January 4, 2011

1 Year: The Guest Room

Filed under: Home — Catherine @ 3:19 pm
I had planned to show off the rest of the downstairs first but it appears I haven’t gotten around to working on those pictures so upstairs we go! 
The guest room is actually the first room we painted in the house. My mom came to visit just after we moved in and well, we couldn’t let her stay in a room like this!

Hey, more two-tone paint! Also some roughed up trim, brass doorknobs, and 2 prong outlets… original to the house I’m sure.

It was a rush job so when my mom came to visit, all Eric and my BIL had managed was a new coat of paint. The 2 prong outlets were also upgraded (by an electrician). We moved in a full-sized bed and threw on some existing bedding.

Better, but not great right? Eventually we got a frame for the bed and I got some new bedding at TJ Maxx. My uncle had some extra vinyl blinds so we hung those (our house was surprisingly lacking in window treatments).

In the summer we upgraded our queen to a king so we moved our old queen and it’s frame (from Ikea) in to the guest room. Thankfully the new duvet I got still fits!

When I painted my craft room (next door to this room), I also took the chance to paint the doors and trim in the guest room. We also upgraded the knobs and window sashes to a brushed nickel.

Almost a year after the room was first painted, we finally hung some rods and got new curtains! Just in time for my mom to visit again! I dare say the room is 90% complete!

The remaining 10% would be painting the ceiling, replacing the light fixture, and hanging some pictures. But it sure is a huge improvement over the pink and purple we inherited! Also, like our living room, this room could benefit from some crown moulding!

 //Linked up to Remodelaholic! //


  1. It looks great! I love the bedding and the alligator is a nice touch as well. 🙂

    Comment by Meg — January 14, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    • Thank you! The bedding is from TJ Maxx and I later saw it featured in DIY mag. I felt so hip! The “alligator” is actually a dragon from Ikea… he was green… he fit the room!

      Comment by Catherine — January 19, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

  2. Oh my goodness, the paint color alone made a huge difference! Love the bedding. 🙂

    Comment by Liz @ It's Great To Be Home — January 19, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

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