The guest bedroom redo.
The before pics (I apologize for the grainyness and overall crappy picture quality. The lighting was horrific and I refuse to use my flash)
I had already started step 1 before taking these pics, removing the base trim. This revealed a lovely pink and white striped wall paper.
Really, the room is not terrible, but I need the room to serve more of a purpose than a guest room. It sits unused most of the time. It is right off of our living room in our lower level. I would like to use the space for an office/craft room/play room and guest room. It is a tall order for a relatively small space. So what am I planning?
-I LOVE the wall color so I won't be changing that at all. However, I will be painting the bottom half of the the wall with the window with chalkboard paint.
-Writing with chalk over carpet is a bad idea. So I will be ripping out the old gross carpet and replacing it with laminate wood floors. I ordered a few boxes of this from Home Depot. It will be delivered to my door sometime this week.
I plan on reusing the trim so I wanted something that might blend well with the existing trim. We will see how good an eye I have when it arrives.
-Add color. New curtains and a new quilt for the bed. Ok, not a new quilt but a new-ish quilt. I have a great basic store bought quilt that is beige on one side and white on the other. The problem is, it is boring. I saw these pre-cut hexagons at JoAnn fabrics and I have been making flowers. See below.
If you think this looks like a tedious project, it is. I plan on sewing the flowers to the pre-made quilt randomly. In my head, it looks amazing. I am hoping real life does not disappoint.
-Office in the closet with custom shelving. I saw some of these on Pinterest and LOVE them.
There is a lot more in store but I don't want to spoil the surprise. You will have to wait for the reveal. This will be much more intense a project than my bedroom refresh. It is going to take some work but I plan on using the space quite a bit so I feel the time and effort will be well worth it.