Saturday, April 14, 2012

Guest Room Before and After

Our guest room has come a long way, so I decided it was time to post some before and after pictures!  There are still three or four (or five or six) things I'd like to do, but isn't that always the case?





The bed, dresser, and nightstands got an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makeover.  I was so excited to find a stockist in downtown Portland.  I actually have to dedicate this project to my friend Kari (from this post!) who went downtown and picked up the paint for me, and then helped me get started! 

I used part Duck Egg Blue and part Old White.  I mixed it using a really scientific formula of 1/3 cup Duck Egg Blue to 1/4 cup Old White. :)  Each piece got two coats of paint, a coat of clear wax, some distressing, and then a little more wax.  I spray painted the hardware white, but first cleaned it well and primed it with spray primer.  The amazing thing about this paint was that I still had about 1/4 can of Duck Egg and 3/4 can of Old White left when I was done!  It goes A LONG way!  Unfortunately, I decided to paint my cheap Target bookcase with the Old White and it sucked up everything I had left.  I think next time I'll save the paint for furniture I actually like.







Painting the furniture with ASCP was so much fun!  No priming, dries in no time, no stinky paint smell- I decided that the paint was worth the money purely based on entertainment value!  I can't wait to paint something else!

I'd still like to add some art on the wall behind the nightstand, a new light fixture, some kind of flowy curtains, and something above the dresser, but I love how far it's come!  I'm trying not to move myself in!

  

Related projects:
Glass Float Inspired Vase (It's in there just somehow not pictured!)



Jenny
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54 comments:

  1. It looks awesome. I just love duck egg blue. Good Work!

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  2. Jenny- CUT IT OUT!!!! Right now. stop. My mouth is wide open. I am in LOVE with this new look!!! Holy Moly you did a great great job!!! I love how it just opened the room up! So so Chic and Pretty, yet simple -- just gorgeous. Don't you just find yourself wandering in and staring? I would. Great job!!

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  3. Wow! I was looking at the before pictures thinking that it already looked pretty good and then I saw the after and I LOVE it! Great job with the painting. You took a daring step and it really paid off. I hope I can be brave and get great results like that! Janelle
    emmalinebags.com

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  4. Wow it looks so bright & beautiful! I love that you used orange! Love the coral art!

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  5. So fresh and lovely! It definitely gives the room a happy feeling :) I love it!

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  6. Looks great! The orange and blue together are fabulous!

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  7. I love the colour scheme! The room looks so fresh and inviting!
    Jo-Anna

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  8. Wow, I love everything Jenny! The seashells in the jar look gorgeous. I will have to try that myself as I've just come back from a beach holiday! Thanks for the idea!

    My weekly Say G’day Linky Party is on now and I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this great post!

    Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

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  9. That color is outstanding, and really fits the theme! -Jessica@GreenPB&Js

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  10. i love OH' how I love! the new furniture color is so dreamy, well done. winks, jen

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  11. wow, what a transformation!!! i absolutely love the color you painted on the furniture. so so pretty! we'd love to have you link this up to our Sunday Best party going on right now. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-best-link-party.html
    -marie

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  12. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am in love with the color combo!!!! Amazing job... totally inspiring :)

    Lauren @ www.summitstreetjoy.com

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  13. The blue paint makes such a difference! Love how tranquil it feels.

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  14. Oh wow! can I come sleep there?? It looks amazing! Great job!

    PS- I have a super fun giveaway going on. I would love for you to enter!
    http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-1-dgordon.html

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  15. Wow, Jenny! I can't believe it's the same bedding and artwork! Beautiful update! I haven't tried the ASCP yet, yours is very inspiring!

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  16. Love it! Great choice of paint color! your master bedroom looks great! Stopping by from Tuesday's Treasures.

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  17. What a QT coral and aqua bedroom! Love it =)

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  18. what a GORGEOUS after! Makes me want to do this to the shore house (in every room). Love it all!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! I just love the color combination.

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  20. This looks amazing. I love the color combination! I have been Leary to spend the money on the paint, but you may have just convinced me!

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  21. OH MY GOODNESS! I'm so glad I stumbled across this... (via TipJunkie's linky party)! I am about to redo my master bedroom, and our bed is almost identical to the one in your redo. I was feeling bad (my husband was making me feel bad, lol) about painting the bed. Now I have a fab redo to show him to PROVE it can be done, and can be done well! Thank you!!! I would love for you to link your redo up at my linky party for my readers to see. This room is awesome!!

    -heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Jenny! I am popping in from Teagan's Travels to tell you I nominated you for a Liebster Blogger award! Check out my post here to get the scoop and keep up the lovely, inspiring work!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/liebster-blog-award-nominations.html

    Cheers, Michelle

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  23. Gorgeous! I love the color scheme! :)

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  24. Jenny, I am IN LOVE with this room. I just posted My Home Tour today and now I know what color to paint all the furniture in my Guest Loft. Stop by and check it out when you have a minute. Cheers, MGal watchmediy.com

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  25. Thanks for dropping by my blog Jenny. I'm following you too now! You and I have similar great taste. :) x Julie

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  26. Beautiful transformation! Love the blue color with the coral, so soothing yet a nice bright pop of color for some fun.

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  27. Hi, I'm your new follower and found you at the Power Paint party. Your room is beautiful; loving the color combo. I would have never thought of orange with the aqua as a contrast color. It looks so fresh. Thank you also for the info about the ASCP stockist in downtown Portland. I don't have a car and couldn't find a stockist close enough to home here in California, the shipping makes it way too expensive. But I'll be in Portland next month. So if you can give me the contact info for that stockist, I will buy what I need to bring back on the train! Thanks so much! If you get a chance, would love for you to link your room to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on now. : )

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  28. wow. i love how bright and happy these colors are. great job! i would love to stay in a guest room like this.

    brittany

    grantandbritt.blogspot.com

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  29. Very pretty transformation! I'd like to try chalk paint some day too. Your color selections are great...is that coral or orange? I'm wanting to do a similar palette in my master. It's amazing how much the painted furniture lightened up the room!

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  30. I just wanted to pop back and say thanks so much for linking up to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday Party.

    I hope you will be able to join in and link up another fabulous post this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  31. This is soo beautiful!! I love it. :)

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  32. It's so dreamy! Totally amazing! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  33. Gorgeous bedroom transformation! I'm featuring your makeover in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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  34. This room is so stunning I don't know where to begin! I love the bed and the dresser with the white drawer pulls is to die for! You are one crazy talented lady and thank you for sharing all of that goodness with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  35. Hi Jenny! AWESOME room makeover. When I saw your blog title I had to stop by. (I'm from Seattle, currently living in NYC). :) Sure miss the PNW!!! Found you via the Networked Hop.
    XO Courtney
    Baxtron{Life}

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  36. WOW~ That's great! If you had told me what you did w the bed I would have been very skeptical..thanks for spreading the ideas and the confidence.

    ~Jonell
    http://mygrammashouse.blogspot.com

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  37. Stunning makeover, just beautiful!
    I will be featuring it tomorrow
    XO
    Kristin

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  38. Love what you did in this room. Can't go wrong with chalk paint and I have the same bedding tucked away. Popping in from Kristin's.

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  39. This is stunning! I would love it if you shared this at my link party!

    http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/04/fabulous-friday-23.html

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  40. This is sooo pretty, I love the pops of orange! I am a new follower!!!

    I hope you can stop by my blog sometime:)
    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  41. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday! I love the colors. I featured you!

    http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-24.html

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  42. Just found your blog through One Artsy Mama and am so glad I did. This bedroom makeover is amazing. If I could steal this room and stick it in my house I would!!!
    Have been checking out your other posts and am loving your blog.
    Check mine out too if you get a chance!
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the makeover!! The colors are A-mazing!

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  44. I LOVE love LOVE the teal dresser with white hardware!

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  45. I love this guest room...such pretty, peaceful colors.

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  46. Jenny, your guest room is amazing! I love all of the color in here. Beautiful job!! :)

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  47. Ooh! I love the orange with the light blue! Such a neat color combo!

    Jillian
    Hi! It's Jilly

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  48. Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous!! Just stop. I can't take anymore. Great color combos...seriously great!

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  49. so so pretty! love all the color choices! Sharing on FB tomorrow and will be featuring you on Thursday. Thanks so much for linking up to support Habitat4Humanity!

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  50. I am blown away by the difference! Before the room looked sort of heavy and then with the painted furniture I absolutely love the wall color and the orange accents are a perfect combination. You've just made me rethink selling my dark furniture. I'm going to have to give painting it a chance.

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