Guest Room: Furniture Updates

Just before we left for our trip, things were going full steam ahead in our guest bedroom. We started several projects that I didn’t get a chance to write about, so let’s get up to speed. As a little reminder, the room started out looking like this…


But ended up looking like this as we realized we didn’t have the best storage solutions in place.


The first step in our makeover was to set a budget.  Then we broke out the paint cans, added a much needed outlet and gave you a preview of some new fabric that we’ll be using.

So far the walls and trim have been painted, and the closet area has gone from this…


To this.


The solution of putting the desk in the closet was great, but we were left needing another form of storage for the stacks of craft supplies that had been hiding in the closet.

Enter this dresser, scored on Craigslist for $10.

Dresser Before

It was in terrible condition, so I didn’t feel bad when I decided to paint it.  After wiping it down with lots of rags, an afternoon with the palm sander, and adding some white paint, the dresser was finally starting to look like something we’d want in our house!

Dresser During

Over in the bed area, we decided to turn the bed 90 degrees back to this orientation (from when we originally moved in).


The only problem with the new layout was that our existing metal bed frame was taking up too much valuable floor space in the room. Imagine this frame turned to the orientation above, and you’ll see what I mean.  It’s not a very big room and 12″ of bed frame bulk wasn’t helping matters!


The solution? Sell the frame and use the proceeds towards a new bed solution. Here’s a little preview of what we have in the works for the bed area.  Does that look like a piece of MDF with some freezer paper taped to it?  Ok good.  That’s what it is. 🙂

Bed Project

Any guesses as to what we’re up to with the MDF?  It’s not too tricky, I promise!

I’m very much looking forward to sharing more of the updates we make to our guest room as we go along.  Hopefully after our upcoming DIY-filled weekend we’ll have more to share!

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