Guest Bedroom Mood Board + Paint

Well now that Ellie’s temporary bedroom is officially complete, it’s time to start working on my brother’s guest bedroom, AKA my temporary bedroom (and Ben’s I guess).

A couple weeks ago I showed you guys some nightstands I painted for the space, but I’m now ready to start working on the rest of the room. Here’s what I have in mind…GUEST BEDROOMNothing too crazy in this room since it’s small, about 10 x 11ft. I knew one of the biggest moves I wanted to make in this room would be the wall color, and I wanted to go outside my comfort zone. Then I remembered a paint sample of the OPI color palette from Ace Hardware I had from my painted striped box I made last month. The color I was thinking of was called Do You Take Lei Away, a light clay color.

guest bedroom paint ace hardwareI tested a little spot in the guest bedroom… kinda pinkish I first thought. But when it dried it was actually really gorgeous. So I went out and bought an entire gallon. I mean why not, it’s only paint right?

testing ace hardware paint colorAnd pretty soon the entire room was filled with this amazing color that was bold yet subtle…
does that even make sense?

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And the color seemed to work with the color scheme and mood board I created.

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guest bedroom paint colorSo now I need to put the finishing touches on this space. Big plans ahead! I’m actually working with Ace Hardware to get this room completed over the summer. I still have a dresser to paint, more textiles to add, some minor adjustments to my newly painted nightstands, and new lighting. Can’t wait to show you guys the progress!

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 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.


Blue and Coral Kids Bedroom

Well I finally finished Ellie’s “temporary” bedroom at my brother’s house. It’s actually been a lot of fun working on this space since I’ve been doing lots of DIY projects along the way. So get ready for photo overload and the tour of this blue and coral kid’s room…

coral blue girl bedroomThe first thing I found for this bedroom was the bedding at HomeGoods for $40. Total score and I love how it reverses to plain blue and white (if my brother can’t stand the coral after we move out, hah).

coral and blue girl beddingAnd the accent pillow that came with the bedding actually set the tone for the IKEA Rast dresser makeover I showed you guys a couple weeks ago.

ikea rast dresser makeoverOn top of the nightstand I gave Ellie’s little white lamp shade a little makeover. I’m a big fan of adding some minor touches that really make a room come together.

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blue and coral girl bedroomAbove the bed I added some paper pinwheels that I picked up from Michael’s for $10 (the pack of 7 was on sale for 50% off that week). I just nailed them to the wall in the center of each pinwheel. Love this because it takes up a huge chunk of the wall and was super affordable. Definitely using this idea again in the future!

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pink and blue bedroomThe room is pretty small (only about 10x11ft) so we couldn’t fit a lot of furniture in here, but I wanted Ellie to have a space for her toys and art supplies.

blue and coral bedroomWe brought this little 6-cube organizer from the old house and just purchased 2 new blue bins (we already had the tan ones from before).

coral and blue bedroomSitting on top are some other little craft projects, including the book rack I showed you guys a couple weeks ago and a newly painted tin vase.

pink and blue DIY bedroomThen hanging above the toy storage is a new wall organizer and shelf that we made. This is mainly for Ellie’s art supplies: crayons, markers, pencils, and a little notebook that she can scribble in.

DIY wall shelf

DIY wall shelfFinally sitting next to the toy area is a newly painted rocking chair for Ellie to sit and read her little heart out. This kid gobbles up books and pretty much carries one with her at all times… even on 5 minutes car drives. Love that.

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Bedding – $40 HomeGoods
Polka Dot Sheets – $20 HomeGoods
Nightstand – $35 IKEA
Wall Paper Pinwheels – $10 Michaels
Rocking Chair – $10 Goodwill
Accent Pillow – $20 Target
Tin Vase – $3 HomeGoods clearance rack
Book Rack – $5 Goodwill
White Milk Jugs – $4 from Hobby Lobby clearance rack
White Frames – $20 HomeGoods
White Flowers – $16 HomeGoods
Blue Fabric Cube Organizer Bins – $14 Amazon
95 inch Blue Curtain Panels – $21 for the pair Amazon
White Lamp – $20 Target
DIY Wall Organizer – under $20 Ace Hardware
Clark+Kensington Paint (Of The Wind Blue) – Ace Hardware

So well under $300 for the entire makeover!
Not to shabby for a room that was 100% empty before.
coral blue girl bedroomI’ll be following up this post with some of the DIY projects for this room in the coming days, including the wall organizer & shelving tutorial. Stay tuned!

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