Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Before + After Pictures: The Historic House By The Water: Guest Bedroom

Have a minute to share? Remember our booger green Guest Bedroom? Tada! So now that you've seen a few photos, you're probably thinking, That room is really small, aren't you? Well, yes, it is. So small, in fact, that Andrew and Allison laughed at me when I told them that I was going to fit a queen size bed and a desk into it. They didn't argue with me. They just laughed. Here's a shot of the scary ceiling and crown moulding before they were scraped and removed. So what do you think? Good enough for a guest?

33 comments:

Holly said...

Very pretty, Kelly! Maybe your found drawer pulls should go on the desk?? They could also be really nice mounted in a shadow box.

Oh, and I want that nude beach box!!!
;)

Kelly Muys Wood said...

I like the idea of a shadow box!

As crazy as this sounds, I'd considered adhering them to a wall and using them to hang jewelry from...

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing all the photos...the room is absolutely good enough for a guest! Love the angle of the photo shot from above the desk and chair directly down. Funny to think about how you got all these photos.
Janell

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Actually, I have a funny little story about that picture, Janell...

I took it by standing on top of the desk and looking down. If you look really closely you can see my toe (I had white socks on) at the edge of the photo.

Anyway, right after I got my shot I managed to slip from the desk onto the floor -- catching my kneecap on the edge of the seat of the chair.

It hurt.

A lot.

And now it's swollen and purple. Like, REALLY swollen.

I swear, I'm like a walking accident.

Tee said...

I think I would gladly stay in your beautiful guest bedroom. Loving the typewriter.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

What a beautiful space... again, that bed was sooo worth all of the troubles!

pk @ Room Remix said...

I think you would have a hard time getting guests to leave! :-) Great job.

Mary said...

What a lovely makeover! I am a huge fan of canopy beds-- and yours looks great with the fabric swagged over it!!

Mrs. Chic said...

your guest room is LOVELY! I really really like your bedframe it is very Zen -

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Thanks! It's one of my favorite pieces of furniture...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW!! You did such a great job with such a small space. It's gorgeous. :) So serene...the perfect place for guests to stay. You better watch out, or they might not want to leave. ;) Thanks for the visit!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Thanks, Amanda. I figured if I didn't make the space properly USABLE then buyers (or renters) would have a difficult time seeing the potential. I was determined to NOT make it our office or sitting/storage area, since that's all most people would end up thinking of it as. Hopefully, now they'll see it as cozy and charming rather than cramped and closet-like. I wanted to show that at least it's large enough to be comfortable. Well, that was the plan, anyway...

Jen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by {with grace & lace}!! The best part of that is that now I found YOUR blog! Before & Afters of remodels are basically my very most favorite thing so I'm already in love! Your guest would be very lucky to stay in that suite!

Adrianna said...

Wow this is beautiful! What a HUGE difference. How serene and peaceful. I love how every detail was paid attention too down to the knobs on the door. And the nude beach box is toooo cute! The rug has to be the best find. I love it. Oooh and the billowy look of the linens on the bed with the light glowing through it! Swoon. Totally. such a functional and beautiful space.

The Sweet Maple Life said...

I love it! Your guests are never going to want to leave :)

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Awww, thanks Sweet Maple and Adrianna.

We've been so tempted to camp out in there ourselves since our master isn't done yet...

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog or I may not have found yours. I love what you are doing here. I've always wanted to buy a house that needed major work and fix it up to re-sell. My husband tells me to have a good time, he won't be helping!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

That's hilarious, Karen! I'm glad you enjoy the blog.

Believe it or not, a lot of the properties I've bought were sold "turn-key". I generally look for the best financial purchase and then improve the things I don't enjoy and/or what prevented the property from quickly selling or renting. A lot of times when homes need MAJOR work they tend to actually not be the best financial purchases -- especially when major systems need to be replaced or additions need to be made.

That said, I've definitely bought my share properties that had to be gutted!

Kelly

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

Looking good! Lovely, lovely guest bedroom.

ALM Chandler said...

Wow.
I would like to be placed on the waiting list for this room :)

Stephanie said...

absolutely beautiful!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Thanks, guys. I am now opening it up as a bed and breakfast called One Bed, No Breakfast. I'm still working on the rates...

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I love the canopy treatment. I would love to do that with our bed however I have 2 issues. 1 being our cat. He'd have a field day. 2nd being my boyfriend. He currently uses our canopy bed as a drying rack for his clothing! Boys! :)

autumn said...

lovely, lovely.
the rug really looks great with all the white, and i love the canopy.
dreamy...
ps--
saw your feature at better after!
:)

Kelly said...

Thanks, Autumn! You'll NEVER believe what we scored that rug for -- TWENTY BUCKS! It's SO soft, too! And the previous owners had never even used it!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Very nice!! We have a small guest bedroom that could use some TLC, too (although thankfully it's not booger-colored).

BTW, saw these pictures made it on Better After! :)

Kelly said...

Thanks, Amanda! Wasn't the color HORRIBLE? Ugh.

Angela said...

LOVE what you did with the bed. My little girl has a twin bed with smiliar lines. Think I might try this. Great remodel. Your guests will surely feel special.

Kelly said...

Thank you, Angela! I was happy with the simplicity of it.

You should definitely give it a try. I think it would be lovely in a little girl's room. Let' me know how it turns out!

Amanda said...

Oh wow, that is pretty much the exact green color that was on the walls of my house when I bought it! That bed is simply breathtaking. It's a pretty small room but you've made it seem huge!

Kelly said...

Really, Amanda, the same green? What possesses people?!

And, thank you!

Jen said...

It looks beautiful! Love the canopy!
I'm a new follower!

beth said...

I think it's more than "good enough." I think it's perfect! Love the bed!!
Beth.