Our sweet little guest room renovation

This room is one of the reasons I wanted to buy this house. It was so charming with those neat windows overlooking the cute Victorian homes on the street. The direct sunlight was also a bonus, and look at the pretty floors.

The guest room the day we looked at the house for the first time.

The guest room the day we looked at the house for the first time.

Pretty windows with a view of Pikes Peak

Pretty windows with a view of Pikes Peak

We had hoped this room would be the “master bedroom” but the king-size bed just barely fit in the space and it really wasn’t going to work. We did end up spending more time sleeping in this room than the real master bedroom during our time here, for various reasons, tho.

One day I started picking at a spot on the wall and uncovered this cool old wallpaper.

One day I started picking at a spot on the wall and uncovered this cool old wallpaper. The beige wallpaper was the first layer and the one with the blue was on top of it. We think the blue was from the 30s or 40s.

This is really old- it's actual paper. I googled the pattern and think it is from when the house was built in 1911.

This is really old- it's actual paper. I googled the pattern and think it is from when the house was built in 1911.

I loved the old wallpaper and we planned on stripping it all off this one wall and doing something kind of artsy with it. But when we decided we needed to sell the house, we just decided to cover it back over and be more generic.

I loved the old wallpaper and we planned on stripping it all off this one wall and doing something kind of artsy with it. But when we decided we needed to sell the house, we just decided to cover it back over and be more generic.

It made a cute guest room. These twon beds could be pushed together to make a king bed, but there isn't much room that way.

It made a cute guest room. These twin beds could be pushed together to make a king bed, but there isn't much room that way.

A little sitting area for guests.

A little sitting area for guests.

This was the last room we painted so we just mixed together all the leftover paint. Since they were all shades of grey and beige, it worked out fine. The trim is Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls.

This was the last room we painted so we just mixed together all the leftover paint. Since they were all shades of grey and beige, it worked out fine. The trim is Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls.

We actually had several guests in the year we spent there, so it was nice to have a place for them.