I wanted to share with you a project that the Happy Hubby and I worked on back when we first moved into our Happy Home.
Our Guest Room Renovation!
When we bought the house, the guest room was used as a nursery for the previous owners’ (who just happened to by the Happy Hubby’s sister!) baby girl.
The Happy Hubby and I did not have a Happy Buddy of our own yet, so we planned to use the room as a guest room.
I love love love black and white toile and really wanted to create a room based on this French pattern.
The only challenge I had was to transform the room for under $200.
As I was flipping through the pages of this book –
I found my inspiration!!!
Neon green walls.
Yes, indeed, it was a little nuts.
And I have to admit that when I first painted the walls I burst into tears because it looked like Slimer from the movie Ghostbusters had puked all over the place! But once we got all the furniture and accessories in, it quickly became one of my favorite rooms in the house!
Here’s how it turned out…
The bedding, curtain, and pillows were on Ebay for about $150 (my largest expense).
The side table was a birthday gift from my Mother-in-Love – she got it super cheap at Homegoods.
I had seen an idea in Southern Living magazine a few years ago about using ribbon to decorate rooms. I bought a couple of spools of black ribbon ($4) and hot glued them around the window and around the top of the ceiling to give it a finished look. I have always dreamed of living in a home with crown molding, but since we couldn’t afford it, the ribbon really gave a great effect!!
Aren’t you loving those green walls??
Not exactly a restful room…
Our guests always told us that the walls would glow in the dark and it was hard to go to sleep in there. 🙂
My FAVE thing about the room is that dresser! Would you believe that someone was throwing that away?!?! The Happy Hubby grabbed it, brought it home, sanded it down and gave it a nice coat of black paint.
That mirror was also something we picked out of someone’s trash! A coat of black paint (it was originally a mint green color) really made it stunning!
P.S. Excuse the ugly fan – I blow-dried my hair in that room so as not to wake the Happy Hubby in our room every morning and I would get so hot!
I’m also a HUGE fan of decorating with plates – I may do a post one day about all the many ways I have incorporated plates into our Happy Home’s decor. I literally have at least 5 plates in every room.
Those plates were given to me by a gal in my dad’s church choir who was cleaning out her cupboards!!
I think plate stands are also a highly effective decorating tool!
The long white plate on the dresser is where I put all of my jewelry. I loved that I could just toss my jewelry on there and it looked cute!
Well, when we got pregnant 3 years later (HOORAY!), we decided to transform that room back into a nursery for the Happy Buddy.
Would you like to see pics of what we did and know how many coats of paint it took to cover all that green goodness? 🙂
Leave a comment and let me know!
Happy Guest Room Decorate-ing!
And in case you would like to get ‘slimed’… The paint color is called Citrus Green from Benjamin Moore. 🙂