Brother’s Guest Bedroom Makeover

A little over a month ago I shared the mood board for my brother’s guest bedroom makeover. This is a project that I’ve been working on all summer with the help of Ace Hardware. The first step was painting the room in a light clay color from the OPI color palette called Do You Take Lei Away from Clark+Kensington at Ace Hardware.


Then came the fun stuff… making the room come to life!

guest bedroom makeoverYou might first notice the nightstands I painted awhile back.  I actually decided to add some legs recently with the help of tee nuts from Ace Hardware and LOVE the new look! Tutorial on that coming later this week.

guest bedroom nightstands

guest bedroom nightstand makeoverOnce the wall color and nightstands were complete, it was time to find textiles. I quickly fell in love with these pillows and matching curtain panels from Pier 1 Imports (called Blue Meadow).

guest bedroom floral makeoverOver the bed I decided to hang some old frames I picked up from Red Posie and painted them with some sample pots from Ace Hardware, pulling colors from the pillows & curtains.

guest bedroom designAcross from the bed is a newly painted dresser.
More info on this one coming soon too!

guest bedroom painted dresser wall

distressed white dresser guest bedroom

guest bedroom decorating

guest bedroom design ideaOn top of the bed is my new wood plank tray that I showed you guys last week that I made with supplies from Ace Hardware. LOVE this addition to the room and we actually use it all the time.

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guest bedroom design ideas

More shopping items from the room:
Bedding: Amazon
Blanket: Amazon
Curtain Panels & Pillows: Pier 1 Imports
Curtain Rod: Amazon
Lamps: Hobby Lobby
Greenery & Mirror: HomeGoods

 (not affiliate links)

guest bedroom makeover

If you want to see more projects from the Ace Hardware team,
check them out HERE!

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 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.



Blue and Coral Kids Bedroom

Well I finally finished Ellie’s “temporary” bedroom at my brother’s house. It’s actually been a lot of fun working on this space since I’ve been doing lots of DIY projects along the way. So get ready for photo overload and the tour of this blue and coral kid’s room…

coral blue girl bedroomThe first thing I found for this bedroom was the bedding at HomeGoods for $40. Total score and I love how it reverses to plain blue and white (if my brother can’t stand the coral after we move out, hah).

coral and blue girl beddingAnd the accent pillow that came with the bedding actually set the tone for the IKEA Rast dresser makeover I showed you guys a couple weeks ago.

ikea rast dresser makeoverOn top of the nightstand I gave Ellie’s little white lamp shade a little makeover. I’m a big fan of adding some minor touches that really make a room come together.

coral and blue girls bedroom

blue and coral girl bedroomAbove the bed I added some paper pinwheels that I picked up from Michael’s for $10 (the pack of 7 was on sale for 50% off that week). I just nailed them to the wall in the center of each pinwheel. Love this because it takes up a huge chunk of the wall and was super affordable. Definitely using this idea again in the future!

blue and pink bedroom

pink and blue bedroomThe room is pretty small (only about 10x11ft) so we couldn’t fit a lot of furniture in here, but I wanted Ellie to have a space for her toys and art supplies.

blue and coral bedroomWe brought this little 6-cube organizer from the old house and just purchased 2 new blue bins (we already had the tan ones from before).

coral and blue bedroomSitting on top are some other little craft projects, including the book rack I showed you guys a couple weeks ago and a newly painted tin vase.

pink and blue DIY bedroomThen hanging above the toy storage is a new wall organizer and shelf that we made. This is mainly for Ellie’s art supplies: crayons, markers, pencils, and a little notebook that she can scribble in.

DIY wall shelf

DIY wall shelfFinally sitting next to the toy area is a newly painted rocking chair for Ellie to sit and read her little heart out. This kid gobbles up books and pretty much carries one with her at all times… even on 5 minutes car drives. Love that.

blue and pink girly bedroom

Bedding – $40 HomeGoods
Polka Dot Sheets – $20 HomeGoods
Nightstand – $35 IKEA
Wall Paper Pinwheels – $10 Michaels
Rocking Chair – $10 Goodwill
Accent Pillow – $20 Target
Tin Vase – $3 HomeGoods clearance rack
Book Rack – $5 Goodwill
White Milk Jugs – $4 from Hobby Lobby clearance rack
White Frames – $20 HomeGoods
White Flowers – $16 HomeGoods
Blue Fabric Cube Organizer Bins – $14 Amazon
95 inch Blue Curtain Panels – $21 for the pair Amazon
White Lamp – $20 Target
DIY Wall Organizer – under $20 Ace Hardware
Clark+Kensington Paint (Of The Wind Blue) – Ace Hardware

So well under $300 for the entire makeover!
Not to shabby for a room that was 100% empty before.
coral blue girl bedroomI’ll be following up this post with some of the DIY projects for this room in the coming days, including the wall organizer & shelving tutorial. Stay tuned!

coral and blue kids bedroom