Happy 555 Room Challenge reveal day! My guest bedroom makeover is officially complete and I am very excited to share this with you.
It seriously has been a hustle over here this past week to get the room finished and Salty Dog is putting the finishing touches on as I currently write this.
Before we jump into all of the gorgeous photos, I just wanted to take a moment to show my gratitude to Rebecca Celhar at Hello Central Avenue for creating this challenge and inviting me to be a part of it. Secondly, I want to thank Salty Dog. He only had one day notice before we started this challenge and literally said, “What have you agreed to?” If you have been reading my other posts, you already know this challenge had some rules the participants had to follow. I had 5 weeks to transform a room, a budget of $500.00 (which wasn’t a lot), and 5 DIY projects to create…hence the #555RoomChallenge!
This room was a trial for me on so many different levels. The bedroom is only 10’ by 12’, and it became even smaller after setting up a queen size bed in it. The room has windows but the light doesn’t shine brightly into to the room because it has southern light. There was only one wall the bed could go up against because the other walls either had a window or doors.
In case you missed the lovely “before” pictures of our guest bedroom room in week 1, let’s do a little look back. Embarrassing to say, it was literally a dumping ground for Salty Dog and me. It was just a mess.
The first appointed mission within the room (besides cleaning it out) was to paint the walls because the previous owners had painted the room in a dingy green gold. This made it seems like you were inside a cave. Second on my list was the removal of the 1990’s white ceiling fan.
Here’s what that same bedroom is looking like today:
First off, the accent headboard wall was painted in Sherwin Williams Seawashed Glass to correspond with the Green with Envy Cabinet on the opposite wall which was painted in Sherwin Williams Envy. Next Salty Dog outlined the headboard with trim and painted the inside with my go-to white by Sherwin Williams called Snowbound. I love this white because it comes out crisp and fresh with no dingy overtones of gray or blue. The headboard, I should mention, is part of an old gate that I picked up at the Roundtop Antique’s festival a few years ago. It too is painted green from a rattle can found at my local DIY store.
Some my favorite aspects of the room are the pillows I bought from PillowFever on Etsy in the Thibaut Honshu print. I think these pillows bring an extra pop of color which the room was begging for. Another addition to the guestroom that I love is the picture I purchased from Joss and Main, ‘Quirky Bouquet I’. I originally bought this picture for my living room but quickly realized how wonderful the colors correlated to the pillows.
The 1990’s fan is gone and replaced with this wonderfully simple fixture called Bowers in liberty gold. The gold accents are fantastic in this light because it picks up the gold in the rest of the room. Such as my gold boxes I gilded in 24kt gold. See the post here. Not only did I gold leaf the boxes, but mirror and tray were touched by my gold fetish as well.
The Green With Envy cabinet which has its lights shining brightly is housing cute objects which pick up either the colors or hues within the room. My shelves are filled with a combination of finds from thrift shops and my own stash.
The other items in the room were brought in from other areas of the house. It’s wonderful to go shopping in your own home and not spend a dime. Plus let’s not forget there was a $500.00 budget.
A final before and after.
That’s a wrap for my big reveal on my first one room challenge! I know there is nothing super extravagant about my room, but it most certainly is an improvement from before and I’m happy with it. Now we are ready for guest…but wait there is the rest of the house….
Here’s a break down on what I spent:
Bowers 2-Light Semi Flush Mount $159.99
‘Quirky Bouquet I’ Painting $65.99
Thibaut Honshu Pillow in Emerald Green. $94.50
Sherwin Williams paint $80.00
Bedspread (from Home Goods) $39.99
Small china cabinet $45.00
For a Grand total of $513.47
Please be sure to visit the other bloggers who joined me in this 555 Room Challenge. Let me know what you think of my new guest bedroom in the comments below.