Updates in the Guest Bedroom

July 25, 2013 by 21 Comments

Hi Friends, how are you?  I manage to keep myself pretty busy since the grandkids left this past weekend.   I’m making a few minor changes in the guest bedroom.  Once again I changed my mind on the other guest bedroom and would like to turn it into an office/craft room.  I will share more on that later.  It all began when I came across this nightstand on craigslist.   It’s been parked in our garage for a while waiting for a new paint job.

night stand

While we enjoyed some cooler temps I enlisted the grands help with the sanding and priming of the nightstand.


Who wouldn’t want to run an electric sander?  We took turns of course. After sanding and priming I painted it a semi-gloss white all over. Please excuse the messy garage… yet another project waiting in the wings 🙂

nightstand 1

New knobs were added,  I found them at Hobby Lobby.

Guest Bedroom updates 1

A fresh coat of paint….what a difference!

guest bedroom updates

I also fluffed the bedding by adding a touch of gingham.  The shams and comforter came from Target – Threshold collection.

Guest Bedroom

This little bedroom is coming along, there is always room for more pretties.  I’m on the lookout for a cute bed-side lamp and a picture or two for the walls.  Stay tuned for more updates in this room.

Thank you so much for stopping by….I’ll chat with you soon!

Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch,



21 Responses to “Updates in the Guest Bedroom”
  1. Kim Gibson says:

    That nightstand looks really cute. You’re right. A coat of paint and new hardware transformed it! Hey, since you are working on a bedroom and I am giving my master bedroom a mini makeover, can I ask you and your readers a question? I need to add blackout shades to the window. What have you or your readers done to black out your windows? Is there a thrifty and stylish way to do this?

  2. Christine says:

    Hi Moni, your guest bedroom reminds me a bit of mine..I have similar bedding from Target in there, but a much older collection with sage colored checkered pattern….Good job on the night stand!

  3. Martina says:

    Great makeover Moni…pretty vignette too! Your helpers are too cute!

  4. Your night stand turned out very pretty, esp with the new knobs. I love your bedding too. Looks great!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  5. Toodie says:

    I would like to be the first to officially test out that new guest bedroom. I’ll be there soon. 🙂 Great makeover on the cabinet and I love your bedding!

  6. Debbie says:

    You’re starting them early, aren’t you Moni? Your guest room is really coming along, and the nightstand looks great with the new hardware and paint. Hope you’ve had a great weekend!


  7. Daisy Sudduth says:

    I love it. Love the colors, the bedding and the nitestand. Looks like you did an awesome job!

  8. lauren says:

    Just spotted your post from silver pennies! Gorgeous nightstand!!!


  9. Jamie Koenig says:

    I hate using an electric sander, so I normally leave that up to the husband. The white you chose is very crisp and works really well in the room.

  10. Michele says:

    Your guest room looks wonderful! Love the checks and wall shutter! Yes, who wouldn’t want to use the sander, so much fun there! I posted DIY Doily Jacket to Make it Pretty this week. Swing by:)

  11. Francine says:

    Your guest room is lovely!

  12. cindy says:

    Cute table and so nice that you had some help! Your guest room is charming, love your bedding! Would love for you to come share at Amaze Me Monday…

  13. It fits perfectly!!! And I love that you have little helpers. I have a couple of those also! You should come on over and share this on a party I cohost “DIY Sunday Showcase”. It’s open now! I found you on Make it Pretty Monday.


  14. The night stand is perfect. I love it, so pretty. I also really love the checks in the room, one of my favorites. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marety

  15. Your guest room is so pretty and restful looking. I love the gingham checks with the white bed cover. The night stand you redid looks just perfect in the room. What a great job you did on this room!

  16. Pam says:

    What a pretty transformation! Visiting from Met Monday.
    Have a great day!

  17. This is so pretty – and I love the pic of your little helpers. Great transformation!! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Monday:)
    Krista @ the happy housie

  18. Emily says:

    I love the gingham! So cute!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

  19. Danielle says:

    So pretty and such cute helpers. I need to order some knobs at Hobby Lobby (there isn’t one locally in MA but you guys all get such great things from there). Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays x

  20. cindy says:

    Had to come back to thank you for sharing at Amaze Me Monday, so nice having you share!

  21. lovely room. I like that. I have just done a bedroom in blue and white and I am also lookig for bits and bobs to finish the walls. I tend to overdo things but its fun.

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