My Sister’s Guest Room Makeover | Combining Vintage & New

My Sister’s Visitor Room Makeover | Combining Classic & New

Earlier than & After, Room Makeovers

This week we reworked my Sister’s visitor room earlier than household got here to stick with them this weekend! It was like a relay race, my sister picked the paint shade and painted after which handed the room over to me to complete. We ordered just a few of the requirements (like a brand new headboard, curtains and a ceiling fan) then it was time to decorate! In fact I hit a few my favourite vintage shops to seek out the remaining.

Nothing like beginning with a clean slate, proper?! We began with a white field room, after which my Sis picked a paint swatch, broke all my paint testing guidelines and simply went for it! We had been each so proud of the colour. It’s a extremely fairly muted pinky gray referred to as Grey Ashlar by Behr.

And right here’s the completed room! I’m so proud of how this got here collectively, doesn’t it really feel like a French getaway? Early within the week, Mr. Yolo and I came visiting and put in the Striped Headboard, Ceiling Fan and Curtains from Higher Properties & Gardens. We really used this Striped Headboard earlier than within the Purple room, and cherished it, so thought it might be nice on this room. I prefer it as a result of the stripes add visible curiosity to the partitions with out including a wall remedy like chair rail or beadboard.

As standard, we used my favourite trick of hanging the curtains excessive and huge to make the window look greater. These Taupe Textured Stripe Curtains complimented the headboard superbly, I’ll undoubtedly use these once more!

A Contact of Classic

Subsequent, it was time to make the room sing with classic decor! I really stepped exterior of my norm and picked some completely different patterns and colours whereas antiquing. These lamps usually are not one thing I’d often look twice at, however there have been two of them (which I wanted and could be troublesome to seek out thrifting). I believed the colour and sample would can be enjoyable with the headboard, so I scooped them as much as give them a attempt. They’re really excellent and convey heat into the room into the room. The artwork was additionally vintage retailer rating, and I used to be so pleased after I noticed the colour of the timber, as a result of I had bought this Olive Waffle Blanket to herald one other shade into the room.

Inventive Aspect Tables

All of the aspect tables we had been appeared over-priced and lacked character. My sister ordered a pair plant stands that labored, however didn’t fairly fill the house. I noticed this nesting set of three tables for $20 whereas thrifting and thought that the 2 smaller ones may work as nightstands. Because the mattress is separating them, you possibly can’t even inform that one is smaller than the opposite. This gave me extra room to model up the aspect desk with books, recent lower blooms, a candle and the lamps.

THRIFTING TIP: Psychological Moodboard

TIP: When you find yourself on the lookout for classic gadgets for a room, take an image of the room in your cellphone after which begin taking photos of stuff you like whereas thrifting. Preserve all of them in an album and flip via them to see in the event that they work collectively. I would chop issues down then maintain flipping via the photographs, and begin placing collectively the room in my head to ensure I purchased gadgets that might work collectively. I waffled on the mirror and the fan, however ran via the images after I noticed my sister, and he or she stated sure to each (I’m pleased she did!)

Consolation from Head to Toe

I used to be delighted after I remembered I had this rug from Swoon Rugs, and it complimented the colours within the classic wooden blanket I discovered at Goodland Antiques. The bench was an additional one I had purchased from Farm Lady Antiques as a result of I can’t say no to the candy benches labeled “Constructed by Bob”. Did the Amish hat make the room somewhat too “granny stylish”? Onerous to inform, ha! However I believe the room is success due to how seamlessly the brand new and the previous mix.


Higher Properties & Gardens Striped Headboard
Higher Properties & Gardens Taupe Textured Stripe Curtain
Vanilla Dream Sheet Set
Oil Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan
Salted Coconut & Mahogany Candle
Reversible Stripe Ornamental Sq. Pillow
Hyacinth Basket
Penny & Ivy Lumbar Pillow
Olive Waffle Blanket
Queen Linen Quilt


Mirror / Bench / Blanket on bench / Artwork / Lamps / Alarm Clock / Wicker Fan / Hat / Swoon Rug
All from Goodland Antiques, Clinton Avenue Antiques, Farm Lady Antiques. Try my Vintage Retailer Information right here!


Grey Ashlar by Behr in Eggshell

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