An update on turning a dated, ho-hum, boring bedroom into a beautiful, cozy, inviting, retreat.
Well, my friends…I’m getting SO close to finally finishing the makeover of our guest bedroom. I can’t believe that I created the mood board and started the makeover process more than a year ago!
The first major project in the room was to paint all of the furniture that remained after I donated the bed – the two nightstands, the massive dresser and the mirror that hangs above it. I have to say that I love, love, love how the furniture turned out!
I painted the dresser at the same time that I painted the nightstands. Even though I already shared the nightstands with you, I never shared the dresser and mirror because that side of the room was still such a mess and I had a few details I wanted to take care of before showing it to the world. 😀 Here’s what the dresser and mirror looked like before painting.
And this is how both pieces look today! I’m so, so glad that I held onto this furniture and gave it a makeover instead of donating it along with the bed, which I seriously considered.
This furniture was perfect for the type of paint treatment that I gave it because of the detail of all of the scrolls and grooves. Adding the “wash” of gray paint layered over the white looks so much better to me than if I had just left it plain white. It was such a fun and easy project! I created a step-by-step video of the painting process that you can view HERE.
For a while I was stumped about what to do on the walls close to the dresser. I felt like the mirror was too plain looking on its own, but then there was also a spit of wall space adjacent to the dresser, beside the window, where I felt needed something too. It seemed that pictures flanking the mirror and more pictures on the wall beside the window would just have been too much.
After a lot of indecisiveness, I finally settled on blue floral botanical prints to flank the mirror. The prints that I used are from a set of six digital downloads that I found on Etsy and can be viewed HERE (affiliate link, see my full disclosure HERE).
I chose two of my favorites from the collection and put them into frames and hung one on each side of the mirror. I think that their sweet simplicity fits in perfectly with the overall look and feel of the bedroom.
With art prints flanking the mirror, adding a long basket filled with pretty flowers to the wall beside the window fills that blank corner, plus it makes walking down the short hallway into the room that much more inviting.
You can see from some of the photos that I’ve already added draperies, but I’ll share more about those in another post. The very last project left to complete in the room is the replacement of the awful ceiling fan. If you watch my Instagram stories, then you’ve already seen what I’m replacing it with. I can’t wait to see that thing go!