Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guest Room Overhaul

This is probably going to be a multiple post kinda project. I've got so many little details crammed into this room and I can't wait to share it with you. 

Two years ago, I painted and redecorated our guest room. To be completely honest, the moment I put the paint on the walls I knew that I was anything but thrilled. I honestly thought I would love the darker grey, but it just wasn't my thing. I hoped it would grow on me. Nope...

So we switched out bedroom furniture. We took the bedroom suit from our master bedroom when we got our new one, but I still didn't love it. It was just too big and overpowering. Finally I just gave up.

I sold the large bedroom suit and started from scratch.

I chose Glidden's Antique Beige paint for the walls. I am head over heels in love with this pretty shade!
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I honestly thought it was going to take a lot of paint to cover the gray walls because they were so dark, but I only used a little over one gallon of paint! I was so shocked! This paint covered so well. 

I've got two coats on all the walls and I get to begin painting the trim a fresh, crisp white. 

Painting walls burns about 320 calories per hour! 

As I've gotten older, I have found that I am in love with neutrals with lots of bold, cheerful accents. I love clean, simple designs with beautiful colors. My husband and I both love decluttered rooms and I am looking forward to showing you how this room progresses. My stepchildren use this room a month and a half out of the year. The rest of the time, I'd like to create a relaxing area for guests when they visit. By using neutrals, I can switch up colors as trends and my moods change.


  1. Oh Lordy, do not get me started! It started with wanting to pain our turquoise downstairs....a light gray. 200 + shade samples later, and I still couldn't find the perfect gray. Ended up getting charcoal new sofas, which lead to a black new area rug, which led to a new coffee table and end tables, which is finally leading to a new dining room table set, and halfway through, realized the turquoise now looks stunning against all the dark charcoal to black furniture...so the turquoise is staying. LOL But ask me about any brand light gray, and I know ALL the names and weather they are beige based, blue based, green based.... :)

    1. Is it sad I'm painting it neutral just so I can use turquoise accents??? I totally understand! :)

  2. Hey little cuzzie, I am about to do this project and I knew you'd enjoy seeing it. Have a look:


    1. I want to see pictures! That's gorgeous!



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