Be Our Guest

This guest room of ours has come together very, very slowly and I can't express how truly appreciative I am if you even remember or care about this final reveal!

The problem is, it's much harder to make a room look good when you've gotta use what you already have - which was the modus operandi of this particular project.

This is what the room looked like pre-renovation. Be gone pink walls, radiator, and non-functioning fireplace.

For about a year the room was a dumping ground for luggage, laundry and anything we hadn't found a home for anywhere else. This room, like all others in the house was beige and bland when we moved in.

Eventually we moved the bed in and sprinkled more random decor around. It wasn't good. See?

I shared with you my inspiration and progress in this post and started the painting process.

Benjamin Moore Moonshine on the walls, and Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White on the baseboards and trim.

And now here, finally, is the "finished" product. I say that lightly because I already HATE the lamp shades. Two neutral lamps (maybe something like this or this) will be taking the place of those recycled brass lamps in the near future. So much for using what ya got!

Anyway, the brass headboard is really the only new purchase I made for this room which I procured via Craigslist for $45. The rest of the furniture is either hand-me-down or pieces we've picked up along the way.

We also installed a fan. Huge improvement for just an afternoons work! It even has a "breeze" feature. Best invention ever.

My hope was to keep this room bright, airy, and comfortable for guests. Plenty of reading materials (if you like fashion and decorating), good lighting, temperature control, and layered bedding.


There are so many other spaces in this house that need major attention. I'm coming for you guest and master bathroom!  So while I will likely tweak this room as long as I live here, for the most part - I'm done! Please friends & fam - come and visit us soon!

Lu will save your spot until you get here :)

Room sources:

  • Brass headboard: Craigslist
  • Duvet Cover: Ikea
  • Quilt and shams: Home Goods
  • Brass lamps: hand-me-downs
  • Lamp shades: Target
  • Mirror above bed: Hand me down, spray painted white
  • Sunburst mirror: Home Depot (no longer carried)
  • Floor lamp: Ikea
  • Dresser: Pier One (no longer carried)
  • Slipper Chair: One Kings Lane
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig: Home Depot
  • Celing Fan: Lowes
  • Water pitcher: Crate and Barrel
  • Flower vase: Anthropologie
  • Silver desk fan: Home Goods