Monday, February 3, 2014

Guest Room Updates

The Last time you saw the Guest room it looked like this:

Now it's a lot more inviting!

I found these wood lamps at a thrift store (I think they were $6)

The desk originally looked like this (it was $12 from a thrift store):

Both look MUCH better with a coat of paint.  I found the lamp shades at Shopko - they were around $10 because they were on Sale half off.  The Desk I painted with the rest of my Annie Sloan chalk paint (in French Linen).  I rubbed the hardware and legs with some gold rub n' buff and decided to leave the faux wood top as is!  It did have that ugly chipped corner on the top so I fixed it with some tape on each of the corners that hopefully look like metal brackets?  :)  I got the idea from here.

For more info on the artwork click here.
Most of the accessories for the room I found at Home Goods.

The other nightstand was a free "curb find" years ago.  I also painted it with the Annie Sloan chalk paint so that it would coordinate with the desk.  To give it some added character I used a white Sharpie Paint Pen and drew in some of the furniture grooves.

Overall I tried to give the room a bit of a "Manly" vibe - that way if one of my boys wants to take over this room in the future I won't have to change too much!


  1. WOW!!! Way to go! Looks great!
    Great finds at the thrift store.

  2. You know what I really love about that you left that chip on the desk and made it look just a little bit better. I am finding that in my own home not everything needs to be pristine and to embrace some of the defects...Your updated room looks great.