After lots of posts about the progress in the guest room, it is time for the big guest bedroom reveal in all its turquoise and gray and white glory. (Note, I thought calling it a “big” reveal would make it sound more amazing than it probably is in real life.)
This room has come a long way from when we moved into this house three years ago:
Lots of peachy-pink everywhere, wall-to-wall carpet, a built-in nightstand, and check out that pink bathroom! You must be wondering why we bought this house – heck, that’s what I’m thinking.
Right after we moved in we demolished the built-in nightstand, plunked a bed into the room, upgraded the electrical wiring (leaving tons of holes in the walls), and started spackling the walls. Then we stopped. And did nothing for years. Then a few weeks back I decided enough is enough and started to refinish this room, which included:
- learning how to spackle
- painting the walls and closet
- uncovering our yucko fir floors
- hiring a pro to refinish our fir floors
- making over the nightstands
- and then styling the nightstands
You can check out the progress pics in those posts. I also did a few other not-so-blog-worthy things like adding new closet hardware, spray painting other door hardware, shopping for accessories, etc. But let’s get back to the reveal, shall we?
Here’s the new bedding (Ikea), headboard (diy), nightstands (Pier 1 ten years ago, painted for this redo), and repainted walls (BM London Fog). Quick note about the new headboard – it was easy, it is tall, and I love it, so will fill you in on that in another post (update: posted about it here!). Now for some pics.
And here you can get a little peek at the dark wood dresser on the side wall (again, styling that dresser is in the category of “not-so-blog-worthy”).
Ahh, check out the fir floors which are so much better than the wall-to-wall beige carpets and the sticky black floors underneath them.
And it is so nice no longer having walls, ceiling, closet doors, and trim in peachy-pink, but instead having light gray walls with warm white trim.
I think the nightstands really brighten up the room with their turquoise open area on the bottom, the blue-glass lamps on top, and the geometric art behind.
Progress, people, progress. You may have noticed we don’t have a rug yet, which is something I need to address the next time a serious Rugs USA sale comes my way. I am also considering a potential a new ceiling light fixture, some additional art, de-uglifying the closet door situation, and maybe even moving some walls and doors as part of our future kitchen expansion project (yep, that last one sounds crazy). But those are projects for another day. Now I’ll just enjoy the room as is.
Anyone else power through a room after years of doing nothing? Or torture your guests with peachy-pink walls with semi-spackled spots all over? Clearly we weren’t the best hosts for the past few years, but things are looking up with this refinished room!