Guest Room Makeover Edition

You'll need these guest room ideas before the holidays!

By Kara

A Guest Room Transformed

Here's the room when we moved in. It just felt so dark, and not at all like the coastal vistas just outside!

s guest room makeover edition, A Guest Room Transformed

Paint & Wallpaper!

I painted the wainscoting white, then got ready to wallpaper. Pro-tip: cut your paper on the floor, so much easier!

s guest room makeover edition, Paint Wallpaper

AFTER: I can't believe how far it's come!

The paper went up easily. Add some new linens, long white curtains and some decor, and I have a totally new space I love!

s guest room makeover edition, AFTER I can t believe how far it s come

We had big plans for this tiny space!

A kitchenette, a bathroom, plus, we wanted to have room for a bed that sleeps 2. The answer? Built-ins!

s guest room makeover edition, We had big plans for this tiny space

Once the walls and windows were in...

...the bed platform was built first. A metal pop-up trundle that we already had fits underneath.

s guest room makeover edition, Once the walls and windows were in

Next came the shelves

The shelves were made using 1/2" birch plywood & were faced using pre-primed boards ripped down to 1-1/4".

s guest room makeover edition, Next came the shelves

We built and added doors to the cabinets

My favorite part of the built-ins are the X-detail on the doors made with 1/4" luan strips.

s guest room makeover edition, We built and added doors to the cabinets

The AFTER

We love our new guest space

s guest room makeover edition, The AFTER

Upcycled Shutter Headboard

I wanted to make a new headboard for my nephew and found this shutter at an antique store for $10: Time to DIY!

s guest room makeover edition, Upcycled Shutter Headboard