Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Project: Guest Room Reveal and Getting Ready for Guests

Okay last time you will have to see this pic. 
Are you tired of it yet?  

I just wanted to remind you all what we started with 
and what goals I had for the room. 

This was the mood board I threw together to sort of show the plan.

And here I am staining the planks

so that hubs and his helper could put them up on the wall.

And here is what I left you with last: newly painted walls and a planked wall.  

The next thing I did was play around with the bed placement. It is AMAZING at what this can do for a room. Changing around the furniture can give such a different perspective. 

I then went shopping and got some great finds, Including this end table.

I found it at GoodWill for $6.99!!!!

Most of the other accessories came from Ikea or Target (two of my besties.)

 And here she is all put together. I may have a few little ideas but for the most part I'm calling her done--especially since the holidays are near and we will need to put it to use.

Remember my map project I showed you the other day? This way guests can sort of "sign in".

Okay so now the room is pretty much assembled, it is time to add some essentials to help our guests feel at home.

Starting with a place to put their suitcase(s) and hang up their clothes.

The top drawer of the dresser has a basket with some lint rollers (we have dogs), Advil, and lotion (for dry winter skin). The rest of the drawer I left open for guests to use.

The next drawer has an extra quilt incase it gets cold. 

While the third drawer has an extra set of flannel sheets. 

I keep off season sheets under the bed in a cedar lined box.

Every guest room needs a bedside lamp and alarm clock

as well as a selection of books to read.

The other side of the bed has a box of tissues and a water decanter and glass.

One drawer has some paper and pens/pencils and some catalogs and Saduko. The other one I left open for guests. I'm thinking wallet, keys, phone, etc.

A comfy reading chair complete with a throw blanket and selection of magazines. I even included a photo album to go down memory lane a bit.

I keep a basket of toiletry goodies as well as extra towels in the bathroom next door (which also happens to be the girls' bath. Hence the pink basket. 

This holds everything from extra toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, razors, to shaving cream and contact solution. Just about anything that someone may forget and need while traveling.

So there you have it! Our Guest room reveal. Now we just need some guests! 

Happy Turkey Day everyone!

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  1. Love this. Our guest room is still awaiting carpet, so needless to say it will not be used this Thanksgiving. Maybe (hopefully) it will be ready for Christmas. You have some fantastic ideas to make guests truly feel welcome. I'd love for you to share this at my Season's Best {Thanksgiving} Link-Up as it fits the holiday theme of entertaining guests. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas once again!

    1. Thanks Holli! I'll definitely stop by and post it! Thanks for the invite! Good luck getting your carpeting/guest room finished! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. This is so lovely! Any guest would feel so welcome to stay here with so many thoughtful touches!

  3. I absolutely LOVE the idea of having a map for everyone to share where they've come from. I'll make some cute tags with all of our family and friends, and as they've come to visit, they can place their tag on their home town. LOVE it. GREAT ideas. TFS, Celia

  4. Wow, you are a great hostess! You are so prepared for any situation. I love the organization, and the plank wall!

    1. Thanks! It is typically our parents who come and visit. Figured they would appreciate a nice place to stay. :) Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I love that planked wall. It's stunning. I found your blog via The Shabby Nest. I would definitely love to be a guest in that room. Good luck getting me to leave ;-)
    Feel free to stop by IBK anytime to visit :)

  6. I love that wall! The whole rooms looks great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


    1. Thanks Holly! The wall really makes the room feel so much more cozy. Thanks for stopping by!


  7. Stopping by from One Project at a Time to see your guest room makeover. I'm loving it and all the personal touches you gave it for your guests! Awesome ideas. The plank wall is such a focal point of the room. Great job!

    1. Thanks Bonnie! The plank wall definitely makes the room. It is one of my favorites in the house now. Time to get busy one our master one of these days. :) Thanks for stopping by!




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