Here it is, the much anticipated guest room reveal!
(You guys are going to be so disappointed.)
Let’s start with a before?
It really doesn’t look that bad from far away but trust me, it was dirty. The paint job was sloppy (I’m talking paint on the ceiling even!), the trim just pulled right away from the wall and the wall themselves? They are in rough shape. There is a monstrous patch – like 2’x2′- on one side. What the heck happened there? Anyway, my main goal: Take The Dingy out. I think I’m getting close.
Should we get on with things already!?
Sorry, I’m about the worst photographer ever. As you know, the walls are Winter’s Day by Martha Stewart. I really love this color. This photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s a muted blue-gray and seriously so classy.
The door got the same treatment as in the nursery. Slowly but surely I’m de-mauveing this little house! *claps excitedly*
The bedding is new from Target. I scored the duvet on clearance and found these fun sheets to coordinate. I grabbed an Ikea pillow from the den that I plan to gussy up with some sewing some day (cue nervous twitches). In the back is a single gray pillow – I need to add another one for balance.
Here is a horrible picture of my new drum shade. Click here to see what it really looks like. I scored it earlier this summer for only $99!
And the new floors…*drools*. Thank goodness that infested blue carpet is gone!
Along with the mismatched outlets, there is no closet in this room. Why, previous homeowners, why?
The opposite side:
But I’m brainstorming this:
The PAX system is from Ikea and basically it’s a customizable closet system. I dream many a night of a beautiful closet…
Back to the guest room. At least the 1/4 round is installed finally?
The other side. Again, another bad picture but I painted the built-ins Gabardine by Martha Stewart.
It’s a blackened teal, if that makes sense. It’s gorgeous. Here is a truer picture of the color:
I don’t know if it plays nicely with the new bedding but I’m still working on that. The shelves are crooked and I’m a massively confused on how to style them but at least they are painted for now.
One last wall – a blank canvas:
Is this room awesome? Is it what I pictured? Nope. But, it’s so much better than it was before. Please say nice things, ok?
Still to do:
- Clean the disgusting blinds
- Recaulk window wells
- Paint window wells with fresh coat of white
- Caulk and paint 1/4 round
- Switch out remaining outlets/plates
- Add closet (thinking PAX system by Ikea)
- Paint the bed white
- Feature wall?? Headboard??
- replace night stand with something that isn’t hideous
- ACCESSORIZE (I’m completely paralyzed by this)
I’ve come to realize that layering a room with accessories and art is not a strength of mine. My “vision” is jumbled. I’m hoping to overcome my fears and take a few risks but this is a learning process for me.
There you have it. I’m so sorry if the reveal wasn’t worth the wait.