Guest Room: The Reveal!

Happy Monday, everybody.  Today’s the day of our guest bedroom reveal, so we’re going to jump right in.  You ready?

Here’s a little reminder of this space’s meager beginnings a long, long time ago.

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And without further ado, here is our guest room today!

Whole Room

You’ve seen bits and pieces of this room over the past months, so you probably know that there’s not a wall or piece of furniture in this room that we haven’t touched.  We wanted the room to feel mostly like a guest room for weekend visitors but to still function as a crafting and storage space during the week.

Room from Above

The wall opposite the bed is the only non-white wall in the space (unless you count the patterned closet walls), and it works well with the floating white shelves and dresser.

Dresser Wall

That dresser is the perfect storage piece for this room.  It doesn’t look bulky but it’s still jam-packed with crafting, wrapping, and painting supplies.  The runner on top is just a bit of fabric I picked up on our trip to Ikea last spring.  I love those green and white stripes!

Dresser and Shelves White Dresser Done

We found this shell on our trip to the beach last month.  I stacked up a few books that fit the theme of the room and the color scheme and topped them with the shell.  Don’t they look right at home on top of our green runner?

Dresser Top

On the other side of the room is the crafting closet.  When guests are in town, we close the drop-cloth curtains and the room feels calm and clean.

Closet Shut

The rest of the time, though, the curtains are pulled back to reveal my fun crafting nook, complete with hand-painted walls, my crafting desk, my grandma’s sewing chair and – of course – the sewing machine!

Bed and Closet

Closet Open  Chair

The bed area is probably my favorite part of the room.  From the DIY headboard to Stephen’s bamboo art from college to my favorite light fixture ever – it’s got a lot of good stuff going on.

Bed from Left

I changed up the items on top of our typewriter cart nightstand to give guests plenty of room for their personal items.  The little glass dish was made by a family friend and is the perfect size to catch loose change or a pair of earrings.


I love that our lotus pendant hangs above this small nightstand.  It keeps the table top clear and still adds a pop of fun to this corner.  Yep, I think this is my favorite part of the whole room!

New Lamp

So there you have it – our new and improved guest bedroom!  Our goal was to make this space cozy and fun without spending a lot of money.  I haven’t added up the total cost yet, but I think we’ll be happy with how little it ended up costing to makeover this space.

Whole Room

What do you think of the new room?

If you missed any of the projects we tackled in this room, click over to this post and check them out!


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