For two people in their late twenties, Brian and I have a lot of STUFF, especially clothing. I’m pretty sure we have more apparel than Kim, Kanye, and North West combined. Brian has a love affair with slim-cut, German-made suits and I on the other hand, can’t seem to deny an expensive pair of jeans from Anthropologie. Together we have filled five closets to their absolute breaking point. I bet if you tried to put one more shirt in them, they would throw up their hands, exclaim “I quit,” and abandon us for a household that wears a normal amount of clothes. Which is why the guest bedroom quickly became our sixth and final resting place for all things junk. Christmas decorations, suitcases, Opal’s dog bed (that she refuses to use), old furniture, a twin-sized bed… you name it, it was in this room. Until Brian had the brilliant idea that we needed a king-size mattress (Seriously, it WAS a brilliant idea) and our home was sent into a complete and utter tail spin.
One Thing ALWAYS Leads to Another…
The Guest Bedroom when we first moved in. Before it became a junk yard!
If you’ve ever owned a home, done a project, or even made your bed – then you know that one thing quickly leads to another. In the land of home ownership, the simple act of getting a new mattress creates a domino effect that trickles throughout the rest of the house. Where would we put our old queen-sized mattress? What were we going to do with our broken bed frame? (Ya know, the one I broke when I balanced it on an empty paint can!) Did we even have room for a king-size bed? Who was going to make all of these decisions? That’s right… I WAS. And so the idea to clean out “The Guest Bedroom of Doom” was brought to the table. One Craigslist listing for a free twin bed and several trips to the donation center later, and the room was empty and ready for a fresh coat of paint.
The Joys of Painting
Choosing a paint color isn’t for the meek or mild-mannered. It takes guts, chutzpah, balls of steel! It also requires research. My pro tip: Don’t just take home some swatches and tape them to the wall. (I learned this the hard way!) Buy samples. Test them in an area that sees all different types of light. Or at the very least search Pinterest for the color so that you can get an idea of what you’re working with! Luckily, based on the rest of the colors in my house I already had three choices in mind:
Support Small Businesses
If I’ve said this once, I’ve said it a million times. SHOP SMALL! Some of my favorite, most coveted pieces were found on Etsy and Instagram. Supporting small businesses has been and will always be my number one priority. Now you finally get to see my guest bedroom reveal and learn about some of the brands that helped make it possible!
The Guest Bedroom Reveal
Plant Hanger c/o The Knotty Goat Check Cheryllynne out on Instagram!
Bamboo Shades in Yunnan Natural: Blindster.com | Upholstered Platform Bed: Wayfair | Round Accent Table: Wayfair | Task Floor Lamp: Wayfair | Shag Rug: Amazon | Geometric Prints and Seagrass Basket: TJ Maxx