Today I am showing you a guest bedroom make-over that was in dire need of change. It was stuck in the 1980’s. (Great if you still like 80’s decor…)
The paint was done to match the curtains and bed-spread. First it had been painted the dark blue, then taped off to make the stirpes on the back wall. Then sponged in a browny colour, and also sponged in a metal grey, (all giving a duplication of the material in the room).
It had been a boy’s bedroom, so hockey pictures were framed and hung on the walls around the room. One short wall had been left the dark blue colour without any sponging done to it. A rather large desk, with an arm for extra work space, on the solid blue wall, was also in the room. It is quite a nice sized room, as it measures
12’ x 11’.
There was actually a second set of drapes, and these were used to cover the brown sliding doors of the closet. (They were stapled on the back side, and then the metal trim was put back). There was an over-sized bookcase next to the closet doors and also a cedar chest, (that you can’t see).
This is the transformation…..
The bedding was the first purchase for the room make-over, which set the colour we chose for paint…(it is Behr paint # 460E-3, Smokey Slate).
All the trim and the ceiling were painted bright white, which gives a nice contrast to all the green.
The small white chair and the black night table were the only new purchases of furniture (from IKEA). The black and white prints were also new, (from Michael’s, and one original photograph from a friend, of the Bruce Penninsula, above the bed). The cool Zebra lamp shade was a Thrift Store find, as well as the base. Having jumped for joy at finding the Zebra shade, the throw on the bed was quite an after thought, but totally complimented the lamp. Everything else in the room has either been re-used or re-cycled from another room in the house.
The birch desk was taken from another bedroom, as it was too big where it was. However, it fits very well in here, and gives either work space or a vanity for any guest. Also, another great idea for a guest room, is a towel rack, (Winners). It gives any guest the feeling that they are truly welcome in your home. Also provides somewhere to dry their towels after use. (Plus, it’s something that you don’t see alot of anymore).
(A few antique pieces were placed on the surface, such as an antique shaving mirror, a set of hair brushes, antique face powder compacts, a vintage wooden car), just to warm the space up and give it a homey feel.
The closet doors were stencilled with a high gloss black paint, in a filigree design to compliment the cusions on the bed, and a huge filigree star under the desk.
All the hardware on the dresser was painted a high gloss black also, giving it a more modern look.
There was no-where else for the cedar chest to go, so it was left where it was. The owner stores wool sweaters in it, (and it also gives a resting place for a guest’s suitcase).
The small trunk, (which matched the towels totally by accident), holds magazines and usually an extra blanket for the comfort of guests.
In the original room layout, there was a brass storage box behind the door. We left it there and placed a collection of silver trinket boxes in a divided tray on top.
The drapes that we used were a faux suade, in solid black, with silver grommets and rod.
The owners are very pleased that they now have a lovely room in which guests can stay comfortably, without hockey memorabilia surrounding their dreams……….
Until next time………Judy
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