My Guests Have A Room!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tolar (the husband) and I moved into our first home in June 2011. It’s a cute, three level townhouse with three bedrooms, although we only use two as bedrooms–the third is my office. One of the things I desperately wanted when we bought the house was a guest bedroom as I have never had one since I left my parents house to start my college/adult life. I’ve always either had roommates or a one bedroom apartment, so I was ready for a guest bedroom where my family and friends could actually spend the night with me and not have to sleep on the couch (or in the closet as my Dad once did, but that’s a different story!).

I’m in the process of decorating the house and making it a home and I will share photos on here from time to time of our house during that process. Let’s start with the guest room. We were lucky enough to receive furniture from Tolar’s Grandma to outfit the bedroom (thank you Grandma!!!!). While we are so thankful for the furniture, we decided to spruce it up a bit by painting the dresser and nightstand and saying goodbye to the headboard/footboard. 

Here is a before photo of the guest bedroom, unfortunately, it’s the only shot I got when we first moved in.

Tolar was fabulous and took it upon himself to paint the furniture for us. Here is the finished nightstand  in ultra white (since you can at least compare this to the before photo).

And here is a shot of the dresser in all its new paint glory.

To accessorize the room, I added a few touches of green and gray to match the bedspread:
some gray curtains, some picture shelves with green accessories and photo frames,

 the green water pitcher vase on the dresser and I bought a super cool wall decal from Wallums. (trying to inspire my guests!)

And finally, we spray painted our floor lamp black and bought a gray lampshade to pull everything together.

So here’s a shot of the final product (just minus the dresser, its to the left/back of this shot):

Of course, nothing is ever complete…we still have plans to paint the bedroom walls and hang a mirror above the dresser. And I will always be on the lookout for more accessories, Home Goods-I'm looking at you!


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