Wow, I've made it to week 3 of the Guest Bedroom Refresh for the One Room Challenge hosted by
Calling It Home! If you're new here or not sure what the One Room Challenge is, it is a challenge that brings together lots of bloggers to try to overhaul one room in 6 weeks! Crazy, right?
In case you've missed the first two weeks and want to see more:
Thursday, April 2nd (week 1) - Introduce your space, and tell us your plan.
Find week 1 here.
Thursday, April 9th (week 2) - Show us your progress. What have you accomplished?
Find week 2 here.
Thursday, April 16th (week 3) - Have you encountered any setbacks? Any happy accidents?
Alright, so onto week 3! Whew, this past week has been a whirlwind. I finally got all the painting (walls, trim, doors, etc.) done and I'm so happy with the outcome. It seems to be the case in our house that if a paint color isn't tried and true, then it takes multiple tries to get it right. Much to my surprise, that wasn't the case this time around. I did two sample pots and poof, I LOVED it. That's extremely unusual over here. I would say picking paint colors that will actually look good on a full wall is not my forte. =)
Here's my test picture:
In that picture, I had started painting the doors on the right bright white, but hadn't touched the door on the left. That's only one coat difference (I ended up doing 2-3 coats) and it's still a drastic difference!
Alright, so my inspiration was a bit all over the place. Originally, I wanted a moody room. My husband wasn't a huge fan of that and, since we do projects together, I always feel like we should both like what we are working on. So, we compromised and came out with a room that has a moody and light feel. It's modern and unique and I'm not going to get bored because we don't have anything like it in the house. Ready to see?
I am totally that last minute blogger, so I took these photos yesterday when it was RAINING (rain = minimal natural light). But, I'm thrilled with how much of a mood setter the green is. Yet, the room still feels fresh and bright.
Do you like that little campaign nightstand? I found that for $20 at a flea market last month. I seriously jumped for joy. Well, I did until the owner told me he had the matching credenza but sold it the day before. =( Just my luck. The nightstand is staying but it's not a pair. I'm not sure what I'm going to do on the other side of the bed. I have a few options, but I may end up not doing another nightstand as well. The room is pretty small and we are upgrading to a queen (for guest comfort), so I may ditch the second nightstand.
Up next, is window dressings. I scored some velvet nailhead curtains from West Elm on a deep clearance a few weeks back.
I'm excited to hang them. I think I'm going to layer some roman shades underneath them. I have that look in most of our rooms and I really love it. I have some extra ones that fit (magic, right?), but if I didn't I would have definitely gone the
DIY route like I had before in our
I revised my mood board and have now come to this:
I'll be back next week with hopefully lots more progress!