Guest Room Re-do.

Quickly, is the key to today`s post. I had pictures of the guest room re-do uploaded, so I thought I`d quick post them so I can move on to better things. I painted this room about 2 months ago, so it`s all a little “over” in my head.

Here is the room before we moved in. My sisters and I painted it a paler pink before we moved in.

The room had a wall to wall chalkboard in it– that was cool…. yet annoying… messy, and not cool at all. It was time for it to GO.

Their room was let go so long it was dusty, unorganized, seriously a train wreck of a room.

And forget that crib– no one sleeps in it anyway!

To make a long story short, (because it would be the boringest long story ever) I switched beds with the guest room and the girls room. Now the biggest bed was in the biggest room! Duh. It made such a difference. Plus, I purged and organized for the girls in their “new” room. Way better– it helped that they have a CLOSET in their new room. Score.

This guest room is the only room in our whole house that I splurged on paint. I knew just the color I wanted and Sherwin-Williams had it. I picked up a day at the restaurant– and so that`s the useless information of where I got the money for this project.

Here is the room after. ^^ I can honestly say I am so so happy with it.

Saved my ladder for this room.

I love the radiators in our house. One of my favorite “quirks” of it.

A shot across the bed. I bet that was real explanatory for you.

Looking over at the dresser, where I can now store junk galore. Kidding. All the drawers are pretty bare as of now.

If you need a lamp, just put a string of white lights in a jar.

I took this picture for the cool label on it.

A great thing to have in a guest room is drinking water. why? So your guests don`t have to gather their housecoats protectively around them, and tip toe across the hall nervously for a drink of faucet water, all the while brushing against you in the dark as they pass you slivering (shivering+slithering) back to bed, completely not even owning a housecoat for less exposure.

Ok. well that`s the end of this before and after.

“You have no idea how annoying my mom is when she paints. She looks terrible all the time and she talks louder too.”

“Tell our mom to put away the paintbrush! We are sick of living on cheese and warm honey milk!”

Come girls, let`s go read a book.


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  1. julana says:

    just LOOOOVE the room! wanna see it in real!

  2. Dorcas says:

    It’s beautiful. Love the colors. You have a gift!

  3. Maria S. says:

    I’m still giggling out loud over the housecoat problem. Whether you are a guest or a host, unless the guest room has an attached bath, it’s never ever safe to roam the house inadequately clothed when guests are about.

    I put a bit of the “scatter sunshine” quote in my kitchen and think of you when I see it. Thanks for a good laugh as always, Jenny!

  4. clarita says:

    Oh, soooo pretty. I could spend weeks in that room. Or maybe if it was at your house, maybe not. I’d want to be out talking with you. 🙂 I really love your style – the freshness and little touches that make it so unique. And your housecoat clip is hysterical. Laughing out loud over that one!

  5. Kendra says:

    really, really love how your room turned out. you are so lucky to have a house with old character. mine is just cracker box spec house – absolutely no character – and, that makes it all the harder to make it look creative. oh yes, and the housecoat made me giggle. have a lovely weekend.

  6. Thelma says:

    so what is the perfect color, is it grey or blue? I love it. It’s perfect. I am searching for some for perfect shade of something, either blue or grey, for our master bedroom. Maybe you know the name, or the number??
    Oh and i was just wishing there would be a way you could peruse my master bedroom inspiration board on pinterest and tell me if I should go w/ blue or grey for the room color:-) Yes, i value your advice:-)

  7. cindy says:

    this is just so you.
    great colors and style, complete with that witty-ness of yours! love it.

  8. Cindy Fox says:

    I love it! Very cozy and inviting… but that’s how Jenny’s guest rooms always are, for as long as I can remember!! And I always LOVED coming to your house and staying in your guest room too!!

  9. Marylou says:

    The room looks great! I love the paint color? May I ask the name of it?

  10. Anonymous says:

    aw i love this post!! love the room and the housecoat anology. also like stephs comment:)

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