Guest Room Refresh: One Room Challenge Reveal This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own.
Hello friends! Welcome to the final week of the One Room Challenge. The guest room is finally finished and ready for company!
I kept to a small budget for this refresh. It is amazing how you can save money when you shop your own home, re-purpose what you have, and DIY existing pieces. Let’s begin by taking a look at the before pictures.
This room was a catch-all storage room. It was the room whose door we closed when guests came to visit. After a little time and effort, we will welcome guests to this room. Come on in and see what it looks like now.
This room has a mix of traditional and contemporary elements. I kept the creamy wall color for a neutral backdrop.
Crisp white linens and the textured pattern in this coverlet is simple and elegant. Fun patterned Home Goods pillows to bring a pop of color.
These contemporary curtains were originally from Home Goods. My mother had them in her home and was no longer using them, so she gave them to me. I shortened and hemmed them to fit this space. After pressing, I hung these curtains high and wide to make the window appear larger.
Next to the bed is a sidetable that I refinished using Annie Sloan Chalkpaint in French Linen. It was one of the first pieces that I did (and one of my first blog posts)! You can read more about it here. This is my favorite paint to use because it requires no priming and dries so quickly. Just wax it with Annie Sloan Soft Wax when it is completely dry to seal and protect your piece.
To this sidetable, I added a vintage milkglass lamp that belonged to my grandmother, a fragrant candle, and some beautiful dried hydrangeas from my garden. You can read more about how easy it is to dry hydrangeas for fall decorating.
A simple boxwood wreath on the wall adds another natural element. I had purchased this Smith and Hawken Preserved Boxwood Wreath from Target over a year ago. I love how well-made it is and how realistic it looks. For under $20, it is a great addition to this room.
On a shelf rests a Dollar Tree DIY Sign Art Project. This project was so easy, fun, and cost only $2. I love the look and message of this sign.
A small tag-sale chest was added for storage. I love the color of the Duck Egg Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint used on this chest. I also added a basket for fresh towels and wash cloths. When I know specifically who will be staying here, I can add some magazines and items specific for our guest.
Every guest needs a place to put their things. This dresser was a Craigslist find that also received a makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You can read more about How to Refinish a Dresser in 6 Easy Steps.
This traditional guest room, with some contemporary neutral colors is complete for now. I am very happy with how it has come together, but am still looking for a few accessories for the walls. I would like to continue to personalize to this space. What are some of your favorite ways to personalize a room?
This was my first time participating in the One Room Challenge.
Thank you to the wonderful hosts:
Thank you for visiting today! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
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