Guest Bedroom Reveal, the Before and After!
It’s taken months, but we finally have the guest bedroom ready for it’s final reveal. We finished putting the flooring down and painting the walls several months ago, and then the renovation stalled when we started on the powder bathroom and laundry room. The the holidays came along and we stopped working on all projects to enjoy time with family, but once the holidays were over I finished pulling the guest bedroom together, and it’s now ready for a before and after reveal!
As in all reveals, it’s fun to look back and see where we started with the before.
The room originally had turquoise carpet that we had already removed when we moved in, and we’ve lived with the sub floor in here for awhile. The walls were wallpapered in a green stripe, and it also had the never ending popcorn ceiling. The guest room also had the original electrical baseboard heating units, but we had already upgraded to a new gas heating system in the home, so those were removed as well.
While we were renovating the rest of the house, this room had turned into a place to store random items as you can see in this before picture.
And now, here is the after.
The guest bedroom is so much lighter now, and though it was already a good sized room, it now looks even larger.
The first thing we did was scraped and then painted the popcorn ceiling.
We stripped the outdated wallpaper and then installed wood floors. Thankfully, unlike some of the other rooms, the wallpaper in this room came down pretty easily.
Once the wallpaper was stripped, and before we painted, we wrote blessings on the walls. You can see that post HERE.
A small crown moulding was added to the ceiling for a custom detail, and all of the blonde stained wood was painted in Sherwin Williams Snowbound. The walls were painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
Agreeable Gray has been my “go to” color for the entire house. It’s such a great color with a warm undertone so it works with perfectly with our decor.
I found this great upholstered panel bed from Wayfair. I loved it’s curved lines and the linen like upholstery.
I fell in love with this rug from Boutique Rugs. It has the prettiest colors in it and it works perfectly in this room.
I pulled the mirror, chest, lamp and accessories from other areas of the house, and the bedding is made up of bits and pieces that I’ve had in storage.
I have my eye on some fabulous linen bedding that I may bring in later to dress the bed up just a bit more, but for now, using what I have works and it doesn’t break the bank.
The chair and ottoman are pieces that I’ve had and I have plans to reupholster them at some point.
The Italian table is one that I found at my favorite estate sale several months ago. Originally, I had intended to paint it, but for now, I’m enjoying it with it’s original finish.
Hanging above the Italian table is an antique mirror that belonged to my mother in law, Evelyn, and accessorizing the table is an antique French clock and altar candlesticks.
I’m sure I will be doing a bit of tweaking to this room over the next few months. Like I said, I have my eye on some gorgeous linen bedding, and I would like to bring in a couple of pieces of artwork, but for now, I’m happy with it!
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