Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview

INSIDE: Looking for an inexpensive way to update your home? Check out how I gave my Craft Room + Guest Room a makeover for mostly the cost of paint!

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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  a room updates take time to give a makeover.

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.

Let’s jump in!

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane.  The “before” guest room + office sat like this for seven years.  The arrangement I had the bed in, 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 Office makeover REVEAL a-b

A major positive in the space for me, are the now white walls!  I’ve had a lovely light green color in the room 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.

See the amazing Guest room and Office combo makeover REVEAL! Delineate Your Dwelling #craftroom #guestroom
See the amazing Guest room and Office combo makeover REVEAL! Delineate Your Dwelling #craftroom #guestroom
Another zone I created in the room was an area for all things printing and silhouette cutting is on the far right side of the room.

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Small details are always fun additions to the room.  I used washi tape and added fun vintage garden playing cards to the side of my bookcase.  Not only are they lovely graphics (for us plant nerds) but that side of the bookcase is the first thing you see when entering the room.

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These yellow curtains were sitting in our linen closet and when I found the yellow rug at Target on clearance, I just knew it was meant to be.  Here is a similar one.

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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 spray paint update.  Here is a similar shelf.

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.

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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.

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Thanks so much for joining on this fun and easy updated space!

Looking for all the updates in one place?  Check out my Guest Room + Office Tour post.

Guest room-office update, Delineateyourdwelling.com

 

You might also like these projects used in this space.
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23 thoughts on “Guest Room + Office Makeover Reveal, Overview

  1. Superb blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little
    lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there
    that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  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!

    Deb
    @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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