At Charlotte's House
At Charlotte's House
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  • Southport, CT

Guest Room/ Nursery


Right before our baby was born, we added a new bedroom over the garage. Until she gets to be a little older (and cares!) this room is a guest room with her crib in it. Because we'd spent so much on the addition itself, I was limited in my budget (aren't we always?!) so this entire room is all Craigslist and flea market and clearance and DIY. My favorite kind of decor!!
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

These quilts at Homegoods were the spring board for this navy room peppered with pattern and turquoise and texture.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

Can you believe this is where it all started?
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

The beds were found on Craigslist, the wool blankets came from the flea market along with all the artwork. And I sewed the simple curtains using some leftover navy panels and some scrap kelly green fabric.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

I could put a vintage pull down map in every room of our house... I'm also in love with this circus print from the flea market also.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

The baby's crib sits in front of the windows sunny front windows.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

These killer x leg benches were flea market victory... this is how I found them. They needed NO fixing up. I almost tackled the poor vendor.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

The bedside table was a chicken coop that I cleaned up, screwed some legs on and had some glass cut to fit on top. These window sills are fairly low, so this is the perfect height.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

I found an old dresser on Craigslist that I painted, topped with fabric and use as a changing table.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

I cleaned this fun elephant planter up with a coat of spray paint.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

This lovely pendant was a wedding gift and hung in the front hall of our first apartment together!
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

I love the reflection of the map in the lovely carved mirror I had in storage from Homegoods.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

This pillow was actually sewn from an Ikea runner and some colorful ball fringe... you'll also notice I picked up this amazing duvet cover that felt a little more toned down than the summer quilts.
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

Isn't the room so welcoming with the sun pouring in the windows?!
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

Update: I couldn't pass up this oversized fringe carpet at TJMaxx... the previous rug was a thin inexpensive cotton, and this neutral texture is much cozier in there. Always changing...
guest room nursery, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling

Here's an updated shot of the room as it looks today. And click here to see our NEW HOME TOUR... just about everything here is in our third floor bedroom in the new house!
At Charlotte's House

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Patti
    on Apr 17, 2017

    Looks Great! Is The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market your Flea market of choice?

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  • Sarah A. Victory
    on Aug 15, 2015

    I love blue also--great job!

  • Mim
    on Jul 28, 2016

    This room is well thought out, clever mix of patterns and textures. Absolutely inviting. Congratulations. Love your creative eye and energy.

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