Guest Room Reveal

Reveal time is finally here. As I told you before, the room was mostly done before welcoming my niece like a month ago, but I didn't have time to take pictures and once she was here I didn't want to bother her by bringing the camera and perhaps moving her stuff around.

This is the mood board I created for this room. I'm happy to see I stayed on track and ended up with a product I really like.

But, let's see the before (my apologies for the blurry pictures, they were taken with almost no light in the room). I wanted to get rid of the big desk, we didn't use it any longer. One of the computers was not working and the other has to be changed soon.

That's why instead of having an office/guest room, it was transformed into a guest room with a small office space in it. I shall say the biggest change came with paint, I loved the brown color, but the new hue, Behr-Off White makes it so bright, it's like day and night!

Remember the old curtains? Ha, I was so happy to get rid of that! You can check the post about how the room look before HERE to read why that monstrosity was up there.

A new pair of curtains from Home Goods are a much nicer alternative. The roman shade is the same the room sported before but updated with drop cloth and ribbon.

The right side of this small room looked like this.

This is how it looks now.

This whole room makeover was done on the cheap, trying to use stuff I had around the house and shopping thrift stores and flea markets.
The bookcase was brought in from the family room where a hutch replaced it. The old bottles are a flea market find.  The red box at the top it's been with me for a looong time, an Ikea find. The bicycle was bought at Target like two years ago.  The wooden box with metal drawers was bought at Home Goods, I was the lucky winner of a $50 gift card from Home Goods and the box and the curtains were bought with this card, well, $12 were added. Thanks for the card Kim!

The red lamps were a re-purposed project.

The wine crates, a gift from a friend, were spruced up with drop cloth backings, wooden divisions help utilize their storage space in a better way. The wooden wagon on top is a $1 flea market find.

Another $1 find is the wooden rack.

The small office space was spruced up with an old window memo board, the old ripped chair was transformed with a coffee sack and even the table got a makeover.

The light fixture ($13 flea market find), is one item that makes the room feel bigger than it is, it brings the eye all the way to the ceiling. And I guess the painted floor creates the same effect.

As they say, it's all in the details. The red polka dot cup is from Walmart.

The pillows on the bed or better yet, the cases, were mostly good finds too. A small rice burlap sack was a $1 flea market find, two decorative grey and white pillows were created from a long body pillow found at Target for $3, and four white pillow cases $2/each at a garage sale.  The bolster pillows are a DIY drop cloth project that got the best of my sewing abilities.  The white cotton coverlet was a $6 thrift store find. I love its texture.

The big focal point in the room is the daybed, created out of the spring box that was in the room before, a crib, table's legs and the drawers from a train table set. More about that HERE.  Oh, the mirror is another project done during those two weeks before my guest arrived.

As you can see those were two pretty busy weeks ;)  but I'm so glad it was done and my visitor enjoyed her stay.

More about this room:
How the room looked before, right HERE.
The direction I wanted to give to this room HERE.
Painted Designs on Floor, right HERE.
Diy Daybed from spring box
Old Lamps transformed
Office chair makeover
Old window memo board
Diy Round Mirror
Tripod Side Table
Table Makeover
Black out curtains



  1. The room looks beautiful. Love that you repurposed so many things to create this gorgeous space.

  2. It's absolutely adorable! I can't believe how put together this room is in such a short amount of time. Great job!

  3. It is gorgeous I love it. What a great makeover. Love the accessories and the colors, stunning.

  4. Gorgeous room, Cristina! I cannot believe your niece would leave. I know I wouldn't :) The details are so beautiful and well put together.

  5. This room is amazing! Every detail is perfect. It is so bright and cheery!

  6. Todo lo que has echo en esa habitación es absolutamente adorable , ese suelo pintado a mano , ese hermoso respaldo , esos cajones como libreros , esa silla ,,,, etc etc ,,, espectacular Cristina !

  7. LOVE...I remember my mom had one of those "accordion" peg wall hanger things! I have been looking for one! If I remember correctly each peg is attached with a screw...I thought it would be cute to paint the accordion wood and replace the little pegs with different knobs...just a thought! And I LOVE the tripod table...I think I just tossed an old tripod because my son said it wouldn't "extend" anymore...that is an awesome "repurpose" and would be perfect for my photoge son! Room looks totally AWESOME!!!

  8. What a cute room! I love how you extended the headboard too. I also spotted the black office chair in your before photo. If it came from Office Depot, check for a recall. We took a couple back and received a credit for far more than we originally paid for them.

  9. I LOVE how this came out. The pops of red give it life and the light color palette keeps the room feeling large. Using a daybed was brilliant for keeping the floor open. And I can't believe you did this for so little money.. Proof that, once again, you are GREAT at this! Love it!

  10. I am still trying to figure out why you aren't on HGTV yet! You really are a superstar at the three re's.... reuse, recycle and refurbish!!! This is a fantastic makeover Cristina. I bet your niece felt like a queen.

  11. Love all the details! The red and white are so fresh and it all looks fabulous. The crate shelves are too cute.
    House on the Way

  12. cute! I like the bright color scheme. That rice bag is great isn't it? I have one I made into a pillow too! It's currently seen on my blog right now. :)
    I like when you can remake a room on the cheap-- without spending a lot. You've added lots of nice touches to the room-- any guest would sure to feel welcomed here.
    came here via - cozy little house.

  13. Your room is wonderful! I love the way you made it so cute but it's practical and useful too. I get so excited when I see someone else using red. :)

  14. Oh my! It came together really well! I love everything about it!

  15. The room is gorgeous, Cristina! What an amazing makeover. All your touches are wonderful. You always do the best projects. Love it! Have a wonderful week. Maria

  16. I love your makeover in this room!! Who wouldn't want to come and stay for awhile?! It's so bright and cheery!
    Mary Alice

  17. Your room turned out great! I love all your red and white touches.

  18. Oh my, I really love this room, so pretty! Thanks for linking up! XO

  19. Just darling - I think my favorite element is the office chair makeover!

  20. Love this bright and cheery space. It's fun to see where your inspiration came from and how it translated into your room. I've pinned the drop cloth/ribbon shade-love it!
    We'd love to see you at our link party "Pin Your Friday Favorite" (
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Love it! It looks like a great room for your guest.

  22. Love your room and the colors-I would stay there in a heart beat!

  23. It all turned out so fabulous! Looks like a photo shoot from a magazine.

  24. Absolutely beautiful! You should be very proud of all your hard work!

  25. What a pinnable room! I love it. I would be honored if you would come share this great post at Pin Your Friday Favorite!

  26. The room looks great Christina! Very welcoming!

  27. Cristina, you are so creative, I am always amazed at all you do! This room is no exception, there is so much to see...tanto detalle tan lindo y encantó!!!
    Have a blessed week.

  28. Such a beautiful room! Love every touch you put into this space.


  29. Don't know how I missed this, but it is fabulous!! You know I love red and white.

  30. What a happy room! You did a great job & know your niece must have enjoyed her stay there. visiting from The Scoop #129. Linda

  31. Love how your room turned out!

  32. Love this room!!! Nicely Done!!! Love the pops of Red

  33. Beautiful! I love the pops of red. I am drawn to those darling lamps!

  34. Oh, I love it, such a beautiful room!


  35. Stunning! I came here from the Get Your DIY On link party - both your projects really stood out in the crowd. You have a wonderful, confident decorating style!

  36. Thank you so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ I wanted to let you know that this project is one of our features! Have a wonderful week.

  37. My favorite picture is the wine crate shelving with the wagon on top. The wood separators inside the crates was a great idea. If your looking for wooden wine crates or boxes for future projects visit Winepine -

  38. Your talents are seriously amazing and I just love how thrifty it all is! So much inspiration here!
    Making the Most of Every Day


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