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Guest Bedroom, The Reveal

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Here it is, the final reveal of our guest bedroom! I was initially hesitant about the bold color on all four walls, but that went out the window once painting was complete! Every time I walk by the room, I can’t help but smile, it gives me all the feels! But to appreciate the room as it is now, we must go back to where we started…

The Before


This photo signifies the ‘catch-all’ the room had become for all of my miscellaneous belongings. I took some time to sort through this mess, but I’ll be honest and admit that a lot of this junk ended up on the floor in my once ‘spotless’ office. I need to find some creative storage for all my luggage…that or a garage sale!

If you need a quick reminder where the inspiration came from for this room, check out this post.

As a reminder, the requirements for the guest bedroom:

  • New Paint
  • Dresser/Nightstands
  • Guest Toiletry Area
  • Extra Lighting
  • New Headboard/Mattress
  • Storage for linens (we don’t have a linen closet, so we need to find storage holds linens and extra supplies
  • Artwork Above Dresser

The Design

The Brunette One Guest Room Reveal with Dutch Boy Paint

The Process

the brunette one dutch boy simply greendutch boy

In addition to receiving paint for the project (Dutch Boy Platinum Paint in Simply Green 130-7DB available at Menards), I also received all the Purdypainting supplies I needed. I split my painting over three evenings. The paint I used included a primer, but I still needed to do two coats per wall to make the color really pop. While initially nervous about the outcome of selecting such a deeply vibrant color, I’m obsessed with the end-product. It’s very moody and is the opposite of my usual bright and airy aesthetic.

To stay on a budget, I created a new headboard by following this tutorial.  I picked up batting, 2 twin foam mattress pads, 2 yards of fabric from, and utilized plywood we had in our garage to make the new headboard. Super easy to recreate – all you need is a staple gun!  I ordered a full bed frame from Amazon. The white bedding helps brighten up the room; however, we’ll see how long it lasts between guests and a dog that has now claimed the room as her own. 

The furniture we ended up using for the space comes from my childhood bedroom and will now house extra linens and supplies like extra toothpaste, toothbrushes, and toilet paper. The IKEA cart will hold any immediate needs for our guests this holiday season. I plan to add granola bars, bottles of water, our WiFi password, etc.

We had our first guest this past weekend and she said the mattress was a dream.  A huge shout out to Tuft & Needle for sending us a new mattress for the room. It arrived in about 3-5 business days, and once we got it upstairs, it took less than a minute to get it out of the box and on the frame. Check out my un-boxing video here (nothing fancier than an iPhone video):

 Shop the Room

The Brunette One Guest Bedroom Reveal

gifted Tuft & Needle Mattress / gifted Simply Green 130-7DB by Dutch Boy Paint  and Purdy Paint Supplies / DIY Headboard (Target Version) / Target Comforter Set / CB2 Pink Pillow / Urban Outfitters Sconces / IKEA Cart / Target Mirror / Target Urchins / Target Lamp (Old), Similar Here & Here / Kate Spade Print (found at Home Goods)

  • Photography by Lauren Konrad.
  • Styling and Design by Samantha McClelland.

One thought on “Guest Bedroom, The Reveal

  1. Sarah Lagen

    Wow!! It looks sooo beautiful!! I love the color on the wall and headboard!! I seriously love what you created, great job Sam!! I really can’t wait to come visit now!! :)

    xo, Sarah


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