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