Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Guest Room {reveal}

I think the guest room was probably the most dramatic makeover. Really though, any sort of update would have made the biggest difference, it was a neon yellow room with green trim, after all.  It was so bad.  And our very first task on the list.  It had to be tackled asap.  The bright green door made me cringe, absolutely horrible.
Here it goes..
 This photo was from the previous owners.  
We started with the wallpaper removal.  It was a complete joke.  Apparently the border was added too soon after the walls were painted, since it was literally taking off the wall when we removed it.  
Bad news.  It took an entire afternoon to remove this lovely border.   
And lots of wall Spackle afterward.
Next came painting.  I couldn't paint the green trim & green doors fast enough. :)
 I think it took 3+ coats to cover it.
Next the ceilings, then the walls. My husband worked so hard every night painting it perfectly.  This was the beginning of our 'painting party' nights.  Did I mention that he 'accidentally' rolled my hair in paint.  We had some good laughs during those long nights. 
It was just us, the paint brushes & Pandora radio. 
Good times & great memories. :)
 Welcome to the new & improved guest room.  
Can you believe the difference a paint change made??
Now maybe more people will actually want to come visit, since the grey color is a little more pleasing to the eye. :) 
Same color as in our dining room--
 Pebble Grey from Glidden
 I wanted to have lots of pictures in this space of all our favorite people. 
 The framed quote was made by my sweet friend as a going-away gift.  
Means so much to me.   
It reads--
'So many of my favorite memories, happy times & blessings, I can trace back to you.'
 A little bit of decorating to the shelves, and this room was complete.  
Feels so much better, and now I can actually breath easy when I enter this space. 

Thanks for checking out our guest room makeover!
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Alana said...

This turned out great! I love the paint color. If my husband would let me, I think I would paint every room in my house grey.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Our guest room is grey, too! Yours looks great! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Ashley @ Always Ashley said...


Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

wow what a difference! love that bedspread! :)

Melody Logan said...

It's amazing what a little paint and hard work can do. It looks fantastic!

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Wow, looks great! So much brighter and calmer feeling.

Jocelyn said...

It is so much calmer looking now :-) I love that color that you went with on the walls!!! It looks gorgeous!!!

Jess said...

Looks lovely! That green made me cringe a little, too! :p

Cynthia said...

Great guest room, now you have to maker sure they will leave.....LOL!


Debra Hawkins said...

It is beautiful! I can't believe how much difference a little paint made!

Jodi S said...

i love the colors and the bedspread pattern- so grown up!

~Amy~ said...

How beautiful! I'm so in love with gray right now!

Darby Hawley said...

So when you say "guest room" what you really mean is "Darby's room", right? lol Looks super serene and welcoming! great job on my new room ;-)

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love your colors - and that red flower pillow is awesome! So glad you're settling into your new home :)

Stacey said...

Looks great! Crisp and clean!
Many fun projcts ahead as you get settled in!

Tonia L said...

It turned out beautiful! I am sure your guests will be delighted to sleep there!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

wow what a difference! looks great

Dixie n Dottie said...

It's so beautiful! I love red, black n white together! Great job! :) The paint roller in your hair? lol Sounds like something that would happen to me! :)


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