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Basement Guest Bedroom Progress

Trusting my decorating instincts and learning to use what I really love is sometimes difficult for me.
Our basement guest bedroom makeover has been quite a challenge for me. Painting the walls was the easy part. Knowing how I want the room to look (using items I already have or can find inexpensively) has been much more difficult. But I think I'm getting there. 

I'm joining Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Picture Perfect-a completed room for 2012 and sharing the updates I have made to the room so far.


Jennifer Rizzo's Refresh Your Room Party
This was the room in wall prep mode after selling and getting rid of a bunch of stuff we wouldn't be using.
I still need to find, repurpose or make lots of pieces but I am really enjoying the fresh new wall and trim colours. 
I asked for opinions on the curtain choices, and I have loved reading the responses. Deciding to follow my heart, I will be keeping the white curtains (made from a new king size sheet) and adding a rattan blind when my budget allows it. I can always change things up later.
The pair of night tables are finally painted (Benjamin Moore Cloud White) and waxed. The denim bedskirt will soon be replaced with a cream bedskirt with crocheted edge. I still lots to do including finding or making a headboard, but I am happy with the progress.

I have also been invited to join the Imagine the Impossiblities Challenge Party at Thistlewood Farm.
Thistlewood Farm


24 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful Elizabeth! I love the nightstands, the paint color, the fresh bedding and the bowl of rocks!

    Kat :)

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  2. that will be a nice guest getaway for who ever stays with you. lovely. some where to relax & rest. (:

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  3. What a difference the light paint makes, it's a beautiful choice! I love that you're using what you have, as I am, and making it look wonderful in the process! Keep following your heart and you will adore the results!

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  4. I love the night stand..The room is coming along and looking awesome..Have a great day..

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  5. Oh yes! The room looks so fresh, Elizabeth. I love the creamy colors you went with. Lots of work, but so worth the effort.
    xxoo

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  6. It looks so good! I forgot that room didn't get alot of light, so the white curtains instantly lighten it up too.

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  7. It looks wonderful already!! I am looking for some rattan blinds for my living room.Sometimes jc penney has good sales on blinds.The color you picked looks fab.

    Kathy

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  8. Your guest room looks very fresh and cozy! You've done a great job with it. Have a great week.

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  9. Some of these linky parties are great for motivating us to get things done, Elizabeth! I love how far you've come in the guest bedroom already. Love the curtains out of the sheet. This would be a nice idea for my daughter who is on a very tight budget. Love the little side table, too.

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  10. YAY! I can now comment on your site again! I am so happy b/c yours was one I frequented the most! The pop up format works so much better! Dying to see what you do with your headboard. Decisions, decisions! andrea@townandprairie

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  11. Doesn't it feel good to get a big project like this done? I think it all looks great.

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  12. Love you mirrored window. Your room looks warm and cozy!!

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  13. Good for you, Elizabeth, your guest room is coming along beautifully. It is hard to follow your heart, I struggle with it, too. In the end, I always go back to what I loved to begin with, though.
    In fact, before we moved into our house, over three years ago, my heart said "I want creamy walls in my next home." My head said, "No, I'd best go with something really bright and sunny." Well, as you know, it will soon be painted a creamy color. I should have followed my heart.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. It's looking beautiful, Elizabeth!

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  15. Lookin' good Girl! It's a challenge to follow your heart AND your budget and time constraints, but I have full faith in ya :)

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  16. Hi Elizabeth! Your room is already looking sweet. It's so much work isn't it? But well worth it! thanks so much for your comment!

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  17. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my blog! Great re-do! This would be a perfect project to link up at our "impossibles" party today! Stop by and link up!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  18. BTW....I almost forgot to tell you that I really am glad you went with the white curtains!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  19. I love what you have done with the guest room. I have a very similar basement guest room that is in need of some work. I plan to use what we have too and fix things up with paint, etc. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Thanks for posting the perfect addition to our linky party!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  21. Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  22. I like that you went with your gut on those curtains - everyone has an opinion but in the end, it's what calls to us that matters. Wish I had a finished basement (my challenge was decluttering mine). The room looks fresh and I'm sure any guest wouldn't want to leave. Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities Challenge. Can't wait to see more. Following you on Linky Followers and GFC (gotta cover all the bases)!
    Kelly

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  23. What a great space! It looks lovely!

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  24. I think your curtain choice is perfect!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!
    Karah

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