Guest Room Makeover

Guest Room Makeover

 I recently gave our guest room a makeover (go HERE to see that makeover), and I promised to share all the details and sources for the decor pieces.

Guest Room Makeover - All the Details


The velvet pillows are from Hobby Lobby.  I randomly stumbled on them while shopping for something else (don’t forget to find their 40% off coupon on your phone for an item not on sale).


The headboard is a flea market find I found several years ago and painted – fabric and all (see the tutorial HERE)!


I found the bedding (duvet cover, shams, and sheets) at Kohls.




The brass lamp is from Target, and I love its simplicity next to my ornate headboard.



The small end table is marble and brass and is also from Target.

guest-room-makeover-with-frog-tape-6 The oil painting was a garage sale find for only $10.  The previous owner wrote a note about the artist and how she acquired the painting.


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The pom bed skirt is from Amazon.



The gold pot is from Hobby Lobby and is the reason I stumbled on the pillows.


I hope you all are enjoying the holidays and gearing up for a Happy New Year!  I’ll be sharing a roundup of my top five posts from 2016 later this week.

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DIY Guest Room Makeover with FrogTape

This DIY guest room makeover may be my favorite yet.  Our guest room was overdue for an update, and that makeover included an easy (but high impact) DIY paneled wall.


Before I share that DIY tutorial, I want to talk about my design board for this space. My first goal in designing the room was to make my guests feel pampered.  I decided the best way to pamper them is with a beautiful space to rest and sleep. Here is a before photo of the guest room:

Guest Room

And here is an after:


While envisioning this space, I saw luxury.  To me, luxury is dreamy colors (I chose a blush, gray, and gold color palette) and layers of gorgeous textures and inconsistent repetition.


I used textures of all sorts from velvets to knits to plush furs. I also softened the walls with a lighter gray (Behr’s Silver Drop) and added texture to the walls with the DIY paneled wall.


  • 1″ x 4″ x 8″ primed MDF boards
  • Wood Trim for top detail (also in 8 ft length)
  • FrogTape®
  • Nail Gun
  • Caulk
  • Level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brush

This paneled wall (I already had everything but the boards and paint) cost me around $100. Because there is a door on my wall, I decided to begin the paneled wall at the top of the doorframe.  I used my nail gun to install the wall, and I hit studs whenever possible (and used a level to make sure I kept everything straight).


I was only able to get 8-foot pieces in my car, so I was not able to get pieces large enough to span the full length of my wall.  There would be a seam somewhere, so I decided to put mine in the center of the wall (I like symmetry).


I added the vertical boards after my horizontal boards were installed.



I kept everything evenly spaced and straight with the measuring tape and level. Once the paneling is installed, it can be caulked.


Once the caulk is dry, it is time to prep for painting.


The paneled wall and the other walls in the room were painted a pale gray (Behr’s Silver Drop).  The off-white trim moldings were protected by using FrogTape® brand painter’s tape for crisp clean edges every time.


I am a huge fan of frog tape, and I love to partner with them whenever I can.  It is a product I really couldn’t live without.  I use it in all my painting projects!


I love this room dreamy room and hope my guests feel pampered when they visit.



All the bedding sources will be shared soon in an upcoming post.




What special things do you do to pamper your guests?

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Transformation Tuesday – Master Bedroom

Transformation Tuesday – Master Bedroom

It has been over a month since I have shared a Transformation Tuesday, but if you follow my blog you know I have been sharing makeovers in our home.  We have lived in our home for almost three years, and it is fun to look back at the photos from when we moved in and see where we are now. Today I am sharing our master bedroom.  Here is an image from our home listing when we purchased the house:

Transformation Tuesday - Master Bedroom

And here is how it looks now:


Besides the obvious furniture change, I only did a few things to this space.  This room is part of the reason I first fell (hard) in love with our home.  I absolutely loved all the light as well as the vaulted ceilings with the exposed beams. After we moved in, I did three easy things to the space:

  • PAINTED THE WALLS.   The walls were painted with Sherwin Williams Repose Gray (SW 7015).  I changed the color from a (greenish) beige to a lighter gray.


  • ADDED WINDOW TREATMENTS.  Window treatments were added to the large wall of windows (I found the extra-long cream velvet curtains online, but unfortunately I cannot remember where we bought them).  This was the most expensive of the three room changes, but I love how it softens the room.


  • REARRANGED THE FURNITURE.  The window is definitely the focal point of the room, and I wanted the bed to be the focal point also (it is a BEDroom).  I feel moving the bed in front of the window made the biggest impact out of all the small changes we made.

The large turquoise mirror on the wall was one of my first (ever) DIY projects.  You can see the tutorial HERE.  Also, I recently share the source of my bedding, and you can read more HERE.  The large floral bulletin board was another DIY project, and I share all the details HERE. Are you interested in seeing past Transformation Tuesdays besides today’s Transformation Tuesday – Master Bedroom?  Check out these other makeovers:

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