If ever I tell you that I’m “done” decorating a room, call for help because my blog has been hijacked! Just kidding….but in all seriousness, I could never possibly “finish” decorating a room because for me, decorating is an ongoing process and an expression of how I feel at any give time.  So nothing is ever “done” it’s just in transition!  And my guest bedroom is no exception, as it recently got a little makeover.


Prepare yourself for the ORIGINAL BEFORE photo….this room was just a storage area with no personality of its own…



My guest room is often used by the grandparents or by the kids when they have a friend sleeping over and with very tight quarters, twin beds just made more sense for us.  The room is visible from the main part of our house and so I wanted it to look nice, but it rarely gets used so I didn’t want to spend a lot money on furnishing and decor.  I was able to use mismatched Craigslist furniture {painted black} with accessories and bedding from Target, IKEA, and HomeGoods to get the look I wanted at a price I could afford. You can read all about the first part of the makeover in {THIS POST}, but this is how the room looked a couple of weeks ago:

Guest Bedroom Makeover
Guest Bedroom Makeover



I really liked how it looked but I always knew I’d make some changes one day, and those changes happened about a week ago.  Here it is today!

Tidbits&Twine Twin Bed Guest Bedroom Makeover with Black Beds



I didn’t make a ton of changes, but I think the biggest difference is that I folded the white comforter back to expose a blue blanket on each bed.  This is actually more practical for this time of year and it’s an added bonus that the blanket adds a bit of color to the room.

Tidbits&Twine Guest Bedroom with His and Hers Signs



I also added two IKEA storage baskets at the end of each bed to store extra linens, pillows, and blankets.  They are also study enough that they can function as either a seat or luggage rack for guests and I love when items can do double-duty. You might notice I also added a rug {yes, a rug on top of carpet}

Tidbits&Twine Black and White French Bedroom with Baskets


The cabinet got a little makeover on the inside with some book and decor items that I shopped for from other rooms in the house.  {I am a big believer in shopping your own home!}

Tidbits&Twine Black Secretary and Vintage Books

Tidbits&Twine Styling a Bookcase with Vintage Decor


I added a framed sign letting guests know the Wi-Fi password since that’s a common question for people who stay for an extended period of time.

Tidbits&Twine Guest Bedroom Wi-Fi Password Sign


I also added an ironstone sugar pot with some pencils and a notebook in case guests needed any paper.

Tidbits&Twine Ironstone Sugar Pot and Vintage Books


And the great thing about this little cabinet is that the top slides forward to create a desk area in case guests need to do any work!

Tidbits&Twine Guest Bedroom French Secretary Desk


My vintage trophies have been used all over the house for lots of different things, but I’ve been wanting to group them together for some time {I love the way collections look when grouped!}, but wasn’t sure where to display them.  I finally decided that the top of this furniture piece was the perfect display area for the three trophies.

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Trophy and Book Vignette


I took some criticism from people for having “His” and “Hers” signs above the bed, but that hasn’t deterred me!  These are just paper inserts I made and had printed up, so I can change them out whenever I want but I still like the “His” and “Hers” because it’s whimsical!  I did paint the white frames a matte black, though, which I like much better.

Tidbits&Twine Twin Bed Guest Room Makeover


So this is how my guest bedroom looks today now that it’s had a mini-makeover but stay tuned….I have one more change in mind for this room!

Tidbits&Twine French Guest Bedroom Makeover with Twin Beds


Download FREE Tidbits&Twine Wi-Fi Password Sign for Guests

If you would like to print your own Wi-Fi password sign, you can download my template for FREE by clicking the link below and then right-clicking the image to save.  It is currently sized as a 5×7:




Have a wonderful weekend!


Tidbits&Twine - Signature







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24 comments on “Guest Bedroom Makeover – Part 2”

  1. I love everything about this new look. My favorites are the vintage trophies (I’ve been searching for some for quite some time) and the His and Hers signs – I think they’re fun!

    • Thank you, Jeani! The trophies are reproductions from Antique Farmhouse and I think if you google them, you’ll find they’re still available….at least I hope so! And I’m glad you like the signs. I had no idea how many people would be upset by them but I just thought it was cute! Lol! :) Kim

      • Sad how in this day and age “Male & Female” is considered politically incorrect! Don’t ever bow to that. Love your room makeover, just found your blog today.

  2. I LOVE your room!! You did an excellent job!! Superb!! Where did you get that beautiful cabinet in between the beds? I would love to have one like it on my home. Great job! I love your blog BTW. Keep up the great work!!

    • I actually just read your previous post and saw you got your cabinet on Craig’s list. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for something like that.

      • Hi Kathy! Yes, Craigslist can you believe? The room really isn’t wide enough for two nightstands so it works out well to have just one piece of furniture between the two beds. I hope you find what you’re looking for! :) Kim

  3. Pretty room. Like the pop of color with blue. Like your paint color. Would you mind sharing the color and brand name of it? Thank you in advance.

  4. Kim, love the changes. I love the idea of the Wi-Fi password being framed for your guests. Great idea layering the rugs and I think the His and Hers signs over the bed are perfect.

    • Thank you so much, Kim!! The wi-fi sign is one of my favorite changes….now I don’t have to look it up every time! I’ll share this makeover at your party tomorrow. :) Kim

  5. Oh My Goodness!!! EVERY detail of this stunning room is absolutely gorgeous! I love it all! You made stellar choices when making over this room and you should be proud! You have a beautiful eye for style! If you are interested in joining in on one more link party I host Making Broken Beautiful every Thursday thru Sunday. It is a furniture and home decor party and I would be happy to host your talents! I hope you have a great week!

    • Hi Terry – Apologies for my late response! Thank you so much for your kind comments and I’ll definitely stop by to party at Making Broken Beautiful. You’ve done some amazing furniture transformations – so talented! :) Kim

  6. I love that your home is always in transition. It’s wonderful to see someone out there is a lot like me. I’m currently in the mental stages of giving my master bedroom a face lift. Worried black and white would make the room smaller but what you have done is beautiful. The room doesn’t look too dark or uncomfortable…quite the opposite. The pop of navy-love. The touch of greenery-love. The old books, pencils, and note paper-love, love, love. I call “Hers” bed. Thank you for sharing your guest room makeover.

    • Hi Kelli – So sorry for my delay in responding! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments about my guest bedroom makeover. I love that you referred to it as the “mental stages” of a face lift. I do that too!!! I sometimes think that the mental planning is the part that’s the most fun! Good luck with your bedroom face lift – I’m sure it will turn out beautifully! :) Kim

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