Sunday, November 14, 2010

Guest Bedroom Transformation

Here's another update for you. Like Picasso, I am in the midst of a "gray" period (his was blue, but I've never been a fan of that color). The location of this update is one of our three guest bedrooms. It's the largest of the three, and we've left it white for now because someday it will most likely be a nursery, but in the meantime I wanted it to still look inviting. However, it's hard for a room to feel "inviting" when you open the door and see this:

It's a built-in shelf that I used to store old towels in. Ugly, ugly. It has the same wood paneling that used to be in our office as well. Last Saturday I was walking around the house looking for something else to cover in chalkboard paint, and I decided it was time to do something about this sad, little shelf instead. I took out all of the shelves, lightly sanded, and primed them. Instead of chalkboard paint, though, I decided on some leftover paint from our dining room.

Here it is now:
It's not perfect or anything, but I don't roll my eyes in disgust now every time I open the door.

I'm still playing around with what I want to keep in these shelves now that they look halfway decent:
I tried putting an old painting in the shelf to add some color. I have mixed feelings about it, so I took it out. What are your thoughts??

Here's the shelf as it is right now. I need a photo for the frame. :)

And in case you're wondering what the rest of the room is like:
My dad hung this light for me over the weekend!! I'm so happy to have a light in here! It's an old, brass light I bought off Craigslist, and just spray painted white.


What's that in the corner? Could it be??? Another one of Dad's waiting room chairs?

Why, yes, it is!

I would like to find a white gourd lamp from HomeGoods to put on my Craigslist steamer trunk (which is now functioning as a nightstand). I'd also like to get two sunburst mirrors to hang above each bed (also probably from HomeGoods). Something like these, I'm thinking:

Lastly, I'd like to get these quilts (in sandalwood) from Pottery Barn to replace the comforters. I won't get them until they go on sale or I find them at the outlet.

That's all for now. I started making a Christmas wreath tonight. I'll post finished pictures later this week, but here it is so far:

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  1. ANOTHER successful transformation........................I must visit soon! XO,
    YMIL (your mother-in-law)

  2. Remember, the only way it will allow me to post is with the anonymous thing!!!!!!!!!! Go figure!


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