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Guest Room Makeover {Introduction}

My husband and I are huge Penn State fans. We met when we were in school here {as did his parents AND grandparents}, and now that we live nearby, we have season football tickets. As do a lot of our out-of-town friends. {Can you see where this is headed?}

Yeah, we have a lot of visitors in the fall. Not that I’m complaining, because I absolutely love when people come to stay with us. We sometimes refer to our house as the Young Family Bed and Breakfast during football season.

The problem is that right now, our guest room looks like this …

Guest room before - Endlessly Inspired 

… and I am mortified anytime anyone comes to stay here. The decor is way more “Welcome to your prison cell, please turn over all sharp objects” than “Welcome to our home, please enjoy your stay.”

{Yes, those are glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. This used to be Mason’s nursery, and those used to be over his crib. And the dark spots on the wall? Those are super special spots where the “removable” hanging strips I used for the scrapbook paper wall that used to be there removed some of the paint and drywall. Beautiful.}

So I am turning it into a project! {Because I love all things makeover and that’s how I roll.}

My goal is to redo the entire room for less than $300. 

It’s going to be interesting, that’s for sure. Because the rest of the room looks like this:

guest room3

guestroom2

guestroom4{Seriously. Can you believe I let people stay here?!? I’m so horrified at myself.}

I have my DIY hat on, and I’m ready to roll with this bad boy. {I don’t actually have a DIY hat. That would be somewhat weird, I think.} I already have a color scheme picked out and a few projects planned, and the rest will just come to me as I go. Hopefully. Stay tuned for updates on the makeover! 

READER QUESTION: What is your favorite low-cost decorating tip or DIY project? I have a ton of ideas pinned on my Guest Room board on Pinterest, but I love getting suggestions from you all too! 

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  • Judy
    August 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Oh Jenn, I can’t wait to see the final outcome of this room. 🙂

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome

    • Jenn
      August 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Thanks, me either! I have it all pictured in my head, the trick is actually getting it to look like that. 😉

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  • Cassandra
    October 11, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I’m excited to see what comes of this! Will be following to see what you can do for under $300! I too have an oh-so-scarry guest room (mind you, the rest of my house isn’t exactly what I would call beautiful, but when you live in Military Housing, you don’t have many options unless you feel like painting it all back.

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