I’ve come to realize that all of this recent DIY blog-browsing has started to rub off on me. For example, this morning I took a “quick” trip to return a pair of lampshades to Bed, Bath & Beyond, and 2 1/2 joyful hours later, I was headed home with a trunk load of goodies from Marshall’s, HomeGoods and (of course) Target.
Thus became the start of Mild-Makeover Sunday in our guest room.
To be quite honest, other than paint, I’ve never done much to our guest room. It’s kind of a mismatch of things, and a place for Lucas to keep all his clothes and stuff since I’ve taken over our master. It was time to give it a little bit of TLC…
The Guest Room BEFORE:
It felt a little dull. It’s also alotta brown.
Lately I’ve been feeling inspired by numerous sightings of simple, green, blue and white beach cottage-esque rooms. I decided a few little touches could get me closer to that sea-like harmony. It began when I found this little white and “worn” nightstand at Marshalls. I thought it would be the perfect start to getting over that brown-on-brown-on-brown effect I had going on.
I debated on a new comforter while I was there, but the one I had my eye on just wasn’t feeling quite right. So I headed over to HomeGoods and started to browse. I typically don’t have much luck finding duvet covers at HomeGoods, so I pretty much expected to come home with a quilt or a comforter set. However, while I was browsing, I heard a woman say, “hmmm, they have more duvets today than they usually do…” and at that serendipitous moment, I found my duvet (just $39.99 with matching shams :):
And while I was there, I also snagged this sea foamy, lolipop-like candle holder for $9.99.
To finish off the room, I felt like the wall to the left needed a little somethin’ somethin’. So, I strolled on over to Target, and found this simple 3-piece floating shelf set.
A hammer, some nails and a quick shopping spree around the house, and I had myself a new little spot that now does a pretty handy job of breaking up all that brown. (ohh, and those mirror window sconces? I noticed those in my basement on my way down to get the hammer. A couple new candles and those old babies from my condo long, long ago will be brought back to life.)
And tah-dah…just like that, in a few simple hours on a Sunday, our neglected guest room now has a new, cozy feel.
The Guest Room AFTER:
P.S. This $15.99 throw also snuck into the cart at Marshalls. I thought it would be the perfect touch for our master…