Monday, March 7, 2011

Project Guest Bedroom: Painting DONE!

When I saw this post go up over at Young House Love, I was inspired. I threw all my plans to do a beige colored guest room out the window. And if you check the date on that post, it was last April that I was all fired up to start working on the guest bedroom. Hilarious. I'm so lazy.

This bedroom was home to unused furniture and the cat carrier and the rockband drums. These were the pictures I took last year so in the last 10 months, it also became home to Christmas wrapping paper, stocking stuffers and empty boxes. We moved all the crap out of the room and prepared for the painting.

After much debate while standing in the paint aisle at Lowe's, we picked a color. We were kind of scared. This wasn't a color that could be described as muted or light. It is not a color that blends in with the wall.

Pine Forest from Valspar.

"We aren't going to drip, right?" says my husband (who painted the window and closet on accident.) We opened the window and shut the door (so kitty wouldn't run in) and after my husband vetoed listening to Britney Spears, we dipped the rollers in the paint tray and got to work. A couple hours later (including a trip to Lowe's to buy more paint) we were done.

We love it. I love it. I'm crazy about it. I can't wait to decorate it and make it a space where our guests can crash (but only for 1-2 nights). I was afraid it would be too dark but it isn't. It is lovely.

We know that we want to do a few accent colors, white being one of them. Light colors only as we do not want to overwhelm the dark colors of the wall. Any suggestions? My husband has a good eye for design but I suck at it.


Jen said...

I love it! I don't have the best eye for design, but I think yellow and white would really pop off of the wall color.

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Mrs. T said...

That turned out great! I was also thinking yellow in addition to your white. Maybe some silver as well? (Or have I just been reading too much YHL lately?)

runningonwords said...

I love the color! I think white is probably the best accent color, but I have no design sense, so I'm not sure.

Megan said...

I was thinking yellow and white too before even reading the comments. More of a gold yellow than easter chick yellow, though. Looks awesome, love the color.

Suz said...

I love it! Bright colors are my favorite too. I agree that white or maybe brown or even yellow accents would look great in there. :)

Christy said...

LOVE it! I was thinking gray or silver...and like Mrs. T said, maybe some yellow? I too read YHL way too much, I'd probably do some of their accent colors.