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Guest Bedroom Makeover Part One + Giveaway

You know how they call preparing your home for a baby nesting? Well, I wouldn’t call what I’m feeling nesting. I’d phrase it as holy moly we’re having a baby– we need to get stuff done. One of the things on our to-do list is the guest bedroom. Since Brad is losing his man cave, some of his things will need to be moved into the guest bedroom– mainly his guitars and amp. But still we need to make space.

I’ve been meaning to tackle the guest bedroom for a while now, and thankfully Sherwin-Williams (and the impending birth of the nugget) have given me the push I need to get this room done. It’s not like the room looks bad right now, it just hasn’t received the love it deserves. You know how guest bedrooms can become kind of a mix of random things thrown together? That’s our guest bedroom.

Sherwin-Williams has partnered with me to refresh our guest bedroom. They have a bunch of awesome color selection tools to use. I decided to go with ColorSnap®, which is a free smartphone app.

sherwin-williams colorsnap

You can color match a photo, either taken with your smartphone camera or a photo from your photo gallery.

You also have the option to explore colors by choosing colors for a custom palette, no photo needed.

ColorSnap app

My inspiration for the guest bedroom is this photo of pillows by Caitlin Wilson. I love the mix of gray, coral, navy, and mint.

I saved the photo to my phone and opened it in ColorSnap®.

caitlin wilson pillowssource

Then, by using my finger I selected a color palette from the photo. You have the option to change the color details (lightness, saturation, hue) of each color.

Sherwin Williams ColorSnap

When I finished I saved the color palette to my phone and also had the app email me the color palette.

Color Snap

I’m excited to get this project started so I can check one more thing off my holy moly we’re having a baby– we need to get stuff done list.


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  1. Cheryl M. says:

    Our bedroom is in need of a color makeover.

  2. Our soon to be nursery needs a lot of love to be converted from my craft room to a great space for baby!

  3. I’d makeover my deck with Sherwin Williams! Make my deck more like a room with proper stain, plus paint some chairs fun colors.

  4. I would love to paint ANY room! 🙂

  5. Since We just bought a new house I am going to be painting almost every room. I have been using all of the Sherwin Williams apps lately myself trying to find the paint colors I love! Very cool site!

  6. I would paint our bedroom! I have been wantting to get rid of the white walls in favor of something dark and moody.

  7. Last time I was pregnant I choose an awful color for our downstairs half bath. I would have that repainted for sure!

  8. Jill Cote says:

    Love to redo any room in our new house!

  9. kayla lou says:

    Guest bedrooms are hard, aren’t they!
    Ours is a combo of a guest bedroom/office/project graveyard.
    Anyone that stays over gets a lovely view of All the projects that couldn’t. Haha.
    Would be nice to give it a coat of paint, maybe then I would get the motivation to turn it into a room that we would WANT to stay in, instead of a room where we shut the door to hide.

  10. We’ve been thinking of painting an accent wall in our office nook. Something bright and bold! I love the idea of matching a color perfectly to some existing pieces (a lamp, in particular) that already live in our home.

    Thank you for sharing!

  11. I would redo our living room. It is the first room you walk into from the outside and it is current completely bare.

  12. Well, we’re in a rental right now so no painting allowed, but if I could I would makeover the living and dining room areas (they connect)! Then again the guest room needs some work…

  13. Our bedroom is in need of a makeover!

  14. Becky Warner says:

    My craft room is in need of a color makeover.

  15. Linda romer says:

    I would makover my dining room.

  16. I have one more major room I have to paint and that is our office. I also have to paint our laundry room, but the office is getting a makeover hopefully this summer!!

  17. I love Sherwin Williams paint! Can’t get enough of it and I love this new way to match colors.

  18. I would love to redo my master bedroom… I’m picturing grey and yellow!

  19. Our entryway definitely needs a nice pop of color!

  20. Robin Miller says:

    I would makeover my families living room- right now there is white primer and beige on the walls, can’t decide on a color.

  21. Ashley Bee says:

    Our bathroom needs a paint-redo! The color I choose initially is way too bright (think mint toothpaste) when what I really wanted was a muted seafoam.

  22. I would paint our master bedroom!

  23. I really need to do my step-son’s bedroom over; it’s just drab. I don’t know what I was thinking!

  24. Definitely our living room!

  25. Our dining room is in desperate need of a new color palette!

  26. building our house …so endless possibilities.

  27. Clara Leonard says:

    My bedroom needs a new color!

  28. Such a great app, looking forward to trying it! My deck needs a makeover badly. With the weather getting nice, I’m eager to get started, so I can enjoy spending time out there!

  29. Oh how cool! I’ll be using this for my next room project. I love those colors!

  30. Whoa, this is a cool tool! I’m going to check it out. Thanks! I’d paint my craft room. Fun!

  31. Definitely our mail bathroom. It is boring beige.

  32. Cheryl Newton says:

    I want to redo both the master bedroom and bath.

  33. LOVE that color palette! My basement is in need of some love–we have a nice big space down there that would make a great office/playroom, if I could get it painted and arranged nicely!

  34. Great colors and love the inspiration pillows! I would love to redo our guest bedroom/office!

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Our kitchen is is desperate need of a new coat of paint. I would love to tackle that project!

  36. Kristi woldstad says:

    My bathroom is in desperate need of a color intervention!

  37. I would make over the kitchen if I won this one and thanks for the wonderful chance.

  38. kristi w. says:

    My bathroom is in desperate need of a color intervention! What a fun giveaway 🙂 Fingers Crossed!

  39. Our dungeonesque spare bedroom/catch-all/hoarders paradise could use some major love. Love how the app matched the colors for you.

  40. I would make over our bathroom, it is in desperate need of new paint, the previous owners but a yellow/beige color over dark green and the paint quality is just awful! The vanity could use a paint makeover as well

  41. My guest room too needs an updating!

  42. I’ve used the ColorSnap app in the past, but it looks like it is so much better now. Thanks for sharing this! We just experienced flooding in our living room, which I painted with Sherwin Williams paint 3 years ago. I look forward to using this app to come up with some new paint and color combinations for this room.

  43. Sweet app, and love the colors you selected! We want to make over our spare bedroom (mostly just miscellaneous storage right now) into a nursery since we are also expecting our first (in October)! 🙂 We’re waiting for another week and a half to find out the gender before we really start making plans …

  44. Anne Haun says:

    My kitchen needs some serious help – paint would be a great starting point.

  45. My living/dining room could use some help. So could my kitchen for that matter. Basically the whole first floor.

  46. I would loveee to paint my bedroom! It’s the only room in the house that hasn’t been painted since me and my fiance’ bought it last year!

  47. Jessica S says:

    I would definitely do my guest room…trim is freshly painted, just need a new color on the walls!

  48. My living room definitely needs a makeover! I just moved into a new apartment and nothing is on the walls and my furniture is pathetic!

  49. Mariaelena says:

    I would use it for my daughters room

  50. My master bedroom needs so MAJOR lovin’.

  51. amanda s. says:

    I would repaint my guestroom or my office

  52. I would love to paint my daughter’s room


  53. Holy Cow … I’m having a baby too and need to turn one room into a nursery/guest room on a budget! we. need. paint! 🙂

  54. I’d love to repaint our family room, along with a new sofa!

  55. Christina C says:

    Every room in the house needs new paint! I think I would start on my girls room in nearly the same color scheme as yours. I recently made them quilts in similar colors-pale pink, light turquoise white and brown, yet still haven’t painted…number 35/1000 in my to-do list.

  56. The whole house needs painting! But I want to start in the master bedroom.

  57. Either the Master Bedroom or our Office/Guest Bedroom could use the paint!

  58. Our youngest daughter is starting her soph year of college much farther from home than this first year…. So changing her room to guest room/craft room (woohoo!) will start with a fresh new color of paint! Thanks!

  59. I would redo the living room

  60. Shirley Lupton says:

    So many things need done in my 40 year old home. I would like to white wash the paneling in the family room, deck needs stained, bedroom needs painted, etc. You can see I could really need this paint.

  61. Renee Johnson says:

    We just bought a house so every single room needs a color makeover! The beige is driving me nuts!

  62. Our master is in desperate need of a facelift! Why is that always the last room that gets the attention it deserves?

  63. We’re getting ready to turn out guest bedroom/office/junk room into a nursery for baby number three!

  64. erica best says:

    i would makeover my livingroom

  65. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to make over my children’s playroom, it’s a very bland color and just not an inviting space for them to play in!

  66. We need to paint our guest bathroom and our upstairs hallway!

  67. One of our guest rooms!!

  68. Rebecca Graham says:

    This card would help me makeover my kitchen.

  69. Christine McDonald says:

    Our master bedroom! It still has the builder white walls! yuck!

  70. I would love to makeover my kitchen and add new colors there..

  71. Our living room, dining room and kitchen are all in need of some fresh paint!!

  72. Our guest room which we hope to have filled any day now with a little one to adopt!

  73. My master bedroom – it is so neglected!

  74. Amy Pitcher says:

    I’m so happy for your new bundle of joy 🙂

    And that you have an awesome giveaway, I need to repaint my master bedroom & bath and would love to win the paint, Pick Me Pick Me OOH OOH Mr Kotter!

  75. Definitely my bedroom! I’m finally cleaning and organizing it but it needs paint, big time!

  76. maria cantu says:

    I would makeover the kitchen.

  77. Lauren E. says:

    I would make over daughters room. She’s been begging us to paint it for her.

  78. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’d probably makeover my master bathroom.

  79. Wanda McHenry says:

    I would makeover my living room.

  80. I love painting our home , inside and out . this would be perfect

  81. Tabathia B says:

    I would make over my kitchen

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  82. Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this website.

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