Ok, so I spent about three hours thinking up that headline. It sort of sounds like he is hoarding props from The Wizard of Oz in this room – maybe he’ll start! If you missed it you can check out the design plan for the bedroom here. I really wanted to do a project other than another bathroom and my husband needed a break from all of the major demo so a bedroom was a great next step. We moved from Lincoln, Nebraska to Kansas City at the beginning of February so we have quite a few visitors then before at our old house. My mom, brother-in-law, and both my sisters have came and visited already in the short time we have been here so putting together a relaxing space for them to stay made a lot of sense. I also have a pretty high maintenance puppy on my hands that loves that room – great squirrel watching – so I let him take the lead on designing the space. Sassy, right? Well it is finally done! Ready for the reveal?
Side note: We are doing an AWESOME, and I mean AWESOME giveaway for this post so be sure to check out how to enter at the bottom of this post!
Here is the sort-of before picture. We had already started painting and I forgot to take a picture so this is all I got. This room didn’t require anything crazy – it has pretty white trim, cute little brass knobs on the closet doors, and great windows. It was an estate sale when we purchased it so the seller was a lawyer in California – he had someone come out and install all new carpet and paint all the walls a subtle gray. Nothing too exciting. Also here is our crazy client. He really micromanaged the whole deal…
What a looker! We have already had our first guests and I have to say – I think they were pretty impressed! Who wouldn’t want to sleep under that giant gorgeous headboard! Surprisingly we had a lot of items hoarded in our basement so we didn’t have to purchase much. We sold the old bed and bought the new headboard, scored that little dresser from an estate sale, and purchased a new light fixture. Everything else we already had!
The dresser was a great find! It was hidden in a garage at an estate sale with no legs. The owner had used it to store all his garagey/yardwork chemicals so they did quite a number on the top but other than that it was in great shape. I bought new legs from Lowe’s (found here) and for the sake of time I spray painted them gold instead of staining them. The matched the existing hardware really well!
The handlettered map print was one I ordered from Lovewell Handlettered during one of her sales. Seriously check her store out – Piper is the best! I mounted it on pink (yes, PINK!) plywood and will have a DIY post on how to make your own next week!
I had all the decor items already and made a cute little polaroid station so guests could take a few photos on their trip. My great grandmother always had a journal in her front entry that she had everyone that visited sign. There would be notes as far back as the 60s of them playing cards with their friends or having birthday parties. One note even had a friend from high school’s grandparents in it from a card playing night! I thought this was a great little way to carry on the tradition.
That bed! Still can’t get over it and am seriously wondering as to why we didn’t use it for the master. We already had the stands in our master bedroom and found some cute marble pink side tables for the master so we swapped these out. The side lamps are from Ikea and worked great to layer in with the headboard so it didn’t look overly fancy. The little “let’s get lost” sign was a $5 find from Goldie and Myrtles in the KC West Bottoms!
The light was a great find from World Market but I didn’t check the floor model before I brought it home and it is technically a shade. You need to by an additional light kit to hook it up. The light kits at World Market are made to plug into the wall so I would suggest getting a kit from Ikea if you aren’t super comfortable with a lot of electrical work.
Side Note/Review: I really like the light and think it is super high impact but I would suggest getting a large bulb since you can really see under it from this height. There was also some weird residue on the gold pieces and some were bent but I think it still looks great. Just be aware – the reviews online are pretty accurate.
I started stocking up a little guest bedroom cart with the necessities – once it is finished I’ll be sure to share a list! The photos above the cart are from our wedding photographer Ashley Crawford. She went to Hong Kong recently and added a few new prints in her shop!
The curtains are from Ikea and I bought white hardware and spray painted it gold. I think it ties in great with the brass light fixture.
That is it! Here is our happy relaxed client – he obviously loves the room since the window for the squirrels is the other direction. I can tell he rests a lot better and is 10x more chill now that he has a space where he can just be himself.
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Headboard: World Market | Light Fixture: World Market | Rug: West Elm (discontinued – similar) | Shag Pillows: Target | Gold Pillow: Target | Night Stands: Ikea | Pineapple Candle: Anthropologie (discontinued – similar) | Lamps: Ikea | Tray: Target (discontinued – similar) | Polaroid Camera: Amazon | Polaroid Book: Hobby Lobby (similar) | Yellow Pineapple Bowl: Vintage | Large Pink Vase: Target | Map Print: Lovewell Handlettered | Dresser: Vintage (similar) | Himalayan Salt Lamp: Amazon | Ottoman: Nebraska Furniture Mart (similar) | Chair: Vintage (similar) | Pintuck Pillow: Urban Outfitters | Rattan Mirror: Target (discontinued – similar) | Photo Prints: Ashley Crawford | Blue Cart: Ikea | Curtains: Ikea