Still working on finishing up the wainscoting in the living room which is attached to the dinning room so no luck on a reveal on that yet and I convinced my hubby we needed to continue the crown into other rooms so it is housing all the materials right now. But at least the crown is done in those two rooms! Have to celebrate the small wins! I would do it myself but I am more of a eyeball it and hope it works than precise measuring so we are on the hubbys schedule for finishing that one up sometime this year hopefully!
Right now it looks like this! Don’t judge!! Great thing for guests to see since this is one of the first rooms they see when they walk in the door.
Anyway back to the guest bedroom. After directing guests through the construction site I figure we might as well at least have a nice bedroom for them to stay in. The room is pretty small and we already had a queen size bed so that is what I was going to work with. The closet and bedroom door take up one wall so other than shoving the bed sideways in the corner there was only one place to put it.
Okay lets see a quick shot of the bedroom when we purchased the house last year….but then lets never talk about it again!
I had found the duvet cover on clearance at west elm last year and decided I might as well use it so I designed the room around it. I painted the walls Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Next, I knew I wanted some sort of accent wall since I didn’t have a head board and wanted to try to draw the eye away from how small the room is.
Since the duvet had stripes and I had picked up some vinyl stripes on clearance several months back at Michaels and the blue matched perfectly, striped accent wall was the way to go! They only had two rolls left when I bought it and that was only going to cover two stripes which wasn’t cutting it for a accent wall so off to Pinterest for some pinspiration!
Does anyone else just buy stuff because it is on sale and hope you find a use for it?? Because who doesn’t need two rolls of blue vinyl stripes! Ha ha
I found this post Master bedroom makeover on vinyl stripes and thought she did an amazing job! I headed over to the Walls Need Love website and I ordered the two inch stripe in white and used 2 1/2 rolls. There was a coupon for twenty off so it was completely affordable. (Okay so it didn’t go that smoothly. Of course I didn’t measure so I ordered two rolls and ran out and had to order another roll. Shhh. Don’t tell my hubby Doug). This stuff is so easy to work with I didn’t even have to use a credit card or flat edge to put it on. I applied it with my hand and flattened it out. It can easily be repositioned several times as I found out. The most time consuming part was measuring and drawing the lines so it would be straight because we all know I hate measuring! Overall it took me about two hours. Best part it can be peeled off and I am pretty sure I could even use it again somewhere else if I wanted!
There is less than 22 inches on each side of the bed so not much room room for a nightstand. I wanted to use a side table I had refinished but couldn’t find something to balance out the other side of the bed so I ended up finding these cute little side tables at home goods for $39.99 each. I will have to find a new home for my refinished one. Next was lighting! The little Sconces were on sale at World Market for $27.99 each and I had a $10 off coupon. I got them in the nickel color which is darker and sort of aged looking. It took only a few minutes to install them then used cord cover painted the same color as the wall so they didn’t stand out.
I added a few accessories, a rug from At Home ($49.99) that I had purchased several months ago, some curtains from Marshalls ($16.99), the blind is from JC Penney. They have some amazing sales sometimes on blinds! The mirror I picked up at Lowes several years ago on clearance for $7. It used to be in my kitchen but now has a new home! The old original ceiling fan had a cute lamp shade added to it for a complete new look at a price of only $14.99. Three of the pictures are from Home Goods and the other two are from Hobby Lobby.
Overall I just wanted guests to have a relaxing place to stay. I usually make sure to provide bottled water, magazines, and a basket with towels and sample size toiletries because if they are anything like me I always manage to forget something!