Guest Bedroom — Furniture and Fabric Selections

The first pieces of furniture are in the guest bedroom! The nightstands arrived yesterday, and I got to work putting them together. Here are the ones I chose…

Nightstands for guest bedroom -- white with gold accents

This is the Westerleigh 1-Drawer Nightstand from AllModern. It looks like they’re sold out of the white right now, but they still have it in gray and pink. It was really quite easy to put together, but I did have to uninstall and reinstall the drawer slides (which came pre-installed) on both of them because they drawer front wouldn’t line up properly in the opening. That was a bit annoying, but it wasn’t difficult.

Anyway, I draped the golden yellow velvet headboard fabric over a cardboard box just to get an idea of what it’ll look like…

Guest bedroom white nightstands with yellow velvet for headboard and upholstered bed

This is the Majesty Velvet in gold from, and it’s really gorgeous and soft. I can’t wait to get the bed upholstered and the new headboard made!

Guest bedroom with white nightstands and golden yellow velvet for headboard

I mentioned yesterday that I will probably build a dresser for the room. I feel like the room needs the warmth of some stained wood, which I have in the other rooms with the hardwood floor. But since this room has a painted floor, I’ll have to bring the warmth of wood in with a piece of furniture.

I’ve searched high and low, and this Emile Dresser from Ballard Designs is the only one I really like…

Emile Dresser from Ballard Designs

…but $1700 (with shipping and tax) seems like a steep price for a dresser for a guest bedroom. So I’m going to build something similar myself, and I’ll probably use a slightly lighter stain color on mine.

One of the main things I like about that dresser is how open it is underneath, so I purchased these legs on Etsy yesterday….

Turned furniture legs on Etsy

Those are ten inches tall, which I estimate is one in ch taller than the ones on the Ballard Designs dresser. That means that these legs will be thicker and less spindly than the ones on the Ballard dresser, but I’m okay with that. When it comes to 9-10 inch legs, the choices are really pretty slim.

So that’s where I’m heading with this bedroom. I’m so excited to finally be to the fun part!

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  1. Check your credit card listing for the name of the seller on the end tables. I’ve ordered stuff from one place and somebody else fulfilled the order.
    Your room is going to be beautiful when finished. Can’t wait to see the dresser.

  2. Could you have gotten the night stands from
    Joss & Main
    Birch Lane
    Or Perigold?
    All of the above are part of the Wayfair company.
    Can’t wait to see the bed in there against that wall.

    1. I actually did search for the item on all of those sites. I could have sworn that I purchased them from AllModern, but now I can’t even find the item on that site. It’s a mystery. I remember that the listing had a picture of it in an actual bedroom, and it was that image that sold me on it. I wouldn’t have been sold in these nightstands based on any of those Wayfair pictures.

  3. I’m addicted to you. Everything you do is so impressive and gorgeous. You have so much patience and energy to complete all the details and all by hand. The patterns and colors you put together are so unusual and yet work so well.

  4. Have you ever looked at ARCHITECTURAL WAREHOUSE? They have so many items and not too pricey. You might find a buffet that would work as a dresser since it’s a guest room. And look a ton all of the places you order from and see if they got the tables from Wayfair.

  5. Kristi, your energy and design skills never ceases to amaze me! Never posted before, but just had to say how much I love your blog and your home! Thanks for sharing your results with us! 💗

    1. We have a Ballard Outlet in Cincinnati, OH if you are close? Before arriving, call the store, give the item number with the description, and they will tell you if it is in store. Great saving there!

  6. Love how the bedroom is coming together. For what it is worth, I like the legs you purchased much better than the ones on the Ballards chest.

  7. Might want to look around at resale for something you can rehab for a dresser. You do amazing stuff with that. Also make sure you don’t have anything already (LOL).

    1. I’m getting such vicarious pleasure from watching you create, Kristi. Maybe your night stands were delivered by the Furnace Fairy, and you should lick them quick so she can’t take them back. BTW your dream dresser reminds me of one I got from Craigslist and refurbished with new legs and pulls.

  8. That gold velvet is the BOMB! It adds so much warmth to the room and contrasts well with the blue in the wall, as well as picking up the hints of gold in your hand-drawn design. What style of lamps are you considering for the bedside tables?

    1. I wanted to get some table lamps with wood bases (to bring some wood tones to that side of the room) and white shades, around 24 inches tall. For the life of me, I can’t find any.

      1. You could use large diameter turned wooden legs or banister posts and have someone drill through the length to create a channel for wiring your own lamps.

  9. I’m just in awe of your talents! I love that you are fearless when it comes to tackling any building project. I love that accented wall- it is so pretty and I can’t wait to see the room when it’s finished.

  10. Your nightstands are from Wayfair. So pretty. The Lilypad Cottage has them on her blog today. What a coincidence!

  11. The build on that one is not that unusual (dimensions and drawers, I mean) – in fact it reminds me the largest Hemnes one from IKEA! (One of their better lines, solid wood and such). Is there any chance to find a similar one and give it a facelift rather than building it from scratch? The idea of building all those drawers… then again such things don’t scare you! 😀

  12. Kristi – Check out @cassmakeshome on Instagram. She just built a similar dresser for her daughter’s room and it is beautiful!

  13. These lamps are 20” high and are a set of two at eBay.
    Turned Column Wood Large Lamp Base Brown – Threshold – Set Of 2