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Last week I shared our “Brick Patio Makeover” which is located right outside these doors that lead out of our basement walk-out.  Well, what I didn’t share was the huge transformation that was actually taking place on the inside of those doors.  If you’re in redheadcandecorate’s “PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP“, then you would have known because I share behind the scene photos there as much as I am able to.  I sure hope you are ready for lots of before & after photos because this is a packed full.  Welcome to our “Guest Room Makeover”…

 

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

This next photo is a bit older, but it still looks basically the same as you walk through those brick patio doors.  We have our round glass dining set in there and we have had many birthday parties down here for the kiddos.  They’ve kind of out grown them, but we still throw one huge Hallowen party every year.  Behind me is a living area and to the left is the bedroom “suite” that I am going to take you through today.  However, if you’re interested in the living area, you can view that here.

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This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

So, below is the “suite” or guest room I’m referring to.  This is the place you would stay if you came to our house for the weekend.  I like to sleep in, so you would have to be quite down here!  😉   My sister is coming next week for our daughter’s graduation party and she stays down here.  She really seems to enjoy it (acts like she’s on vacation), but she is going to flip out when she sees how much it has improved.  Now, she’ll never want to leave!

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Okay, here’s before.  I basically used all my “leftovers” to decorate this space.  I know it’s cozy and all, but it really looked dark, dated, and dark.  Did I say it looked dark?  It looked dark.  Those paint colors were left over from my darker days and I am so happy to say goodbye to them.  The paint kind of reminds me of peanut butter cups.  EEK!

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Here’s more before, including the pretty bathroom that seemed out of place with lilac colored walls.  What was I thinking?

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

 

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

 

Here’s the view back out to those patio doors I mentioned earlier.  Obviously you can see that I decided to go white (color listed below).  This was right when I first got started “cutting in” with a brush (see favorite brush below) and it was a lot of work, but definitely worth it.  Pay no attention to the drop ceiling.  We don’t talk about that.  It’s called “DDCD”…”Drop-Down-Ceiling Denial”.

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

I got the first coat on with a small roller (we didn’t have any full size rollers on hand) and it took me forever.  I pretty much gave up after this, and my husband ended up finishing it because he is so much better at it than me.  By then we had a big roller and he whipped this room’s booty quickly.  Hey, at least I gave it my all.

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Sylvia popped in, but don’t tell my sister because she’s allergic and Sylvia & Forest are not allowed in here.

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Okay, I’m about done looking at this Reeses peanut butter cup, aren’t you?

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Let’s knock on the door and see what it looks like now…

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

 

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Hello?  Anyone here?  A fairy princess maybe?

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

How do you like it Diane? (Diane is my sister)

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

It’s just so much prettier and just feels so feminine and cottage-ee.  Most of the decor I found shopping my house, but I did have to purchase the bed linens.

 

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

This rustic dried wreath I’ve had for years and thought it would soften things up a bit above the bed.  Or maybe even “roughen” them up 😆 ? Especially with fairly lights wrapped around the headboard.  I used plug-in fairy lights, so no batteries to worry about.

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Here’s the left side of the room where I placed our huge mirror that I’ve had for close to 15 years to help make the space seem larger.  It also makes it feel almost like a window there.  I already had everything else in that photo below, including the ceramic St. Bernard which we rescued at a flea market in Buffalo, NY last Summer.  The tall floor lamp is from Target years ago.  The pillow I designed and you can get your own HERE.  The ghost chair, iron wall art, and plant I all found around the house.

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

In this next photo you can see how much better the lilac colored walls in the bathroom look against the white walls.  It just flows better.  I may paint in there one day, but for now it stays.  I may also share the full bathroom after the new white ruffled shower curtain comes in.

 

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Speaking of ruffles, and I do not mean the chips (even though I could go for some right now)…I used the white ruffled curtains that have traveled all over our house to cover up the glass French doors.  You are probably going to think I’m crazy, but these were about 2 feet too long, so I trimmed them with scissors 😯 .  Check out the photos closely and I promise you can’t tell because the trimmed part is under a ruffle.  No biggie, just quick free fix.  These can be closed from both sides for complete privacy and I love the way they compliment the comforter.

I guess I better tell you about that gorgeous comforter set.  I am in love with it and I’m actually wanting another one for our own bed.  Here’s where you can find it: WHITE SHABBY CHIC COMFORTER.  When I bought mine, it came with 2 shams and the little pillow. I’m not sure if it still does.

Oh, and I can’t forget to tell you that a heating pad is a “must” for any guest room, especially if it’s down in the basement.  I have one on my bed upstairs, and I turn it on one 1 hour before bed every night.  You can find that here: HEATING MATTRESS PAD.

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Would you like to be our guest and stay in this space?  I bet we would have a lot to talk about.  XO

 

This beautiful basement guest room makeover transformation is so beautiful, and she did it on a tight budget!

Comforter Set

Mattress Heating Pad

Soft White Furry Pillows

“Pillow” Pillow

Iron Wall Art

Ghost Chair

Fairy Lights

Rustic Wreath

White Ruffled Curtains

Red’s Favorite Paint Brush

Paint Color: Behr Ultra Pure White Satin

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32 Responses

  1. Meredith says:

    The white makes it look so much better (and bigger!) People think they always have to have a “color” on their walls, but they forget how refreshing and cool white can be, especially in a basement. Your sister is going to have a hard time leaving, you may have a new member of your household. Lol.

  2. Marty says:

    It looks so pretty. So bright cheery and inviting. Great makeover.

  3. Dad says:

    What a great job, love, Mom and Dad in NY.

  4. JaneEllen says:

    Have you noticed the iron art is coming back into vogue? Maybe will go dig out some of mine, decide which one to use. Your iron art looks quite snazzy in guest room. Love the dog statue among other pretties.
    Every time you post photos I get inspiration of one kind or another, thank you so much. Many times I’ll “audition” pieces for while to see if I really like them in a room, if I don’t sometimes “wrong” piece will remind me of something else to use. Do you ever do that?
    I love your French doors between rooms, better lighting. I would love to put French doors between mud room and our room then our room and our bathroom. Happy to say we have window in our bathroom. Since our room windows face East with no windows on back wall it’s rather dark in room so I would have more light in room, besides the gorgeous look of French doors. Will keep an eye out at Habitat for couple of French doors.
    While am not one for ruffles have to admit I love your ruffled curtains and new comforter on bed. Since I discovered blogs have changed my ideas and tastes in several ways, good for this old lady to broaden her view point. The lights on headboard are so fun. Love your style Julie.
    Happy weekend

  5. Barbara Borowy says:

    I wouldn’t mind at all if I had to stay in this pretty room, only thing missing is a cat to purr me to sleep!

  6. Olenma Alvarez says:

    I love the all white team with just a hint of colorbfrom the throw blanket.

  7. Chris says:

    Love it!! There’s something about white, that just makes a room. It’s the freshness, clean, bright, peaceful look.

  8. Carol says:

    Wow! What a difference…..lovely!

  9. BETTE says:

    Hey Julie:
    You’ve done it again! I am a favourite of white. I have white in my bedroom with floral pillows, I don’t have a headboard, so might put some lights on the picture of peonies over the bed.
    It’s so much fun when I receive your emails. Look forward to the next one.
    Cheers, Bette

  10. carol says:

    the white looks so fresh and beautiful; just like a cozy guest room should look. Your sister is gonna love it!

  11. Pam Beck says:

    Wow….what a difference. The Before was nice, but it was a little dark. The After was so fresh and pretty! Another awesome job! I wish I could come hang out with you for about a week. I wouldn’t wake you either because I also like to sleep in!

    • Diane (the sister) says:

      Julie Anne…I can not wait to chill in the awesome guest room (or as I like to call it- my room!) You have out done yourself once again. Love the white and all of the New little touches. I will never want to leave now for sure. You’ve actually given me some fresh ideas for my own bedroom at home????!!!
      Absolutely fabulous ????????????

    • Julie says:

      That wouldbe fun, Pam! I have a 3 day limit ????????????

  12. Jolene says:

    Your guest bedroom makeover is beautiful! I agree, the before was cozy and inviting. The paint color looks a lot like our master bedroom paint color! We must’ve painted it in the same time period as you did! I am looking to lighten the room with white walls, too. I just haven’t narrowed down the right “white”, yet. Your makeover is inspiring. I love how you encourage readers to shop their own homes. I do this on a regular basis, but I am always surprised how fresh something I’ve loved in another room, can make a new room. (Or, how something stuck away in the closet, is suddenly new and fresh in a different room.) Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Your sisters new bedroom looks so inviting.???? The white walls are so crisp looking. ????????

  14. Jenne says:

    Love it!! So bright and airy, like a private retreat! Another awesome project you perfected! I hear you on the drop ceiling, I have those too, wish they made something you could disguise them with that wasn’t hard or expensive lol

  15. Kaycee says:

    What a beautiful room you created for your guests Julie! I’ll bet you don’t have to many available dates left, now that you’ve shared this room, LOL!

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