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Striped Wall Guest Bedroom – Reveal!

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guest room redo at tatertots and jello

nicks room before

I’ve had such a fun time working on our new guest room. At the start of the school year all of my kids wanted to switch rooms around and my middle daughter took over what used to be our guest bedroom in the basement. My son is away at college and since his room is the largest bedroom and has its own bathroom, I thought it would be a great space to turn into a guest room.


I consulted my son as I was planning this room. I didn’t want him to think that he wouldn’t have a bedroom when he comes home in the summer from college. I made sure to use colors that he likes.



Color Choices

The room was very dark before. I wanted to lighten it up by painting it mostly white. I chose Valspar Betsy’s Linen which is a soft white. I love stripes and I thought it would make such a statement to paint really wide stripes horizontally on the main focal wall. And I also thought it would be pretty to bring in an accent color. And Valspar Pacific Pleasure is such a strong and pretty color. And to ground the room I brought in some greys with the rug, duvet and the headboard. I painted it Valspar Wetlands.

painted fabric headboard tatertots and jello


I was going to build a headboard and upholster it, but as I was browsing at a thrift store, I found a headboard that was just about the right size and shape. It was upholstered in a fuzzy white material which wouldn’t work in my space. But as I was thinking about it, I thought it would be fun to try to paint it and see how that turned out. And I have to say I love it. The paint makes it look like it’s suede, which is really pretty and gives the headboard texture.

striped focal wall mint

Stripes, and then more stripes

You may have seen my wall stripes in this post (along with tips for painting perfect stripes!). I love using these big, bold stripes as a focal point for the room. But I also wanted to try them on a smaller scale in the desk nook. So I painted vertical stripes above the desk, too! (I show you how I did both types in this post.) And the duvet is from Crane and Canopy – MIrabel Grey Duvet.

painted focal bathroom wall

Bathroom Focal Wall

I wanted to bring the mint color into the bathroom as well — so I created a focal area above the commode. I thought about painting stripes, but felt they would have been just a little too much in that space. I did, however, break up the color with two white floating shelves. The block of color is about 45 inches high.

striped nook guest bedroom tatertots and jello

Floating Desk and Shelves

I replaced a couple of tall particle board shelves painted white — and an ancient armoire in this nook with custom-built floating shelves and a floating desk. They added a practical and attractive additional space to this guest “suite.” It’s perfect for using a laptop, applying makeup, writing a postcard home (“I’m never leaving. Jen’s guest bedroom is too comfy. Wish you were here.”). I shared the tutorial on how to make this Floating Desk and Shelves here.


Lighting Changes

I’ve gradually finished replacing all of the ceiling fans in the house. While I like how they move the air, they are not attractive and the lights attached are just horrible. So instead I replaced this with a cage lamp. It shipped with Edison lights, which were fun, but did not provide enough light. I also added a couple of other lights in the room, one on the desk and one near the bed. I think guests will use those more frequently.

In the bathroom, we had embarrassingly dated light fixtures — I replaced both the yellowing can lights with new LED retrofit cans. I also replaced the vanity lights with a more modern, bright fixture.

bathroom redo and bedroom remodel at tatertots and jello

Faucet and Racks

While I can’t remove all of the brass in my house … yet … (see the shower door), I did replace all of the towel racks with pretty silver ones. I even added a robe hook! I also replaced the faucet with a nicer silver one –and replaced the cabinet knobs with complementary white knobs. I’m still deciding on what color to paint the vanity. I’m thinking either white or grey. What do you think??

accent paint wall and pillow

Bedroom Accents

I chose gold as an accent color, and added blues to complement the Valspar Pacific Pleasure blue as an additional accent color. I painted thrift store frames this pretty blue and hung them on the wall with Command Strips.

painted desk area in guest room tatertots and jello

Other fun things

uest room pictures


And here’s a quick look at the room, how I chose the paint, and some tips for perfect painting!


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striped focal wall mint


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  1. How can I make those signs/pictures you have up. I have been looking for something fun for my guest room, and I think this would be perfect. Thank you

  2. You and I are kindred spirits because we are lovin the same colors! Such a pretty room and now I think I might have to do stripes on my hallway wall….Ive only been putting it off for a year! lol Great inspiration!

    leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

  3. I love everything about this room except for one thing…it’s not in MY house! lol I’m loving the gold accents too! I just picked up a cool antelope? deer? head at Homegoods too. I love them! Come visit me sometime @www.thedailynest.com I value your opinion! xo, Kathy

  4. Jen I LOVE it!!! the minty color is similar to the color we just painted the dressing room we are doing for my daughter – and we were going to add black and gold accents – this room is adorable!

  5. Wow! This makeover is absolutely stunning! I love the mix of gray, mint and gold! And I’m loving the painted chandelier.
    Katie recently posted…Trash to Treasure {File Cabinet}

  6. It looks amazing Jen! I can’t even pick my favourite part- the accessories are gorgeous. But I really love the bold aqua stripes behind the bed – so modern and clean yet that color has such a pretty and cottagey feel for me – a great mix. Love it!!
    Krista @ the happy housie recently posted…Our Boy’s Bedroom Plan and Inspiration {aka the story of the most dragged out room revamp ever}

  7. Angela @ Mommy Moment says:

    Such a great look for a guest room — great job!

  8. Love your blog and great project! The room looks amazing and I love the gold stag on the wall.

  9. Ooooooooooooooooooh – I love the mint – I’m absolutely swooning Jen. Turned out GREAT!!!
    Gina recently posted…Lomo Action Set from Life n’ Reflection

  10. Love it! I’ll admit I didn’t read the other comments, so this may have already been suggested. Why not paint the brass around the shower? In the pictures it looks like it goes ok because of the gold/brass cage light. But if it bothers you, paint it! Wish I could think of the blogger that did hers and says it held up great….
    Angela recently posted…Valentine Snack Mix

  11. Beautiful!! I love the colors you chose. The headboard is gorgeous! What an amazing job! I love, love, love it all.

  12. WOW the room looks absolutely stunning. Just yesterday i painted my guest room walls in ombre stripes and looking at your guest room transformation i really need to start putting in more hardwork . Great job it looks gorgeous.
    Deliciousndiy recently posted…DIY Formal Lounge Makeover

  13. Marty Larson says:

    Love this room; so inspiring!

  14. I love how you designed your son’s room. You chose excellent colors! Do you mind me asking where you purchased your antelope head from? I love it! Especially the gold :)

  15. Wow! What a huge transformation! Those stripes are perfect…love the colors!

  16. This is such a great space Jen! Love that little sign with your wi-fi password. Too cute : )
    Ashley @ Cherished Bliss recently posted…DIY Rustic Wood Shim Vase

  17. What an amazing transformation. I love the colors and the simple wall decor. And I think it is fab that you have included the amenities a guest would need…like the WiFi password!!!
    Anne recently posted…a sweet & simple valentine’s day breakfast @ Organize & Decorate Everything

  18. Beautiful room! Can you tell me where the side table/ desk came from. I’m looking for something like that also. Thank you!

  19. Lovely. And where did you find that bedspread?! It’s EXACTLY what I want for our master.

  20. Oh there are SO many things I’d like to pilfer from this room, starting with that fanfriggintastic headboard… and then the rug would be lonely so it would have to come as well, just sayin’. Love, love, LOVE the way you pulled the whole thing together!
    Leisa @ yeahthatgirl.com recently posted…The Best Laid Plans

  21. There are so many things I want to pilfer from this room, starting with that fanfriggintastic headboard! Love, love, love the way the whole thing came together!!
    Leisa @ yeahthatgirl.com recently posted…The Best Laid Plans

  22. I believe if you are willing to paint fabric and have a positive result. You can paint the trim on the guest room bathroom shower. It’s worth a try don’t you think? Love the new guest room.

  23. I love this! And I LOVE the idea of framing what your wifi password is – that is brilliant and a perfectly useful touch for a guest room!
    Ashley C @ Dirt Stains and Paint recently posted…One Tablecloth. A Bajillion Parties.

  24. Evelyn Ball says:

    Where did you find the white wardrobe? I have been looking for one like yours.

    Thanks, Evelyn

  25. Evelyn Ball says:

    Would you tell me where you got the white wardrobe? I have been looking for one like that.


  26. So beautiful! Your ideas and talents know no end. I am going to use several of these ideas!

  27. Jen, Would you share where you purchased the beautiful grey bedding?

  28. LOVE that you painted the headboard.

    My husband will I”m sure just love that you’ve given me inspiration to paint a chair and ottoman. 😉
    Melanie recently posted…soup-er neighbor valentine

  29. Love this room! Where did you get that gorgeous rug?

  30. Looks gorgeous Jen. Love the gold accents and the modern touches. You are AMAZING!
    Desiree @ The36thAvenue recently posted…Mushroom and Kale Soup Recipe

  31. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! I especially love the shelving in that nook!

  32. OOOOOKAY seriously, the Wifi password?! You are truly the hostess with the mostest. I LOVE that idea!!!

  33. Wow Jen! This room looks amazing. You are right, it was dark before. But now it is so fresh looking and I love all of the details. The light fixture is beautiful. So pretty and perfectly done! When can I come visit? Hahaha! Have a fantastic week.

  34. I love how the mint and gray work together to make it inviting but not over the top. Perfect for a guest room!
    Lisa at Mabey She Made It recently posted…Valentine Heart Pillow

  35. What great ideas! I love the chalkboard with the ‘wifi password is’! I like the stripes – was it difficult to get the stripes level? I’d love to hear how you did that – a laser level? I also like the touches of gold, you know gold and brass are on ‘trend’ for this year. Thanks for sharing, you’ve given me inspiration for my own guest bedroom! Victoria


  36. I love the mirror in the nook, where did you find it? The room is gorgeous!

  37. What a beautiful guest room! I love the striped focal wall, but I think that my favorite things are the Be Our Guest Artwork and the Frames Wifi password. Brilliant!
    Kelly recently posted…Our Pinspired Bathroom

  38. Shelley Otto says:

    Love the the ‘Be our guest’ and wi-fi frames! Great idea that I’m going to use ; )

  39. Would love to know where this light a from.

  40. Absolutely love it!! So so fun and love the colors. I want to paint stripes in our powder room so definitely will be checking out your other posts. How did you paint fabric? What did you use? It looks awesome!

  41. Kimberly W says:

    Okay all I can look at is the gorgeous chandelier. WOW! Where did you get it. Beautiful room.

  42. Looks great! One question I have is about the placement of the chandelier. It’s centered in the room rather than over the bed, right? I always have troublemaking this decision. Is there a standard regarding this? Thanks!

  43. Wow that is stunning! I love the stripes on the wall, really adds so much to the room!!
    Kelsey Apley recently posted…Breyers Gelato Indulgences – A new reason to “spoon” this Valentine’s Day

  44. Never would have thought to paint the headboard. It looks suede in the pic. Love the wifi info, adorable! Out of love, the chair needs a lint brush.

  45. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning!
    Angela (Life in Velvet) recently posted…10 Cozy Ideas for a Snowed In Valentine’s Day

  46. OMG…. that is one gorgeous room! Love it!

    • Thanks Sheila!

      Jen recently posted…Striped Wall Guest Bedroom – Reveal!

      • Can I ask… how did you paint that striped wall? Was it a pain? I have stenciled my dining room wall, so I know the time it takes to do a gorgeous wall like that… just wondering did it take you awhile to do? And did you use a tutorial on it or did you just measure out the lines and then use painters tape? I’m always worried about if the paint bleeds thru onto the other stripe! :(

  47. WOW! Can I come stay at your house? That guest room is gorgeous!
    Allison recently posted…Getting to know you errr I mean me …

  48. what a difference! so cozy and light and pretty!

  49. I am in love with that chandelier! Where did you find that? It’s just what I’m looking for. The whole room is beautiful, you did a great job.

  50. I would love to be a guest in this room! I love how you have the Wifi pass easily available for your guests! It’s frustrating when you need the password and you forget to ask for it until after the hosts go to bed. Perfect! I love the colors you used for the stripes! Beautiful!
    Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} recently posted…Valentine’s Goody Bags


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