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My Home Tour – The Guest Room

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Having guests over is such an exciting opportunity to catch up and show off your home. Here’s a tour of our guest room for you to enjoy. Come on in, kick your shoes off and stay overnight if you wish!


The room had humble beginnings. These are the before pictures.

Not a bad color, but just not what I had in mind.
There were several holes that needed patching in the walls.
That gave me another reason to re-paint.

GuestBefore2 What was I thinking?! That little ikea dresser just does not fit!

Before I show you the after pictures, I have to explain. As the mother of two boys (and the only female in our home), I am careful to keep my decorating from being too flowery, frilly, and – well – girlie. But, after a week of sleeping in the guest room because everyone had the flu except me (you know Mom’s can’t afford to be sick!), I decided to throw my femininity into just this one room. I told Pretty Handsome Guy that it was the one room that I needed to be girlie! He knew better than to protest. I guess he figured it was better if I got it out of my system in just this one space.

So, here she is, all gloriously girlified:

Fresh roses, I wish you had smell-o-vision. Freshly cut roses, displayed in a recycled jelly jar.

Detail of doorknob from the nightstand made from a curbside door and picket fence.

Better view of the nightstand. The lamp is from Goodwil

The center pillow was a sack of birdseed that I ordered from here.
Then I washed it and stuffed it with stuffing and just re-tied the top.
The patchwork rose pillow was purchased in a gift shop during our visit here.
The painting over the bed was painted by the very talented, Shari MacFarlane (who also happens to be my Mom.)


The bed frame was rescued from the curb when we lived in Charlottesville, VA. The side rails were broken, but I found sturdy new ones at a rummage sale the very next week!
I sanded the rails down and stained them to match the headboard and footboard.

You can just barely see this piece of art from the previous picture. I purchased this little painting from a gallery in Asheville, NC on my first getaway weekend after having kids. The artist signed it Cap Man 2005. It is painted on a salvage floor board.
I just love it and the Jimi Hendrix quote

Spray painted floral vases and a peek at my birthday gift from a dear friend.
It was her grandmother’s hand towel!
She was the recipient of this present for her birthday a few years ago.


Daisy, the rescued chair and an adorable kidney shaped desk. I think it fell off a pick up truck because it was busted up and upside down on the side of the road.
The desk matched the style of my bed perfectly!

I glued the broken pieces, and re-stained it. Then added a ribbon and bead pull.

Salvage windows. The larger one was a gift from a friend and fellow blogger. I cut mat board to fit in each individual pane and then used double stick tape to mount family photos on the boards. Then pressed the boards in the back of the window and hot glued around the edges.


Close up of chipped salvage window. I painted one coat of flat white paint on top of the window and then used packing tape to peel off some of the paint.


Sweet smelling soaps in a bowl. Pitcher and silver tray from Goodwill. Top view of the upholstered bench.


Can you believe it? The bench was also a curbside find!

This concludes my guest room tour. Did you enjoy? You can view my full home tour here. Thanks for visiting.


42 replies
  1. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    I love that room. Being a Mom of two boys also, I think it is important we find a space somewhere to express that romantic feminine side. I think decorating is most successful when there are stories to go with many of the elements to a room. That is one of the things I enjoyed most about your tour.

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I just wish I could get you and Caitlin out to Luray sometime because I need a lot of your talents to suggest improvements to my house there. I don't need a "girly room" but I do need some of your creativity! Congrats on another very nice project, nonetheless! —Gary

  3. Amanda@The Hand Me Down House
    [email protected] Hand Me Down House says:

    Oh, seriously — where do I start!?! It's absolutely beautiful (like everything you do!)! I love your new wall color — and I can't even tell you how much I adore all your girly details — they are just perfect. My bags are packed — can I come and stay!?! 🙂 Haha! Brittany you are amazing!!

  4. Miranda
    Miranda says:

    It looks fantastic. What a restful retreat for your guests. There are so many touches that I love, but I'll just focus on 2 of my favorites:

    The door nightstand (FABULOUS!)
    and the birdseed accent pillow. Love that.

  5. Sara Mac
    Sara Mac says:

    "It's really girly" – Danny

    "It's so cute and I just love it!" – Sara, bats eyelashes

    I wish I could get a room to be girly in 🙂

  6. Kim
    Kim says:

    So lovely and girly. I'm glad you got a spot with all of those guys. You certainly have a knack for repurposing orphaned pieces. Thanks for linking with Fabric Fun Thurs. :).

  7. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    wow. I love this – so much attention to detail, so much quiet style and grace. It's great! My favorite part is the door/fence nightstand… but I love those vases too…

  8. Pam
    Pam says:

    What a great room. I like what you did with the photos in the window pane. I might have to borrow that idea if I can ever find a window I love.

  9. {jami @ i m a g i n e}
    {jami @ i m a g i n e} says:

    Beautiful! Very shabby chic! Love those vases! I love your blog and I found you through NFF! I have a design blog too and would love for you to come see what I've been designing too!

    xo – jami
    i m a g i n e

  10. Amy
    Amy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE what you did with this room! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

  11. Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas
    Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas says:

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  12. decdiva1
    decdiva1 says:

    very pretty, i love that you finally got a space to girlify! i love curbside junk and turning it into treasure! you did a fantastic job!

  13. Terri
    Terri says:

    What a great job transforming this room into something so very lovely. If it is a guest room they will never want to leave! Thank you for so many great ideas!

  14. Sanja
    Sanja says:

    Sve je tako lijepo…odiše romantikom…prekrasne boje…puno odličnih novih ideja…hvala na ovim fotografijama :)))

  15. Funky Junk Interiors
    Funky Junk Interiors says:

    Oh my … so many cool touches! The door hardware had me gasping. Your quilt, pillows.. the colours just pop in the most pleasant of ways. Lovely room!


  16. gail
    gail says:

    Hi there! thanks for commenting on my picket fence shelf.
    One of my local readers loves your door/picket fence night stand. She’s been wanting me to make her one. She reads and likes “junk” but she doesn’t make it.
    I’ve made her a “shelf” from a door, but since she didn’t have any picket fence, we made do with what she had. I’ll be blogging about it this week.

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  18. Betsy Crittenden
    Betsy Crittenden says:

    Hi – I know this post and project is over 6 years old but I’m getting ready to restore an old window like the one you did in this post with pictures of my grandkids and I’m curious where you got uncut mats. All I’ve seen is pre-cut mats, like they sell at Michael’s and A.C. Moore. Thanks.

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Betsy, yes, this is an old post! Surprised you found it ;-). I have my own mat cutter (http://amzn.to/2iXANnE) and guide (http://amzn.to/2hLn3P5) that I bought in art school. I’ve saved tons of money cutting my own mats over the years. I buy the big mat boards from smaller art shops like Jerry’s Art a Rama. But, Michaels may be willing to sell you one board (but they’ll mark it up.) Okay, but here’s the secret on that window. I didn’t cut windows in the mats. I just used double stick tape to adhere the photos to the mat board. You can cut mat boards with just an x-acto knife ;-).


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