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Thursday, October 25, 2012

This might be tricky! Guest Bedroom Redesign.

Hope ya'll are having a great week! I'm so thrilled with the response I had from my last post, "Pulling a Switcheroo". It was really wonderful hearing from old friends and many new! Ya'll were too sweet and I was overwhelmed by all of your thoughtful comments..just wanted to say thank you! I'm glad you liked the switcheroo!!

So now I'm on to the next project, but this one might be tricky. Chris and I just upgraded to a king size bed and we're super excited!

So tell me this..Do you think our lives will drastically change going from a 
queen mattress to king mattress? That's what I'm hearing!

The problem is we bought our mattress bed frame only 2 years ago and I hate to see it go. It was our first big purchase when I worked at Restoration Hardware, and even with my discount, it was still a big purchase for us. Selling it isn't an option. 

We have three bedrooms with one being the office, the other the master, and our guest room. Right now, the guestroom is pretty shabby chic and this bed is so the complete opposite. It's very traditional and masculine.

So here's our queen size bed now...

and here is the room that I have to make it work in...

{My grandmother's dresser drawers I recently painted}

{I've had this piece since high school and it's followed me everywhere I've lived}

{My parents gave me this piece that I repainted about 3 yrs ago..I love the apple green}

{Collage of pictures, mirrors, and art}

{Full size bed}

When we moved in, all of our things that worked no where else in the house, worked in this room. The  color of the room even worked with everything I ended up putting in there. Now what to do?? I also know that this room will end up being a nursery at some point..hoping sooner than later;)

So how will I make this work for us??

This is what I'm thinking..

1. Sell the bed and bed frame. I can part with it. I bought the bed frame on Craigslist a year ago. I really hold no sentimental value on it like the other furniture.

2. Repaint the room a  neutral color for now until we repaint it again for a nursery down the road.

3. I have some extra bedding that's sage green which will work with the brown. Just thought about that, so I can save some money there.

4. What will I do with the apple green drawers? I don't really have another place for it?? Not sure it I can part with that piece. 

5. The other two white pieces will have to work. I can't part with those either. 

6. Going to have to rework the accessories and art in there to make it less feminine and simplify.

7. Room for a crib down the road?? We'll have to cross that bridge when we get there.

8. Spend as little or no money as possible considering our investment in the new mattress and bed frame. (More on that later)

I think for now, I will go with this plan and see where that takes us! Wish me luck! Let me know if you have any other suggestions as to what I should do in there. I am open to anything right now.


  1. Yes, sell that bed and keep the integrity of the room as it stands, it's lovely as it - and will transform into a nursery easily



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