The New {Guest} Room Reveal | Live Pretty on a Penny

The New {Guest} Room Reveal

I am so happy to show you guys what I have been working on, and why I have been so quiet:) If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen the progress that I have been making on my new multi-purpose "guest room." We currently have a guest room that we use the most of the time for our overnight guests, but the problem is that it would be nice to have a secondary guest room. Something that can serve the purpose of accomodating guests when needed, but most of the time I could use as a my girlie escape. I think I accomplished both!

Prior to my makeover, I would describe this room as a dump all for anything that I have purchased or already have that may not have a "place."

I know, I should be embarrased, but this is how it looked. Sue me...

Anywho, this is how it's looking now!

Big change right? I am so happy with how it turned out. The futon lays flat into a twin bed, so it helps meet my guest room criteria. I also enjoy having a place for my makeup, and a way to keep it all organized. It's just a nice retreat away from all the other chaos at home. Oh, and did I mention...NO BOYS ALLOWED. I have to keep reminding my husband and two dogs of this rule, lol.

Here is a breakdown:

Futon: clearance at Target: $100
Rug: Rugs USA after Christmas sale $60
Leaning Mirror: Target $60
Bookshelf purchased over a year ago: Ikea $25
Chandelier: Ikea $35
desk purchased over a year ago: Ikea $75
chair purchased over a year ago: Ikea $15 or $20
Round Mirror over desk : Ikea 14.99
Makeup Storage Stuff: Purchased from various thrift stores
White Storage Boxes: Ikea $3.00 for two

I hope you enjoyed my room tour! Until next time...

I'm linking to:

Sumo's Sweet StuffHome Stories A2ZBecolorful


  1. You really did a nice job, Erin! I love how bright your room is. Your color choices are perfect.

  2. Love this room!! You did a great job and it's looks for chic!....and were we separated at birth?? i have similar colors for my office.

  3. This room looks looks really nice. I like the turquoise and yellow together. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would share this.

  4. What a transformation. I just love this room. I would love for you to come and link it up to my Swing into Spring party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  5. Nice nice....I like it.good transformation.

  6. How cute! I love the bookcase and the directors chair! I need to figure out where I am putting a guest room as well. Found you from the Savvy Southern style.


  7. So much to look at here and so many great ideas. I just had to share your post this week on Motivated Monday at Becolorful.

  8. Wow! So pretty and calming! I love all the yellow, gray and teal, and how you fit so much organization while still keeping it a relaxing spot. Beautiful!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way

  9. I really love what you've done the space, Erin! Great job. I especially love the directors chair stool.

  10. What a great guest room/makeup room! Great score with the futon bed! Thank you for linking up.


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