Guest Bedroom Woes

Am I the only person with a room in their house that they barely ever go in and is half decorated which makes you go in it even less? No? Just me? Okay then…

The spare bedroom in my house was pretty meh. When J and I moved into the house, our bed and dresser from our apartment went into the spare room. I registered for a duvet comforter to jazz up the room a little bit and haphazardly threw a few things on a wall so it wasn’t totally bare when we had guests over.

A year and a half later, this room was haunting me. There was nothing wrong with the bed or dresser (as J will tell you), but they just didn’t fit my vision for the room. I wanted the room to be simple, bright and feel larger than it really was. The last point was important (and my selling point to J to let me make it over) since the dresser that we had in there was clearly too large for the room and made it hard to get into the closet in the room. Take a peek below (also, sorry for the lack of pictures! I forgot to take pictures of the room before I sold everything. Whoops!)

As you can see, the dresser sat 6 inches away from the closet door, making it almost impossible to get anything from the closet. It also jutted out just enough that if you weren’t paying attention when you walked in the door, you’d ram your thigh right into it! Also, let’s pretend that the duvet cover isn’t super wrinkly…

Like I said, there was nothing wrong with the headboard, dresser and nightstand. I just didn’t like them! The dresser was too big and the pieces were too dark for the room.

ENTER TARGET. (duh, where else?)

While perusing online at Target, like one does, I found an amazing dresser, that I HAD TO HAVE. I added it to the cart and took to convincing J that the dresser was in our future. A few weeks later, one sale and two coupon codes later and it was mine!

I was really feeling the mid-century modern vibe and wanted to introduce some more gold in the room so I picked up a mirror and a floor lamp to polish off the room. The only missing piece was a headboard…

I searched online and in stores for weeks before I found a perfect headboard! Perfect, except it was almost $300. Since I sold the headboard and dresser, I used the funds from those sales to buy the dresser and lamp. I bought the mirror on sale for $40, so spending $300 on a headboard was out of the question.

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With my dream headboard out of the question, I turned to the next best thing, Pinterest! I scrolled and scrolled for a while and realized that all the DIY headboards were way out of the depths of my abilities. I figured out that the best way for me to get the look I wanted, with the price I wanted would be to buy two pieces of art and put them next to each other.

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Check it out! I found two pieces of wooden art from Hobby Lobby that were a bit too rustic for me, so I decided to paint some of the panels white to give it a little more modern feel. Still trying to decide if I should paint some of the bare panels gold…. Thoughts?

With the DIY headboard hung, our meh spare bedroom was finally complete! I can’t wait to have guests over to stay in our newly updated guest room. I’ll link some of the pieces below so you can scoop them up for yourself! P.S.- the nightstand table I bought was from Pier 1, but I found a similar one at Target.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for a behind the scenes look at any of my upcoming projects. And cat pics. Lots of cat pics.

xoxo. Mad

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