Who else is delighted that my parents' guest room doesn't look like that anymore?
I apologize to all the Winnie-the-Pooh wallpaper fans in the audience.
I used their great headboard and beautiful Pottery Barn bedding as a jumping off point, so I really just did some relatively minor things to transform the space. I'm happy with how it's turned out. (Even though the paint is not quite what I wanted... it's close. ish.)
Here's a breakdown of what I did:
- Painted ceiling & walls
- Installed new ceiling fan with light kit (If by "installed" I meant "let my husband install" then I'd be telling the truth.)
- Added new bedside tables & lamps
- Replaced ugly unfinished wood closet door knobs
- Hung a curtain rod and new drapes
- Brought in some accessories: a round "blanket" basket, a new cable-knit throw (be still my heart) & a vase with curly sticky things for increased cuteness.
- Installed new CARPET!
Admittedly I had nothing to do with the carpet, but my parents sure timed it well. I got to spill paint to my heart's content and then two days later somebody came in and made it all disappear. If only it was always that easy, right?
Here's a reminder of what their carpet used to look like...
1980's chic, maybe? What was the trend of putting different colored carpet in different rooms, butted up against each other all about, anyway?
And here's the new carpet, which they've also installed in the upstairs landing, down the steps and into the family room.
Soooo much better, right?
My parents just finished a kitchen remodel this summer and now they're adding hardwood to their living and dining rooms, adding a skylight and fancy chandeliers... pretty much what I wish I could be doing at my house right now. (Napoleon Dynamite: "Lucky!")
And here's one of my favorite paintings...
which now lives in the guest room so that I can enjoy it whenever I'm visiting!
What do you think?
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