Bedroom Reveal – Completing the New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign!

Jul 12 2020
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I’m so excited to finish the new guest bedroom reveal! My old country girl design and library just wasn’t right anymore and this room needed attention badly. It needed to grow up,l become more unisex and also become a lot more comfortable for any guests or friends that might stay. It all started with a new far more grown up paint color called Flannel Gray by Valspar. From there I tackled the challenging furniture layout and now moved on to the final touches, design and completion.

Introducing my brand new guest bedroom and library reveal! Country girl, country chic, country style, farmhouse style, farmhouse girl, farmgirl charm with sweet and easy design, grandma's quilt in a 100 year old home, floating barnwood book shelves and a beautiful stained glass window. Home Tour

Redesigning my farmhouse guest bedroom with a unisex color scheme and design for guests, kids and friends to be comfortable and stay at our place anytime

Redesigning my farmhouse guest bedroom with a unisex color scheme and design for guests, kids and friends to be comfortable and stay at our place anytime

Redesigning my farmhouse guest bedroom with a unisex color scheme and design for guests, kids and friends to be comfortable and stay at our place anytime

Redesigning my farmhouse guest bedroom with a unisex color scheme and design for guests, kids and friends to be comfortable and stay at our place anytime

Redesigning my farmhouse guest bedroom with a unisex color scheme and design for guests, kids and friends to be comfortable and stay at our place anytime

Redesigning my farmhouse guest bedroom with a unisex color scheme and design for guests, kids and friends to be comfortable and stay at our place anytime

With the bed, desk and end table feeling rather girly I knew, even with the more masculine paint color, that I would still have to add some more rustic touches to balance this room out.

Fortunately I had a stash of wildlife prints and artwork that seemed perfect for the job. (Check out how I framed a couple of those prints with barn wood here.)

Besides the prints for artwork I also had an old sled stashed in my workshop for AGES that I found out in the barn. I hung it above the stained glass window flanked by two pictures I took many years ago out in Itasca State Park. I like how their black frames tie into the black rocker and black decals on the furniture.

Guest Bedroom Reveal

I kept the girly walmart curtains on the windows but I also gave the windows real blinds so guests can actually close them if they want to. I loved the sheers I made over the stained glass window that looks into the living room but that wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

I purchased blackout curtains but I didn’t want them covering the window all of the time either so I installed a long enough curtain rod that the curtains could sweep all the way, to either side of the window, totally out of the way any time.

The ladder worked hung on the wall beside the window and I thought tied in with the look of the sled and the two prints I framed in barn wood. On the ladder I hung something quite special to me: the afghan my mom started and never finished over 30 years ago – I’ve always loved it and I think it works great with the wall color.

I filled the cedar chest my Grandparents’ made for me with extra blankets and a pine storage crate worked great for holding extra towels. The crate even fit like a glove in the bedside table and the chest doubles as a surface to set a suitcase as well as an extra seat too.

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Most people today will be bringing at least one (if not several) electronics with them whenever they stay anywhere. So, I decided to add a charging station to the room too.

I purchased a desk power outlet and simply cut out the top of my little desk with my jigsaw and added it in. BAM – so handy!

When I first designed this room during the renovation back in 2014 I had actually planned it to be my office (see what that looked like here) so I had wired up the closet for a modem, printer etc. Which meant the top of the dresser made a perfect spot for a television.

We hooked up one of Lodi’s TVs and Wii so guests can access Netflix or, if they feel like a late night game of Mario Kart, they can certainly do that too lol. There is still plenty of room for clothes hanging as well.

Yeah I know I said this was no longer going to be my library but I just had to bring some books back in here. (I couldn’t help it I own a lot of books and need to put them somewhere!) Lodi contributed both of the lamps in the room because I liked his better. Also his area rug added some much needed softness to the floor. (Isn’t that steam punk table lamp so cool?! Check it out here on Amazon.)

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Last but not least I also added a full length mirror from Amazon over the back of the door.

Besides the crate of extra towels I also purchased a little basket for guests and filled it with toiletries.

All in the entire makeover rang in at about $300.

The reason it cost so little was that I had all of the furniture and bedding already and I think that’s why I like this room so much now. It feels sweet and familiar to me because: Of course it does. All of the furniture here is either mine or Lodi’s.

This room gives me an immediate feeling of comfort when I step in here now. It doesn’t go one way or the other when it comes to girly or manly instead I think it just goes its own way. It is a “new” room but I don’t think it feels that way at all.

And I really really like that.

To me this room feels broken in, many-times-washed and comfy – like that perfect pair of jeans.

When I set out to grow this space up I didn’t know exactly what I was going to end up with but I love how it all turned out. I think any guests are going to be totally comfortable staying here.

Bedroom Reveal - Completing my New Guest Bedroom Unisex Redesign! Adding a power grommet to the desk and redesigning the shelves and adding storage

Comments

  1. July 12, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Very nice and inviting! Great idea to put the dresser and tv in the closet, gives the room more space.

  2. Stephany Michel
    July 12, 2020 at 8:35 am

    I just love it! You guys did an awesome job.

  3. Kathy Hord
    July 12, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    The Guest room came out Great. It’s always a good feeling reusing things you already have. You are lucky that it’s just a Guest room( mine doubles as a sewing room) Just be careful your Guest room doesn’t because a “Catch all” room. It’s very easy to do. Keep up the good work. BTW.. it’s really nice to see you Happy ☺️

    • July 13, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Thank you so much Kathy! Yep, I’m very aware of how easy it is to just throw things in that room and forget about them lol still working on that!

  4. MADELINE l NEWTON
    July 12, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    love all of the work that you two have done …lots of talents….great wonderful looking…

  5. Frances
    July 12, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Very cozy.

  6. Kim
    July 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Very nice! I love the colors and adore the bedside lamp. I also love your bead board ceilings. I had them in a former house but the gaps between the trim on mine were much worse than yours and I was afraid bugs could come through them (what I told my partner). It really just irritated me because they did not look uniform. So we invested in some latex caulk and filled every one of them. OMG the difference. I ended up doing baseboards and window and door frames and anything that had any kind of gap at all. It really finished off the rooms. I love what you have done with the place. Its nice to see you so happy.

    • July 15, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so much Kim! I know exactly what you mean about those gaps! One day they too will drive me totally crazy and I’m going to tackle them along with everything else that needs caulk lol huge job though – kudos to you!

  7. July 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    I love this room. It feels so homey. I was thinking that maybe I need to come to visit!!!

    • July 19, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Thanks Amy, we’re really happy with how it turned out!

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