Monday, September 19, 2011

Roomspiration: Guest room

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I sure did (oh, and I finally joined Twitter - follow me @interiorgroupie)...more on that later this week, because today I am joining the Roomspiration Link Up party! This couldn't have come at a better time - last week while I was looking through my blog for a photo of my guest room to put into my post on Style at Home's trend of new neutrals (sage), I realized I hadn't shared anything about my guest room. Shortly after, I came across the Roomspiration Link Up party via View Along the Way (by the way - if you haven't checked out Kelly's blog you definitely should) and discovered Sept 19 was Guest Room day.

My guest room was actually one of the first rooms done in our house. I'm not sure what the motivation was - maybe we had most of the pieces so it was easy to throw it together?  Some people consider guest rooms as the rooms where unwanted furniture / decor goes to die, but ours came together naturally with all new stuff.

To show you what we were working with, here's what it looked like before we moved in:
And after...
The room is painted in Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage (I got my colour inspiration from the lovely Mrs. Limestone)  The lamps and duvet cover are from Homesense (great score there!). You can read about the rad covers are DIY's, which you can read about in my previous posts here and here.

This photo shows the shelf / armoire that I still need to style (woops) and some basic "for now" tables which are essentially places for guests to put their luggage or toiletries.

The nightstands were I think the first furniture refinishing DIY I took on at our new house. Here they were before:
And after...
A little sanding, a bunch of paint, and some glass knobs from Target, and voila. I couldn't pass these beauties up, they were the perfect height and size for nightstands in the room.

The "art" in the room is a super simple DIY - blow up a couple of your favourite pictures, cut a mat to size (ok so that wasn't so simple without a mat-cutting kit), paint Ikea frames black (I forget what frame this was...but it was only $5 and only available in natural wood), and there you have it - some large scale frames. You could easily do this with pre-matted frames, but I liked the size of these so I had to do it custom.

Anyone want to come for a visit?


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4 comments:

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

The room looks fresh and lovely!

amy walters said...

Love the bedding!!!

emily said...

What a great room! The bedding is fabulous!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the lines of the nightstands. You did a great job, your guests must want to stay forever.

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