Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed yourselves. When I was thinking what to name this post, I knew this title was perfect. Do you know the song? Well, I modified it and voila. Whoomp, here it is!
This room took longer than I had hoped, because with a little toddler to run after everything takes longer than anticipated. I am quite happy with how it turned out and I hope you like it too. A little info for you, my friend did not like the room and liked it better before.
In case you missed my continuing guest room story, here is a little recap. A couple of months ago, I went to housesit for a friend and he asked me to frame a picture and have a look at his guest room. Well, I gave it a makeover and here is the final product.
It all started with this picture, the Great Wave by Hokusai, that I wrote about here. To frame it, I chose a very simple white Ribba frame from Ikea but I chose the print as my color inspiration. I chose a natural paint color for the walls and decided to add colored accessories around the room. You can read all about my paint color decision making, here
. I absolutely love the color and am now thinking about repainting our bedroom. You can read more about the paint color reveal here
. Here is a picture of the print framed in the room with the new paint color.
Up next was the bed. Since I chose the natural beige paint color for the walls, I knew I wanted the headboard to be a navy blue color. I also knew that I would have a lot of trouble finding an upholstered blue headboard, so I knew we had to make one. Since, we had already tackled one diy upholstered headboard, the Colette Headboard from Crate and Barrel, I figured we could give this a shot. I will post the details of the bed tomorrow.
And who can forget those great Dwell Studio pillows. I love the pattern and the crisp, dark navy on the white pillows.
What was next? Well, I had a big large empty wall to cover. I did not know what to cover it with. I thought that maybe if I tried my hand at some diy juju hats, that Rosa over at flutterflutter created, would look nice. I figured making three different sizes would look quite nice over the headboard. Well, I tried and I failed. Well, not entirely, but I was not so happy with how it looked. So, next on the agenda was a sunburst mirror. I decided to create the one that Centsational Girl had created out of paint sticks. I was working on a budget so, I figured free paint sticks would help keep me on track. I chose to make it in white and absolutely love it.
I like how it blends with the paint color at times and at others, it is this bright large sunburst mirror that stands out and shines.
I also shared my makeover night tables with you here
. They look so much better now and I am so happy that I did not buy the $99 look alikes from Ikea.
And the last thing are the lamps. I shared my sad, but great find with you a while ago. Well, my mother found the lamps and bought them for my friend's room, since she knew I was looking for them. I love them and I think they go very nicely with the room. You might also notice that there still is cellophane around the lampshade, because I wasn't sure if he was going to like it. The night tables are a little small for the size of the lamp and I wasn't sure if he would like them.
This is my friend's new guest room, with a makeover by me. I think it looks fresh, clean and I had so much fun redecorating it.
Here are some more pictures of the room.
I am still getting used to the ins and out of blogging, and getting used to snapping pictures. So, I apologize for the following picture. I forgot to take a before picture of the room and I remembered only when I was half way through painting and my camera died and the iphone was my only tool. Here is a before picture of the room.
And here is the room now. I hope you like it and I will share the run down of the cost with you tomorrow.
This week, I will be sharing the diy tutorial for the headboard and some more fun and easy projects. Hope you enjoyed the post and the room. Hopefully it was worth the wait.
I love the way it came out! I must know the details on how you made the headboard! It looks awesome! I love Navy and White, so crisp, clean and classic!ReplyDelete
The result is peaceful and serene. Good work!ReplyDelete
Rebecca, thank you so much. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but I think it looks quite nice. I wouldn't mind staying there myself.ReplyDelete
Anonymous- Thank you so much again. I was going for a peaceful and relaxing room and I am so glad you find it as well. Thanks for dropping me a line. I love comments.
I love the color of the wall.Looks very nice as a background for a navy headboard.What color is that?ReplyDelete
Too bad your friend didn't like it. It turned out fabulous B! love the pillows, headboard and the lamps are amazing!ReplyDelete