October 5, 2011

Guest Room/Craft Room Reveal

I can finally show y'all our guest room which also became my crafting/sewing room
about a couple weeks ago when I realized that we almost NEVER used this room!
We only use it when we have guests and we don't have guests very often so might 
as well make this room usable and so I got a desk and chair for my sewing machine 
and moved our printer and little plastic drawers filled with junk paper and office 
supplies into this room. Here was the sad little room before
No wonder we don't get guests often!
The only thing we had done to it when we moved in was paint it a
 light gray color and change the nasty carpet into tile....
The bedside table was a freebie from a friend who moved and the bed was
 my bed from when I was in High School which seems like a long time ago
now! (sigh) I graduated in 2005 by the way! This room is also our ironing
room which is why this side looked like this...
So one afternoon I asked my hubby to help me paint a stripe in the 
guest room which I got the idea from Landee at Landee See, Landee Do.
So he measured and we tapped up a stripe on the guest room wall..
and painted it a lighter shade of gray which I got from the Oops 
paint section of Home Depot for I think like $2...
I painted the side table white and you can read more about that in
this post and bought a ruffled throw, frame and three ikea mirrors
 at a thrift store seen here for the makeover and this is progress:
I thought this room needed some color so I got these awesome pillow
covers from Lacey at The Lacey Placey which I LOVE and here is 
what our guest/craft room looks like now...
I seriously Love the pillows! They bring so much color and brighten up this room!
If you don't sew or don't have a sewing machine (like I used to) I HIGHLY
recommend The Lacey Placey her pillow covers are affordable, great quality
 and she has tons of different patterns/colors to choose from!
The framed wall art are from a garage sale which I mentioned in this post
that I got for $2/ea and at first I did not like them (I initially fell in love with the frames)
but they match perfectly with this room, the frames even match the bed posts & baskets.
The chair is the one I just painted & re-upholstered which I share in this post.
The chair and desk are also from a garage sale for a total of $20 (for both).
and just to keep things real this is what the other side looks like:
I still haven't gotten to the closet! I guess this room also serves as
storage! I plan on having a garage sale soon so this closet should be empty! 
 There are still a couple things I want to get like a pretty lamp instead of that 
simple IKEA one that was actually in our bedroom.
and a small rectangular ruffle pillow for the bed which 
I hope I can learn how to make!
Here are Before & Afters together:
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  1. What a nice space to work in! It's very pretty and serene. Our guest room is upstairs so I would never be able to use it as a craft room. Bummer.

  2. It looks great! I love the touches of yellow.

  3. I love this Cindy! What a beautiful room--I may just have to come craft there--and sleep there as well. :) Next time I am in Texas.. :) You have great style, friend!

  4. This looks amazing! Great yellow pillows. The space is so fresh!


  5. Looks wonderful! Love the yellow & gray combo!

  6. So clean and FRESH! Beautiful.

    I would love for you to link up your creation at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

  7. this is an amazing transformation! way to go. looks sooo good!

    i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!


    thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Oh Cindy! It looks amazing!!! I audibly laughed when I saw what the "dark side" looked like! Thank you for being real! Just when I thought I couldn't like you more, I DO!!! You are awesome!

  9. Love how it turned out! Great job on making over those garage sale finds! Thanks so much for linking with us at Show & Share!


  10. What a great change! I love the pillow fabric colors and patterns.

  11. This looks great! My next goal is our guest bedroom/boyfriend's office... I'm feeling paralyzed by the size of the task though! As for the IKEA lamp- have you thought about just decorating the lampshade with fabric or craft paper?

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

  12. that looks great! i love the colors and the stripe. a great before and after, for sure.

  13. I love the one stripe! Never would have thought of that... It's great!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...


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