Guest Bedroom MakeOver


This is the story of how a dreary & sad guest bedroom (that clearly didn’t even deserve sheets, poor dear) became brilliant and dazzling.  It was actually even drearier than this ‘Before’ pic, because before ‘Before’, it was still Builder Beige with bad carpet.


And now…. 

gray bedroom painted furniture

New carpet & spectacular wall color – Sherwin Williams Passive (7064), a cool blue-ish gray.  Those were the first steps….My client wanted fabulous, but budget fabulous – because after all, it’s a guest bedroom, and there was nothing really wrong with the pieces she had….if you overlooked the fact that they were quite dreadful. 

 With some paint, nail head creativity, and new crystal knobs we turned what she had into….
Well, Hello Gorgeous 
   painted dresser nail head design

Once this dresser was primed & painted Gloss Black, the new knobs were added.
The flower design was drawn on using chalk, and about 400 nail heads & 1 hour later, it was pretty stunning:

DIY nail head design on dresser

(Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sherwin Williams All Surface Enamel in SW6990 Caviar)

Now how about some knock-out Va-Voom on the hand-me-down night stands.
In the form of Painters Touch ‘Berry Pink’ spray paint?

DIY spray painted night stands Raspberry

spray painted furniture and lamps

Those sensational bedside lamps, you ask?  Thrifted for $10 each, and chosen for their shape and height.  Spray painted Rustoleum Satin Nickel…..

Raspberry spray painted furniture

To match the spray painted headboard, natch.

Side note
Each picture seems to ‘read’ the Berry Pink a bit differently.  In case you’re considering some pink va-voom yourself, here’s a tip, and accurate likenesses. I first tried Valspar Bright Pink.  Think garish Barbie Massacre.  Wrong Pink.  The Painters Touch Pink is still vibrant & a little flamboyant, but it’s softer, and very pretty.

White lampshades, bedding & drapery were the finishing touches, along with some raspberry accents:

DIY nail head design on dresser

Guest bedroom excellence, charm on a budget, and a ton of flair.

DIY bedroom makeover painted furniture

My Decorating Consultations include recommendations that are tailored to suit the comfort level & ability of the client with DIY projects.  Re-thinking, Re-purposing, and Re-inventing your existing peices (professionally or DIY) is always an option.

Sometimes it just takes ‘fresh eyes’ and a little guidance to help you see what can be done.

If you’re planning to re-decorate, re-design, or renovate, I can help you create the extraordinary.
Fall in love with your home again.


If you’re planning to re-decorate, re-design, or renovate, I can help you create the extraordinary. Fall in love with your home again.

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  1. Love the nail head.You must have a LOT of patience. Well done and keep it up. The whoe room looks great.

    • Thanks Kim! And surprisingly, it really wasn’t as tedious (or long) as I’d thought it would be! ps-I love that turqouise dresser with the branch silhouette! Gorgeous! xoT.

  2. Stephanie says:

    You are simply amazing!!!!

  3. It’s beautiful and I got all excited for a minute because I was going to invite myself to come and stay with you. Then I re-read and, while I’m certain that they’re lovely people and I do love their guest room, it just wouldn’t be the same. Well done, SS! xo, Kimberly

    • They ARE lovely people Kimberly, and she’s a much better cook than I, I think you’d do better there….but then we couldn’t stay up late and braid each others hair and talk about boys. And do facials. 🙂 Thanks SS…xoT.

  4. Wow, I love the nail head art! And the wall colour is beautiful too and good call on the toned down pink!

    • Ugh Nancy, you wouldn’t even believe that first pink….SO bad! Thanks for visiting! xoT.

  5. Can I come and stay??? Jokes but seriously what lucky guests to stay in such a stunning room

    • Of course you can Mel, I’ll let my client know to expect you! thanks for dropping by! xoT.

  6. Lovely transformation. Love the nail head idea! Great job!

  7. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    Oh my gosh those bed side stand tables are AMAZING! I love the pop of color–great job.

  8. You are right on about the shade of the nightstands! They look fantastic and the whole room has a designer feel now! Would love for you to share at my Gettin’ Krafty party if you get the chance!

  9. Love what you’ve done with this room! Those nightstands are gorgeous!!

  10. LOVE that nail head dresser! So pretty… the whole room is!

  11. Great job! Love the pop of the nightstands and the nailhead design on the dresser is brilliant!


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