Farmhouse Guest Bedroom Reveal
I hope this finds you well my friend! I’m so excited to finally be able to share the farmhouse guest bedroom reveal! I poured myself into this renovation for the last 2 months and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
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Creating a Room
Below is a photo of what the loft area looked like before I started this part of the renovation. I had already exposed the chimney, pulled up the yucky laminate flooring and refinished the floors.
This room was big, but it didn’t serve any purpose for us. We talked about lots of different ways we could use it including a game/media room or big office. But honestly all the options we discussed we knew we wouldn’t really use. If we left the room as is you would also always have to walk through it to get to the other bedrooms upstairs, which isn’t something that appealed to us. We kept coming back to what made the most sense for us and that was building a wall and creating a separate, proper bedroom.
Building the Wall
I also thought this would be a great opportunity for me to learn how to do a whole more on my own and holy moly it was! Lol! I had never done anything like this and it took me 2 weeks to finally build up the courage to start building the wall. But I did it!
Restoration VS Renovation
This was obviously NOT a restoration project. I was changing the footprint of our 1888 farmhouse and it weighed on me. I’ve said from the beginning that this house wouldn’t be a restoration, but the further I get into it the more I lean that way. However, the house needs to be functional for us and it also needs to be updated in some ways, annnd I will be taking some design liberties along the way because some things can be made a bit prettier 😉
But with this renovation I wanted to take my time, source reclaimed materials, and get the new construction to feel as close to the rest of the original upstairs as possible. I did this by using reclaimed beadboard, doors, the transom window, and all the hardware. Because all of the moulding and baseboards are already painted throughout the house I was able to save a bit of money and buy new pine lumber for those things.
And I truly feel like no one would ever know this room isn’t an original part of the house!
There are some new things in the room too, which I’ll link here for you and in a photo carousel at the end of the post! The beds are antique but the bedding is linked HERE! The oval jute rug is is linked HERE! The schoolhouse light fixture is linked HERE! And the wallpaper is linked HERE!
This bedroom, like most rooms in our house is very minimally furnished/decorated. My goal is to get the house done while also keeping an eye out for special antiques to fill it with over time. And honestly I like being able to enjoy each room on its own as they’re finished.
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this closet! If you’ve ever lived in an old home then you know storage is typically limited. We have one closet on the main floor and 2 small ones upstairs. One of which is where we hid the upstairs heater. We are grateful to have a basement but I also can’t wait to be able to bring up our out of season clothes and shoes! I also think I may use this closet for extra home and seasonal decor.
We found this old tongue and groove door in the barn. It has an old victorian latch on it that I stripped and painted black to match the other hardware in the house. I did the same thing to the hardware on the door to the bedroom.
You can watch the video tour of the landing and bedroom below too!
Farmhouse Guest Bedroom Reveal
I built a wall y’all! Lol! I built a wall, created a bedroom with a walk in closet, and it all looks like it’s always been here! My DIY heart is so happy! This was the most challenging project I’ve ever completed. It most definitely was a blood, sweat, and tears renovation. Renovating on an old house it full of unique challenges and every step of the way you’re problem solving to make things work and look right. Nothing about it was easy and I made a million mistakes along the way. I came out on the other side with knowledge that only comes through experience and a whole lot of confidence to take on the next room!
Thank you so much for supporting me and cheering me on! I hope you know that if I can do things I never thought I would be able to so can you!
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