Every night we lay in our guest bedroom with our son and read before bed. Every night I look around the room and scoff at how I decorated years ago when we moved in. My taste in decor really has changed over the years. Unfortunately being that it is a guest suite, it has become the most neglected room in our house as far as change goes. The more time I spent in the room, the more and more I felt that it needed to get a face lift. So last week I told my husband my plan and he happily encouraged the change. All of the existing furniture and paint color were the only things that I wanted to keep, everything else had to go. When we first bought our house I was really into the whole dark wood look. After seven years of feeling like I am living in a dark dungeon, I am slowly starting to convert the whole house over to the “white” farmhouse style. This farmhouse guest bedroom makeover has been one of my favorite projects in the house, and I’m glad I finally tackled it.
I have been hunting for “the” bedding for a couple of years now and that has been a challenge. I was hesitant to go with completely white worrying that it would get dirty with people visiting who aren’t (how do I put it nicely?) as type A as me. When I got over that fear, I finally found this bedding which was a gorgeous start to decorating the room. Once the bedding arrived, it was easy to get the ball rolling on the rest of the room. I love this cute decorative pillow that I found to go with the bedding. I had made the chicken wire frame last year for a Christmas wreath and realized that it would be perfect for this cotton wreath. A few minutes changing the wreath and ta-da a whole new look and feel.
I found this adorable relax relax relax sign for the nightstand which I love. The Havana baskets around the room I have had since we moved in but you can still find them at Pottery Barn. I bought the nightstand lamps a few years ago at Pottery Barn and they worked perfectly with the look of the room unfortunately I was unable to find them on their site anymore. The little white bottle I threw together with florals from Hobby Lobby.
I was obsessed with this ladder the first time I laid eyes on it and knew it would be perfect for the empty corner next to the nightstand. The blanket hanging from the ladder was a gift from a friend, it was originally from Pottery Barn but is no longer available. Here is a very similar blanket I found. This metal farmhouse vase called my name when I found it and I had to have it. Pairing the vase with the pussy willow branches really livened up the space with the ladder. The small white candle holder on the nightstand had just the right look I was going for, I added the jute bow for a little something extra. I spotted this birch wood slice one day and knew it would be perfect under the candle.
I went around and around on what to put over the bookcase but in the end I had to have this mirror with the galvanized metal edge and wooden inner trim. I wasn’t happy with the price but my husband said if I’m going to do it, to do it how I envision and not to settle. Have I mentioned how much I love this man. And how about all those white/cream books (omg I’m in love). Truth be told, I haven’t read all of them. Ordering books was way too easy and saved me the hassle of hunting around for the perfect set. I love having a place to set my suitcase when I travel and when I found this luggage rack I just had to have it for our guests.
I couldn’t resist the rustic white tray which will hold bottled water when guests come to visit. The metal potted plant I put together myself as well with more florals from Hobby Lobby. What better sign than stay awhile for a guest bedroom. The cute little candle with the cork top was irresistible and fit right in with the farmhouse theme. I have been wanting to make a WiFi sign for the room for a while and I think this one turned out pretty cute. You can purchase my template for the sign here. If you would like a custom sign for your state please contact me and I can create a personalized listing for you. Here is a link to the frame I purchased.
I love glass jugs too, and when I saw this chicken wire glass jug I just had to have it to put next to the TV stand.
The final two pieces that really tied the room all together were the gorgeous tufted chair and the fabulous farmhouse ceiling fan. They were the last two pieces to be delivered and once they were in the room I felt it all just come together. The whitewashed “W” was another great rustic find that worked out for the empty space above the chair.
As I laid in bed reading to our son the night I finished the room, I couldn’t help but to smile at how beautiful transformation of our farmhouse guest bedroom turned out.
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