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We’re hoping to finish this makeover in the next couple of days just in time for our guest who will be staying for the weekend.  We started on Saturday and have already finished painting the walls and putting up the wainscoting.  This is what the guest room looked like “before”:
 Guest Room "before" by you. 
 Guest Room "before" by you.

It looked like this for a long time and we actually were mainly using it for storage until we finished other projects and could get around to fixing this room up.  We painted the room BM Sweet Pear:
 Guest Room "during" by you.
   
 Painted BM Sweet Pear by you.
   
 All painted by you.

 
We got the wainscoting from Home Depot and since we wanted 4′ and not the standard 3′ that they sell already cut, we decided to get the 8′ planks and cut them in half:
 Wainscoting cut to 4' lengths and ready to be put up by you.

We started on the wainscoting over the weekend and finished up most of it tonight:
  Wainscoting by you.   
Chair rail installed by you.

  
We just have to finish installing the chair rail, caulking and painting the wainscoting and then we can move on to decorating the room.

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I posted about our guest room ideas the other day and after perusing the internet for ideas for small rooms I came across a few images of rooms with no closet doors.  I think this could be an option for our guest room and want to know what you guys think… doors or no doors?
     

photo courtesy of creativeorganizing.typepad.com
       
    
Doorless closet in guest room
photo courtesy of thevirginrenovators.com
   


photo courtesy of hooksandhangers.com
  
     
This is a cute look with wallpaper inside the closet complimenting the paint color on the walls and I also like the idea of having the dresser inside the closet to save space:
  
100_0884[1] by you.

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These are the “before” photos of our guest room:
   

 

 
                   

We don’t have “after” photos yet but we do have a few ideas for this room (which is now basically used for storage).  We will be having family visit in a few weeks so we figure we better get moving on the guest room makeover!  Last night we purchased a mattress from Sears (took advantage of their VIP sale – 50% off plus free shipping) and we are lucky enough to be inheriting the box spring and bed frame from a family member.

We’re going to paint the room Sweet Pear by BM (a pale yellow with green undertones) and add white beadboard to the bottom half of the room with a chair rail:

              
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         photo: apartmenttherapy.com               photo: milwaukeemarketplace.com
    

               
The bedding will either be a beachy blue stripe:
                         

    
                             beyondbedding.com
     
    
Or a yellow vintage print:
    
                                                   

Leigh Palampore Duvet Cover, Twin, Yellow
                  potterybarn.com

We already have the VIVAN curtains from Ikea and are thinking about a dark bamboo roman shade (from Target) also for the window: 
     
VIVAN Pair of curtains

        
And since it’s a small room, the only other furniture we want to put in there is a nightstand (or two) with a lamp (or two):
       
Hawthorne Open Anywhere Table/Telephone StandProduct Image
   
     
What do you think?  Any other suggestions?

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