Be My Guest, Be My Guest, Put My Guest Room to the Test

I have a fully-functioning guest room!  Yay!  The finished space (which isn't actually finished at all) is a far cry from the empty box and storage central that the guest room has been since we moved in ...


We moved from a three bedroom home to a five bedroom home, and with two kids, we did not have a guest room in the old house.  Just in January, we upgraded from our queen bed to a king in the master and moved the queen into the guest room.  With the bed ready to go, I could get the painting underway!

I wanted to paint the walls a fun color that is a bit out of my comfort zone.  Something pretty and soothing.  I tried a bunch of colors and decided on Sherwin Williams Quietude, which I had my friends at Lowe's match to Olympic One paint (Quietude is right there in the middle of the paint strip).  

Image from The Nester
My sister and I painted the room in a few hours.  It's small and between the two of us, painting it was a breeze.  Here's the space all freshly painted!


Now to decorate!  I wanted to keep everything on a budget, so I will use my upholstered headboard with nailhead trim from the old house and West Elm bedding from the queen sized bed. I loved that look, and the coverlet looks great with the Quietude paint!   Obviously I still have to hang the headboard.



For furniture, I picked up these little night stands at Target back in the Fall. They were on clearance for something like $20 each.  They were originally for Jamie but she didn't like them in person. I decided to keep them, as I knew I'd need night stands.  I am planning to paint them and do a fun treatment on the glass top.  You might recognize the lamp as the one I redid with a little paper and Mod Podge.  The other lamp was another one that the sellers left behind.  I have plans to paint it!



The dresser used to be Big's!  It was getting too small to hold all of his clothes, but it's perfect for a guest room, especially one this size.  As with the nightstands, this puppy will get a coat of paint eventually and definitely new hardware.  


The rug has sure gotten around my house - it used to be in the living room of our first house and has been in the den, the living room and now here.  It's finally in the right spot - the colors are perfect, and it's so soft and cushy - perfect for a bedroom.  

What else? I need a mirror over the dresser, curtains at the window and art all around.  But for now, this room is a cozy little retreat for any overnight guests that we have.  

What do you think?  

See you swoon,

7 comments:

  1. Loooooove! The colors are so calming and I just adore the bedding and nightstands! Great job!

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  2. Love the color and the bedding and the rug looks great in there!! Get it done, I'll be there this weekend!! :)))

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  3. Everything looks awesome! I love the color, but I think the bedspread and rug are stealing the show.

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  4. The color is very pretty and definitely soothing. I LOVE the West Elm duvet. I'll come stay anytime :)

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  5. Wow, it looks so much better! :) I actually went with a Sherwin Williams blue in our guest room too :) Great minds think alike?

    I LOVE the duvet too!

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  6. I hope you don't mind but I tagged you in a little question and answer game. Please don't feel like you have to do it, but I thought it was kinda fun. :-)

    http://www.lifeonmarsblog.net/2012/02/tag-youre-it.html

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  7. Thanks everyone! I'm super happy with how it looks. I'm even tempted to sleep in there :)

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