Yay, it’s the guest bedroom makeover reveal day! This is the room you would stay in if you were to ever visit me. Or you can sleep on the couch. Your choice.
I ended up painting the room SW 7015 Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams– the perfect gray in my opinion. I used their Harmony paint which has zero VOCs, which is a definite plus to this preggo. To be extra safe, I opened the window while I was painting to allow for more ventilation. The coverage of the paint is amazing. I only applied one coat, so I was able to knock out the entire room in under 3 hours.
This is the view when you walk into the room. It’s not a very big room– 11×10 to be exact. But it can fit a queen size bed, dresser, nightstand, and mirror comfortably.
The bed is clearly the focal point of the room. And since I was going with a coral and navy theme it was obviously that some of the bedding needed to be those colors.
I swapped out the old, dark headboard for a more modern headboard that will also let more light in through the window. I gave the new headboard a little makeover. But more on the makeover, which turned out to be kind of a big dramatic ordeal, later. What’s some good ole DIY with unexpected issues?
FYI, I’m sharing the shopping list of where I bought everything in my next post so make sure you come back to get the details.
I added the curtains to the window to better frame out the wall and bed. Some may not like beds in front of windows, but this is the best spot in the guest bedroom. I don’t like when beds are up against walls on two sides so someone has to climb across the bed. Plus, I like how the bed looks in front of the window.
I love how the gold headboard looks with the coral, orange, and navy pillows.
The patterns weren’t exactly what I was wanting, but I think it works.
I don’t like to cover every surface of the guest bedroom with stuff in order to give our guests space to put some of their stuff. So I purposely left the bottom of the nightstand empty so people can put random things in that spot and out of the way.
I’m kind of in love with the little retro alarm clock I found.
I like to leave some reading material in the guest bedroom for our guests to peruse so I always keep random magazines and a book or two on the nightstand.
Because we needed to start emptying out Brad’s man cave, his guitars needed a new home. Brad has been playing guitar since he was 15, so nearly half of his life. He plays almost every day so it’s not like we could just shove them away in a closet or under a bed.
The guitars hung on the wall in his man cave so we simply moved the guitar wall hangers into the guest bedroom.
Since his amp is on the larger size, we’ve tucked it away in the closet. We still need to come up with a spot for his late grandfather’s mandolin. It’s currently hanging out in the closet with the amp, but I wouldn’t mind hanging it on one of the walls eventually.
The most expensive wall art in our house. At least it’s functional. Well, that’s what I tell myself.
But in all seriousness, Brad is a really good guitarist. I can’t wait for him to jam out with our little man. And yes, I’ve told Brad that I expect him to play children’s songs for the nugget.
We donated the old, boxy TV and moved the flatscreen TV from Brad’s man cave into the guest bedroom.
The mirror used to be my mom’s and the dresser was used by my mom and aunt when they were little girls. My mom refinished the dresser about 10 years. I would never paint it because I love the wood grain.
I set out this small platter to be used as an accessory tray. Again, I don’t like to cover every surface of the room so guests have some space to put some of their things.
And what’s a makeover post without some before and after photos?
Here’s the room source list!