Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The 'Guest' Room Gets a Paint Job

I thought I would break up all this built-in madness business and show you a little progress on another room in the house... the guest bedroom. Or as we still occasionally call it out of habit: Josh's room. (Don't worry- he moved out a few months before I moved in!)
No fault to Josh since he did not make the design choices, but this room was pretty rough. Just imagine bright baby blue paint and cream trim. Or you can just feast your eyes on the pictures below.....
I simply don't understand that choice of color and that trim makes me want to vom, but to each their own I suppose.
When I think of my dream bedroom, I definitely picture light, serene colors and tones- however, when I started brainstorming for the guest room, I wanted to have fun with it and do something I wouldn't normally create for myself. So....... in steps some beautiful navy blue paint!
I swear I do things other than take the pictures!
I know a lot of people tend to shy away from dark colors in a tiny room, but some would be surprised to find that it doesn't necessarily have to make a room feel smaller. I think it all depends on what you use to contrast it... which I will get to in another post :) Luckily, our house has pretty tall ceilings and large windows which helped when we chose to go darker. We also promptly painted that cream trim a nice bright white and that has made all of the difference!
I took a few pictures with my phone once the room was completely painted, but I couldn't take any good updated ones because I've made some progress that I want to wait to share. Hopefully these will hold you over.
One of the many things I love about the house are its doors, trim, and hardware. They're not your typical builder basic pieces, so we definitely appreciate the quality materials throughout the house. I've seen a ton of blogs try to turn builder basic doorknobs into more of an antiqued brass look... Luckily those guys are already on our doors. They could definitely use some polishing, but they are just one of the cool perks of living in an older house.
It's amazing what paint can do right? Here's a sneak peak of what we've been working on since then....
Stay Tuned!


  1. Tricia,
    I love the beginnings of your new guest room! I think you are right about dark colors. Dark colors, especially deep navy blues, can actually expand a space...like gazing into the endless night sky. And brassy golds with navy is a FAVE combination of mine.

    Love it! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    1. Thanks Christy! Yes- the room actually feels bigger which I'm loving. I'm also a big fan of gold so I was excited to use navy as a contrast. Hope you stick around to see the changes :)

  2. Oh you're such a tease!! I want to see the rest!! :) Looks awesome!

  3. I LOVE these colors so far! Can't wait to see the rest!