A Garden Guest Room

4.11.2013

It all started so innocently really. As most of you know I love to update some things seasonally and for some reason I have a thing for bedding and like to change it up.

When I shared this post about some super buys from Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn I told you I didn't show you everything. I was saving this new duvet for when it was actually in the room, but I bought it in January and was not quite ready to update for spring and summer yet.

When I found this duvet, at a steal, I was just going to change out the winter bedding and be done, but noooooo.

After removing the dark red bedding and adding the new duvet I realized some of the accessories were just not going to cut it. See the white lamp? Well, it was yellow and you can see the before here.

I just painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White and love how it turned out.

Then this bird lamp also got a coat of Old White to tone down the shiny white latex paint I had used on it previously.


Of course if the duvet gets changed then so do the other pillows. I did keep the white quilted PB shams, but then added the striped ones in the back. I purchased those last year from One Kings Lane to use in the master, but they didn't work in there. So I am glad they now look perfect with the new bedding in here.

The red ticking stripe bed skirt was replaced with this tan and white one that was also stored away.

Then I thought plates! Let's hang some old ironstone plates above the bed.



The green checked drapes from Country Curtains were already in here, but.....

......I decided to add white ball trim to them. I just hot glued it on.


And then if all that wasn't enough there was the other side of the room to tackle. The mirror was replaced with this bunny picture that I have had for years. The old lamp base from Target, that was in the other guest room at one time, got a Pottery Barn lampshade added.

I added the vintage potting shed sign above the bunnies. It hung in the sun room for years when the walls were green. I think the two work well together. This frame was also painted with Old White.

Vignette at the other end of the dresser.

I purchased two vintage bird prints from ebay and framed them with frames from Hobby Lobby, at half off, to add some art to the wall by the closet.

The colors work well with the duvet.


After adding the new duvet and making all the changes it ended up with a garden theme in here. I don't purposely try to theme a room. It just happens. I think in guest rooms it's okay to have fun.

Cost of this makeover: $49 for the duvet and $20 for the frames.

Have a fabulous day and be sure and return tomorrow for another guest poster's favorite room.

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78 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! I love your duvet.

    Kathy

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  2. Just beautiful Kim! Green has always been a favorite color of mine so this room is just dreamy to me.

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  3. It's beautiful! From the duvet cover to the darling (and freshly painted) white lamps! You've done it again...another fabulous room! I love your style! xo

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  4. Luv how one thing just leads to another :-) I can never understand people who live with the same thing... day after day.. year after year. Nothing changes. With me it's constant.... I tweak, move refresh, change. Luv it!
    The duvet is darling... I am quite taken with the painted bird lamp!
    Happy Thursday!
    Hugs, Gee

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  5. What a beautiful comforter! I can tell that it really set the tone for the rest of the room. The gingham curtains are such a nice accent with that bedding. Your guests will feel so pampered sleeping in this room.

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  6. I'm going to be on a six-day bicycle trip in your neck of the woods next week. We start in Athens and then cycle to Rockport, Atlanta, Stone Mountain, Madison and end up back in Athens. We'll be at a restaurant on the 79th floor of a building in Atlanta one night. It will be fun to go back. My blog partner/daughter graduated from UGA and lived in Atlanta two years.

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  7. Kim, your guest room turned out GREAT! Its beautiful! (love the litte pom poms added to the curtains too) :)

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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  8. The best $69 ever spent! I love that bird lamp and your schoolhouse light!
    Kelly

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  9. Loving the changes Kim. I love shopping the house! What a deal on the duvet.

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  10. So refreshing! Wait til my Mom sees this duvet, she is going to LOVE it!~ Looks so cozy Kim.

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  11. Love the new duvet Kim and that bunny painting!! Everything looks so pretty!!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL!!!I am in love with the entire room:)

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  13. Love your guest room changes! The ball trim is so fun on your checked panels and I adore your potting shed sign with your bunnies!

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  14. Eeek! This is so beautiful! I want to come and be a guest in this room! :)

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  15. Your guest room looks so welcoming, Kim! Very fresh looking. I love the Old White on the lamps. Love your bunny print, too.

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  16. Ilove this makeover Kim! Really like the lamp painted white, the duvet is marvelous, the pompom trim is adorable and did you make that topiary? Mind if I copy it? I love that it is in a vintage dish...

    Hugs, Lynnie

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  17. Your garden guest room is so pretty with all of the fresh updates and the new duvet...so welcoming.

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  18. Beautiful! When can I come stay?

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  19. None of my friends " get " being able to shop at home lol - that's the great thing about being obsessive, right? We can change things up without it costing a fortune!
    Love the repainted lamps ( and love love love that painted Church on one of the end tables! )
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  20. Man.....that was the cheapest makeover ever.....it looks great Kim....I love the plates over the bed and how you layered the bed...

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  21. I believe this is called beautiful perfection!

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  22. Beautiful makeover, Kim. Love the duvet and pompoms!!~~Angela

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  23. I came by way of Nana Diana and thanks for having me. I love it, buy a new thing & because other things don't match, must buy new things. I love that!! Your room is very ethereal, calming. Nicely done. Hugs. Tammy

    Having a giveaway if you would like to put your name in. Everyone is welcome.

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  24. Love it...so springy and fresh!
    -Shelley

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  25. Love all the fresh colors in your room! It's so cozy and welcoming. OK, I'm coming over :)

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  26. Kim... the room looks so pretty and serene. Any guest that stays at your beautiful home is pretty lucky!

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  27. So pretty, Kim. Every little detail is amazing and so inspirational!

    Hobby Lobby has just arrived in western Washington State. Now I know what I have been missing!
    Have a lovely day!
    ~Lynne
    withLove.

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  28. Beautiful changes and a beautiful guest room too! LOVE that bedding!!!!
    xx
    Anne

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  29. It is beautiful Kim! I love that duvet and can't believe what a wonderful buy it was! Every thing looks lovely.

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  30. Kim, I can't believe all the changes you made for such a small amount of money. I think it should be in a magazine. Beautiful room.

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  31. Just beautiful! Love the green walls too. This is one of those posts you never want to end ♥

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  32. What a pretty room - so cozy and inviting! Do you take reservations?

    Judy

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  33. Hi Kim,
    Your guest bedroom turned out stupendously.
    Love your duvet cover and the colors are all so soothing. Love the garden theme myself, all very cute and cozy. You have great ideas, and this was a very affordable redo.............
    Always love plates on the wall too, and they look smashing on that green wall.

    Blessings Hon,
    Nellie

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  34. Wow- it looks AWESOME!!

    Well done, Kim- your guests are lucky!

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  35. It looks beautiful Kim, love that duvet.

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  36. This room is just beautiful!

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  37. Beautiful Kim. Love the lamps in white.

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  38. Kim, that room is beautiful...that duvet is fantastic...and the garden theme is perfect with it.

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  39. I love the garden theme! Beautiful room. Everything ties in perfectly!

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  40. Oh gosh, I LOVE it! That duvet is gorgeous.

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  41. That room is gorgeous. the colors are fantastic.. If it were nice, I'd take a vacation or a nap in there ...OFTEN!

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  42. Everything looks just beautiful together-I have to say the bunnies print is still my favorite part. ;-)

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  43. Beautiful! And all for such an amazing price. I love your room makeovers.

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  44. Oh how I love that room....the duvet was certainly a perfect fit for the room and gotta love the PB outlet...such a steal!....I love EVERYTHING about the room, but I must say that the ball trim you added is my favorite!...

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  45. You just have a way with details. Like Shirley said - I think the little ball trim may be a fave too. I will also say you have some terrific bedding. The other print with the birds is still a fave of mine and one I have coveted. :)
    What a beautiful and inspiring Guest Room.

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  46. I love beautifully dressed beds. I see so many bedroom make overs on the web and often it seems the bed isn't made nicely. I don't mean it has to be made with high end linens, mine isn't. I wonder if many actually aren't sure how to make beds look great like you do, Kim. What about doing a post on all the layering you do on your beds? Your beds always look beautiful.

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  47. Oh wow! I would really feel at home in your garden room! That duvet is gorgeous along with every other detail including the pom pom trim!

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  48. Kim I love all of the changes and the wall color is so restful, love it,
    Kathysue

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  49. Your garden themed guest room looks so pretty and fresh!
    Mary Alice

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  50. Lovely room all the colours work well together.
    Merle.......

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  51. Kim. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that duvet cover. It is perfect in that room with the way you have accessorized everything. What a fun room to be a guest in. Is that where your son/wife stay when they come to visit? It is just a pretty, pretty room- xo Diana

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  52. I love a good makeover and especially changing from winter to spring. Adore this look.

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  53. This room is beautiful! Lucky guests!!

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  54. love how you've used the stripes and checks with that great duvet. just a gorgeous room with all the birds and bunnies!

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  55. Just beautiful. Soft and fresh looking. Isn't it funny how one thing leads to another when choosing something (especially bedding) for a room. Makes me nervous when I shop. Not quite sure what I'm really getting myself into. ;-) Blessings!

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  56. I am packing the overnight bag right now. I want to stay in this room when i get there!

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  57. Very lovely Kim.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  58. This room is divine. Good job.

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  59. Looks wonderful...your guests will love staying with you!

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  60. The speed at which you can transform a room blows my mind. Love the pom poms. And, I love the striped pillows. Another gorgeous room from Kim!
    As always, thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. Your guest room turned out lovely. It might be hard to get guests to leave once they settled into that room.

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  62. It is definetly gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Manu

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  63. I absolutely love this transformation and you make it seem so easy, I think I could do it! Ha ha, but honestly its beautiful and I love that there is always an underlying nature theme in your decorating style, I love your style, I truly do, I have boo marked this page because I will like to do something like this for our room, thanks so much for sharing this with us,

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  64. Beautiful!!! The domino effect is so much fun.:) I loved that duvet when I saw it in the catalog. It looks perfect in that room.
    Gorgeous!

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  65. Beautiful! If I was a guest in this room, I might never go home! I have that same bird bath lamp. It is one of my favorites! I love that you can create a whole new room just by sharing things from other rooms. Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  66. Beautiful room everything is so perfect!!! Can I come and stay for a short time or maybe never leave?? LOL

    Cynthia

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  67. Your guests are going to feel like they're staying in a luxury B&B! From that beautiful duvet to the smallest detail, this room is perfection! I love that cute ball trim you added to the curtains!

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  68. Truly lovely! As a lover of all blooming things and unable to resist any tasteful garden decor, I cannot imagine your guests ever wanting to leave! ;-). When the theme just...seems to evolve, it always turns out perfectly. You have an absolutely impeccable sense of style & design--I spend far too much time visiting!

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  69. Kim this room is just awesome. I love that you always have the best art work. I think my all time fav is the bunnies with the potting shed sign over the top. ADORABLE!!! Great style and so gorgeous.
    Kris

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  70. It's a lovely bedroom, both fun and very peaceful.

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  71. Another great look for this guest room, Kim. You have so many pretty linens and you pull them together with so much style. That bed is just looking for someone to curl up on it! Pretty lamps and I love the plates above the headboard too.

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  72. Wow Kim - you sure did get a lot of bang for your buck! Love the new look.

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  73. I have been looking fir new bedding for our master for the summer with no luck:( I LOOOOOVE that new duvet! The entire room looks fabulous, wish I could make a reservation!!! Love the bird lamp and the drapes too. The bunny print and potting shed sign are fantastic. XO, pinky

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  74. WOW! what a beautiful room! I love the duvet and al your furniture. :) If you get a chance, please link this to my sunday linky (starts sat 6pm) http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/

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  75. Oh, to be a guest in such a beautiful room. Love the details, the curves, colors, blending. Visiting from Funky Junk.
    Joy

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