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!


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

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