Back in September, we started turning this former tortured teen's room into a guest room and office. Last week, we put the finishing touches on it and today--we're turning it loose to all of you. Of course, we are still dreaming of a bookcase and some cozy desk chairs (right now we are just using the spare dining chairs we had on hand) and the room will continue to evolve over time, but for now--we are loving the way it all turned out. So here it is. Be kind. We've worked hard.
Huzzah! On the office side of things, we scored a gorgeous glass-topped desk in the Ikea as-is section. Originally we planned to build a desk the length of the entire wall, but when we saw this desk, we both loved it--and the idea of sitting closer sealed the deal for me.
We moved the shelf and letters, that were in our bedroom, above the desk. It was a better fit for this room. A bulletin board and/or calendar will hopefully find its way to the space between the desk and the shelf eventually.
The prints above the bed from A Vintage Poster really set the tone for the color scheme of the room. I found that huge, green bolster pillow at Ross for $8. The curtains are actually a dark, velvet, navy blue. They look really luxurious in real life and the bamboo blinds (50% off from JCPenney) bring the warmth of the stained concrete floor up to the windows...plus, we are total suckers for bamboo blinds.
Speaking of warmth on the floor, the graphic, 100% wool rug from Rugs USA fits in perfectly with the clean-lined look we were going for. And the extra, faux sheep skin is a little added softness on the ol' feet when our guests get out of bed.
There it is. All of our hard work over the past few months. Starting with the worst room in our entire house:
Sanding, retexturing and painting the walls:
Staining the concrete floor under the gross carpet:
Replacing the old lighting with 5 dimmable pot lights (with the help of Black Diamond Electric) :
Installing tall, modern baseboards:
And finally, putting in the furniture and accessories that make it a guest room and office:
For the live action version, check out our last video on True Value's facebook page. We'll be back next week with outtakes.