Guest Room Makeover

Guest Room Makeover @EclecticEveryday

I wanted to share with you today my guest room that I finished a few weeks ago. It’s been a long, slow process to re-paint and decorate our home. Right now my son’s room is in progress. We finished his bathrooom a few weeks ago and have been working on his room. We’re covering a mural and repainting a small porch like area in his room. It’s a little hard to describe, but hopefully we’ll be done sooner than later and I can explain it in photos.

This guest room is something I didn’t want to spend too much money on, so I repurposed as many items as I could from other rooms of my home that didn’t quite fit in. The picture below is what we started with, alot of dark blue and a sail boat? The attached bathroom was just as odd. It was painted a kelly green, a beige, and the cabinets had been halfway painted a bright white over an off white. It was such a mess.

Guest Room Makeover @EclecticEveryday

The first step we took was to refinish the floors in this room and throughout the main living areas of the home. We re-stained in special walnut, a stain that really brought out the grains of the oak, while adding a darker, richer hue. Then we added semi-gloss polyurethane. FYI, never use Minwax polyurethane for floors. It’s a nightmare. Stick to the regular poly.

Next we painted a grey that has a heavy dose of blue. I love this shade because at night with the light that has a yellow hue on the shade, the paint color has a green feel, and during the day a blue feel. It’s very pretty.

Guest Room Makeover @EclecticEveryday

Next we did the bathroom in the same wall and trim color. I had previously picked out some scrap granite that the guys installed in this bathroom when we had our kitchen done. Then I just added some fresh towels and a pretty shower curtain and that’s it. Just removing the dark green wall in this tiny bathroom really helped make it feel much larger.

Guest Room Makeover @EclecticEveryday

Source List (some of the things, like the bed and futon were purchased more than 10 years ago)

Floor Color: Minwax Special Walnut
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Wickham Grey
Trim Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Blue T.V. Table: Kirkland’s
Sleigh Bed:
Futon: The Futon Place
Art: Michael’s
Lamps and Pillows: HomeGoods
Bed Quilt: Marshall’s
All other furnishings are yard sale and auction finds

One Response to “Guest Room Makeover”

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    Paula - bell'alimento — April 7, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    So light and bright! Love it!