Guest Room Makeover: Before Pictures

The Partner is safely off in New York to visit friends and family and  “J” (the former roomie) has officially moved on to greener pastures.  So that leaves me alone in the house for the first time in the last two years for longer than a day.  Rather than bemoan that I am all alone, I am going to roll up my sleeves and do some work.  

I have decided that the guest room (formerly “J”‘s love abode) needs to  be redone.  This makeover needs to be on a budget since The Partner and I are a bit tight for money since having paid the second part of tuition for culinary school (minus 20 days and counting).  So I am going to reuse and recycle what we already have.  Here is what the room looks like right now: 





The guest room is the smallest bedroom in the house but gets great afternoon light because it faces South.  However, ever right now, it’s just a white box.  I want to liven it up and make it a warm retreat for family and friends who visit.  To be really honest, it will also serve as my satellite bedroom when The Partner has one of his snoring attacks. 

I am thinking of painting the room Trench Coat Khaki by Dutch Boy Paints.  I loved how the khaki has a hint of grey-green to it; perfect for the bed linens I recently purchased from Crate and Barrel and also keeps in line with the rest of the colors in the house since you can see the guest room from the hallway and staircase (sight lines baby!!!). 

Trench Coat Khaki by Dutch Boy Paints

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The chip does not do the color justice….it’s warm and many ways like a trench coat on a beautiful woman.  It also serves as the perfect backdrop to the bed linens which inspired the paint color: 


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A few months ago, The Partner and I went to our first auction and scored two amazing abstract original works of art for $35 total.  While I am sure they are not hidden treasures waiting to bring us riches, they are perfect for the guest room in their scale and color.  They are off to be reframed and cleaned as I type this.  

I think that I should be able to have the room pulled together in about 3-4 days….just in time to debut the new place when The Partner returns from his trip. 

Check back to see the reveal.

3 thoughts on “Guest Room Makeover: Before Pictures

  1. how fun for W to return and see something new. i’m assuming he totally is cool w/ your style choices, etc. nice to have the freedom. hey, how come you didn’t go to NY too?

  2. Pingback: Guest Room Reveal « Living Life Out Loud

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