Guest Room Makeover Edition
You'll need these guest room ideas before the holidays!
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! Get tutorial here
Paint & Wallpaper!
I painted the wainscoting white, then got ready to wallpaper. Pro-tip: cut your paper on the floor, so much easier! Get tutorial here
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! Get tutorial here
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! Get tutorial here
Once the walls and windows were in...
...the bed platform was built first. A metal pop-up trundle that we already had fits underneath. Get tutorial here
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". Get tutorial here
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. Get tutorial here
We love our new guest space Get tutorial here
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! Get tutorial here
AFTER: The finished headboard!
The headboard turned out great. I was worried about it’s weight but being attached to the wall gives me a sense of ease. Get tutorial here
This DIY paneled wall really is easy. I did it from start to finish (by myself) in one afternoon. Get tutorial here
Add the horizontal boards first
I began by hanging pieces of primed (1" x 4" x 8') MDF boards horizontally. Get tutorial here
Using finishing nails, next came verticals
After the horizontal boards were hung, I went back through and added the vertical boards. Get tutorial here
I caulked and painted after the boards were hung. Get tutorial here
I love our guest room makeover and hope our guests feel well-loved (and well-pampered)! Get tutorial here
Here's our basement guest bedroom BEFORE
It had been sadly neglected and in serious need of some TLC! Get tutorial here
Our Basement Spare Bedroom Makeover
The shower curtain closet ALWAYS drove me nuts. It’s something I’ve wanted to fix since the day we moved in! Get tutorial here
First up: Paint!
We ultimately decided on Sherwin-Williams Intellectual Gray, and I’m so happy with our choice. Get tutorial here
Goodbye to those doors: FINALLY!
We ditched the shower curtain and added REAL closet doors to the closet. It made me SO happy! Get tutorial here
We love our new basement guest room; so fresh and airy and inviting! Get tutorial here
Using Printables to Dress Your Guest Room
It's all about making people feel welcome, comfortable and thinking about what they may need... Get tutorial here
We love this adorable way to share wifi codes
Placing it in a nice frame gives it a finished look. Much better than just printing and laying on the tab Get tutorial here
Here's another cute one for your guest room
This printable above could be used anywhere in the house, but is perfect for the guest room Get tutorial here