I’ve been making progress in my project to revamp the small guest room upstairs in my house. There are only three bedrooms in this little old farmhouse, and this is my only guest room. As I posted recently, this was the “before” picture.
I had been using it as a junk/storage room, so that photo is actually not indicative of just how terrible the room looked to begin with. That was after I’d cleaned it out. It still left much to be desired as a comfortable guest room, especially in light of the lumpy old bed. (Just ask anyone who has stayed here. When I posted pics that I was remodeling the room, Laura, one of my retreat teachers, emailed me, “Be still my heart.” She has to sleep in this room for a week at a time when she comes to teach for retreats.)
The changes started with clearing out the old furniture completely and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls.
I also got a lamp–there is no overhead lighting in that room, just one small wall light.
The lamp is called “birds and berries” and I ordered it from Amazon. (You can find it here.) I also replaced the red plastic tote serving as night table with this cute little chest.
It’s a narrow five-drawer chest with a distressed finish. Because I love home delivery, I also got it from Amazon. (Find it here.)
I had a twin bed delivered next.
Then the mattresses and I could finally make the bed!
I let the bird lamp set the theme when I decorated. The art work over the bed by the window is a linen canvas with a pretty “postage stamp” bird print. I got it here.
I hung a little fun inspirational sign from the curtain rod.
I got the little sign here.
I hung a “welcome” sign by the door, just inside the room.
With birds, of course!
The little birdies welcome sign came from here. (I shop at home from Amazon a LOT.) A white chest of drawers will go on that wall near the welcome sign eventually.
There’s even a bird coaster on the little dresser top by the bed.
You guessed it, that also came from Amazon, here. The coasters kind of cross-match to the postage stamp art work, too.
I had a lot of fun with my accidental bird theme (which came from the initial lamp purchase, which was random, just because I thought it was pretty).
I’m almost finished with the room, other than the chest, which is on back order and will be delivered someday…. What do you think? I can’t wait for my first guest!