Guest Bedroom Sneak Peek

Thursday, July 24, 2014

We've been getting so much rain.

I'm not complaining, it's nice having a green lawn in late July, but cloudy skies make it hard to take pictures of the guest bedroom.

So today when the sun finally decided to come out for a few minutes,
I snapped a some pictures to share a sneak peek of the updated room with you.

Here is how it looked before...

The walls and ceiling were two different shades of brown.
It was the color our daughter wanted back when she was in high school, which was a long time ago, so updating this room was l-o-n-g overdue!

It took a while to find the right paint color.
Several times I went to Benjamin Moore,
purchased samples,
painted the colors on poster board,
but no luck.

You see, I was working around this...

Yes, this pattern is old.

But the loveseat is in great condition and I like the pattern and colors, so I couldn't see spending the money to get it reupholstered when there are so many other things on my to-do list. 

They say the third time's a charm, for me it was four.
Finally, the perfect color and it Light French Gray by Beher.
Sherwin Williams matched this color for me...

It took 2 coats of tinted primer and 2 coats of paint to cover the light brown paint on the ceiling

and also

2 coats of tinted primer and 2 coats of paint to cover the darker brown on the walls.

And then there was the door, trim, and louvered closet doors to paint.

Needless to say, I was so glad when the painting was finished!

Here's the guest bedroom now...

The bedding is new...

And the window treatments are new...

While I was snapping pictures, Ellie snuggled up on the couch to enjoy the brief bit of sunshine...

When the sun decides to shine again I'll take pictures to share more of the details,

hope you enjoyed the sneak peek.

I am really enjoying this paint color, it's so much brighter in the room now.

Do you like it?

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  1. I love it. Can I come and stay for a while in your lovely room? lol

  2. Oh my lands, Cindy - I LOVE it! I really, really do! That fabric on that loveseat is gorgeous, no need to cover it, and your colors are stunning. I love smocked curtains - they are the epitome of romance to me. Such a dreamy space - so worth the extra effort in the painting. Just beautiful. WOW!

  3. It is lovely. And I just read that chintz is coming back in a big way. :)

  4. Yes, it is so pretty. I want the curtains. But I don't have a window to put them on.

  5. It all looks so fresh and clean! I really like the old dresser. It reminds me of my Grandmother's . . . that I have in storage and really need to do something with!

  6. did a heck of a job! Very wise to keep the sofa, the colors are perfect and I am such a fan of soft grays. I really enjoyed your pictures, I was really loving all of the old pieces of furniture. Are they family heirlooms? And the bedding is gorgeous. I think you did a fabulous job!

    Jane xx

  7. Just beautiful!!!! Love the bedding and the curtains. Love it all. Thanks for the info.

  8. Your guest bedroom is gorgeous and the headboard is truly stunning. The cabinet that holds the linens is so pretty too.

  9. Hi Cindy! Oh, my! I love this! The color is just gorgeous and looks so happy and perfect with your little loveseat! The new bedding is beautiful and what a wonderful room! Little Ellie is adorable.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. It's beautiful, Cindy. Love the grey/blue on the wall, so rich and dramatic, but also, calming and light. The white bedding is fresh and fun, and you've done a lovely job of decorating with pretty pieces and wall art. Gorgeous!


  11. BEAUTIFUL Cindy...I LOVE the new color!! The whole space looks fabulous...great job!!

  12. It looks amazing! I love the paint shade you choose, and the lighter color shows off your gorgeous furniture. And, I always love white bedding. You have beautiful things.♥

  13. Love the new color! Such a charming space!

  14. How pretty! Love the whole look and your gorgeous furniture. Especially love that piece over the headboard. I have a piece very similar and didn't know what to do with it - Now I Do!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Also love the curtains!


  15. Hi Cindy,
    I do like it, and it is gorgeous with all that beautiful white pretty and fresh.
    Like your love seat too, and bet it looks great with the grey walls. I don't mind painting
    it is the prep work I hate.........if I could pay someone to come tape everything and lay
    down all the drop clothes, then I could paint Not great with trim work
    tho, much better with
    Glad you got her done, that is a great feeling.
    Have a great weekend hon,
    Blessings, Nellie
    Oh yea, love your antique sewing machine, so pretty.

  16. That is gorgeous. Where did you find the beautiful bedding?

  17. I love your bedroom makeover! My mom is here and we both spent a lot of time studying each picture. In fact, she had me email a few of them to her so that she wouldn't forget some of your ideas.

  18. Cindy, everything is so lovely. I especially love your creative use of the old vanity top sans mirror. Seriously....I'm going to be on the outlook for something similar. What a great statement piece over your bed. :)

    Wishing you an extraordinary week!


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