Monday, August 19, 2013

Guest Room REVEAL!





Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are finally done! Can you believe it?! Thank you so much for all your suggestions and input about a color choice from our inspiration photos. I think we could have decorated several rooms with all the great ideas that were shared!

Are you ready??  {Drum roll, please!}

Here is how the room looked BEFORE...



and .... AFTER! 


I absolutely LOVE it! 


We feel we were able to catch the calm beachy vibe without it appearing nautical. What do you think?


I am thrilled with the furniture and headboard we were able to build and stain specifically for the room. They really were not difficult to build.  Each piece has simple clean lines for a modern contemporary feel.


This was the photo inspiration that we settled upon. There is huge sentimental value in this Brazilian painting of fishing boats.  So, we wanted to select a color from the painting to be the color to paint the walls. 


We entered this photo into My Colortopia 's My Image Inspiration tool and began looking at their color suggestions. Our favorite was Antique Silver. My Colortopia did a great job selecting the colors from the painting. I also found it interesting that many of you noticed and recommended many of the same colors My Colortopia came up with!

I love the fact that in different lighting the color takes on different hues.  Sometimes it looks very grey, other times it has a rich blue tone.  Ah, the beauty of paint!


Glidden does an excellent job at providing a much more manageable color pallet.  There are not hundreds of colors to overwhelm you in your decision.  I could have lived with any of the colors they recommended.  We also found that the Glidden paint was GREAT to use.  We would definitely recommend their high-end selection which is paint and primer in one.


There she is... the inspiration photo in her new environment!  Now, onto more reveal photos...




Nothing says, "fun at the beach" quite like this photo.  Too bad we can't just jump in there ourselves.  Now that would make for a perfect guest retreat!



When we were accessorizing our room, I found another painting.  It sat in my parent's home and turned out to be a perfect fit for the guest room.  The new painting also brought in the wonderful burnt yellow color which was in the original painting.


Adding the burnt yellow to our color scheme was the perfect way to give our somewhat neutral palette a little burst of color.


We added some blinds, a ceiling fan and some curtains.  We did not want to do anything to inhibit the ample amount of natural window light in the room.  So, we settled on these very light and airy curtains.  They dramatically soften the mood and feel of our guest retreat.


So, there you have it!  Thank you everyone for your wonderful help.  You made my color decision easy.  Thank you also to Glidden for making this remodel possible.

Coming through North Texas anytime soon?  Come be our guests!
Wanting to see some more Glidden Paint inspirations?  Check out their Pinterest page.



175 comments:

  1. I would paint our bedroom. We haven't settled on a color and this would help!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We would like to paint our master bedroom. Seems to be the last room to ever get done... cause nobody sees it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful....I love what you did! Keep up the great work!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Our youngest is moving next week to her own apartment. We will then be taking over her bedroom (because it's bigger than ours) and plan to paint. Excited to pick out colors but I don't have any ideas yet.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Our dining room hasn't been painted in fifteen years and it looks SO sad! I would love to repaint it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love it Melissa! Love every little detail of it. You made such a good job, it feels so warm and cozy. Also love the color combination you chose! And of course your Pictures make it even more stunning! Looooove it! Hope you have a great day

    Hugs and xoxo
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com
    Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi {Link Party}
    Thursday Titi's Spot for the Silly HOP

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oooh love it! I would paint our bedroom too. It needs some serious updating!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great job! I really need to repaint our living room - it is still "builders beige"!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think you did achieve that calm beach vibe you were going for! Love the touch of burnt yellow.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'd like to paint our master bathroom.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/369603171078774784

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your new guest room looks like it belongs in a upscale hotel. I love the colors your selected. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm booking my flight! Holy mercy, this rooms looks so beautiful! Luxurious yet really comfy! FABULOUS job Melissa!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would like to paint some of my furniture project ! I love your guest bedroom transformation !!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I would love to paint my spare bedroom/office. The prior homeowner put up tongue and groove pine paneling, and its just a little too rustic for my taste. Your guest room looks very inviting and relaxing. Perfect oasis for guests to relax in! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Melissa Nelson

    ReplyDelete
  16. I would paint our kitchen

    elena150980@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/369638507410513922

    elena150980@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks Melissa! We are moving in 3-4 weeks and we will be painting the inside of our whole house and I am overwhelmed with the choosing of colors. Your blog is so encouraging. :)
    Luree

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would like to paint my bedroom, its very bland

    ReplyDelete
  20. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/369647057478246400

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a makeover! Your room is gorgeous! I love the headboard!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Therena! I love it too. I love the dark wood.

      Delete
  22. Melissa - this is beautiful! The colours are gorgeous and I love how you achieved that beachy feel without it being kitschy!

    I would love to paint my upstairs bathroom. It needs it!

    ReplyDelete
  23. i would really want my son's bedroom painted

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. tweet


    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/369848416634806272

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Stunning, Melissa!! I love the choices you made. The colors you chose actually remind me so much of the color scheme I just used to redo my blog... So, naturally, I love it! And I'm actually dying to repaint my office. :)

    Wish I had a reason to go to Dallas! ;)
    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would love to paint my sons nursery navy blue, white and lime green. amypugmire@live.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/369980963700240384

    ReplyDelete
  28. That turned out so pretty...makes me want to rip down my wallpaper from the prev. owners!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would paint my whole house. And that color in your guest room is so soothing. You definitely got the calm effect you were looking for.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would like to paint my living room!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/KaizenFashion/status/370356806301675520

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. This turned out gorgeous, Melissa! I would love to be a guest in your guest room!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the before and after photos you did an amazing job.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Melissa! Wow! What a fantastic makeover! I envy your guests;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Aniko! I love what you've done in your home too! :)

      Delete
  35. I found your blog through Pinterest, searching for "guest room." I'm currently in your "before" situation with only a bed and nothing else. I love what you've done here and feel duly inspired. Now to figure a paint color and find furniture and accessories.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love the color you chose! I'm hoping to paint our family room. It's white and I'd love to put some color on the walls.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  37. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/371429270628741120

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would like to paint our living room
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  39. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/371472150298755072

    ReplyDelete
  40. Would it be rude to invite myself over to stay for a few nights? Looks so relaxing. Great color choices too. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Our master bedroom needs painted! Love your guest room! Looks amazing.
    Jen H
    gracieandalliedesign at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'd like to paint our future nursery. It's crying out for color!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Melissa, I love, love this blue for your guest room. The brown accents are just the right balance. Thanks for sharing at the Tickled Pink Times Two party. I can't wait to see even more of your creativity!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. My husband and I are slowly planning on how to re-do our master bedroom. Your guest room is totally our inspiration now! We both love the paint colour you chose, but we are drooling over your headboard, desk and side tables. I know you said they weren't hard to build, but looking through your other posts I don't see a blog post about them. Did I miss it? Do you by chance remember what type of stain you used? Gorgeous!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. You are so kind, Jen! I'm so glad we were able to inspire you. Actually no, I don't have a post on how to make the furniture. If you would send me an email via my contact button at the top of the blog, I can try to get you some process photos and more information on how to make them though. :) Thanks again for all the kind words.

    ReplyDelete
  46. i'd like to repaint the master bedroom
    tina19820115@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/373536729929502722
    tina19820115@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I would like to paint our bathroom.
    austma7@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I'd love to paint our family room.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/373591846619852801
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  51. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/373621463678345218

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'd love to paint my daughter's room, but I haven't really decided on a color yet.

    HilLesha@twc.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. we would paint our bathroom its time for a change
    heahter hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. My girlfriend and i would love to repaint our bathroom, the last color we used is aweful and needs to be redone asap. Chase. Yamaharider422@excite.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I need to paint the bathroom - it is burnt orange in color and that color makes the room dark.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/373760639098834944
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I would like to paint our bathroom, haven't decided on the color- a light shade of muted green, possibly.
    writer61 (at) yahoo (Dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I would love to paint my daughter's room. It is an ugly army green color but we are renters and I don't know if they will let us paint.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I would like to paint everything, but I would start with the master bedroom. It needs an update.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/373836298399662081

    ReplyDelete
  61. We need to paint our bathroom it needs a lot of work
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  62. Our upstairs bath is screaming for a do-over!

    ReplyDelete
  63. That looks so nice! I really need to paint my kitchen. I thinka sort of Neopolitan yellow.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  64. a tweet: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/374020201223712768

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  65. I would like to paint our computer room, but we have not decided on the color yet.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  66. I would love to paint the bathroom! Make it a little more cheery and a little less plain :) Love what you did with your guest bedroom! Now your guests will never want to leave :D
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/374573471486853120

    anastasia2013@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/374574127224328192

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  69. I want to redo my bathroom.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'd like to work on a corner in my basement that already in some semblance is set up as a bar almost. This would be a fun project for me.
    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  71. tweet: https://twitter.com/cancer_free_me/status/374684706458959873

    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. i'd love to paint our hallways because of all the dirty hand smudges on those walls
    stigay at Comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  73. Your guest room looks amazing, Melissa!

    We need to paint our living room/dining room/kitchen -- the current color is just too gray and rather depressing!

    Blessings,
    Shannon

    ReplyDelete
  74. we would like to paint our bedroom! it's plain, boring white and needs some color!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Really need to do over the bedroom. I want something new and different

    ReplyDelete
  76. I'd like to paint my bedroom.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

    ReplyDelete
  77. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/375446754885242880
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

    ReplyDelete
  78. my master bedroom
    tina19820115@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/375684731339165697
    tina19820115@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. i would love to paint my kitchen

    tiffany lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I get inspiration from fabric designs.

    ReplyDelete
  82. I would paint my boring white living room. Love the bedroom you did over!
    smchester at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I need to paint the guestroom before the Christmas Holidays arrive. I love the color you chose, very soothing.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I twitted @sufferngal

    link: https://twitter.com/sufferngal/status/376070272685600768

    ReplyDelete
  85. Within the last year, we have repainted nearly every room in the house...except the master bedroom because we could not decide (or agree) on a color that we would both want to live with every single day. I change my bedspread often, so I am afraid of picking a wall color that would limit my options for bedspreads. Basically, I am too indecisive and I don't know if I will ever settle on a color...so either my walls will remain white, or I will begin changing the wall color as often as I change my bedspread.

    ReplyDelete
  86. I’d love to paint my daughter’s room next but it will be quite a chore because she has this bed with drawers that we’d probably have to take apart to move it!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  87. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/376333187573501953

    ReplyDelete
  88. I would like to paint my son's bedroom.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I'd like to paint the living room something colorful. Right now it's so unwelcoming, it's a ugly brown color.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I love your color choice. I'm a blue/gray girl myself.

    Although... I just bought the most adorable shade of lavender to do my laundry room.

    Up next is the master bedroom. I just need to get my courage up. It's not bad now, it's just that, a year and a half later, the whole house is the ivory color the builder put on the walls.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I just go to the store and see what's available and then get inspired by the choices there.

    ReplyDelete
  92. i wouldl like to paint my living room

    joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I'd like to paint our bedroom with an accent wall.
    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  94. Tweeted https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/377281455753150464

    ReplyDelete
  95. my kitchen looks so awful its hard to choose where to start or what color to use pryfamily5@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  96. tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/377487634735460352 pryfamily5@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I want to paint my family room. It’s white, the color it was when we moved into the house and I’d like to add some color to the walls.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  98. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/379081205544538113

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  99. i would love to repaint my son's room

    ReplyDelete
  100. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/379252784047984640

    ReplyDelete
  101. I'd love to update the paint in our bathroom.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  102. I really need to paint my living room, Im just at a loss for what color i want.
    njharmonyg @ aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  103. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/380991358585937920
    njharmonyg @ aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I want to paint the bedroom, maybe a cream color.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  105. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/381224907880677376
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  106. I would like to paint the guest bathroom
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  107. We actually just wanted warm inviting colors.

    ReplyDelete
  108. our kitchen! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  109. https://twitter.com/scg00387/status/381976979752230912 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  110. *tweet, tweet*

    https://twitter.com/emmycoffee/status/382054161618989056

    ReplyDelete
  111. I'd love to paint my daughter's room!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/382335384853544960

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  113. The teal in the living room, but alas I live in a rental.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I would love to paint the bathroom!

    ReplyDelete
  115. i need to remove some old wallpaper and paint my kitchen

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  116. I would like to paint my dining and living room area, a warm soft color.

    ReplyDelete
  117. tweeted: https://twitter.com/greenhome1/status/383280528113164288 (greenhome1)

    ReplyDelete
  118. I would like to repaint my youngest son's bedroom

    ReplyDelete
  119. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/383349860906184704

    ReplyDelete
  120. I would love to paint our living room a chocolate brown!

    ReplyDelete
  121. My two big dogs drool, shake their head and splatter everywhere. Every room could use new paint.

    ReplyDelete
  122. I love the change. Now I need to work on several rooms but especially my living room needs brightening up.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  123. Ours is easier because we have a Victorian. We saw a similar house with warmer less ‘museum-esque’ colors and copied accordingly.

    ky2here at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  124. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/383939241551462402

    ReplyDelete
  125. I would really like to paint the bathrooms.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/384047330711715840

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  127. would like to repaint the bedroom - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

    ReplyDelete
  128. My last project was painting my son’s bedroom orange with stripes because that is his favorite color.

    ReplyDelete
  129. https://twitter.com/AliciaJennette/status/384310085519802368

    ReplyDelete
  130. I need to paint my living room!!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  131. I would love to spruce up my craft room. It really needs some tender loving care.
    asketcher2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  132. I want to paint my kitchen.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  133. I really want to jazz up my bedroom with new paint!

    ReplyDelete
  134. i'd like to paint the kitchen! your room looks gorg!!!
    4mariem atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  135. I want to paint all the rooms. I'd love to do the bathroom in a cool sage green and the office in a medium blue and the bedroom in a deeper green.

    ReplyDelete
  136. I'd like to repaint my bedroom, it's so dull! https://twitter.com/SkyShyskyk/status/384506380524064772

    ReplyDelete
  137. I would like to paint my bedroom. It's all white and has not been repainted since we first moved in 21 years ago. A touch of color would really bring it to life.

    ReplyDelete
  138. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/384688339141398529

    ReplyDelete
  139. I would love to paint my bedroom. I love the color it is now, but it has been this color for seven years and I am just ready for a change...something lighter.

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete

  140. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/384692629683699712
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  141. Id love to paint my bedroom

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  142. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/384694502843109378
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  143. I would love to repaint my living room and make it more bright

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  144. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/384734222646116352
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  145. I need to paint my baby's girl new room :)

    ReplyDelete
  146. I would like to paint my bathroom.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  147. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/384759766716653568

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  148. i would like to paint my bedroom.

    fmd518 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  149. I would love to go after the bedroom for my next project! lexbaylor17 at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  150. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/lieutcrunch25/status/384798372739039233

    ReplyDelete
  151. My current project is the master bathroom.. my inspiration came from humming birds =)

    sheabalentine@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  152. https://twitter.com/SheaBalentine/status/384803897010712576

    sheabalentine@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  153. I would love to paint my son's room.

    ReplyDelete
  154. I would love to paint my kitchen next.

    ReplyDelete
  155. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/384857530012143616

    ReplyDelete