I first saw my future guest bedroom in a tiny listing photo:
When I moved in, I got started right away. Even my dear Granny was a huge help by taking down some of the wallpaper!
After replacing the carpet and getting it to usable space (not pretty, but usable), I let it sit while I focused on all of the other rooms of the house that needed attention on the first floor, like the kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. It was basically a storage area until we cleaned it out in 2018.
Realizing this room might never be completed at the pace I was going, I decided to make it my next Dueling DIY candidate and challenged my friend Charlotte from At Charlotte’s House to help me find the motivation I needed. That began our battle, complete with a “before” video tour and mood board!
Just like that, I suddenly found inspiration and got to work. The room got new paint, picture ledges, and a Murphy bed!
By having the bed fold up along the wall, it will help the room serve double duty for my boyfriend’s new office.
We have worked hard to turn our mockup for the Murphy bed built-ins into reality! I ran into a few hiccups with picking out the color and needing to switch gears to get the nursery completed, but it’s really coming together!
I worked on adding a custom carved headboard, art, and new bedding to make this room cozy for guests. We’ve still got some work ahead of us, but I think this room is shaping up to be one of my favorites.
Highlighted Posts Worth Reading:
- Guest room mood board
- New paint
- DIY picture ledges
- DIY curtain rod hanging plants
- Murphy bed
- Guest room built-ins
- Murphy bed nook reveal
Don’t miss the guest bathroom too!
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