A Quickie Guest Room Make-over



So many of my favourite ladies are prego right now.  When one of them asked me to help her style her guest room, so that her mom had a nice place to stay when she came to help with the baby, I was really excited to help.  This project was finished very quickly. It took two weeks, and only three visits, to complete because it was purely a style make-over.  My friend, Amanda, started the whole project with three curtain options, and once we chose the curtain the rest of the room was inspired by those colours.  The nice thing about the room is that it was a blank slate.  The walls were a creamy neutral colour, which is perfect for a basement bedroom that doesn't have a tonne of natural light.  

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Amanda wanted to add a dresser and some nightstands, and had already decided on the Brusali line from IKEA.  Since the room is on the smaller side, I suggested we get two three-drawer dressers and use them as night stands, instead of getting one three-drawer chest to be on the wall and two smaller night stands.  This enables a tonne of storage and opens the room up by not needing extra pieces of furniture in the room.  Amanda found the bedside lamps on Kiijiji, and most of the accessories were either in her house already or were from my goody pile.  To give the room the feeling of having a headboard we added cushy pillows and a piece of art above the bed.  Amanda might add a headboard in the future but for right now there are lots of comfy pillows for her guests to lie on and it feels finished. 

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We added a full length mirror painted a creamy white, found off Kijiji, so that her guests have a place to check out their outfits, and the piece of art above the hooks was from a calendar that Amanda had been looking to use for a while.  We framed it in a picture frame that I got from a Goodwill clearance centre and it cost $1.00.  

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The only other blank wall was the wall with the doors, and I had a perfect piece.  I bought it at Home Sense on final clearance.  It was $7.00.  The glass was gone and the frame has a tiny crack that you can't see but the piece was originally $170.00 and the stone is the perfect colour for the space.  Amanda's daughter wanted to steal it for her room, and I honestly love it so much, but it has been sitting in my house waiting for the perfect space and I think this is it. 

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This was so fun to do, not in the least because Amanda is a such a wonderful friend and we got to chat while we worked.  Hopefully this will be a restful place for her guests to sleep.  Thanks for stopping by!

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