Here's the room when we moved in. It just felt so dark, and not at all like the coastal vistas just outside!
I painted the wainscoting white, then got ready to wallpaper. Pro-tip: cut your paper on the floor, so much easier!
The paper went up easily. Add some new linens, long white curtains and some decor, and I have a totally new space I love!
A kitchenette, a bathroom, plus, we wanted to have room for a bed that sleeps 2. The answer? Built-ins!
...the bed platform was built first. A metal pop-up trundle that we already had fits underneath.
The shelves were made using 1/2" birch plywood & were faced using pre-primed boards ripped down to 1-1/4".
My favorite part of the built-ins are the X-detail on the doors made with 1/4" luan strips.
I wanted to make a new headboard for my nephew and found this shutter at an antique store for $10: Time to DIY!