I waited until today to post this because my mom is currently in transit here from Reno, and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise!

We have lots of big changes, so let’s take a look at the journey. Here is what this room used to look like.

office before shot

Wow, what an industrial looking nightmare!

After some furniture refinishing and shuffling (read about it here and here), I started to get more of a vision of how I wanted this room to look.

More moving of furniture, setting up a bed, and running cable across the room ensued.

Now, we have a relaxing functional space that oozes charm (if I do say so myself). Without further ado, here are some photos:

Guest Bedroom and Office

A $4 Goodwill chenille throw and a homemade no sew pillow sham add pops of yellow. I’m planning on refinishing the $8 Goodwill side table down the line.

The refinished desk will be functional as an office space, or if a guest wants to set up their laptop. The wooden chair came from the basement, and will eventually be painted.

I put up a mirror ($8.99 at Ross) and hooks ($4.30/ea Big Lots) for a jacket or purse to make our guests feel more at home. The corkboard I made from an old door holds pictures of us and our visiting guest (in this case my brother and I with our Mom).

But, we’re missing one thing right? Where’s the TV? Since we don’t watch TV in there, I decided to make a space saving decision and put it in the closet.

Yes, the TV is in the closet (with plenty of room to hang clothes).

So, now that you’ve seen Hotel Evans, wouldn’t you like to come visit us?

13 Responses

  1. Amy with Good Day!

    WOW! Our office looks like your ‘before’ picture. I guess I better get crackin’! I really like the soft blues with pops of yellow~cheery and soothing. I also really like that sweet little desk. Nice work! I am feeling inspired 🙂

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  2. Amy with Good Day!

    WOW! Our office looks like your ‘before’ picture. I guess I better get crackin’! I really like the soft blues with pops of yellow~cheery and soothing. I also really like that sweet little desk. Nice work! I am feeling inspired 🙂

    Reply

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