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  • Guest Room Redo

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    61 posts, 13 voices, 3824 views, started Apr 6, 2011

    Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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      I’ve been ignoring my guest room since we moved in. We have a futon that HAS GOT TO GO!! Also, the walls are an ugly lite pink.

      So I’ve been thinking of doing a more nature oriented theme. It is a relatively small room so I have to be careful of going too dark. I’m also thinking of putting in a sofabed instead of a regular bed (because a regular bed would take up most of the space).

      I’ve already put a couple of green testers on the wall and I am going out today to get some browns.

      Here is what the room looks like today (yuck!)

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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • It looks like you have great light in there! I can’t tell what’s on the floor tho.... is that carpet or wood?

          I think a sofa bed sounds great. Or even a day bed with a trundle that flips up to make it a full size bed would be good. The quality of of sofa beds and day beds are so much better now a days.

          I would love to see your samples of browns. I think I went a whole 2 weeks with samples on the walls and checking the various light before I finally decided.



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          Cathie Beck wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Oh.... that is yuck, Annie. I don’t like pink rooms myself and think a light brown would warm up the room nicely. Can’t wait to see your after pictures.  

          Cathie



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          Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Annie for the floor color to be as it is I don’t feel you should go with a wall color of the same or near that, go with a different color family like the greens or even that gray looking color I see i nthe above photo the picture is too small for me to really see it but thats what I’d go with.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • I really like the lightest color best. I prefer to make the wall color the back color so I can highlight other things. Even tho I can’t afford “real” art I still love art and like to use that as my color and focus.

          I can’t wait to see what you do!



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          Tuliplady wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • I actually like the pink wall color and think it would be cute with more pinks and browns.  But..... since you‘re getting rid of that, I’d go with a soft green.  It looks like you’ve got a lot of natural light in there, keep it all soft and light and soothing.  How about a pale moss green with that pretty wood floor?



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • TL that does sound nice!

          And Annie if you are using this as a guest bedroom what are your window treatment plans?



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          Yana Berlin wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • I love the  faux finish look. I’ve done my whole house five years ago, and I still love it.

          For the guest bedroom I would go with very basic beige tones, doesn’t look like the room is very large so the lighter the walls, the larger the room looks.

          I would put A LOT of emphasis on the drapes. This is the first thing that is noticeable when you walk in.

          Because the window isn’t big, I would put see through curtains and maybe blinds behind them to block the light when needed. I would also put drapes on both sides of the window without covering it.

          Sofa is great for space conservation, but it’s very comfortable to sleep on. What is the exact size of the room?

          Here is my guest bedroom. Unfortunately you can not see the window but it gives you an idea.  



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • I love the furniture Yana!

          My bedroom walls are painted like that. That was the one room that I actually liked the color when I moved in.



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          Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Yesssss Yana, I love Faux paint as well and yours look great!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Annie I can’t wait to see your finished design I know you‘re going to knock it out the ball park with your creativity.hearthappy



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Yes it is Annie!

          I think the dark color will be too dark. I would still say something light and neutral. And of course when I am your houseguest I want to be able to sleep in so that lovely sunlight needs to be blocked out.

          I do like the dark brown tho....



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          Yana Berlin wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Faux finish is soooo easy to do.

          Just pick your favorite colors one for base the other more colorful one for the top and go for it.

          I like the drag rag method, it’s really simple and so much fun. I did few rooms with my kids together they loved the project.

          Sheers is what  I was talking about, but with a cloudy brain  “see through” is all I could come up with. estaticestaticestatic



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          Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Yes Yana I love working with Faux paint, I favor the sandwash look faux paint it looks like sand on the walls my hubby and I did that look for a dentist office and he loved it!



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          Marya1961 wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Annie, can’t wait to see the finished product!estatic



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Annie did you type that last comment in invisible key strokes????



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Check out this link for a light.... Would look nice over a nightstand/ side table
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          Also I would keep the wall color soft and muted so your fabrics and accessories pop


          Vikki89, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 6, 2011
        • Shoot.... the link should have taken you the one light large hanging flowering lotus. It was the same color as the pillows in your links.



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          Mzd3 wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • LOL Annie, sounds just like my hubby, he wants white walls only...



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          Denise LePard Elhalawany wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • I’m new to the party but I just saw your links and I love your color scheme.  Just beautiful.  I too have been contemplating a room redo and you have just encouraged me to go forward.

          Thank you.



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          Mysticalpatterns wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • My tips... happy

          Small Rooom Go light on the color also choose a Glossy finish as this will brighten it up no matter what color you use because of the finish reflecting light.

          I like the sofa bed idea but if it isn’t going to be used for a sitting room as well you might consider a day bed with trundle option.  This gives the smaller twin size bed but has the option of expanding it or having two beds when needed using a trundle.

          Also think about how often you have guests... (how often the room will be used for that).  Perhaps you can multipurpose the room into usable space for yourself - craft room, computer room, reading room ect.  By keeping the sleeper sofa idea you might be able to put a few small bookshelves or collapsible table & some small craft storage shelves, or a small desk.

          I am doing a lot of DIY projects myself and one is converting my family room into a master & my smaller master into a guest room/library.  We only get guests a couple times a year so to utilize the space more I am making it functional for both a library & guest room.  

          Can’t wait to see what you do with the space!!! estatic



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          Yana Berlin wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • Seems like you are having a blast with it.  estatic



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          Cathie Beck wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • Hi Mystical,  

          It would be real brave of me to go glossy on walls. Besides the kitchen or bathrooms. So maybe a satin sheen paint? I’ve never used it so don’t know how glossy it is.  

          Cathie



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          Mysticalpatterns wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • I did satin on my bedrooms, and the previous owner had matte in the living room and I am wishing I had went glossy.  Kitchen was the only room we did glossy and SOOOO much easier to clean plus the shine really helps to brighten up the dark space.  

          Unfortunately most of my house is dark because it faces North/South and not enough properly placed windows.

          Satin is much better than Matte for sure.  But cleanup on glossy is a breeze!

          Can’t wait to see pics!!!



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          Cathie Beck wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • Annie, I saw the pictures of the pillows you picked out and WOW, they‘re Gorgeous! I’d do a room around them myself! ;oD  I get what you mean about the light but deep gold. I think it is probably less yellow intense maybe?  

          Cathie



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          UK Girl wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • I like “dirt” colours - they seem softer and warmer and the lamps Vikki picked are amazing .....
          Sounds like this is your new calling honey and yes getting a sofa bed is better as you can use the room for other activities it’s not just a spare room especially when the girls get older



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • Annie I’m gonna take a pic of my bedroom walls and post in the morning..... they may work with your color scheme.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • Hmmmmm.......... Silvery sounds rich! Can’t wait to see it



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          Mysticalpatterns wrote Apr 7, 2011
        • Sounds beautiful... Excited to see it!  I just saw the pics of some of the decor choices.... truly lovely!!!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 8, 2011
        • Ok Annie here is a pic pf my bedroom walls, they are soft but rich and I think they would go well with your colors. And they were ragged on for added dimension.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 8, 2011
        • I like the dark grey and burgandy.....

          See that’s my problem I start on on one thought and completely change it up!

          Can’t wait to see your new sample.



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          Cathie Beck wrote Apr 8, 2011
        • The silvery paint sounds gorgeous to me, Annie. I couldn’t do white rug in my house (not even where I’m moving to someday) because of the animals, but I so can picture it in your guest room with the silvery walls, dark grey sofa bed, etc.  

          Can’t wait to see pictures of it!  

          Cathie



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          Cathie Beck wrote Apr 8, 2011
        • Vikki and Yana, I have a question about the “ragged faux” painting. Is a square of cloth wet in the paint, squeezed out and then pressed on the wall all wrinkly?  

          Vikki.... Beautiful bedroom!  

          Cathie



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