Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview

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I have been working on our guest room + office update for many MONTHS now.  This is a true testament to the fact that room updates take time.  I’m also quite proud that we didn’t buy a single new piece of furniture (other than four open shelves from Ikea) for this update.  I reused and made simple updates to all kinds of random things I had sitting around the house.

With that being said, I am over the moon excited about how it ended up.  I have so many items to share, I’ll be breaking this up into numerous posts.  Today will be the Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal.  The following 4 or 5 Mondays will be more detail posts.  (It was that or post 139 pictures in today’s post and even I knew that was overkill.)

Let’s jump in!

Guest room + office makeover,

A quick trip down memory lane, the before guest room + office sat like this for seven years.  The bed took up 80% of the room which made it uncomfortable when we used it as an office.  And when guests stayed, their luggage filled the small walking path around the bed.  Not a good layout for either function of the space.

Guest room + office makeover,
A major positive of the space for me are the white walls.  I’ve had a lovely light green color for the last seven years, so having a lighter more airy space makes a huge difference. I also felt like white walls allowed me to add quite a few pops of color without looking like a rainbow room.

With this new room arrangement, I tried to create specific spaces for specific tasks.  An office zone at the desk and an area for taking blog pictures with natural light at window.

Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice

An area for all things printing and silhouette cutting is on the far right side of the room.

Small details are always fun additions to the room.  I used washi tape and added my top six favorite veggie cards from my *Garden Deck.  Not only are they lovely graphics (for us plant nerds) but they have wonderful tips and tricks for each plant.

Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
These yellow curtains were sitting in our linen closet and when I found that yellow *rug at Target on clearance, I just knew it was meant to be.
Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
I bought four Ikea *Fabian Wall shelves for a lovely $7.99 price tag.  I ended up only using three for now, but they all got a little gold loving update.

Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
Transitioning to the guest bedroom area of the space, I knew I wanted to do something special to the wall with the bed against it.  But, all my amazingly creative ideas were shot down by the hubs.  My motto is, ‘go big or go home’ and his is, ‘don’t do anything weird that would someday hurt resale value of the house’.  So…. yeah.  I had to get even more creative to overcome the hubs’ “views” on all my ideas.

Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
Two projects I had previously really fallen in love with were my Easter Newspaper chalkboard and then my Urban Outfitters inspired Himmeli wall decor.  I decided to incorporate both of those elements into a feature wall.  Very temporary to make the hubs happy and very fun and different to make me happy.  I carried the polka dot craft paper across the closet door (slight eye sore) and along to the wall.  It’s all in the details.

Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice
I’ve since shared three other main functions of the room, the Office Corner DetailsOffice Shelves and Craft + Printing Space.

Guest room-office update,
You might also like these projects used in this space.
Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview | Delineate Your Dwelling #roomupdate #whiteoffice

23 thoughts on “Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview

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  2. I have so many favorites in this room! And your comment about the fact that rooms take time–thank you! I’m sitting here annoyed that we haven’t started ON any decorating/painting yet in our new house so thanks for the reminder! A rushed room probably would be as great, right? Great job on this, love the light pendant, the green stool, rug!

  3. Looks great! I love the pops of color in this space! The green stool just stands out so nicely! What a difference, looking forward to your other posts!

    @Seeking Lavender Lane

  4. I’ve been a big fan of this room and all of it’s great details. My favorites are the little fan and the wood art. I bet your guest will feel right at home…Love those curtains too 🙂

  5. I spotted this over on the Do Tell Link party…Awesome reveal! 🙂 It’s funny, cause I keep running across your blog when I see a pic of a cool interior that I like. We must have similar taste. 🙂 I love the fan re-do also, I just used some gold paint myself on a project! (It’s #48 on the link party if you want to check it out.) Good work on the room!

  6. Hello!
    Awesome blog. I tried spray painting my fan this dark brown to match my bathroom, but it’s a lot harder than it looks. I didn’t use aluminum foil though, so maybe I can try that.
    Anyway, I found your blog through a linkup party–but I can’t remember which one–and I’m now following you. I see you like Etsy, so I hope you’ll stop by my “All Things Etsy” blog if you get a chance 🙂 Thanks!!

  7. Beautiful, bright and cheerful transformation! I don’t know what that piece of furniture is under the window – a desk or table or what – but can you leave it to me in your will? That is soooo awesome! I, too, am looking forward to your detailed posts in the upcoming Mondays!

    1. Thanks, Shelley! We got that small table from World Market a few years ago. It was a fun shabby chic type green color and I just painted it white for this room update. Made a huge difference!

  8. The transformation is amazing. It may have taken a bit of time but it shows in all your details. Can’t wait to see each and every Monday’s detail post. And to think, all this was without new purchases!

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