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Guest Room Redo on a Budget

Having a guest room on the main level of the house has its pros and cons. When we have guests over they have access to the kitchen. They are separated from my children that choose to wake up well before they should in the am. They can come and go without disturbing anyone.

There are also some negatives though, more for me than anything else. It’s the first room you see when you walk in the front door so naturally, it needs to be presentable. My kids for some reason think it’s their playroom when they are downstairs and my dog gets mad at me for leaving her and finds the closest bed to crap on (on sheet washing day.)

Now stop and think about that for a minute. I grab all the sheets, and mattress protectors because well, it’s laundry day. I leave the house to go run errands. For heaven’s sake, I’m not at the pound cheating on her, and I come home to find Corla looking guilty and a mess that brought me to tears. Literally, I cried.

So this was what prompted me to redo the room.  A little something you might not have known about me was prior to Modern Day Moguls, I had another IG and blog that revolved around furniture refinishing and thrifting. When I was on my first maternity leave I developed a love for painting furniture. So when I came home permanently several years later, that’s what I decided to do with all my free time. I always loved painting furniture for myself, when I made a job out of it, it lost its luster.  So over time, my style in the house has evolved some but this room reminds me so much of where it all began. Its a mix of new and old. Modern and refurbished. Rustic and chic. Oh, and FYI this room is more put together than my master because it’s more visible than my master.

Now a lot of the decor is stuff I have pulled from other parts of the house. Nothing except the bed and bedding is new. Prior to redo it was a bla and plain room that I typically kept door closed on.


The basis for any bedroom is naturally the bed. I want my guest to feel like they are at home so I searched far and wide for the perfect bed. And holy heck there are a lot of choices. We decided on the Nectar after doing quite a few comparisons. After all, it was Rated #1 by reviewers and acknowledged as “the best mattress money can buy” by customers. Not to mention right now they have a special with 2 free pillows. Those pillows are amazing memory foam just like the mattress.

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Nectar is a better bed at the best price. Each mattress arrives backed by Full Comfort Guarantee and Forever Warranty. And I don’t have to feel bad about having to unexpectedly replace a mattress right before the holidays.


From the time I moved into this house 2 years ago I have been on a mission to replace all boob lights. For some reason this took longer than expected. But we were at Ikea one day and saw this Sinnerlig and knew it was the one to make all my boho dreams come true. Not to mention is $60 and a great statement piece.

Furniture and Accessories

Most of the furniture in this room is old. The bed and dresser were my dads in the 70s that I repainted using Annie Sloane French Linen. The bed has a dark wax and the dresser has a clear wax. Thats the only difference between the two.

Bedding & Rugs

So being a guest room, cleaning the duvet and cover is imperative and needs to be easy. This is legit the best duvet and cover I have ever found and the price! It has a zipper making it super quick and then corners have ties to make sure everything stays in place. It is soft and comfortable too and you don’t have to worry about fluf moving around. It stays put. We have this on 3 out of 4 beds.



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