Giving A Ho-Hum Bedroom A Farmhouse Makeover

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I will show you how to give your bedroom a farmhouse makeover with this mood board!

Giving A Blah Bedroom A Farmhouse Makreover.Pin

In spite of the fact that I’m right smack in the middle of my foyer makeover, my mind is already looking forward to the next design project, which I’ve decided is going to be a guest bedroom.  My foyer is well on its way to completion and as soon as I finish a couple of more DIY projects, it will be done and I need to be ready to move on to the next project!

Guest Bedroom

I’ve been mulling things over and looking for inspiration for my guest room for quite a while, but was getting frustrated when I couldn’t quickly figure out what to do in this room.  It seemed that every idea I came up with wound up being rejected for one reason or another.

These definitely are not beauty shots, but here’s how the room looks today.  We’re fortunate that it’s a spacious room and includes a bump out for a bay window.  Recognize those chairs?  Those are the ones that I’ve mentioned several times about buying them because they were a good deal, but were ultimately a waste of money.

Guest bedroom before it's farmhouse style makeover .Pin

On the other side of the bed, there’s a large, blank wall for me to contend with.  Isn’t the ceiling fan lovely in all its shiny brass and cut glass glory?  I’m planning to give the original dining room chandelier a makeover and use it in this room.

A bed in the corner of the room.Pin.

The outdated dresser is at the foot of the bed and has been sitting without a mirror ever since we moved in over two years ago.

Boring dresser and mirror in the guest bedroom.Pin

I’m planning to keep my existing furniture, but give it a real facelift with paint.  I am going to replace the teal chairs though.  Some things are still fluid, such as the bedding and that big wall.  I won’t know exactly what I’m going to use for bedding until I see it, but this mood board should give you an idea of the overall look that I’m going to work toward.

Farmhouse style bedroom makeover plans mood board.Pin

This is the first time that I’ve ever created a mood board and I was amazed at how taking the time to create one actually helped me pull my thoughts together!  I feel like a huge weight has been removed from my shoulders.  😀

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  1. Love your vision. Maybe some colorful pillows to balance all that gray?

  2. Anne Marie says:

    I know this will turn out beautiful!

  3. Love your mood board — the room is going to be fabulous. I can’t wait to see the transformation. Painting the furniture will make a huge impact and definitely put you on the road to the farmhouse flair you want in this room.

  4. Darrel Handgraaf says:

    We’re redoing the guest bedroom? Really? I like the mood board? Did I miss a meeting and not know this? – Pookie

    1. Nancy Carroll says:

      Hahaha….she’s just checking to see if you’re looking at the blog. I’m sure you won’t have to help with a thing….well maybe move some furniture. 60/40 ?

  5. Mary Chris says:

    I am sure it will be a calming and pleasant room.

  6. What a beautiful space with the bump-out windows! Love the wall hangings in your mood board with the wire baskets! Looking forward to seeing the finished room.

  7. Painting the furniture will totally transform them; I can totally picture then that lovely color! And I love the symmetry you’ve chosen with your accessories. I think it will look great! I will be trying to put together a “mood board” for our master bedroom, tho” I don’t have all that lovely space that you do!

  8. I have that same exact bed!!!!! Can’t wait to see it painted!

  9. Jacki Salinas says:

    I love your furniture, glad you’re keeping it. I don’t know how to do a mood board on the computer, so I’m just impressed that you did it!

  10. Haha! Those are the same blue chairs from the office aren’t they? Still haven’t found their forever home?

    1. LOL, Danielle. No….they just keep getting shuffled from one room to the next. I’m thinking they’re going to make a trip to the bedroom upstairs next. 😀

  11. Just noticed Pookie’s comment! Too funny!

  12. I have similar furniture and am considering painting it so I can’t wait to see what you do! I’m considering painting the drawers on the nightstands a coordinating color or a different technique to sort of set them apart and not have everything so matchy-matchy. What I think of and what I do are two different things, tho 🙂

  13. Pookie is definitely reading your blog! Now he knows what’s next on the honey- do list.

  14. You’ve got me hooked. I have to come back and see what you do with this bedroom!

  15. Kathy Bucciarelli says:

    Can’t wait to see the final product! Love your ideas.

  16. I can not wait to see your guest room completed. I know it is going to be wonderful!! I love that your husband reads your posts. Have a great day.

  17. I like the furniture you have painted in your other rooms, so I can’t wait to see the bedroom furniture after it is painted. It will be a dramatic change, I’m sure.

  18. Barbara Garrett says:

    Love it LB2. You say Guest Room, I call it “Barb’s Room.” 😀 It will be beautiful no matter what you do. xxoo

  19. Carol Elkins says:

    I love your mood board! I can’t wait to see your furniture painted.

  20. Rex Powell says:

    Really enjoyed your mood board! Can’t wait to see were you go.