Saturday, February 18, 2017

Creating A Guest Bedroom With Weird Stuff

Well, we are finally at the end of most of the boxes that were moved with us and trying hard to figure out what to do with everything. Some things work really well and some not so much.  One of the last rooms that needed to be put together was our Guest Bedroom.  Ever since we moved in it has been the dumping ground for everything that we didn't know what to do with.  All the odd ball pieces of furniture and definitely all the art work.   (We still have some boxes in a storage shed from where we de-cluttered the garage and house before putting it on the market.)  We need to get those things out of there and figure out what all is left to find a home for.

I think I showed you this room a while ago.  This looked good, as time went on it got to be such an eye sore you needed to keep the door shut.  Furniture and accessories piled all over the place.

This is a smallish room, but the full size bed works and gives one person a really comfortable nights sleep and two can manage.  I agree a queen size would be better, but this is what we have.  I sold everything that was in the guest bedroom before we moved, so all I have to start with is the bed.  I was so sick and tired of this room looking like the junk closet it had become, so I cleaned everything out and decided I could make it look better with all the "weird" leftover stuff that was there.

TA-DA - I present my Guest Bedroom. - Now this is not even pretending to be chic, elegant or even stylish.  It is just a really clean room with a great bed, fabulous linens for a good nights sleep and the bare necessities.

 We had this two drawer file cabinet that hubby isn't using, so I am making it do as a nightstand.  Plenty of room on top for a lamp, clock and space for anything that a guest might need to have easy access to.

The mirror was hanging over the dresser in our Master Bedroom in our previous home, however it hasn't found a "home" in this house yet, so I am using it as my headboard.  Most of my pillows are still in the storage shed, but these work to add a little interest to the bed.

This bedroom is next to the loft and has one angled wall.  Kind of a fun quirk.

I am using this quilt rack to hold a couple of throws in case a guest wants to take a nap and needs just a light cover.  The top also serves as a luggage rack to hold their overnight bag.  An unused bookcase holds some assorted accessories and a few books.  I love the painting hanging above it, my son painted that for me years ago.  Definitely one of my favorite treasures.

I folded this toile comforter for the foot of the bed.  Nights have been down into the 50's - 60's, so a comforter might be wanted for a little extra warmth.

Instead of just a pile of junk, I took all these really weird odd-ball pieces and turned them into a clean comfortable space for a guest.

You don't have to have anything fancy to entertain guests, just make sure it is clean and comfortable and they will be fine.  Now of course I will search for some bedroom furniture down the road, but for now, this would work in a pinch and it is definitely better than a pile of junk all over the room.

On a side-note - - - After finishing the Kitchen Makeover, I knew that I still needed 2 more bar stools, however I also knew that my budget was done.  Then - - - I checked on line and there were only 7 left, so before they were all gone and I wouldn't be able to get anymore to match, I bit the bullet.  Now my Kitchen is really done, done - DONE.

Ok, now on to the Master Bathroom Vanity and the Hall Bathroom.  They both need some DIY and I definitely need to paint or stain the vanities.

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  1. Best blog title ever! I needed the smile. Thanks friend. Your room looks great.

  2. Your guestroom definitely is thrifty and chic, on a budget, as your blog title states. You didn't have to buy anything new to create a pleasing room. I think it shows that when you have things that you really like, they can go together in just about any room. The bar stools look really nice and finish off your beautiful kitchen.

  3. What a difference, Marty. Love the sunburst mirror and I'm so happy you got your stools, yes, now it's done, done now! Happy Weekend!

  4. That is how our guest room is too, with a bunch of odd ball things:) owever, I have been thinking about doing something with it. The only one who sleeps there is little Colleen so she doesn't care....yet! One day she may want something special and I will be happy to do that!

  5. That room looks great, Marty. I love how you put it all together and that angled wall is fun. I'm sure your room will be "booked" in no time! ;)

  6. Talk about making lemonade with lemons! You took a bunch of "weird stuff" and pulled it together to look oh so inviting. This just goes to show what appropriate scale and perspective can do in a space. Bravo.


  7. Well- you pulled it together quite nicely! My back guest room which rarely gets used is my dropping off spot. I made myself clean it up after the New Year. The kitchen bar looks fantastic with the 4 stools. I'm glad for you that you could still get them! Have a great weekend!

  8. It is so fun to watch your progress in your new home. I love opening my email in the morning and finding a new post from you.

  9. Your guest room looks lovely! Any guest would be happy to stay in it!

  10. That looks just great, Marty. It doesn't look thrown together at all....very nice...and what a pleasant space for someone to stay in if they are visiting. I have a whole storage shed full of stuff, too. Sigh---I will work on that this spring. xo Diana

  11. Hey, I would sleep in your guest room! Looks comfy, not put-together-with-leftover-furniture at all. Good luck with the storage unit stuff..I think it breeds as soon as you lock the door...ha! I showed my husband your kitchen and he was quite impressed. xoxo

  12. I think your guest bedroom looks chic and stylish! I love the bedspread! I still haven't hung all the art and it's been 3 years! I say you are doing very well!!

  13. I love that mirror over the bed! You're sure moving along quickly. Are you completely worn out yet?

  14. I am loving your kitchen and the little guest room is so cosy and pretty. You must have a talented son, that painting is lovely.
    jeanette ann

  15. I bet you feel so much better now that the junk room has morphed into a guest room. I have one closet that stays neat and organized. When I'm overwhelmed at all the mess surrounding me, I stand in that closet! It relaxes me, honestly.
    I love the bar stools.

  16. Our guest room is hard to keep clear of junk...right now it holds all the big pieces of grand baby stuff...portable everything!!!

    You did a great job, and I think the guest room is really not a priority when settling in unless you have family and friends quite frequently. It looks great and soon you'll find a style/theme you want to go with!

    Jane x

  17. Well done, Marty!

    And for another glimpse of your extraordinary kitchen - aaaahhhhhhh so awesome to see that - one of the best before/afters on the internet!

    Hugs! ♥

  18. Great job Marty. I am very bad with my guest room, it becomes a junk room really quick. Now I have cleaned everything out of the closet and chest.

    Your guest room looks great and comfortable.


  19. The room looks great. I love that black and white toile comforter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. Love how your guest bedroom is evolving Marty! That toile quilt is a show stopper.

  21. Good call on getting the other stool Marty! They look wonderful in your new kitchen! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  22. Decorating the Guest Room is the most challenging factor ever I faced. I am also looking for many Guest room decoration ideas but mostly I liked your idea.