Hanging Bed, Faux Brick Guest Room Remodel

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We recently gave one of our old and tired bedrooms (with really badly stained hardwood floors ) the makeover of a lifetime. We incorporated some of the prettiest farmhouse trends into this room- faux brick sheeting and a German schmear, hanging bed we built ourselves, fireplace mantle, wall shelving, re-purposed candle holders turned hanging lighting and lots and lots of paint. Take a look at the transformation!


This is what the main entrance to bedroom looked like, behind that door is the tiny closet which we turned into built in shelving.


Here's the entrance, and you can see the tiny closet to the left.

Before - Original closet door

And this is the entry to bathroom.

Before - Damaged floors

This is after we ripped up the hideous green carpet, this was the condition of the floors!! Yuck, time for a change.

Completed bedroom

And here is the completed room! The hanging bed we built ourselves, coffee bar from Facebook marketplace, rope for bed and lamps, hanging chair and both carpets from amazon, some throw pillows, candle holders turned light pendants, throw on bed & side tables all from TJ maxx, bedding from JC penny's.

Coffee bar

Coffee bar and wall shelving

Hanging ladder thing over the bar was a repurposed antique playpen we added twinkly lights and cotton to.

Tiny closet repurposed into built in shelving

Baskets from TJ maxx. Lined the closet with brick paneling and german schmeared it to tie into the feature wall behind bed and fireplace surround.

View of bed, mantle/tv & barn doors.

TV frame & fireplace surround w/ faux brick

Mantle was salvaged from an old home and taken apart to cut down to fit this wall. Frame built for tv using lumber from lowe's.

Hanging chair & candle holder repurposed into lamp.

Threshhold between bedroom & bathroom

Video of completed guest space

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  • Alana Porter
    2 days ago

    This is beautiful, but there’s not really any instruction on how any of it was built. Seems more like a (deserved) pat on the back post & not a DIY instructional. Is there a link to another blog that gives step by steps?

  • Rachael
    2 days ago

    Really beautiful! Love the German smear effect. Does it have to be stark white, or can you tint the plaster? Did you seal it ?

    • Cindylee
      2 days ago

      We didn't seal it because it's a bedroom wall that doesn't get wiped all the time. The plaster holds up fine to occasiomal wiping. Had it been used as a back splash or a wall that was wiped often we would have sealed it.

      And presumably you could tint it but we didn't need to since we wanted it white.

  • Redcatcec
    7 hours ago

    WOW, just beautiful.

    A question...how is the head of the bed attached or not attached?

    • Cindylee
      6 hours ago

      We custom made some brackets that support the head of the bed and connect it to the wall, but they were built to allow movement. So the bed can move and sway but can't swing wildly so it doesn't bang into walls.

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  • Sarah Smith

    A dream!! Love all the details!!

  • Rose Poulakos
    31 minutes ago

    I love it! It is awesome. You've given me inspiration to do something similar with my mom's home. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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