Thursday, September 20, 2012

Guest Bedroom Update

It's been 2 years since we bought this rancher and we've painted every room in the house including a wall in the garage! After closing we were on a  tight deadline - cue painting and carpeting all 3 bedrooms plus full bath remodel! So we opted to paint all the bedrooms the same color. Trust me, we couldn't what to paint them. Each room was special in it's own way -- cue red sponge paint. 

Let's start at the beginning.  The room is a decent size, with an average closet and a built-in to boot. No need for a dresser. When we bought the house in 2010  we called it the "teal" room. Check out the awesomeness below.

Oh and the carpet was blue/grey speckle commercial grade cut into three different piece. I have no clue why. (Note: This house was a foreclosure.)

..and a shot of the built-in for full effect.

We painted the ceiling swiss coffee (from Kelly Moore) and color matched Behr Koala Bear for the walls.

Look how fresh the walls look.

The trim, baseboards, closet doors and built-in also received a fresh coat of swiss coffee paint. We also switched out the built-in and closet door handles.  Don't worry we replaced the old carpet with a light tan from our local Carpet One.

Although I like the green I thought it was time to switch it up! So I lighten it up with Ice Age Grey from Kelly Moore.

.... and the built-in/closet.

Repainting the guest bedroom was the first step of its make over. Here's a little mood board I put together for inspiration. Followed by a to-do list.

Guest Room

Headboard / Mirror / Duvet / <3 Calif. / End Table / Wall Clock / Velvet Pillow /
 Table Lamp / Pendant Lamp / Map Art / Pouf 

To Do's:
  • purchase down alternative comforter - looking at the one at Costco for $150 (not to mention we'll get 2% back)
  • purchase duvet cover
  • move headboard from master bedroom
  • re-purpose/paint two nightstands currently in room
  • change ceiling lamp
  • fix built- in hinges
  • change built-in handles (not sure I want to keep the current ones) 
  • order art & frame
  • find long mirror
  • purchase ocassional chair or pouf -- maybe even make one.

So there you have it. Our guest bedroom is getting a facelift! 

Thoughts, suggestions, deals, helpful tips welcomed!



  1. Wow! Isn't it amazing what some paint (and lots of hard work) can do to a room! I love the new gray color you picked out and everything on your mood board is perfect! I love that ceiling lamp & the bedding you have on the board too!! I can't wait to see what you pick out!

  2. love the paint color! and that quilt is gorgeous. love your inspiration board