O.k. So first off, I am going to be real here. When you see one space highlighted on my blog, you see ONLY one space. The rest of the house does not look like that one space. Not even remotely. This house is LIVED in. But I am going room by room to make each space, look better and function better so that even on the days it ISN’T picture perfect, it looks pretty good.
Case in point, the guest room. We have a guest room in our basement near the rec room. It is a great space for company (which we love and have often) but can often become a storage zone for the stuff I have no other space for. I wanted that to stop.
Because while the rec room looked like this:
The guest room looked like this:
And while I could clean it up fairly quickly I didn’t love the room. I didn’t love the colour. It is the same colour as our daughter’s room but never look right down here. And to be honest I was over the “let’s-tidy-because-someone-is-coming-to-visit” deal. I wanted my guest room to be a guest room. Period. So I moved everything out and started.
This was my inspiration. Simple. Clean. Warm.
First the room got panted. My sister gave me an unopened can of soft tan paint (CIL Palm Springs Tan) that she never used (Thanks Anne!). And it is the perfect shade. I painted the beam white to blend in with the ceiling. It was the green wall colour which I didn’t choose to do, the builder’s painter did. Weird decision.
Luckily, I found an awesome headboard just like my inspiration on kijiji.ca and bought white sheets and a white duvet (still to arrive).
The old beige waffle duvet that you can see in the before picture was cut up. Only the top was a nice thick waffle fabric and I turned that piece into a throw for the bottom of the bed (still need to hem the sides).
I covered the box spring with a fitted sheet to hide the floral pattern. Hung a blind and drapes and pretty much called it a day.
And here it is now:
It stil has some items not crossed off the to-do list. Like staining the hope chest and making/hanging some art. But it is a HUGE difference from where we started.
I love this new pillow I found on sale. May have to consider another one for the master bedroom. Hmmmm. ;)
And best part for me? It is no longer a storage locker. I plan to leave it just as is for guests to come. Which is great considering it is that time of year when we get to enjoy lots of guests.
And it looks so warm and cozy at night:
If you were wondering if the rec room was now looking like it’s before pic? Here it is right now:
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