Remember back in the day….I told you here and here about our guest bedroom we were creating in the basement? It has been done for awhile….but I haven’t had a great opportunity to photograph the room. It is a bit of a tight space…and the lighting is less than ideal…and I am not sure I love the lamps…but what I think to myself is…It may not be exactly how I want it yet…but I can still share it with you:) So here is the bed that I used…and updated it a bit…

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Here is what it looked like before….not bad at all…but I wanted to make it a bit more special.

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My friend Kim gave us this bed when she moved. It was a perfect size for this space (a queen)…and it was in great shape….

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I ended up giving it a fresh coat of white paint. Then I thought it would be fun to add a bit of personality with fabric. I had this fabric sitting around. I found it on sale awhile back…not knowing what to use it for…but it was $5 for 2 yards (normally about $45 a yard)…so I scooped it up.

I sprayed some tacky glue spray on the panels and covered them with 2 layers of batting to soften the head board. Looking back…I would have done 3 layers so that I evened out the panels better….but it still looks good.

Then I cut some fabric to cover the batting…stapled that on all the way around. Be sure to match you head and foot board with similar “pattern” to each other.

I finished off the edges with some white trim (just hot glued on)….ta da! A brand new bed…

I shared with you a few weeks back this ceiling light that I updated for this space….love it…

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More soon on how this space came together…until then here are Some other Guest Room Postguest bedroom @cleverlyinspired (1)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Super cute bedroom. Basements are so hard. We have had ours done for months but I haven’t photographed it because the lighting is just so darn hard.
    Love that painting above the bed!

    1. That tutorial is coming soon:) Thanks friend!

  2. Wow! I’m crazy for the fabric. What a buy. The bed looks fantastic. You did a wonderful job. A great guest room.

  3. This looks so great! I’m also working on my guest bedroom and it’s definitely a process. I bet your guests are happy to stay in such a wonderful room. The fabric addition makes that bed so unique!

    1. Yes…it is a big improvement from the air bed:)

  4. WOW! You before and after pictures are so stunning!

  5. I love how it all turned out! Great basement!!! ~Christy

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