My mom was coming to visit his month. Since she’s a repeat guest, I wanted to give the guest room a little mini makeover for her. With the addition of some new pillows, curtains and a painted lampshade I gave it a new look in an afternoon.
Here’s the before:
And the after:
You may remember that I already installed new room darkening accordian blinds and curtains.
I also bought two new Allen & Roth covers (from Lowe’s).
I simply zipped them over the pre-existing pillows. Then I pulled a few of my other pillows out of the attic. Presto chango!
I searched and searched for a lampshade that I really liked and settled on this cute silhouetted silver branch shade from Lowe’s as well. But, I wanted to add a little color to coordinate with the room.
I picked up a sample of Valspar’s Arizona Dust color.
Then I used small artist brushes to paint over the darker gray branches.
I think she likes being pretty in pink. She probably also enjoys her spot of honor on the nightstand I made with a door and picket fence.
A little thrift shop chair got a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed yellow milk paint. Then I distressed it with sandpaper and a paint scraper. (I’ll have a tutorial for you at a later date.)
Right before my Mom arrived, I slipped from fresh flowers into the bottles and put out some fresh soap in a tray for her. Freshly unwrapped soaps add a nice scent to the room.
I also swapped out the painting over the bed.
The bedding is the same, I simply rolled down the quilt to show more of the pale yellow blanket.
Our guest room is floral and pinks, because I live with three boys (four if you count the dog.) And I wanted one space in our home that is feminine ;-). I may have went a little overboard on the florals, but it keeps the boys out ;-).
Do you like the changes I made? Or do you think the room is too over the top girly?
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Disclosure: As a #LowesCreator, I was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase supplies for this post. I was not told what to write. All ideas and words are my own.