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  • Writer's pictureKenzi McCullough

Woodrun House: Guest Bedroom Refresh

Updated: Apr 21

Looking for some guest bedroom inspiration? You've come to the right place! I'm so excited to share my recent home improvement project - our guest bedroom refresh!!


When we first moved in, there was a lot of cosmetic work needing to be done - think painting every. single. wall in the entire house, cleaning up all the landscaping on our half acre and changing out other random outdated things throughout. Because we had such a heavy lift, the fun things like decorating got put on the back burner. Well with the summer season practically upon us already, I wanted to give our main guest space a refresh for our upcoming beach goers. Keep reading to find out more about my affordable guest bedroom update - project cost breakdown and product links can be found at the end of the post!


THE REFRESH

I always want our guests to have the comforts of home while still feeling like they're staying at a cute boutique hotel. This room gets the prettiest morning light so I wanted to play into that with the accent wall behind the bed - Safari Vest from Behr is a gorgeous, warm neutral with green undertones and it turns gold in those early hours. If you've been paying attention you'll know that we're obsessed with plants around here and include them everywhere we can so the accent wall coupled with greenery and vintage-inspired decor selections were the perfect recipe for creating balance in this space.


guest bedroom design board

guest bed vignette with safari vest accent wall, vintage nightstand and nathan james headboard

THE BED

Finding the Nathan James headboard (only $50!!) was a big #refresh win because up until now I'd gone without one in the guest room and hung artwork above the bed but it was always a little too plain looking for me. The Remi headboard blew me away with the quality and ease of assembly! My only critique is that the bar comes in with a glossy black finish and I felt like it didn't fit with the velvet fabric... so I spray painted it Venetian Bronze! I went back and forth for a while between a lighter gold and bronze but ultimately chose bronze to give the accent wall some contrast.


For the actual bedding, I went with my tried and true Room Essentials sheets from Target in a striped pattern and a simple white duvet set from Amazon! They both are extremely soft and you can't beat $50 for a complete bedding set. The accent pillows are from the Target x Studio McGee collection - find them linked below!


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dresser flip with everett fusion mineral paint and vintage-inspired bronze hardware

THE DRESSER

Over the holidays, we got my childhood dresser from my parent's to include in this space! My bedroom set from high school was black with silver hardware so I knew I needed to paint it. Because three out of four walls in the guest room are white, I wanted to go with something dramatic but more on-vibe than the satin black. Of course I turned to my favorite paint for furniture - Fusion Mineral Paint! They recently released a new color collection with beautiful jewel tones so I had great options to choose from. My choice color, Everett, is described as "an aged and weathered olive green with subtle bronze undertones. This complicated color is earthy, tranquil and grounding." and I could not have explained what I was looking for in a better way.


The dresser hardware is so pretty and enhances the paint color. I love the way this piece turned out!!

vintage-inspired decor and hardware


THE DECOR

I believe in minimal decor in guest rooms so they can space for their things + not feel like they're constantly going to break something (i.e. making them feel uncomfortable). Because of this I kept most things functional or on the walls! There's decorative hooks, plenty of lighting choices and just enough "other stuff" to make it feel cozy.


Also why is artwork so expensive? I mean come on. I'm currently working on a few DIY options to share but I actually revamped a canvas we already had for above the dresser here. As you can see below, it's pretty muted to begin with and against a white wall, it wasn't cutting it. I wanted to add some wood tone to the design so I decided to build + frame the canvas (which had a rip in the side anyway so another #refresh win!)


custom DIY wood canvas frame with weathered oak stain

AFFORDABLE

GUEST BEDROOM REFRESH


Curtains ($66, $33 each)

Bedding ($114.99)

- Sheets ($19)

- Duvet Set ($27.99)

- Throw Pillows ($46.20)

- Throw Blanket ($21)

Headboard ($49.99)

Dresser Hardware ($36)

Dresser Paint ($29.99)

Wood for Frame ($6.99)

Wood Stain ($8.48)

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Project Cost: $311.45





Ready to start transforming your home? Let's get started!




Product Links:

1. Accent Wall - Safari Vest by Behr

2. Headboard - Nathan James Remi

3. Curtains - Threshold Small Check Panels at Target

4. Sheets - Room Essentials Microfiber at Target

5. Duvet Cover - Amazon Set

6. Lumber Pillow - Target

7. Dresser Knobs - Hobby Lobby

8. Dresser Pulls - Hobby Lobby

9. Dresser Paint - Fusion Mineral Paint (Everett)

10. Wood Stain - Minwax Oil-Based Stain in Weathered Oak



DIY projects in this space: dresser, night stands, artwork

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