Monday, May 19, 2014

White Guest Room

Oh, how I love this room!

Before we bought the house I found this beautiful comforter that I was dying to buy but didn't really have a place for it. I was looking to buy a new comforter for the our bedroom at the time, but thought it might be a little too frilly for a master bedroom, so I passed on it. The next time I saw the comforter, we had already bought the house and the set was on clearance so I couldn't pass it up!

The guest bedroom was kind of a peachy color before we painted it and had carpet.

After we primed the walls, we painted it in Sherwin Williams 'Steamed Milk.' I'm a huge fan of the color. It's a nice creamy white, and for a white I think it's really warm. We've also painted all of the doors and trim in the house white. We (and by 'we' I mean 'Chance) replaced most of the doorknobs from gold to an oiled bronze, and switched the outlets and light fixtures from ivory to white. I'm surprised at how big of a difference the little things make! I don't know it's because we painted the doors, but they really started to stick and changing the doorknobs fixed that problem. Like all of the flooring upstairs, we put down the laminate wood in here too. 

I had a ton of things sitting in boxes throughout the house that I didn't know where or even if we were going to use them. One of those things was my 'EAT' letters that I used in our kitchen at Goodfellow.

Chance suggested that we make the letters say 'ATE' and hang it over the toilet but I thought that was a little gross, so I made it into 'TEA' and hung it in our guest room entrance. 

In the guest room there is a small board over the wall where I think our sellers said there are some pipe switches (Chance could tell me what it was for.) There wasn't a lot of room between the foot of the bed and the wall, but I wanted something that would mask the board, that was easily removable for access and also didn't take up space in the walkway. Someone had suggested hanging shutters and that was the idea I went with, so my friend Anna and I went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and she spied the perfect shutters at $5/ set! 

I un-hinged them, and painted them with Americana Decor Chalky Paint in 'Primitive.' I found some tiny clothes pins and hung old family black and white pictures.

I really wanted to get an antique dress form but the price-tag was too high for me so I made my own with the help of Anna and some duct tape. 

I'm so happy with how it turned out, and the whole thing cost me less than $20! That's a steal! 

So here it is!

I'm not completely happy with my pillows on the bed and hope to get some different ones soon. I'd also like to paint the side tables, but for now this will do! 

Welcome to our guest bedroom!

Original 'EAT' letters for the kitchen, and some pin boards from the Yen Store.

The sellers left this little ladder and I've been in love with the rickety thing since I found it in the garage. I've almost fallen off of it too many times for me to actually use it, so for now I'm using it as a book shelf!

I'll eventually get a little basket to set everything on, but I haven't found the perfect one yet, and I can be kind of a snob about baskets…

YaiYai and Papu

Grandma and Grandpa

I love our guest room. There is still quite a bit I'd like to do in here, but I'm not doing anything more until I find exactly what I want. Like most rooms, I'm most excited about how I will decorate it for Christmas, and so far I am most excited about decorating this room! My obsession with Christmas might be unhealthy… I'm a little ashamed to admit that I've been listening to Christmas music since February.

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. love this room as well.. I have a dress form you want it lol? i dont have a place for it anymore.. to bad yall aren't in texas :)