BHG Guest Ready Giveaway and a Before and After!

What better way to start the week off than with an awesome giveaway and a before and after!!  I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to make my bedroom “guest ready” with some great items from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Wal-Mart!  I chose my master bedroom because it has been so neglected since we moved in our home.  It was “that room” that I preferred not to show anyone because it just wasn’t “guest ready”.  Well, I got the motivation with this great BHG challenge and I LOVE the items I found!  I also chose to spruce up my master bath a bit because I am in the process of revamping it as well!

Here is the before of my master bedroom:

After I did a little BHG sprucing:

I added the two square, ruffled pillows and the two super cute drum shades and moved on to the bathroom:)


After a few BHG picks;)

The additions to the bathroom are the two iron sconces, the metal plate (2 per package) and…

these super cute candlesticks!  Two rooms, guest ready for under $100!

Now here is the great part!  One lucky winner will have the chance to make their home guest ready with a $100 Wal-Mart gift card from Better Homes and Gardens!  To enter, just leave us a comment sharing the room in your home you would like to make guest ready and why!  We will announce the winner a week from today!

Here are a few more pics of my master bedroom and bath!  Good luck to all of you!  Don’t forget to stop by and “like”  the BHG Facebook fan page!


A huge thank you to BHG for helping me to make my master bedroom and bath guest ready!  Now it’s your turn;)

Good luck!



  1. Anjie B. on October 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Great transformation! I think I would try and make my Living Room “guest ready”. It just isn’t as inviting as I’d like it to be.

  2. chelsey on October 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Definitely my bedroom, it’s overrun my little babies and pets! Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  3. Misty on October 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    We are remodeling a house and I would love to do something to our guest room!!

  4. Melissa, The Happier Homemaker on October 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I would spruce up my Master bedroom, its sadly neglected! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  5. Sarah Erwin on October 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I would LOVE to make our second bedroom Guest Ready!! Right now it’s a store-all for junk, and when guests come over we pull out an air mattress. With Tech football season, we often host friends at our house so they don’t have to get a hotel. We desperately need a re-do! 🙂

  6. Marilyn Podoll on October 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Love those wall sconces! My “extra” room could use some help. Now being used for storage.

  7. Sandra F. on October 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Since I am empty nesting now, last child headed off to college, I would love to create a guest worthy room in one of my kids bedrooms!!! That would allow me to have out of town guests and entertain them in style!! BHG Style!!! What a fun giveaway and oh how inspiring is your Master Bedroom!!! Just so beautiful and soothing to look at!!! Love it! Thanks-Sandra

  8. Sarah Svoboda on October 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Definetly my master bedroom. It’s looking tired and is ready for a change!

  9. Amber on October 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I love it!!!! I think I would like to redo and “guest ready” My front room, which is right now a “sitting area”. I need it to become a useable area! 🙂

  10. stephanie on October 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I would love to make our second bathroom guest ready. It just seems a little plain and could use a bit of help. Thanks for a cool giveaway. I love how the bed looks in white.

  11. Brenda Coates on October 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    My daughter is in a military academy and isn’t home very much; I would love to surprise her the next time she comes home! Fixing her room a little would be fantastic! 🙂

  12. AshleeG on October 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Sad, but true. I would pick my living room. I am getting married in December and everything we registered for was what we needed. We really don’t need anything for the living room, but it could definately use some love. It’s full of things I’ve aquired as a single girl!

  13. Ellen Nielsen on October 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Love what you did!!! Its amazing how a few new fresh things make a room feel “show worthy” and “welcoming”!!! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!!! I would love to make my guest room more “welcoming”. I am in the process of working on it. Has always just been the “guest room” but never the “we are so glad to have you here” room!! I want to create that from the sheets on the bed to the storage in the closets!! I want people to enjoy staying in that room. I would also love to spruce up my guest bathroom because it is right down the hall from the guest room. Its always been our “sons bathroom” that guests use, now I want it to be the “guests bathroom” first!!! Needs that “welcoming, retreat” feeling!!! Want the bedroom feeling to spill over into the bathroom!!!

    P.S. How did you paint your furniture? What products/equipment did you use? Thats something I would love to be able to do but have always been unsure what to use!!! And does anyone know where to get or how to make a great tailored burlap bedskirt??? Love Ballard Designs, but hate the price!!! Want one for my guest room!!!

    Thanks for all your great tips, ideas, and pictures!!! I just discovered you guys about a month ago & have been loving it!!!

  14. MrsLindseyM on October 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    My master bedroom is in definite need of sprucing up!!

  15. katee on October 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I’d probably make my guest room guest ready. It is not a very inviting room yet but I am working on it (slowly). Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Jan ~ The Diamond E on October 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Very hard to pick which room I would use this on! I should use it on my guest room as it is in the process of being re-done! But, I’d really like to use it on my master bedroom as I haven’t done much to it since building the house 6 yrs ago! 🙂 Great giveaway!

  17. tina graham on October 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I would love this gc!! My sister and her girls moved in with us since their house was flooded in Minot, ND. I would love to be able to decorate their bedroom so it feels more like.home!! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Julianna on October 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    EEK! I love all the new things you added! Very pretty!
    I am in the process of revamping my master bedroom also, so I guess it is the room I would use the gift card on.
    Love this blog by the way 🙂

  19. amy zaragoza on October 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Hey there,

    Can you tell me where you found the “letters” above your bed? I am looking for something just like that.

    ~Amy Zaragoza

  20. Lynn on October 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    My bedroom is so tired an dated! It needs a makeover!