• Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans

    by  • March 5, 2014 • Crafts & DIY Decor, Decor • 11 Comments

    I have so much I need to show you but I keep stalling because I don’t think anything is blog-worthy yet. I guess I should just get over my perfectionism for the sake of a post! Here I go. I’ve been working out putting together the guest bedroom. I’m still just excited that we have a space for guests now!

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters
    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    Sadly, it sat like this for awhile with just a mattress on floor, but I whipped it into good-enough shape for my family to visit the other weekend!

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    I started by snagging this beautiful bed off of craigslist. I didn’t realize it would be quite so low, but I really love the headboard and that it also has a footboard and wood side rails.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    Now I have a better idea of what I want this room to look like. These are the basic colors – dark green/teal and peach as the main colors, with some dull army green and blue-violets added in.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    Here’s how it’s looking these days. For now I’m using the the jute rug from our old kitchen and switched the bedspread with the white quilt from our room. I’m looking for some matching nightstands and plan to paint them the dark teal color. I found a mid-century pair that was PERFECT, but somebody snatched them up before I could, so the search continues.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters
    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    The old windows from our wedding ceremony backdrop are in here at the moment, but I want to use them on our patio instead, so I’m thinking I’ll do some GIANT art or a big leaning floor mirror on that wall.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    I put some marbled paper behind a painted thrift store frame to function as a tray. The Pier 1 lamps were a birthday gift. Love the hammered metal base.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters
    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    That cute little harp chair was given to me from my grammy, and she gave me her blessing to do whatever with it. I stapled a faux sheepskin from Ikea over the seat and spray painted the frame gold. Phil just cracked up when I showed it to him. He calls it our Scarface chair, haha. I think it’s cute 🙂

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    And that pillow was a little project too. I had an idea to paint this moroccan-ish pattern, so I grabbed an old shirt from my donate pile (because the color was perfect and I needed fabric STAT) and started covering it in these little shapes. I kept the brush fairly dry so the shapes weren’t fully covered in paint.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters
    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters
    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    I just used regular wall paint, so I wouldn’t recommend this for your everyday pillows because yes, it feels like paint. Sometimes I get these ideas in my head and I feel compelled to do them IMMEDIATELY, even if it’s not the best way. But if you mixed your paint with some fabric medium, I think it would turn out great. I still haven’t gotten around to cutting & sewing it…whoops.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    Next on my list is making curtain panels. I found this cute little store in Prattville with a big section of vintage fabric on clearance (and clearance = within my budget). I’m trying to decide between these two peach fabrics. This one is so light, but I really love the pattern, so I’ll forgive it. I’m leaning towards this one, as long as there’s enough there in the store.

    Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans | Beautiful Matters

    I’m thinking this one might be my back-up plan. I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but the little shapes have teal and periwinkle in them, which is perfect! And I like that it would read as dots from far away, but up close it would be more interesting. Ahhh, now I can’t decide. What’s your vote?

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    11 Responses to Guest Bedroom Progress & Plans

    1. Kelly Hamilton
      March 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

      WEll how sweet of you to make my room ready. I’m on my way!

      • March 5, 2014 at 11:50 am

        Of course – just for you, babe! Come on down!
        No really… come! 🙂

    2. Megan
      March 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      I really like the dot material for your curtains in the guest room…. It will add interest…. Which my style is LOTS of interest ;). I LOVE your posts & pictures— they’re SO inspiring…. I wish you had multiple homes & sent out new room re-do’s Every. Day. then I’d feel content for my daily DIY “before & after” pictures-addiction!! Have a happy-decorating-day <3

      • March 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        That is so sweet, Megan! Thank you!
        I’m definitely a fan of LOTS of interest too 🙂 I may have to go with the second fabric after all…

    3. March 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      The painted pillow is awesome! Great color and pattern. I’m leaning towards the 2nd fabric for the panels. I think the pattern will be more interesting and the hint of teal will tie in to your palette for the rest of the room. Can’t wait to see which one you end up with!

      • March 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

        I’m thinking you’re right about the fabric! Thanks!

    4. March 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Hahaha, Scarface Chair. Those men, always full of jokes. 🙂 The room looks great!

    5. Melissa
      March 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      It’s looking great so far! Personally I think I like the first fabric better because I’m not sure how the small dots will translate in that space… but you never know until you try. 🙂

    6. Grammy
      March 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      As usual; differing opinions originate within your grandparents home. Pappy thinks the second pattern will clash with your headboard and Grammy thinks it will add a LOT of interest and also that the small dots will harmonize with the base of the lamps. The room is looking great and Grammy loves the chair; great job. There; you have it!
      Planning on our April date; warn Phil

    7. Kelsy
      March 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      I like the first 🙂 However, you know that is more like my style… And that bed! What a great find!!!

    8. Cathy
      March 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Love the room! The bed is beautiful and looks wonderful in there.

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