Miss Mustard Seed’s Gorgeous Guest Bedroom

Meet Miss Mustard Seed…

She writes a fantastic blog…

She was kind enough to share some photos of her newly re-done guest bedroom with us recently and we were truly blown away by the results of her makeover!

She said loved the look of the exposed boards in our guest room, so she decided to find an inexpensive way to replicate it in hers.

After going row-by-row through Lowes, and pondering everything from fencing to pine boards to wood shingles, she finally settled on masonite.
They sliced it into 4″ widths and attached it to the wall using a nail gun…

The total cost of the wall was about $30.00, and the paint is “Crisp Linen” by Sherwin Williams.

Click here to read her full Wood Wall Tutorial


Here’s what she had to say about all the pretty furnishings and accessories she incorporated into the room…

The bed frame belonged to my great-grandmother, so it’s a very
special piece to me.

One of my best friends purchased the bedspread for me at an antique store. The European pillows came from TJ Maxx for $20/each, the monogrammed pillow is from Ikea and I made the red toile pillow out fabric left over from the curtains.

This room is a very odd shape, with two attic doors and a dormer, so there
was only room for one small nightstand by the bed. I purchased the table,
which I think is meant to be a plant stand, at a yard sale for $5.00 and the
wall-mounted lights are from Ikea.

“Gasthaus” means “guest house” in German. My dad was in the military, so I
grew up in Germany. I wanted to represent that in the room, so I hand
painted the sign above the bed on a piece of a broken antique crate.

The ottoman was a freebie, but it was “pleather” and my cats had shredded
it. I slipcovered it in a bleached drop cloth and hand painted stripes
and lettering on it to mimic an antique, European grain sack…

I made the curtains out of fabric I purchased from a remnant bin a few years ago.

I think I paid $16.00 for all of it. I hadn’t planned to use it in this space, but when I was digging through my fabric stash, it immediately jumped out at me. I brought it upstairs to see how it would look in the room and it was the perfect punch of color against the whites and dark wood tones. I then trimmed the curtains in upholstery webbing that I cut in half length-wise and affixed with a glue gun. The curtain rod is from the BHG collection at Wal-Mart.

The chest in the dormer is an antique Indonesian dowry chest that my parents bought for me as a high school graduation gift.

Some kids want cars, I wanted antiques. I was a strange bird.

The 1940’s alarm clock was purchased at a yard sale for $8.00, and the small fan was purchased at an antique shop for $10.00…

I inherited the baby dresses…

I found this beautiful antique walnut dresser on Craig’s List for only $35.
It just needed to be revived with a little bit of stain…

The jute rug is actually a leopard print rug that I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $26.00. I just flipped it over to display the natural back side.

I haven’t sat down and figured out a bottom line for what I spent on this
room, but it has to be well under $500. I’m still in the “tweaking” phase though, and I’m planning to make a sliding closet door out of an
antique barn door that I found at a yard sale for $5.00.


Isn’t it great?
I can’t wait to see how her sliding barn door project turns out!
We actually plan to do the same thing on the doorway that leads to our master bathroom, so maybe we’ll wait and see how she does it first!

We hope you enjoyed the tour of Miss Mustard Seed’s guest bedroom as much as we did, and if you’ve got a guest bedroom you’d like to show off, we hope you’ll link to it here!

Here’s how it works:

– Create a descriptive name for your re-do in the “Name” field. This will make it easier for folks to browse through all the different re-do’s.

– Make sure to link to your specific guest bedroom re-do post, not the main page of your blog.

– If you want to, link to this post from your post so that all your readers can join in on the fun too.

Thanks in advance to everyone who links up!


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