I'm just about done with the guest room redo. There are a few more details to take care of, but enough is done to share some pictures with you.
Here is a before picture. This room was originally a sun room above the second floor of our home. The previous owner (who built the house himself) turned it into a bedroom when his family got larger. Your eyes are not tricking you - the ceiling really does slant down toward the windows.
This was our son's bedroom for the past 6 years. Once his sister got married and moved out, he moved over to her apartment which is over our detached garage. It's nice for him to be a bit more independent since he turns 21 this month. Picture this room with a crate furniture bed, bean bags, military posters, and clothes strewn everywhere - that's what the room looked like before it became what you see below - a storage room for extra furniture and accessories.
I was itching to make it something warm and welcoming for guests - without spending much money. First, I painted the walls a pale blue color (Mountain Air by Sherwin Williams). The off white carpet was still in good shape and the solid pine floors in the rest of the room just needed a good cleaning and a coat of polish.
Here's what the room looks like right now.
The dresser is my son's old dresser - I just painted the hardware oil rubbed bronze. The full size bed frame is an antique that I bought 25 years ago for $40.00. It was in the master bedroom until we upsized to a queen bed.
I'll give more details about the bedding and accessories, bathroom (you can see a bit of it to the right), and the rest of the room later this week. All told, I spent $500.00 on the bedroom and most of it went to the new full size mattress set. The rest went for 1 gallon of paint and 1 can of spray paint, one set of sheets, and a mattress pad.
I'm excited to show off the guest room. Anyone want to come for the weekend?