Vintage Cottage Guest Bedroom Makeover
We are officially ready for company at The Little Cottage! The guest bedroom is done. It’s cozy cottage, and a little bit farmhouse, with a splash of vintage. Vintage can be translated as antique or… junque I thrifted. Whichever works for you. Now that we have checked off the Entryway [here] and the Living Room [here] (both are getting new looks for Fall) and just last month, the Bathroom [here]… the guest bedroom makes the transformation complete for all the guest spaces.
Welcome to The Little Cottage Guest Bedroom. Please come in…
It’s light & airy – With freshly painted walls.
Soft gold accents – Vintage touches.
Fluffy layered bedding – Light floral draperies.
And what I hope, are comfortable touches for our guests.
You can stop reading now, if you like. I’ve shared all the sources and product links for your shopping convenience at the bottom of the post, like I always do. But if you want to humor me… keep reading.
I’m going to gush now…
I am in love with this room – I mean, in l o v e.
Occasionally when I complete a project, I find it hard to stop taking pictures. This was one of those occasions.
Most of the time when I decorate or re-fluff something… I really like it.
But this? It just feels so right. I adore it.
I’m so happy that my guests will have a place that I hope feels very special to them, to get to stay when they visit.
Keeping the surfaces lightly decorated, means that my company will have room to set their things.
I added the bench at the foot of the bed to provide both a place to sit, or lay out clothes. I opted for this, instead of a single chair. Especially useful when couples visit.
The bed is all about lofty layers.
I was so excited to work on this space this month for my Better Homes & Gardens challenge. The beautiful bedding I selected is exactly what I wanted to set the tone for the rest of the room!
Starting with buttery soft sheets & topped off with a ruffled quilt.
And while it might be a bit of a room hog… I am so happy I went big, and decided on a king size bed in this room. The mattress was such a great value, and it’s gotten great reviews from our guests so far!
To dress the bed, I paired grey paisley sheets, with a pure white down comforter, and put the quilt with the delicate ruffles on top. I feel like the color story flows nicely from the bath to the bedroom, and I’m really happy with the direction the cottage is going in.
The petite wardrobe was rescued from it’s moldy doom. (You’ll get that reference if you join me on Facebook) Thankfully, I was able to fix the paint job gone wrong, and it got some sweet gold accents to coordinate with the chandelier. I hope to have a more in-depth feature for you on that soon. And to share the inside.
The vintage gold touches in the room make it feel so warm, and keep all the white from feeling sterile.
The frame, the mirror, the vintage glass doorknobs as finials… all sprinkled throughout the room add not only warmth, but some soft, understated vintage glam.
Thanks to my hubby for helping make the doorknob post toppers into a reality. He ground down the inner workings so they would sit flush in the depression at the top of the posts. He is always helping to make my dreams & schemes come true.
And then, there is my sparkly beauty. She waited patiently, for over a year, to be hung.
Her crystals were cleaned, and she was given a nice massage with some Antique Gold Rub N Buff. Her brass finish had lost its luster, and this was the perfect way to renew it!
Still here? Thank you so much for celebrating me!! Lots of rooms are exciting to makeover, but this one just felt extra special when I was done. I think it’s going to be my favorite for a long, long, long time.
As always, I’m including links below to all my Better Homes & Gardens items, so if you can’t get to a Walmart, or find what you are looking for at your local store, you can shop online! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught my live stories where I shared all the great lanterns that are now available in the stores!
- Better Homes & Gardens 10″ Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress [click here]
- Better Homes & Gardens Sheets [click here]
- Better Homes & Gardens White Ruffle Quilt [click here]
- Better Homes & Gardens White Ruffle Pillow Sham [click here]
- Better Homes & Gardens Water Hyacinth Hurricane Large [click here]
- Better Homes & Gardens Farmhouse Lantern Large [click here]
- Better Homes & Gardens Woven Fringe Throw in Gray Herringbone [click here]
If you have a question about anything I didn’t cover, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
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UPDATE: I’ve completed a comprehensive post with costs and all the additional details, like wall color, how I painted the floors, etc… everything is broken down for you. [Click here]