Guest Bedroom Makeover

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When I decided to give our guestroom a makeover, I knew I wanted to create the feel of quaint and romantic Bed and Breakfast. A serene space with soft hues, romantic fabrics and a few vintage accents. I also had a budget to keep.
And as you all know, when you are doing a room makeover on a budget, one has to be really creative. So when I am make plans to refresh a room, my go to places are thrift stores, antique shops and garage sales. I do invest on good quality foundation pieces for our home too but for the most part, I try to re-purpose furniture, art and decor items whenever I can. And who doesn't love a bargain or the thrill of the hunt right?
The room served its purpose. But it was just your four walls. It lacked charm and personality.

I knew right away that I wanted to create a space that was bright and cheerful and one that complimented the style and age of our 1920 Colonial home. I also wanted the room to be cozy and inviting. My goal is to make my guest feel as though they are on a mini getaway at a charming Bed and Breakfast. Everyone can use a little pampering once a while right?
For starters, we selected a light cream color for the walls. This one is an antique white.

The lovely reproduction painting on the wall was re-purposed. The frame was originally gold and the nightstand had a dark finish so that received a total makeover too. And that saved us a lot of money. It is amazing what a little paint can do.

Here you can see the original dull paint of the room and dark finish of the night stand.

Another before shot of the room.
My inspiration came from this pretty Waverly fabric that I purchased from my local fabric store. I made this no sew scarf and bed canopy with the double sided sticky tape. At took a little time but it was totally worth it.
Since I was on a budget, I did not have a lot of extra funds to invest on a crystal chandelier so when I came across this gorgeous and acrylic chandelier at Home Depot for only $99.00, it was love at first site. And you won't even notice the difference. It is stunning and a quick way to add elegance and romance to a room. (if you re interested, here is the info for it: Hampton Bay Maria Theresa 6-Light Chrome Chandelier)

Glass hurricane lamps play part in my romantic theme.
For the bedding, I used a textured Matelasse coverlet in cream, vintage linen pillow covers found at an antiques shop and a floral Ralph Lauren comforter set I already had.

Ins't this Ralph Lauren comforter beautiful?
These vintage pillow shams are lovely. I love the raised detail. Such a sweet detail and I only paid about ten dollars for the set.
Here you can see the mirror that had a gold frame transformed by just applying a few coats of paint. It is truly beautiful. I am so happy with the results.
The chair was my most expensive purchase for this makeover. I found it at Home Goods for $129.00 but I just could not pass it up. It was the perfect color and style.
This room combines my personality, style, creativity and appreciation for history. In short, it celebrates the my romantic heart. My little jewel box. And everyone that comes to visit loves the room. In fact, the stays usually last a little longer. My family has to come call our home The Rosemary & Thyme bed and breakfast and I love it.
A shot of the room before the makeover. You can visit my blog for a few more before photos. Just follow the link below.
Suggested materials:
  • Paint   (Home Depot)
  • Chandelier   (Home Depot)
  • Fabric   (Joann Fabrics)
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  • Teresa Teresa on Mar 09, 2018

    Where did you find your swag hangers?

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