Thursday, November 16, 2017

One Room Challenge- Guest Bedroom Final Reveal

The past seven weeks just flew by!  But I'm finally finished and today I'm revealing our guest bedroom makeover to you.

I'm so happy how this room came together.  

The room is nice and bright now.  I chose a neutral color scheme, layered in with lots of texture.   It's a laid-back space for our guests to rest and relax.

 Way back then; when our guest room was our master bedroom, it looked like this.  (Link to our master bedroom now!)

It was so bad!

The dark walls made the room feel dated and even smaller.

I painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Abalone matched to Glidden paint.  The color is so pretty and a great backdrop.  

The closet doors are painted with Rustoleum Chalk Board Paint.  It's durable and easy to wipe clean.  I used the same paint on my son and daughter's closet doors too.

I love this chair from Safavieh!  It's sturdy enough to sit on.  The unique design really complements the room.

The art, pillows and blanket at the end of the bed are from Etsy.
I ordered a bunch of accent pillow covers for the bed, but decided to pare it down to a group of three.  The arrangement feels more balanced.  I used three Euro pillows in the back.

I prefer natural fiber rugs.  It's chunky, but thankfully the closet doors still slide over it.

Although our guest room isn't very big, a bedside table was necessary.  A basket provides additional storage for blankets and pillows.

I have plants in every room!  I kept this one alive outside all summer.  Hopefully I can keep it alive inside too!

This bench can also double as a luggage rack.

My husband mounted the television and it looks much better on the wall.

The Netara Planter is from Anthropologie.

I love the shape of these concrete candle holders from McGee & Co; a favorite source of mine.

I gave the headboard a new look with paint.  I used my Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer to give it a smooth finish.

I truly hope you guys enjoyed this makeover!  Your blog/Instagram comments meant a lot and encouraged me along the way.  I sincerely appreciate your continued support.  Although stressful at times, I enjoyed the experience and really had a lot of fun.  

Thank you so much Linda, Calling it Home for organizing the One Room Challenge.  Be sure to check out all the other rooms revealed.

*Thank you to HomeRight for providing me with the Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

One Room Challenge- Guest Bedroom Makeover: Week 6

Welcome back to week 6 of the One Room Challenge.  We are in the final stretch.  Next Thursday I'll be revealing my room to you.  I'm so excited to share the updates I've made to our guest room!  Thank you all so much for following.  Your comments on my blog have helped encourage me along the way.

Crossing my fingers I pull it all together.  

Click here to see what the other One Room Challenge Guest Participants are up to this week. I cannot wait to see all of the reveals.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

One Room Challenge- Guest Bedroom Makeover: Week 5

It's week 5 of the One Room Challenge.  That means it's officially crunch time!  

Last week I mentioned painting the headboard.  My sprayer hasn't shipped yet, but hopefully I'll receive by next week.

In the meantime, I've been working on finishing the closet doors.  Although I don't plan on turning them into a chalkboard, I love the finish of chalkboard paint.  It adds the perfect amount of contrast to the wall color.

The closet doors took many coats to get even coverage and I kept running out of paint.  I have one door left to finish then I'll be through.
Jamestown End Table Image courtesy of Wayfair
Our guest room is on the small side, but I felt we needed a bedside table.  Now our guests will have a place to charge their cellphone or a spot to hold a glass of water before bed.
And since there's no drawer, I'm adding a basket to store extra blankets.

I still have some work to do.  I'm hoping by next week the headboard will be painted, so I can hang the art above the bed.
Be sure to stop by Calling It Home to see all of the other spaces in the One Room Challenge!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

One Room Challenge- Guest Bedroom Makeover: Week 4

Welcome back to week 4 of the One Room Challenge- guest bedroom updates.  We're getting close and I'm starting to feel the pressure!  But guess what?!  Linda at Calling it Home has decided to extend the ORC a week, for those who have been impacted by recent natural disasters.  So Thursday, November 16th - Week 7 is the new reveal date.

Last week I mentioned painting the headboard.  I couldn't decide whether to use a paint roller or the paint sprayer.  I decided to drag out the sprayer!  It would go faster with smooth results.  Unfortunately when I was ready to paint the sprayer wouldn't work.  After disassembling it, cleaning it multiple times, then reassembling it and dealing with the messy aftermath, I gave up.  I was dreading using a paint brush and roller to complete the headboard.  Thankfully a new sprayer is on the way!

Just to remind you, I moved the headboard from another room to use in the guest room.  The original wood tone doesn't work, so I decided to paint it black.

Also, I made some final decisions on artwork from Etsy.  I'm going to wait and share what I ordered for the reveal.  Here's a recap:

Week One 
Week Two 
Week Three

 Hope to see you back here next week!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

One Room Challenge- Guest Bedroom Makeover: Week 3

Hello friends!  Welcome back to week three of my One Room Challenge- guest bedroom makeover!  

Last week I shared the new dresser that was delivered. This week, check out the beautiful new rug.  I had a tough time figuring out which rug to choose for this room.  Rugs are expensive, but I wanted to be sure to select a rug that was the correct size for this space.  Smaller rug = my price range.  But the last thing I wanted to do was purchase a rug that was too small for the space.  A natural fiber rug was an affordable choice for me.  I purchased a 9x12 (<-link to purchase).  It's soft on bare feet and easy to keep clean.  It makes the space feel connected.  I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
Also new pillow covers arrived from Etsy.  The African mud cloth covers are my favorite.
I was really hoping to add this John Robshaw- Lanka Lapis fabric to the mix, but I think the pattern might be too much.  Womp womp!  I do love the design.  Hopefully I can make it work in another room in my house.

As much as I would love to replace the ceiling fan for a nice pendant, I'm not!  We use the fan to keep cool in the summer.  It's absolutely necessary when the Georgia heat becomes excessively hot and humid.  Instead I swapped out the globes for an updated look.

With week 4 fast approaching, I need to speed it up.  I still have some painting left to do.  I plan to transform the headboard with paint...

and finish painting the closet doors.  Wish me luck!  

Click here to see what the other One Room Challenge Guest Participants are up to this week.