Beautiful Guest Bedroom Makeover

Welcome to the 268th Metamorphosis Monday!

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Recently I was chatting with Laura via e-mail and she  shared some pictures of her guest room makeover. I thought it was wonderful and asked if she would let me share it with you. Fortunately, she said, yes! I don’t want to spoil the reveal so I’ll let Laura tell you in her own words how her makeover came to be.

Guest Bedroom Makeover by Laura (in her own words)

When we moved into our house nearly five years ago, I knew I would eventually change the guest bedroom. I’ve never been a fan of wallpaper and every upstairs room was decorated with it. This room had the least amount, but everything was tastefully done, so it wasn’t a pressing need.

(Bedroom Before Makeover)

Bedroom Makeover, Before Pics


As time passed, I tried to decorate around the previous owner’s décor. The entire color scheme and window treatments were hers and I was never satisfied shoe-horning my taste into her more formal style. Also, it was missing a wow factor and a focal point as you entered the room.

Bedroom Makeover, Before Pics


Additionally, it’s a small room, 11 x 11.5, with a couple of awkward areas. A large chest blocked the closet doors. The narrow space between the end of the bed and chest made navigating the room difficult.

Nevertheless, I knew when the room changed there would be elements that would stay. First was the antique bed that my husband and I bought in Germany. Next was the picture of the dovecote. My daughter and I fell in love with the original when we visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford England. I also wanted to display the childhood portrait of my great-grandmother, but sadly it didn’t work in the new room.

Bedroom Makeover, Before Pics


When I saw Portobello Vase Laurel from Waverly’s Colonial Williamsburg collection, divine inspiration struck! I needed this fabric, absolutely had to have it. A gorgeous traditional linen fabric with shades of blue and green, it made my heart skip a beat!



So great was my love for it that I was willing to ~gasp~ remove wallpaper. My advice about wallpaper? Read Susan’s blog, buy what she recommends and have a good steamer ready. My steamer spit like the dinosaur that took out Newman on Jurassic Park. After a day with several scalds and waning patience, I’d removed the border. But that fabric was sooo worth it!

Bedroom Makeover, Before Pics


The bonus? I already had curtains that were a soft olive-green with coral tassel fringe that had been in my daughter’s room when she was in the prerequisite little girl green and pink phase. With coral as an accent color, I found the other coordinating fabric all from House Fabric dot com.

Ready for the After? 🙂

Draperies in Bedroom Makeover



A visit to Kirklands gave me the mirrors and a great focal point with a wow factor.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


After measuring the placement of the windows in the room, I knew the bed would have to shift to the smaller window. By extending the curtain rod slightly larger than the width of the bed, it gives the room more symmetry and the appearance of being larger than what it is.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


Coordinating fabric on the back of the pillow shams coordinates to trim on the table skirt.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


The chest was swapped out for a green one from the sunroom.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


The black chair became coral with Benjamin Moore’s Coral Bronze and Waverly Fabric’s Chippendale Fretwork Quartz fabric.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


While surfing through Etsy for pictures or artwork with blue, green, and pops of coral for the wall opposite the bed, it dawned on me that I already had pictures that would work from our trip to Santorini, Greece. So I had Shutterfly blow them up to 11×14 and found the frames from Home Goods’ Valerie Bertinelli collection.

After Santorini


The Dovecote frame got a couple of coats of spray paint because it was too dark for the room.

After closet


The lamps (and bench at the end of the bed) were a man cave raid (the hubby is awesome). They had been antique bronze and a little dark for the space, so they were treated to silver spray paint. Tissues and a local tourist guidebook complete the makeover.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


Laura, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful guest room makeover! I love the colors and fabrics you chose! The mirrors are absolutely stunning and I love that the bedside tables are not “matching” yet the mirrors tie them together beautifully.  The wall color is so pretty and perfect with the fabrics…truly a beautiful makeover! I loved hearing how it all came together and how your repurposed so many pieces you already had to achieve such a beautiful space. Your guests will never want to leave!

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover


Laura provided a list of where she found the various elements she used to complete her room makeover. (See list below)

Fabric: House Fabric dot com
–   Waverly Portobello Vase Laurel (euro sham fabric)
–   Waverly Chippendale Fretwork Quartz (coral)
–    Robert Allen, Dwell Studio Malakos Malachite (green)
–    Richloom Sparrow Maritime (plaid)
Duvet cover – Pottery Barn Kids
Mirrors – Kirklands
Rug – Pottery Barn
Small End Table by Chair – Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
–   Wedgwood Jasper Conran Chinoiserie White
–   Wedgwood Palladian Country Accent Plate
–   Lenox Marchesa Painted Camellia Accent Plate
Greece Picture Frames – Home Goods
Paint: Benjamin Moore
–   Walls – Stonington Gray
–   Chair – Coral Bronze
Lamps – Target, years ago
Dovecote Print – The Ashmolean Museum (ashmolean prints dot com, William Holman Hunt, The Festival of St Swithin, The Dovecot … they spell it differently than we do.)


Looking forward to all the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!

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  1. What a great before and after! I love the mirrored windows on either side of the bed…so pretty! Thanks for hosting.

  2. I really enjoyed this makeover, especially since my sister and I have spent the past few weeks making over the master bedroom at our Mom’s house and faced many of the same challenges. Thanks for the inspiration! Cheryl

  3. Susan, Laura’s bedroom is beautiful and I love the mirrors! Thanks for hosting.

  4. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I love before and after reveals . . . and wow, you made so many beautiful changes!
    The colors are so bright and cheery! Great job :0)
    Thanks so much for hosting, Susan!
    Have a great week,

  5. What a great guest room makeover Susan. I am right in the middle of one myself. Thanks so much for sharing this and for hosting Met Monday.

  6. What a beautiful guest room – I’d give anything to find mirrors life that!
    Thanks for sharing – and thanks for another great party – hope you have
    a wonderful week

  7. Laura’s bedroom looks so pretty! I love the Williamsburg pillow fabric and also the two mirrored windows beside the bed.

  8. Thanks for hosting, Susan. Laura’s guest room looks nice & bright with her changes. Always love seeing B&A projects.

  9. What a restful serene retreat. I know I would get a good nights rest in there. Thanks for hosting.

    Shannon ~

  10. Hi Susan! Oh, what a beautiful makeover. Love her fresh colors and those window mirrors are just gorgeous! Thanks for hosting your party and hope you’re doing well.
    Be a sweetie,

  11. The mirrors are just so beautiful in that room. Good choice!

  12. Love the guest room makeover. Green and blue is one of my fave combos. Thank you for hosting, Susan!

  13. Gorgeous makeover…I love that fabric and colors…it is now such a beautiful and calm retreat for guests.
    Thanks for hosting Susan!

  14. That was quite a transformation on her bedroom! I like her inspiration fabric a lot- great colors and design.
    The mirrors on either side really expand the room. Great job!
    Thanks for hosting!

  15. That is a beautiful transformation. Love the mirrors. Thanks for hosting your fun party.

  16. Thanks for hosting, Susan! Loved that before and after bedroom! Have a great week.

  17. Great solution for “those awkward” window placements..we had to do that in our bedroom, too!! The architectural mirrors are perfect! Kudos! franki

  18. Susan and Laura, thanks for sharing this pretty makeover. I love those mirrors, and they added so much to the room. laurie

  19. Hello Susan, I love the transformation to Laura’s guest bedroom – I’ve had that happen before – fabric can be such a wonderful inspirational starting point to a room’s transformation – the mirrors she found are wonderful! I do appreciate you hosting,

  20. What an interesting makeover! Thanks so much for hosting, Susan!

  21. What a fabulous makeover! Very creative use of space, and I love the colors!

    Thank you for hosting Susan, and have a great week 🙂

  22. What a BEAUTIFUL guest room! Thanks for hosting! Life to the full! Melissa

  23. Beautiful make-over, Susan! I love that fabric, too! Have a great week1…hugs…Debbie

  24. L-O-V-I-L-E-E transformation and lucky guests! Also, being a fabric junkie I fully appreciate the House link. Thanks for sharing. ☺ -Brenda-

  25. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you for hosting!

  26. Susan,
    Laura’s guest bedroom make~over is an amazing transformation!
    The twin mirrors within the room create an expansion of space within her 11X11 foot space!!!
    Thanks for hosting Metamorphosis Monday each week where abundant refreshing ideas
    continue to inspire!

  27. Wow 268 great parties. That’s real dedication Susan. Thank you for every one of them. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  28. Great posts Susan. thanks so much for hosting this great party. Have a wonderful Spring week.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  29. Very nice makeover, I love the Santorini prints & the mirror & shams I would have made curtains from the sham fabric. The re-purposed green ones don’t blend in with the look my view.

  30. LOVE the mirrors. WANT the mirrors (well, just one, actually). What is Kirklands?

    • Hi Pattie, I’m glad you liked them! Here’s the link. They’re having a 17% off sale today too. If there’s a store nearby, they can ship it there and you can inspect it before pick up. Replace the [dot] with a real dot on the link. 😉
      http://www.kirklands [dot] com/product/Wall-Decor/Wall-Mirrors/Distressed-Cream-Sadie-Arch-Mirror/pc/2283/c/2306/163106.uts

  31. Thanks for the Monday fun Susan! I loved the makeover, she really made it elegant and inviting~

  32. I love that fabric, the mirrors and the lamp. What a lovely room.

  33. Hi Susan. Love the guest room makeover. Thanks for hosting another fun party.

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