Friends, time flies when you’re having fun, and six weeks just flew by. Nick and I have been updating the Guest Bedroom as part of the One Room Challenge. Linda from Calling it Home started the challenge that serves as a supportive forum for friends to share the process of transforming a room. This is our first time participating and we had a blast sharing our process and celebrating the creativity of the featured designers and so many guest participants.
To recap where we started and the evolution of the room, check out each week’s post:
Let me briefly remind you of this space’s history. To this day, we affectionately refer to this room as the blue room. The prior owners painted each bedroom in this house a fun color – green, pink, and blue. The blue room is the smallest room with the largest closet and a view of the side yard/garden. After moving in, we painted everything Snowbound white from Sherwin Williams. The room filled with furniture from our apartment or donated by friends and the closet served as catch all storage.
Most of our time the past six weeks went into removing the popcorn ceiling finding and refinishing a dresser, installing new baseboards, and designing and building a custom sliding closet door. Not too many people dream about a smooth ceiling and thick(ish) baseboards but these two upgrades set the tone for a new cozy room.
I found this dresser on facebook marketplace during the first week of the one room challenge. The longer width fits the space better and provides for more storage and counter space. The style was great to begin with but several of the drawers and the top of the dresser had scratches. We elected to apply a gel stain and add a coat of spray paint to the hardware. I couldn’t be happier with the result!
My absolute favorite feature of this room is the custom sliding closet door. We have been talking about this door since we got the house. Low ceilings and a five foot wide closet opening posed challenges that made us almost abandon the project. Creative brainstorming led to sourcing oversized plywood and minimal hardware that made this project a reality. I love the warmth of natural wood and, while the door is a massive feature for a small room, the simple style makes the room feel cohesive and effortless.
Icing on the cake are the finishes. My favorite is the tandem wall mount from Room and Board. Add a hanging semi-flush mount and a one of a kind table lamp, and all my lighting desires are satisfied. Lets not forget the inspiration for the room: a hand-tied Persian rug that I swear changes colors throughout the day. Last but not least, the caramel leather headboard pairs well with an airy platform bed that we also sourced from facebook marketplace.
This is “the reveal” of the guest bedroom, but if I am being honest, this whole process has only stirred the creative juices and I have more ideas for this room. Nick suggested a floating side table below the wall scone… this will be happening, for sure. Thank you genius husband. We also needs some blinds, and maybe hardware for the sliding door. I guess that’s the design process.
Sources: Snowbound by Sherwin Williams, picture frame, round mirror, ceramic vase, leather headboard, white percale sheets, linen duvet cover, white coverlet, wood side table/stool, tandem mount wall sconce, semi-flush ceiling mount
Sourced from facebook marketplace: dresser, metal bed frame
Thats a wrap for our first ever One Room Challenge. Thank you for following along!