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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