Julie's latest video...
Last week I shared our “Brick Patio Makeover” which is located right outside these doors that lead out of our basement walk-out. Well, what I didn’t share was the huge transformation that was actually taking place on the inside of those doors. If you’re in redheadcandecorate’s “PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP“, then you would have known because I share behind the scene photos there as much as I am able to. I sure hope you are ready for lots of before & after photos because this is a packed full. Welcome to our “Guest Room Makeover”…
This next photo is a bit older, but it still looks basically the same as you walk through those brick patio doors. We have our round glass dining set in there and we have had many birthday parties down here for the kiddos. They’ve kind of out grown them, but we still throw one huge Hallowen party every year. Behind me is a living area and to the left is the bedroom “suite” that I am going to take you through today. However, if you’re interested in the living area, you can view that here.
So, below is the “suite” or guest room I’m referring to. This is the place you would stay if you came to our house for the weekend. I like to sleep in, so you would have to be quite down here! 😉 My sister is coming next week for our daughter’s graduation party and she stays down here. She really seems to enjoy it (acts like she’s on vacation), but she is going to flip out when she sees how much it has improved. Now, she’ll never want to leave!
Okay, here’s before. I basically used all my “leftovers” to decorate this space. I know it’s cozy and all, but it really looked dark, dated, and dark. Did I say it looked dark? It looked dark. Those paint colors were left over from my darker days and I am so happy to say goodbye to them. The paint kind of reminds me of peanut butter cups. EEK!
Here’s more before, including the pretty bathroom that seemed out of place with lilac colored walls. What was I thinking?
Here’s the view back out to those patio doors I mentioned earlier. Obviously you can see that I decided to go white (color listed below). This was right when I first got started “cutting in” with a brush (see favorite brush below) and it was a lot of work, but definitely worth it. Pay no attention to the drop ceiling. We don’t talk about that. It’s called “DDCD”…”Drop-Down-Ceiling Denial”.
I got the first coat on with a small roller (we didn’t have any full size rollers on hand) and it took me forever. I pretty much gave up after this, and my husband ended up finishing it because he is so much better at it than me. By then we had a big roller and he whipped this room’s booty quickly. Hey, at least I gave it my all.
Sylvia popped in, but don’t tell my sister because she’s allergic and Sylvia & Forest are not allowed in here.
Okay, I’m about done looking at this Reeses peanut butter cup, aren’t you?
Let’s knock on the door and see what it looks like now…
Hello? Anyone here? A fairy princess maybe?
How do you like it Diane? (Diane is my sister)
It’s just so much prettier and just feels so feminine and cottage-ee. Most of the decor I found shopping my house, but I did have to purchase the bed linens.
This rustic dried wreath I’ve had for years and thought it would soften things up a bit above the bed. Or maybe even “roughen” them up 😆 ? Especially with fairly lights wrapped around the headboard. I used plug-in fairy lights, so no batteries to worry about.
Here’s the left side of the room where I placed our huge mirror that I’ve had for close to 15 years to help make the space seem larger. It also makes it feel almost like a window there. I already had everything else in that photo below, including the ceramic St. Bernard which we rescued at a flea market in Buffalo, NY last Summer. The tall floor lamp is from Target years ago. The pillow I designed and you can get your own HERE. The ghost chair, iron wall art, and plant I all found around the house.
In this next photo you can see how much better the lilac colored walls in the bathroom look against the white walls. It just flows better. I may paint in there one day, but for now it stays. I may also share the full bathroom after the new white ruffled shower curtain comes in.
Speaking of ruffles, and I do not mean the chips (even though I could go for some right now)…I used the white ruffled curtains that have traveled all over our house to cover up the glass French doors. You are probably going to think I’m crazy, but these were about 2 feet too long, so I trimmed them with scissors 😯 . Check out the photos closely and I promise you can’t tell because the trimmed part is under a ruffle. No biggie, just quick free fix. These can be closed from both sides for complete privacy and I love the way they compliment the comforter.
I guess I better tell you about that gorgeous comforter set. I am in love with it and I’m actually wanting another one for our own bed. Here’s where you can find it: WHITE SHABBY CHIC COMFORTER. When I bought mine, it came with 2 shams and the little pillow. I’m not sure if it still does.
Oh, and I can’t forget to tell you that a heating pad is a “must” for any guest room, especially if it’s down in the basement. I have one on my bed upstairs, and I turn it on one 1 hour before bed every night. You can find that here: HEATING MATTRESS PAD.
Would you like to be our guest and stay in this space? I bet we would have a lot to talk about. XO
Paint Color: Behr Ultra Pure White SatinTags: basement, guest room, guest suite, ruffled, suite, walkout, white Posted by