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.


IKEA Rast Dresser Hack

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hickory Hardware and Pittsburgh Paints and Stains. I was provided with an IKEA Rast Chest, furniture pulls from Hickory Hardware and a gift card for supplies. All opinions are 100% mine.

My brother gave me the green light to makeover his guest bedrooms while we’re staying at his house during these next 3 months. Since I don’t want to spend a huge amount on décor and furnishings, I’ve been bargain hunting like crazy to design these rooms on an itty bitty budget.

You guys saw my newly painted nightstands for our bedroom last week, well now it was time to give Ellie a nightstand/dresser to hold her summer clothes.

So what did I find? A $35 Rast dresser from IKEA.
But you wouldn’t be able to notice it now!


It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were putting this puppy together in Ellie’s bedroom. And surprisingly enough, it took less than an hour to put together. Not too shabby for our very first IKEA assembly project.

ikea rast dresser makeoverTo get started I primed the entire Rast dresser.

ikea rast dresser ideasThen I sanded it down and followed it with a coat of Cranberry Splash, a wonderful hot pink/coral color from Pittsburgh Paints.

ikea rast dresser paintOnce the paint dried, I wanted to add a little design to match Ellie’s bed accent pillow… almost like a crystal nailhead trim. I decided to use some Gemstones that I picked up from Hobby Lobby (on sale for 50% off).

ikea nail head trim dresserAnd here’s the final look!

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I still want to paint in here and have some other decorating projects (lamp makeover, wall art, toy organizer), but this room is definitely taking shape!

ikea rast hack dresserAnd I love the Pendant Pulls I chose for this piece from Hickory Hardware. Just a bit of elegance to go with the crystal nailhead trim.

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ikea hack rast dresserSo pretty cute right? And I’m sure my brother won’t mind a hot pink dresser in his guest bedroom when we move out ;)

And it’s nice to know that the IKEA in St. Louis opens this Fall. I see a bunch more of these hacks in my near future!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hickory Hardware and Pittsburgh Paints and Stains. All opinions are 100% mine.