Today, I’m doing a cozy farmhouse guest bedroom refresh and on a budget none the less! It was time I gave my guest bedroom some cozy farmhouse vibes, like the rest of my house.
I noticed my guest bedroom looking a little mismatched due to it being a room that doesn’t get used a whole lot. Plus, it was getting second picks for decorations and needed a cohesive look.
So, I decided to make a plan, mix up some chalk paint, and give this guest room a proper refresh!
I decided the direction I wanted to go in was cozy farmhouse. I wanted to pull in as many creamy whites and off-whites as I could.
The wallpaper was one of the first things I did when we moved into our new home. I’m still just as in love with it as I was the day I applied it to the walls.
I didn’t want anything to compete with the wallpaper, so everything else I was going to add needed to be neutral.
A lot of the furniture I already had was dark wood and mismatched. I didn’t have a budget to buy any new furniture, so I decided to mix up some chalk paint.
This just left the bedding. I gave myself $100 to buy some new bedding that was going to help tie everything together.
Making chalk paint is super easy! I already had the color I wanted to use (off white by Glidden) which was great on my budget. All that was left to do was add in the plaster of Paris and the water.
The chalk paint ratio for every 1 cup of paint is 1/3 cup plaster of Paris and 1/3 cup of water. I tripled this batch to start because I knew I needed quite a bit of paint to cover all the furniture I was planning on painting. I had two bedside tables, a bench, and a small foot stool to paint.
Everything got two coats of chalk paint and then a coat of polycrylic to protect the finish. After adding these chalk painted pieces to my guest room I finally created that cohesive look I was going for.
My next challenge in my refresh was finding budget friendly bedding that helped tie in my cozy farmhouse vibes. I wanted something creamy and neutral that wasn’t going to break the bank.
I started at Target and got really lucky with an off-white quilt that matched my throw pillows well and tied in nicely with the chalk painted furniture I just added.
I also snagged a king-sized gray knitted throw blanket for the end of the bed. I wanted something that would tie in nicely with my gray curtains that I already had and thought a gray throw blanket was the perfect solution.
Sticking with my color palette, I decided to add warm tones to my farmhouse decor in my guest bedroom. I wanted to add old-world farmhouse decor in browns and wood tones. I added a few crocks, picture frames, and vases to complete the decor in this space.
Most of the decor I already had in my attic. I did create a new print from one of my favorite Mark Twain quotes and printed it off to frame. It’s available in my shop to download today! Check it out here!