My Next Project: Guest Room Makeover


One of the most wonderful things about moving out of our 1 bedroom apartment and into out 3 bedroom home is the extra available space to house and entertain our guests. With our families spending way too much time on an air mattress already, it’s only natural that our next project is creating a guest retreat.

Here’s how the space looked when we first moved in:

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Not exactly guest retreat I had in mind. The room was actually a little girl’s room, hence the painted tree on the wall. If you look closely, you may even be able to see the leftover tack I couldn’t get down from the glow in the dark stars on the ceiling.

When I first started imagining how I wanted my guests to feel when in the room, the obvious thoughts of relaxation and hospitality entered my mind. I was immediately inspired by country cottages, bed and breakfasts, and vintage charm. Below are a few images of my inspiration:

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Transforming this space is going to be so much fun!  I‘ve already painted and have even stumbled upon a few great thrift finds which I can’t wait to implement in the room. Don’t be surprised if you catch me taking a quick nap in there when this transformation is complete!

Stay tuned to follow my progress!!

Be sure to check out our newly updated house tour to see a few of the rooms we’ve already begun to transform.

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Laundry Room Reveal!

One of my least favorite household tasks, hands down, is doing laundry. I absolutely hate what seems to be endless cycles of sorting, washing, and folding. In an attempt to make this daunting chore a bit more enjoyable, I decided to completely makeover the space.

Here is a photo of what the room looked like when we first moved in:

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It was dark, it was drab, and it was down right depressing.

Well, not anymore! Here’s how the space looks now:

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HUUUGGGEEEE difference! I absolutely love the transformation!

The first thing that definitely had to go was the dingy beige. I knew that I wanted to brighten up the space and since I am obsessed with blue (the color I’ve chosen for the majority of our house), that’s the initial direction my mind went in.

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However, Mr. H quickly vetoed this color choice and  expressed that he thought a pop of color would be fun. So we picked a more daring color on the wheel- yellow!

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I’m actually glad we went in this direction! Totally not something I would have typically done.

Once we had the color selection down, we still wanted to have some more fun with the space.  I’d been toying with the idea of painting stripes and decided that this was the perfect room for this project.

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Once the stripes were up, we got our washer and dryer out of storage and added a few accessories.

Here’s another look at the final room:

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I think I may actually be inspired to start my spring cleaning and put this space to use!

What do you think of the transformation? I’d love to here from you!!

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 Don’t forget to check back in on Monday for our first challenge!!!

Spring Cleaning Starts

 

 

Spring has sprung!!

Spring is here and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve made my first (of many, I’m sure) Homegoods run to deck the place out 🙂 I always luck up at this store…remember my amazing Homegoods find for my dining room? Get ready for pastels, flowers, and pops of fun!

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The family room is the center of our home, so I had to give our fireplace mantle a little TLC.

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For this Spring, I wanted to bring the outdoors in. I can almost hear the birds chirping!

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It’s amazing what switching out a few accessories does for a room. It makes it feel brand new!  

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New pillows and a few spots of Easter charm warms our living room.

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My favorite spring accessory didn’t come from a store…

photo (7)These little surprises just popped up in my garden 🙂

Happy Spring!

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