Second Guest Bedroom Reveal
I started this bedroom remodel in July and I've finally...almost...finished it! Many more pictures on the blog.
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In our basement, we have a built in cabinet/counter area that used to be part of a kitchenette that we ripped out during our basement renovation. We decided to keep this built in, because I thought it would be perfect for a snack/beverage area to use when entertaining. The only problem is that it was painted the ugliest shades of brown and tan that you could find, the cabinet doors were old and had some wear, and the hardware was outdated. But I was going to change this!
One of the ways I fell most fulfilled in my life is by seeing forward motion. I'm a home school mommy, co-owner of a fitness company, and an aspiring "superwife". Because of this, sometimes my personal dreams, wishes, and feeling of fulfillment get put to the sides so that I could emphasize the things that my family needs. But today my husband, Gabe, has Mia for one full hour. They're downstairs happily playing Legos, so I am going to build a luxury headboard!This is a DIY project that I've had in my head for over a year. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish in an hour.
This pallet wood pumpkin project was so easy to do from start to finish. It started with the last pallet wood I had disassembled last year. Then I scavenged from the kids craft paint stash. Some dry brushing the paint on and swiping it off and it was done in time for the little trick or treatsters.
If you live in a semi-arrid or desert region perhaps you have dreamed of a sharp looking yard with some succulent plants. This yard should inspire you with some ideas of your own! For around $100 you too can have a lovely yard, though it be small and located in a desert! The cost will depend on the cost of the retaining wall stones combined with your own tools and labor. In our area the wall stones can be bought at home improvement stores for about $1 each.
The guest bedroom was one of those projects that got started, but took eons to finish. I'd finally had enough and worked on getting it finished last week. Now I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders!
The goal of this room was to make it feel cozy, collected and do this on a budget. This was easy to do with vintage finds and clearance items.
Everything started with a headboard built from reclaimed cedar fence posts. We attached them to the wall using two 1X2's that were drilled into the studs. Then each board was screwed in to the 1X2's and finally white washed with some watered down chalky finish paint. ...
At long last, I am done (ok , just kidding , I'm sure it will morph over the next year or so because I can't help myself). Over the last few weeks I have been posting projects that were done for my revamped guest room. I didn't post all of them because they were either very small projects or they were inspired by, or created according to, instructionals already here on hometalk, but I'll share a brief description of them all here. I have done so much with this room I'm not sure where to start.........so, as they say the beginning is always best.Throughout the years, this room has been many things.. dog room , catch all, uninteresting bed room, and up until recently, my home office and craft room. I out grew it (imagine that). So I moved out and it became "a real guest room". It looked….ok. Over the last year we have almost completely re-done our living space, as a result, this no longer felt an integral part of the house. Besides, I'm sure I heard it complaining one day that it was feeling left out of the house makeover : ) Weeellllll I just happen to need a new project.. and we just happened to have horrid weather here in ole MI… and I had a friend about to come and stay! No time like the present!!
I just finished this guest room. I wanted it to feel peaceful and cozy. I started by painting the headboard. The canopy required very little sewing and was easy to install. The panels came from Ikea. I used a staple gun to attach the panels to the wooden pediment. For more details, go to www.carolynsmithdesigns.com.
Detailed tutorial on how to turn a file cabinet into extraordinary using paint, wood and corrugated metal.
After 13 years in our home, the time had finally come to take on the process of designing our dream master bathroom and bedroom! We basically left the same footprint of the bathroom, but made the shower larger (48" X 48") with a Kohler shower pan and removed the corner Jacuzzi tub. In the bedroom just painted the walls, ceiling, doors, trim, new hardware and installed new floors. We constructed the shower with 12" X 24" porcelain tiles, complete with mosaic glass accent tiles in the niche and a decorative 5" trim stripe, edged with a 3" X 6" bullnose tile. A frameless glass pivot shower door by Kohler was the finishing touch to our gorgeous new shower! We installed a drop in soaking tub (5' X 26" soaking depth) with a sleek overflow drain. Mirrored the look of the shower on the tub by using 6" X 24" tile and and a 3" glass mosaic decorative stripe, edged and topped with the bullnose. We had a custom 34 1/2" tall X 65" dark Charcoal stained vanity made, topped with Delicatus White Granite. We chose double rectangle, under mounted sinks. I went with a frameless beveled 42" X 60" mirror and a modern five light single bar style light fixture, with clear glass bell globes above the vanity. Upgraded the toilet to an elongated, raised height one by Kohler (the Elmbrook model). Installed a Home Netwerks bluetooth speaker exhaust fan, with built in LED light and a blue night light ring. All faucets are made by Moen, in the USA (vanity, shower and tub) as well are all of the wall accessories (towel rings, double towel rod, robe hook and toilet paper holder). There are so many brands on the market, we decided to limit our options and since Moen products are made in America, decision made!! We were very happy with the selections they have to offer. We chose to use the Danbury and the Hensley brushed nickel, spot resistant collections. However, the shower head is Moen Attract 26008SRN Magnetix and the PosiTemp shower trim kit is Moen from the Brantford collection (it's the handle and plate you turn the shower water on/off with ...and the ONLY thing I would change with this whole project!) LED soft white light bulbs were used for the ceiling fan, vanity light and recessed lighting (with dimmer switches). We also put in a fan control switch at the receptacle box for the ceiling fan in our bedroom, no more climbing on the bed to change the speed of the fan. We used Sherwin Williams paint for the walls in Dovetail (Eggshell), the trim and doors are in Mindful Gray (Satin). To close the project out we had waterproof LVP flooring laid in both rooms. We are thrilled with the results! I absolutely LOVE our new bathroom and bedroom sanctuary! We purchased everything at The Home Depot except the following; vanity and hardware, granite, sinks, vanity light, mirror, shower door and the flooring. Thank you for looking at our pictures and leaving any feedback. I hope you enjoy looking at the results as much as I do Here's a few before, after and completed room pictures below. I will be posting a full album with many more pictures on my Pinterest and Instagram soon.
Redoing my living room. This chair did not look good with new design, but it was comfortable. I had bought Unicorn Spit back when it first came out. Had used it on wood and now wanted to use it on fabric...So I plunged in. It was so easy. 1 day for primer and drying and 3 hours next day for painting. Next day for Scotchgard 3M sealing. Should have done more research on YouTube..Painting Fabric. and unicornspit.com
This piece has been with me through many many journeys! This was first a piece in my parents home. They gave it to me to furnish in my various places of living in college. I've held onto it ever since and it has traveled from place to place with me always providing its services, never letting me down. I decided to return a little gratitude!
I'm sure you all have some trays around your home that could use a little attention.
I had an old set of three old and ugly trays that cried for attention :) So I decided to transform them into French made beauties with a little bit of chalk paint and some MDF boards as inserts. You can easily remove the MDF boards / signs / inserts and also use them as decorative pieces all around your home.
I used waterslide decal paper to transfer the beautiful French graphics and I loved the final result....
As much as I love painting furniture in bright colors, I know yellow is not for everyone. This is why I love when my customers go bold like this couple did. They were half way into the pregnancy but decided to find out their baby's gender only after birth. The nursery had to be ready though, so they decided the dresser/changing table should colorful and festive.
This is how this pine dresser looked before.