Guest Bedroom Reveal

I can officially cross the guest bedroom off of the to do list because I am finally done…well 95 percent done. I have been busy caulking, sanding, painting and decorating and I am ready to share the results with you. I still have one wall that I’m not done with and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, but I’ll figure it out sooner or later. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Finding the right pieces to add to a room always takes time.

Guest Bedroom Reveal |

This room is one of the nicest in the whole house with a beautiful built-in bookcase, crown molding and great natural light. The negatives are that it doesn’t have a ceiling light, it’s on the (very) small side and there were some large holes and an ugly outlet in the middle of one of the walls. We weren’t going to add a ceiling light right now and I can’t do anything about the size, but we could fix the large holes and ugly outlet in the middle of the wall.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

I started this room redo by making my very first mood board. The green lamp was my inspiration color and I knew that I wanted to try something different and go a little bold with the paint.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

The first project I tackled was to remove all of the cracked caulk around the ceiling and the bookcase and to recaulk.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield CourtNext, Mr. Cยฒ worked on moving the electrical outlet for me and replacing the other faulty outlets.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield CourtAfter we finished patching the humongous holes in the wall, it was time to paint.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield CourtFirst I painted the ceiling and then it was onto the crown molding and the bookcaseNext came the good stuff…color on the walls, and I ended up choosing Martha Stewart Plumage, mixed in BM Regal. I almost chickened out going that dark and bold but I’m glad I didn’t  because I love it, the room gets a lot of light and there is a large white bookcase so it doesn’t seem dark at all.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

As far as furniture goes, I ended up using pieces that I already had. The antique iron bed was found 2 years ago at a flea market. We just cleaned it up and spray painted it silver but I may end up changing it. I had a big dresser on the one wall that was going to be replaced with a smaller one but I’m not sure if I want to put anything there again. It’s a small room and it’s not an absolute necessity to have one so I’m undecided. I also redid the nightstand that I had with paint sticks, I wrote about that here, so there was no need to replace it.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

Some simple, classic, white bed linens, fun accessories for the bookcase (still tweaking that), a mirror for the wall along with some vintage travel posters, and new hinges and door knobs.

Enough of my jabbering, I give you the guest bedroom reveal!

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

It was difficult for me to put up this picture because bookcase styling is not one of my strong suits so please be kind, I’m always still working on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

This post is running long so I will share my source list next time.

Guest Bedroom Reveal | Chatfield Court

So what do you think of the dark color? Have you taken the plunge and painted a room a bold color when you weren’t sure about it? 

 Thanks so much for reading!


Shares 425


  1. Sunday,April 6, 2014 / 7:34 am

    I love the room and the nice color. My dining room was navy blue until a few years ago and we loved it. I love the built in bookcase. What a nice feature to have.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,April 6, 2014 / 9:51 am

      Thanks Kim. I am loving it, more than I thought I would. I love the bookcase too but styling it for a blog post…not so much. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I appreciate your visit.

  2. Carisa
    Sunday,April 6, 2014 / 10:19 am

    This looks so incredible! I love the bold colors. Also, the Denver and San Francisco pictures are a cute tribute to your kids ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Sunday,April 6, 2014 / 10:22 am

      Thanks Carisa. You are one smart cookie! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I see that you got your smiley face to work. So great of you to stop by.

  3. Wendy
    Sunday,April 6, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Gorgeous job! Love the color. I’m usually a little scared of playing around with bold shades of blue, but I’ve been thinking about going for it for a while now. This inspires me even more…and the bookcase looks great!

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 1:02 am

      Thanks so much Wendy! It is scary to paint a bold color but I just figured if I didn’t like it I would change it. Hope you go for it. Thanks for the bookcase compliment, it’s much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 1:03 am

      Thank you Jennie. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Monday,April 7, 2014 / 5:19 am

    It looks wonderful, and any guest should feel very special staying there. We painted our living room a very dark blue about 15 years ago. It came out nearly purple though! We repainted that one quickly! Your color is really pretty. Take care – Dawn @ We Call It
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly – join us!

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 9:38 am

      Oh no Dawn. It’s not fun to put the time in painting a room and it doesn’t work out. Thanks so much for the lovely comment.

  5. Monday,April 7, 2014 / 8:20 am

    LOVE that wall color! If you have great natural light, I think a strong wall color is so pretty! The green accents are perfect and it’s just so cozy and clean looking! Great job!

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 9:40 am

      Thank you Abby. Green is my favorite color so I am glad that I could use it with the teal/blue walls. So glad you stopped by.

  6. Monday,April 7, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    This turned out just gorgeous!!!
    LOVE the built ins and love the wall color – just beautiful!
    Visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks so much Suzan for the lovely comment and for visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

  7. Monday,April 7, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    Oh I love this room, it is stunning. The buildins are fabulous and such pretty colors and accessories. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 8:18 pm

      You are so sweet, thank you Marty. I always appreciate that you host Inspire Me every week.

  8. Monday,April 7, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    Wow! You have been busy! Love the color and the wood detail on the side of the nightstand. So cool. Would love for you to come over and share at The Makers (tues. at 8am est) over on my blog Hope to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 7, 2014 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you, Corey, for the nice comment. I will be sure to head over to the Makers on Tues. morning. Thanks so much for the invite and for visiting Chatfield Court.

  9. Tuesday,April 8, 2014 / 9:39 am

    Wow!! What a lot of work. The colors are so bold and lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,April 8, 2014 / 9:44 am

      Thanks so much Kathi! I appreciate you visiting.

  10. Tuesday,April 8, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    This looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,April 8, 2014 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much Shanice. I will certainly check out your link party.

  11. Tuesday,April 8, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I love this shade of blue on the walls! Commiting to such a dark hue is scary but wow…it looks amazing. What you did to the nightstand with paint sticks blows my mind. It looks great.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 9, 2014 / 1:30 am

      Thanks Tina! It is scary committing to a dark hue but now that it’s done, I’m glad I did it. The nightstand was a fun project and I like that it was free. ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t have any real expectations before I did it, but I love it too. I’m so glad you stopped by and appreciate your comment.

  12. Shirlee
    Tuesday,April 8, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    What a pretty room, very crisp and clean with the bold blue and white woodwork. The blue is very similar to the colour I painted my husband’s office. It took some getting used to even though I like to see colour on the walls, but now I can’t imagine it any other way.
    Great choices on the artwork and accessories too.
    Giving the room a complete makeover was a lot of work, I’ll be you’re glad that’s over with. Now, what’s next? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 9, 2014 / 1:57 am

      Hi Shirlee. Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I was nervous to put the color up but I loved it as soon as it was done. I’m glad the room is done but the next room, my 2nd guest bedroom, has some major wall issues to deal with. Ugh…not looking forward to it. I hope to share a mood board for it soon. I always appreciate your visit.

  13. Wednesday,April 9, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    We just redid our guest bedroom and chose a similar color scheme with navy blue and vibrant greens. The shelving unit in your guest room is to die for! And you styled it so perfectly! Love it all!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 9, 2014 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Nicole. Your guest room is so pretty. I especially love the color of your bedding.:)

  14. Wednesday,April 9, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    That’s a really nice wall color. Love the green accents too! Great job!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,April 10, 2014 / 12:16 am

      Thank you so much Kahli! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Friday,April 11, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Gorgeous! I love the deep blue walls with white trim and pops of lime in the accessories. Thanks for sharing!


    • Kristi
      Friday,April 11, 2014 / 10:13 am

      Thank you Alison. I really love the space.

  16. Saturday,April 12, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    I love the color you used on the walls & those built ins are fab!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    • Kristi
      Sunday,April 13, 2014 / 2:02 am

      Thanks so much Angela! The built-ins are my favorite thing in my house. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 14, 2014 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks so much for the feature Kathryn! What a great way to start the week.:)

  17. Monday,May 5, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    I really love the blue wall color paired with the green accents – it looks great! We just finished our master bedroom in a similar color of blue and I paired it with mustard yellow and gray. I love this color combo just as much. Also I think your bookcase styling looks great. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 5, 2014 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks so much Haeley and I appreciate the bookcase styling mention. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your color combo sounds great too. I’m going to head over to visit you right now.

  18. Kristi
    Monday,June 30, 2014 / 11:54 am

    Thanks Denise!

  19. Judy
    Tuesday,August 26, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    Wow, you did a lot of hard work with wonderful results. Love the teal walls, so dramatic with the built ins. Any guest would love to stay there. (BTW, original location of outlet before it was moved cracked me up. I can just see someone standing against the wall, blow dryer in hand, no mirror in sight!)

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,August 26, 2014 / 9:35 pm

      Hi Judy. So glad that you liked my guest bedroom. It was a lot of work but I’m really loving the results.

      Isn’t the original location of the outlet funny? Don’t know what in the world the previous owners were thinking but I love your vision cracked me up.:)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *