Guest Bedroom Plans + Bench Makeover

June 24th, 2013

It was a busy DIY weekend around here, we finished up the tongue and groove wall in my friend’s dining room on Saturday (which I’ll share next week), assembled and painted a set of bookcases, and I also finished a bench makeover I’ve been meaning to get to for a few weeks.

I’m upgrading the guest room that also serves as our oldest daughter’s room when she’s home from college during the holidays and summer months. I’m making a few changes to the previous more youthful turquoise palette and changing it up with sophisticated combo of cool navy and raspberry with touches of warm brass.

guest bedroom makeover

I love a bench at the end of the bed for extra seating, or as a place to toss clothing or set down an overnight bag. I found the perfect size bench with curved detail on Joss & Main a month ago and purchased it with every intention of changing it to make it fit the space, which is what I did.

bench before and after


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BOTB 6.21.13 – Early Weekend Edition

June 21st, 2013

Hiya friends! Announcing a small scheduling switcheroo – this summer I’m committed to spending the weekend (mostly) offline so I’m moving ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ to every other Friday, rotating it with ‘Weekend Reading’ on opposite weeks, leaving you with a roundup of inspiration on Fridays. Enjoy these amazing spaces and projects in the continuing series highlighting the best we spy in DIY and design!

Matthew Mead worked his magic on a sweet girl’s room, take the full bedroom tour on his blog.

fit for a princess bedroom matthew mead


A beautiful guest room is upgraded with modern touches at Life on Virginia Street.

guest bedroom lifeonvirginastreet


Colorful and fun, take a tour around this modern nursery designed by Jessica at Oh I Design for a client, complete with geometric accent wall and orbit chandelier.

nursery ohifriends


Don’t miss baby Sullivan’s nursery over at Jessica Sloane, finished in soothing neutrals.

neutral nursery jessicasloane


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