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Guest Room Makeover

on March 16, 2014

We’ve lived in our house for about 5 1/2 years now and there was only one room we had never repainted in that time. We did almost the whole upper floor of our house, and unfortunately the finished basement after the “Great Flood of 2010” (post on that to come soon), but we had never done the guest room.

Tara randomly decided that she wanted to do this room over February vacation, which she would have off work. I thought it would be nice to finally have it done, so in the span of a few days we picked out the paint, bought it and got the room prepped.

I’m really helpful. The only part I did was spackle and sand the walls. Tara washed, taped and painted everything herself while I was at work each day. She even took the opportunity to sand and paint the dresser and nightstand we have in that room. We don’t yet have anything to decorate yet, but we bought a small sample of paint that Tara is going to use to paint a canvas eventually. We chose the colors we did by bringing the comforter from the bed to pick our palette.

Enjoy our before and afters!


Hard to tell, but it’s a baby blue color on the walls before

This was Austin’s room. We don’t know who that was.

Our little helper, Delilah

I’m a Master Photobomber


Our newly painted white dresser and shelf

Helper Flynn – those doors will be taken down and outside to paint once it’s nicer.

Gee, where is Delilah?

And a shot with the comforter so you can see our color inspiration!





21 responses to “Guest Room Makeover

  1. Oh wow, what a difference! The room looks gorgeous now. πŸ˜€

  2. Beautiful! I love the comforter.

    And the cats! So adorable. πŸ™‚

  3. playfulpups says:

    Awesome color choice~ I love it!! Love the white dresser too…I wish I had more patience to be creative like that!

  4. Looks good! I love repainting and re-doing things. So much fun! Love the cat shots πŸ™‚

  5. Taryn says:

    Looks good! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh wow, I love that Olive color! (And kitties are absolutely TERRIBLE at hide and seek!) πŸ™‚ You guys did a great job!

    • Courtney says:

      Delilah is the WORST at hide and seek. Every night she thinks we’re going to lock her out of the bedroom, so when we do our nightly routine, she waits in the doorway. When she sees us coming down the hall, she dives under the bed but ALWAYS leaves her tail sticking out. Always. LOL

  7. biz319 says:

    I actually love the color – and the white trim. I can’t paint for shit – the last time was nearly 14 years ago when I tried to paint my daughters room – needless to say, we had to hire a professional to finish it!

    • Courtney says:

      Thanks! Every room we’ve painted had the white trim, so when we’ve repainted each room we made sure to freshen up the trim as well. It really rounds out the freshness, I think.

  8. TartanJogger says:

    Looking great – fab colour!

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