As promised...a house post for you!
You were probably thinking Adam and I had been working on Penny's nursery--nope! We decided since she will be sleeping next to me for the first few months in a moses basket we will have plenty of time to prepare the nursery after her arrival. Our priority went to making over the guest bedroom. We are anticipating many visits this summer with loved ones from all over and wanted them to have a room to feel 'at home' during their stay. This poor room has stayed the same for almost two years and lacked some serious personality for our guests.
Just take a look at this sad before picture:
This room makeover was truly a team effort and I am so thankful for my sweet husband putting up with me and my 'nesting' instincts. This may sound silly but I actually felt like I was a host or designer on an HGTV show and Adam was my carpenter/painter/handy man/on call man. It was fun and if you didn't know..my husband, well..
He's a keeper.
Adam and I make a great painting pair. Even at 32 weeks pregnant I was still able to tape off the entire room and cut in for my man! Believe me when I say I was done for the rest of the day after that. Adam then rolled on two coats of Benjamin Moore's Rodeo. We matched the paint color, which is a nice warm gray, to a subtle color found in the new duvet cover. Thankfully the trim was freshly painted two years ago when we bought the house so it saved us a lot of time and back ache. It's a rather tricky thing to capture the true color in pictures but I think these photos are pretty accurate:
To furnish the room we used our old queen size bed from our first duplex, an upholstered bench we purchased as newlyweds, owl lamps from our bedroom, a large round mirror from our first dining room, curtains and curtain rod from our duplex, two new end tables from Ikea, and a DIY wooden hook rack as well as a DIY headboard.
It felt really good to 'shop our house' and use what we had and I must say, it made the hubs a happy camper :)
The new items we purchased for the room were two end tables, a Pottery Barn duvet cover (which was sold to me for only $40 in perfect condition!), bamboo roman shades, two pillow shams with matching bedskirt, two throw pillows, knobs for the end tables and closet doors, hooks for the wooden rack, two small throw rugs, and fabric and foam for the headboard.
More decorating and accessorizing could have been done but I wanted to keep the room feeling calm and simple knowing our guests bring their luggage, coats, etc with them when they stay.
Now on to the REVEAL pictures!
This room really came together nicely and without any stress. It was fun playing around with new colors and different wood stains. Next week I will share posts with you about the end table makeovers and my attempt at staging/styling them. I am also hoping to have tutorials written on how to make the chunky wooden hook rack as well as the headboard. Thanks again for taking the time to read this post, I'd love to hear what you think about our guest bedroom makeover.
Anyone else recently do a makeover? Share your link below!
Happy Living--Happy Room Makeovers
--Little Things Bring Smiles--