With our recent disastrous posting schedule, I’m sure you all think we’re really lazy, but I promise that we’ve been ridiculously busy just lately. We still have loads of projects on the go – lots of them need finishing before the cold weather kicks in. We already can’t wait to share everything that’s been going on!
Until very recently our guest bedroom still looked like this
After a lot more work, it now looks like this
As always when choosing colours for our house, we picked up a load of swatches before narrowing down our choice and buying some testers.
Because the room is north facing, we wanted a colour that would be light and fresh, but still be dark enough to contrast with the pure brilliant white that all the woodwork is painted in.
After painting the test patches onto the wall, I immediately knew which colour I wanted – and luckily Jan agreed!
Clouded Pearl 1 just seemed a bit too dark and Chiffon White 1 was a bit too flat and grey – Clouded Pearl 3 seemed pretty much perfect. It’s dark enough to contrast nicely with the white woodwork and ceiling, but still light enough to not darken the room.
Although not planned, the colours we’ve used in the house so far all have slight grey undertones which makes them tie together really well.
The new room feels so clean and fresh, especially compared to the sticky yellow and pink walls that were there before.
We still have a fairly long list of things to complete before we can call this room complete:
- Replace window
- Replace radiator
- Attach picture rail
- Strip, sand and paint door
- Attach trim around new window
The end is in sight now. I can’t wait to tick the project off our list and to have a nice space to welcome guests.
Have you been doing any painting lately? Do you have any guest bedrooms tips for us to make the stay for our friends and family extra special?