Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Guest Room - Before and AFTER!

Cue the music..."At laaaaaaast...."

It has been three months since I last posted.  Things ended up snowballing on the house project until I was completely overwhelmed with responsibilities.  Then things slowed down and I was just tired of remodeling and not even blogging about it sounded palatable.  

I love before and after pictures on blogs.  Rarely can I pass over a suggested blog post or article that has before and after pictures.  I had expected that when the guest room was finally complete, I would feel the same thrill I get from looking at before/after pictures but on an even larger scale.  That might be the case for a lot of people, but I was just tired.  

Now it's been a couple months.  My parents stayed in there for a week and two brothers were in there for a couple weeks.  Now we've moved in.  We couldn't help it - we like the bed too much.  When I wake up and look at the mouldings that I painted and helped hang, and look at the small marks on the floor that indicate where that ugly old closet used to be, I start to feel a little bit of that thrill.  I'm wearily proud of all the work I put into it.  I can't believe I actually did it (with a ton of help!).

So without much more in the way of explanation, I present the completed guest room.  The first room in the house to be complete.

Guest Room Inspiration Board

Day 1



Some stats:

We took out about half the walls and replaced the insulation and dry wall
We added three new light fixtures all with light switches - this room previously had no light switches.
Replaced all the window trim, floor and crown mouldings - painted in SW Westhighland White
Contracted out having new windows put in
Painted the walls in SW Wordly Gray
Left the original wood ceiling
Added a custom stained door with sliding barn door hardwood over the new closet space

I love it!  Definitely glad I didn't know how much work it would entail, or I would never have worked up the courage to start it.  I owe my father-in-law for life for giving up Saturday after Saturday to help me.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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