30 Minute Guest Room Makeover

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The guest room, formerly known as a 15-year-old boy’s room was seriously lacking in style, furniture and general put-togetherness. I wasn’t ready to invest in a bed or anything for that matter but I did have a mattress, rug, thrifted chair, dresser and fun streamers. And a guest on the way. I wanted a quick, fun update that didn’t make the room look like what it is–a place to put all my extra stuff.

guest room ideas

I had two $3 hot pink pillow covers from IKEA, two flat thrifted sheets, a pillow case that cost 99 cents each and a few rolls of Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape courtesy of Scotch 3M who sponsored this post and dared me to come up with a project for a bedroom. I can never pass up a good dare.

guest room ideas

First I cut one sheet in half and tacked it up to the wall with two upholstery tacks–or if you want you can just use tape to temporarily hold it up. Once I liked the height I cut one edge off to make the sheet the same width as the bed.

guest room ideas

Then, crazy as it sounds, I unrolled a strip of tape the entire length of the “headboard” and then lined it up and pressed it down being sure to tape the sheet to the wall. I just left the upholstery tacks in the wall and taped right over them.

guest room ideas

Just one long strip of tape.

guest room ideas

Continue on each side and you’ll end up with a taped headboard.

It went so quickly I wondered how a white framed headboard would look…

white duct tape

So I pulled out my trusty Pearl White Duct tape and five minutes later I had this…

guest room ideas

I even got fancy and mitered the corners by cutting the corners at an angle. But you can’t really tell.

guest room ideas

supplies:

method:

  • tack up the fabric or sheet to the desired height
  • cut to the desired width
  • tack to the wall
  • line up the fabric and using long strips of tape to tape the edges of the fabric to the wall (I taped right over the tacks)

guest room ideas

I cut out some of the flowers from the unused half of the sheet and put them on the pillows. You can use this method or sew.

guest room ideas

I’m under no illusions that this duct taped headboard will be all the rage, win awards and stand the test of time. However, I’ve got nothing against decorating with duct tape, I used it in my own bedroom. Our guest room felt neglected and it was such an easy, inexpensive and fast temporary fix that really brightened up the guest room in an instant. This is a great little idea for a quick bedroom perk up, or dorm room.

I wrote this post weeks ago, before this room became the official accessory holder...

This post is a collaboration with Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape, but words and opinions are my own.

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