guest room makeover finished!

It all started with the wing back chair sitting in the corner. I have been wanting one for a while, and thought the guest room would be the perfect spot. I found a chair on craigslist for $45, and grabbed it after work last Friday night. This meant the room needed to be rearranged. The foot of the bed used to face the window, leaving little room at the foot and on either side of the bed. I didn't like it. 

Brian and I painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Stonington Gray last weekend, and it's perfect. Not too dark, not too light, and it doesn't have a blue tint. It's even better in person. Natalie gets the credit for this color- she's the one who found it and used it in her house first!

I went to Garden Ridge to look for a rug, and spotted this amazing mirror which is almost the same one in my inspiration picture! You can find some awesome stuff at Garden Ridge.. I found the rug for this room there too, and the prices are cheap. 

I went to Queen of Hearts Antiques and snatched up everything for this wall (except for the framed HL girls picture). I love antique stores full of random booths.. I went after work one night this week, so I was in a hurry. I knew what I was looking for, and was pleased with how it came together.

We got the screen behind the bed at a store in Asheville on our honeymoon. It works great for a headboard. I ordered the fabric for the duvet cover and the pillows from I had never bought fabric from them before and was very pleased with how quickly it arrived at my house! So yesterday, I spent the entire day sewing and sewing and sewing..... For the most part, it went pretty well.

I love the sunburst mirror (from Target) on this wall. It's a nice balance from the busy collage wall by the dresser on the other side of the window. 

This was a pinterest inspired project. My friend Nina did a similar project in her living room with different shades of yellow. These painted ceiling medallions add color to the wall. 

Here's a shot of the rug. It was only $99 for an 8x10 at Garden Ridge. Probably not the best quality, but for a trendy rug, I'm quite happy with the price. It's technically gray, but definitely has a blue tone to it. I wanted to recover the chair or have a slipcover made in a charcoal gray. I fabric from Frugal Fabrics in Norcross for $3 a yard, but then discovered it was going to cost $300 for a slipcover. No thanks. The chair is fine the way it is... I thought about trying to sew one myself, but it looks WAY too complicated. I'll stick with my straight seams, please. 

So that's it! We have friends coming in town for the long weekend, so it was ready just in time! I'm sure I'll be making changes.. I'd love to find an upholstered bench for the wall on the left. I'm happy with the way it has turned out! 


  1. OBSESSED!!!!! You did a fantastic job! :)

  2. Looks awesome!! Thats super cheap for that large of a rug! love it!

  3. It looks so pretty! Great job! I look forward to seeing it in person one of these days!

  4. Looks beautiful, Al!!!! Can't wait to visit! :)

  5. It looks so great Allison, you did a wonderful job! I have been wanting to tackle the ceiling medallion project myself and I love how yours turned out :) What diameter are yours and did you use acrylic paint to hand paint them?

    1. I don't know how I missed your comment! I did use acrylic paint. The diameters are 20", 14", and the smaller ones are 10".

  6. Looks great!! Seriously need your help when we move in :)