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BEFORE & AFTER: Nikki’s Pretty Crafting Guest Bedroom!

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It’s so hard to pick favorites, but this is another of my 30-Day June Room Challenge favorite makeovers! I still remember the pics that Nikki sent to me when the challenge started. I said to myself, “Man, I can’t wait to see how this room turns out!”

Nikki’s guest bedroom was actually her daughter’s old room. She chose this room because her daughter moved away and her “junkie room” gave her anxiety. She was in desperate need of a peaceful space to create.

It looked like it was a catch-all, the way most of our abandoned rooms have become:


Nikki is creating a guest room/craft room.



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I can’t even believe this is the same room!!!! It looks amazing!!! Here’s what Nikki had to say:

What was the biggest “challenge” of this challenge? What stumped you? Also, what was the “easiest” part?

“The biggest challenge for me was time. As a busy working wife and mother, I had to figure out the best way to manage my time at home. I spent many lunch breaks planning, shopping and finding inspiration online.

What stumped me was figuring out the layout. My problem was having this queen size bed in the room. Our family lives in other states and this room has to also serve as a guest room. I wanted a daybed, but that only allows for one person to sleep comfortable, so I had to keep the queen bed and work around it.

The easiest part was this desk. I found the white board in the garage and these shelves recycled from the closet, so I decided to arrange it together. The desk top was the perfect length for this space, so I didn’t have to make any cuts.”~Nikki


WHAT???!!!! I thought she bought this desk! She didn’t! She DIY’ed it! Amazing, Nikki!!!


This used to be her daughter's old room.


Bed will be on one side, craft area on the other.



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What piece of advice would you give to someone wanting to tackle a room or space?

“Just do it. Once you make that commitment, things will come together. First envision how you want to feel when you walk in the room. Then gather the unused items that can possibly be re-purposed in the space to save money.”~Nikki

These pillows are amazing!

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Has this Room Challenge impacted your life for the better? How so?

“This room has given me peace of mind and a since of accomplishment. I not longer have anxiety because when I walk in the room everything is in it’s place, and I didn’t have to break the bank to accomplish it. I have a place for everything and it allows me to just jump right into my projects, which saves times.”~Nikki

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This is a job well-done!!! And to think she created it with just stuff she already had in her garage and recycled closet parts. WHOA!

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  1. Anna Ibarra says:

    Wow, it does look like such a different room. The colors she chooses are much more calming and nice.

  2. I love what she did with this room… And even better that she was able to re purpose so much! Great before n after!

  3. Cindi Heness says:

    What a great space! It gives me hope!

  4. Jane Billings says:

    Awesome job!!!

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