The guest bedroom in our home has been an eyesore for quite some time and I have decided to tackle it and not let it taunt me every time I go up the stairs. Every single room in our house was painted a lovely shade of faded banana yellow. I am so over this color that I painted it without taking the time to do a before shot, but you can imagine how it must have looked. Just imagine a color you hate, fade it over 35 years and then layer it with dust and dead bugs. Thats what it looked like.
Here is the paint color I decided to go with – it was actually one of the “oops” paints at Lowes for $5 but ended up being a really rich deep shade of teal – so this is the closest I could find – Aquarium by Sherwin Williams.
I also knew that since the room is somewhat small that creating an upholstered headboard that I could attach to the wall would be a great space saving option. Here are a few things that helped inspire my headboard designs. Making your own may seem kinda daunting, especially since if you decide to go with a plywood base like I am going to, getting the giant in your car will be difficult. Luckily I have a little brother with a truck who should be able to help.
|A little inspiration...|
As for the overall feel of the room, I wanted something cozy with a nautical feel. I’ve always loved navy and teal together and have been brainstorming from there.
I purchased the two bird prints from Antique Print Boutique on Etsy, and at $10 a pop they were a deal. They measure 12x15 inches, so once they are framed and matted should take up a good amount of wall space.
Another flea market find is this wicker chair for $35!!! I never find deals this good. Check out the cool shape of the back. It still needs a cushion but luckily I have this place to make custom ones at no additional cost. As you can see it’s currently a pea green color. At first I thought I wanted to remove the paint and then stain it darker, but that proved to be a pain in the butt and since I love pink I’m just going to paint the whole thing. Maybe put a brown giraffe print on the cushion, who knows!!
Oh and I also have this little stool – another great find at $20. This was probably my best flea market day ever.
Next step will be getting the headboard upholstered and mounted on the wall. Stay tuned!