out dresser.  Try it, you will be amazed what a new knob or handle can do for your dresser.

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Beautifully covered book and who doesn’t need a candle or two?!

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Custom painted tray from recent summer trip to Maui – for guests to rest jewelry.  If you can name the fish you get a prize…

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A soft roman shade to match paint trim and an unconventional way of hanging wall art and this room is complete…at least for now, until this space has to be turned in to boy room number three.  I might just try and incorporate the chandelier into the design somehow…

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