Progress Report: Guest Bedroom

In preparation for our first overnight guests at the end of the month, I am finally getting around to painting the guest bedroom.  I chose this room as the guest room because it is on the back side of the house and is across the hall from the spare bathroom.  The room had a circus tent mural on one wall and four elephants painted on the opposite wall.  I started by sanding them down, then applied two coats of primer.  I liked the paint color the previous owners had used in the main floor bedroom, so I found the old paint can in the basement and had it color-matched at Sherwin Williams.  The inspiration color is Roaring Mountain by Ralph Lauren.

This room is bigger than either of the spare rooms at our first house and it has two windows, which provide nice natural light.  I had one of these curtain panels at the old house and luckily Target was still carrying them by the time we moved and I was able to order a few more.  It turns out that they are a little long in this room because of the large crown moulding. Even though I hung the curtain rod brackets flush to the bottom of the crown, the curtains still puddle a little.

This room is on the back side of the house, so anyone staying with us will have this nice private view from the window.  Not a neighbor in site.

There are a few changes that I would like to make over time in this room:

  • Hang white roman shades behind the curtains (Summer 2014)
  • Install new curtain rods and finials (Summer 2014)
  • Trade the full size mattress for a queen size (Spring 2015)
  • There is enough room for a larger, more comfortable chair and maybe a little desk
  • Add a ceiling fan (and scrape the popcorn texture from the ceiling)
  • Replace one of the panes in the smaller window that has a crack (December 2014)
  • Add a floor lamp to the corner with the chair

Here is how it looked when we moved in:

From the listing:

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