As you can see this room had lots of mismatched furniture, random bedding, and no color on the walls. I was pretty embarrassed to have our guests stay in this room.
But after a new coat of paint and some elbow grease, the room now feels like a retreat, which is what our friends and family deserve.
I never imagined this room being blue. In my mind, it was always going to be green. I had walked into Restoration Hardware and the store was painted the prettiest color of green (Silver Sage), but I knew I wanted the bedding to play off the wall color and I just couldn't find anything to match. So when I saw this bedding at Target, my paint choices had to adjust and honestly, I really like the blue.
This chair was one of the first pieces of furniture ever given to me. It was my step-mom's and she gave it to me when I moved into my first apartment in college. It had been in the master bedroom and almost made the Goodwill pile a couple of times, but thankfully I kept it around. This chair was the inspiration for our headboard.
I'm pretty proud of this headboard. I think we spent less than $50 for everything. We used tips from two great online tutorials to make ours and they can be found here and here.
I had all but three of these frames just sitting around the house. I found the two small square frames at Ikea for 50 cents for the pair. Can't beat that! The others were originally black, so I just spray painted them white and then painted a few of them brown using a free paint sample I had been given. Paint samples like I used are really inexpensive and great to have around the house. You never know when they will come in handy!
The photos are from our wedding. This is the first time in the almost five years that we have been married that we have had our wedding photos on display. I would say it was about time.
This table was given to us as a wedding gift. We just spray painted it white and used one of the pillow shams that came with the bedding to tie it all together. The vase and floral arrangement are from Michaels.
I wanted a little word of encouragement as our guests went out the door. I chose this one because I feel like it represents our whole house. Todd and I moved out here because we had some big dreams to chase (and are still chasing). I strongly believe that nobody should stop chasing their dreams, regardless of age, location or situation. We serve a big God. Nothing is impossible with Him.
Overall I have been really pleased with how everything came out. The room still needs some accessories and a few more photos on the walls. If we ever have extra money come our way, I would love to put a flat screen TV across from the bed to give it more of a hotel feel. Plus, when we decide to start a family, our parents will camp out in that room and it would be great to give them their own private getaway. Maybe one of these days!
I have officially become addicted to finishing the rooms in our house. I think the laundry room might be next. Just don't tell my husband!