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Six Week One Room Challenge Guest Bedroom Makeover The Reveal

Whew! I can’t believe six weeks has passed….well yes I can! A lot has been accomplished yet there is a bit of fine tuning yet to be made! Here is what the room looked like before. As you remember I moved these beds intact into my son’s old room you can see that transformation here .
Here is what it looks like now.  I decided to move the bed in front of the window. We needed a king size bed (for our 6’8 son in law) and it looked to crowded on the wall where the twin beds were.  There was only enough room for one bedside table.  I think it is much nicer to have two tables (one for each guest) if possible.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to like a bed in front of the window but I think I am liking it.
The duvet cover, king shams, dust ruffle and Euro Shams are all from the wonderful Pom Pom at Home All of which I hope to handle in my online store .  If you are interested in any of their products before my store is up and running please contact me for pricing. The boudoir pillow is constructed of vintage french linen and an old hand towel. 

Instead of hanging art above the bedside tables I decided to prop a pair of old white shutters that I already owned.  The bedside tables are antique and were shopped from elsewhere in my house. The lamps (per my previous post) were made by Mr. H from an old pillar with Nate Berkus (from Target) shades.  The pot is constructed of oyster shells and is filled with sponge coral.
The curtains were made by the wonderful Yvonne of Soft Accents in a natural flax linen.  The window shade needs to go (the color is off).  The curtain rod is simple iron from the Antique Drapery Rod company (another favorite company of mine). The quilt is from Restoration Hardware in Prairie  They actually sent the wrong color (I ordered sand) but I ended up liking it.
The fabulous natural hide rug is from World Market here
These beautiful bird prints are from Spicer and company here .  The decoy, covered basket , and blanket chest are all from my collection.

This chair (an old pier one find) was sourced from my daughter’s former room


It was spray painted in Khaki and glazed with a dark walnut stain.  The cushions were constructed of the same linen as the curtains by the amazing Katie Baker of Katie Baker slipcovers. The pillows are temporary until I find a good replacement.
This Palacek chair
got the same treatment
Thank you so much for having the patience to follow along on this journey.  If it weren’t for Linda at Calling it Home this room probably still wouldn’t be finished!  Be sure and stop by Linda’s blog to see what all of the other participating bloggers have come up with. 

Reader Interactions


  1. Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors says

    Perfect timing to be finished with the room for the holidays! I am in awe of how you turned the pillars into lamps, all the beautiful textiles, and especially the transformation of the chairs! Have you done or will you do a tutorial on the wicker chair painting? I could use one! 🙂

  2. LaPouyette says

    Well done, Cindy!
    It looks inviting and cozy! Nothing wrong with having the bed in front of the window as long as there is no draft. Love the natural colors and – love the khaki color for the wicker chair! It blends in perfectly.
    Again – simply good!
    Warmest greetings, Karin

  3. Sharon (Roses and Rust) says

    You really have done a fabulous job! I love the colour scheme, so restful, perfect for a bedroom, I love all the decorative touches and I love the mismatched bedside tables and shutters behind. Well done! Xx Sharon

  4. Loi Thai, Tone on Tone says

    Cindy – Congrats on this fabulous transformation! I'm in neutral heave 🙂 Can I stay in your guest BR? BTW, where did you get the Palacek wicker armchair? I need two of those. Arhaus has a similar chair but it is not shown in their showrooms. Beautiful!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Vel Criste says

    Gasp! I knew it, this space is the prefect respite for any guest! just lovely Cindy! Another marvelous job!!!!!! It's right out of a magazine!!!! You are talented girl, can't wait to see more! CHEERS!

  6. SHERRY HART says

    It is such a pretty room Cindy! Of course I love the natural organic feel and the styling is very soft and inviting. I actually like the bed in front of the window.

  7. Kris @ Driven by Décor says

    That bed looks so, so inviting! I think it looks wonderful in front of the window! I love all of your accessories, especially the cowhide – I haven't see one with such pretty coloring before!

  8. Kim says

    Cindy, it is all so inviting. I absolutely love your linens and the layering … and about to find out more about this PomPom line and your shop!! xo

  9. Linda {Calling it Home} says

    Wowza! This is so elegant and inviting. I can't believe all the wonderful things you have around your home. The styling in this room is spot on. I don't know what the other drapes were, but these are perfect. Great job.

  10. Carol says

    Love your room – the bed in front of the window is a brilliant idea! The linens are lovely also! What a lovely room to great your guests – Great job!

  11. Nella Miller says

    Cindy, your room looks lovely, and I love a bed under the window…great way to maximize space..I especially appreciate that you were able to re purpose many things that were in the room…it looks warm and inviting, what a guest would love staying there…looking forward with anticipation with what you have up your sleeve!!! N.xo

  12. Nancy {at} powellbrower at home says

    OMG Cindy this room is spectacular! I adore the bedding and thank you for all those sources.The wicker chair makeovers are fabulous and so is your styling. You know I love the hide rug and your dark floors. That sumptuous quilt gives me goose bumps. Great job, fabulous design.
    xo Nancy

  13. Karena Albert says

    Hi Cindy, I love, love your guest room transformation!! The bed absolutely works in front of the window! Gorgeous linens, wicher ..all of your accessories are perfect!

    The Arts by Karena

  14. sharon smith says

    Beautiful! I'm with you about putting the bed in front of a window, but I LOVE it.
    I couldn't see it placed anywhere but where it is. Perfection.
    Your guests will never want to leave.

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