August 12, 2013

Guest Room / Woman Cave Makeover...

I have mentioned in a few posts here and there about working on my guest room / woman cave thats been waiting to be done for the last 10 years. Well it's finally almost complete. I just have to add some wall decor and shelves but everything else is done and now I can show you what I did.. Total room makeover cost me about $300.00. I'll put all the before shots so you can see how dull and dingy and full of stuff it was for ten years. Yaknow how ya'll have a junk draw? I had a "junk room"...
One half of the room and this is the other half.. You can see my mom's curio cabinet here before I painted it.
Next it was onto taking the strips off the wall. We live in a modular home and the rooms all have these matching strips to cover the seams between the sheetrock. We removed them and then the hubs spackled them and all I can say about doing this is, NEVER again.. They stay up from now on and we just paint them. What a disaster the seams were to spackle.
Next it was on to painting. I picked a very light grayish blue color. I painted all around the ceiling line, floor line, doors and windows and the hubs painted the walls. 

And now, the reveal! :)  Sorry for the poor lighting. My phone camera doesn't seem to do well in this room, not sure why because it has the greatest lighting.
Yes the bed is low to the ground. Thats because it's not a bed. It's actually a futon that I bought from Walmart for a really good price. It's made out of wood and very sturdy. The parsons table under the window is a table I've had for years in my living room. It's now my makeup station where I do my makeup every morning. Sorry for the tools you can see, I still have some of the painting stuff in the room because the other room is now filled with all the stuff that was in this room. We are tackling that room next. 
You can now see my mom's curio cabinet all repainted and in it's permanent place if you missed my post about it..

I tried to do this room as cheaply as possible. This is an end table next to the futon / bed. It's actually a wooden crate that Walmart was selling and I took some heavy craft paper and paper mache'd a colored one on top to give it some color. Sorry the lamp shade is crooked I didn't realize. The lamps and shades also came from Walmart on sale. 

I got these tables also from Walmart on sale on their website. These are infront of the bed on the longest wall. One as you can see holds my TV. I thought about putting my TV on the wall like I had it in the living room but I really didn't want to put those huge holes in the wall for the bracket so I decided it's best to stand on the table. Next to that is my desk for paying bills, writing letters etc etc. Underneath I have some of those sterilite draws which will hold all the office supplies we have that are buried in the other room at the moment. I also have on the side of the desk two plastic portable filing boxes. One has things I need to access all the time and the other holds things I rarely need to grab like tax returns. There's another one of those wooden crates there that is empty right now but Im sure it will get filled eventually. I tried painting them and let me just say, it was a disaster which is why the two I am using for end tables are staying black. 

This little book case I purchased at Lowes. I like these because I can add onto them and they were cheaper than IKEA. I placed most of my books in there and some of my little wooden country knick knacks I have on each shelf. On the top, I have some thrift store buys. We just had a new thrift shop open in town and the prices are wonderful! I WILL be going back when I can afford to. See that watering can? I almost let it go but I was in love with it and the more hubs talked to the man in the store the more it called to me.. I paid.. drum roll please... FIVE DOLLARS! I've seen ones like this for thirty dollars.. and I also grabbed Ms. Mouse there. She was $1.00. The little Apple Tree Girls I've had for years, they were my moms and the little duck I got from Good Will last year for like $2.00. I think this shelf and everything on it is my favorite piece in the whole room because everything on it and in it I love.. 

Here's a close up shot of my desk. The topiary I've had for years. The little heart frames are family heirlooms from my mom handed down to her from her mom and so on. I think they originally belonged to my great - great - great grandmother and they hold two baby pictures of my mom. I have a little oil lamp there that I got at the new thrift shop for $0.50. It even came with oil but I threw that out. And then there's just a mason jar to hold my pens etc, a little wooden house and my adding machine and of course my glasses because my 43 year old eyes don't see well anymore. 

So there you have it. I hope you like it..When the wall art is complete I will post that but couldn't wait to show you the room. I love it in there, unfortunately so do my dogs now too! 


  1. NICE JOB!
    Looks and feels so feminine.
    Oh, you'll enjoy it.

  2. It looks lovely, Robyn. You did a great job - do you find yourself gravitating to that room now?


  3. Robyn, every one needs a room of their own; it's necessary for our mental health. Nice re-do!

  4. Very nice! We live in a manuf. home, also and have those "wallpaper walls with seams" in our bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room. I am SO tempted to try painting over them, but also was thinking of taking down the strips and spackling....sounds like it's not a good idea! I just need to bite the bullet and paint and see how it turns out. At least with our other rooms, they are regular tape and texture and I can paint easily.

  5. What made your room look like a cave are the clutters. Sometimes, a little organizing and de-cluttering are what a room needs for a makeover. But it’s a great thing that you decided to give your room a total makeover after a decade. And I see you’ve added some racks and organizers that will surely help you with the clutters. Arthur @ ContractorExpress


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