Guest Bedroom #2 Update

My last post was really long so I am going to try to make this one quick and painless. In between working on the yard and messing up entryway benches, I have been slowly redoing our 2nd guest bedroom. I shared with you my ideas and mood board here so I’ll just give you an update of what I’ve done. Just to give you a visual, this is where we started…

Guest Bedroom Update | Chatfield Court.comSmall space, “swiney” beige walls, 3 doors and 1 window wall…oh and water damage on the window wall. In my last update I had painted the ceiling, all of the trim and doors, and I fixed some of the water damage on the window wall and painted that wall BM Gray Owl at 50%. I also put up 2 large swatches of paint color.

Guest Bedroom Update | Chatfield Court.comLast weekend was spent putting up the crown molding and working on the lighting in the room. We put crown up in the master bedroom earlier this year and I have a tutorial on how we did it here. We were able to do it a lot faster this time around since we knew how the crown should lay. This week I’ve been busy caulking and using wood putty on the nail holes, which actually takes longer than putting the crown up.

Guest Bedroom Update | Chatfield Court.comWhen we did the crown we also put up one row of the planks, since we had the compressor hooked up and running.

Guest Bedroom Update | Chatfield Court.comYou can see the Kilz primer on the wall on the right. I need to prime it one more time and then I can put a coat of the BM Gray Owl 50% on it. I also worked on lighting. There are 4 recessed lights and a center ceiling fixture in here. The recessed lights had silver covers around them and I wanted something that blended into the ceiling more. I took them apart, sanded them, and painted them white. I also made a center fixture out of pieces of this antique beauty that I got from Goodwill for $5. I can’t wait to show you what it turned into. 🙂

Guest Bedroom Update | Chatfield Court.comSo that’s where we stand with this guest bedroom. I’m hoping that I can finish puttying the crown so I can paint it this weekend. Then we just need to put up the rest of the planks and paint the walls…and make a bed. Still lots to do.

What kind of treasures have you found at Goodwill lately? This is only the 2nd time I’ve gone in and found something that I could use.


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    • Kristi
      Wednesday,July 16, 2014 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks Jenni! I need to put them back together and then I’ll show them. Didn’t get to do it in time for post.

  1. MaryJean Zajac
    Thursday,July 17, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished room, you have me intrigued with the planking . . . hmm.

    Been off from work this week, I don’t like to say “vacation” because people always ask, “Oh, where are you going?” Tell me what’s wrong with just staying home once in awhile and just puttering around the house. To me that’s a vacation! Anyway, have been doing lots of things that needed finishing and I’m happy with my progress. Will send you a private pic when things are done.

    Goodwill, I love! Not only do I find things for myself, it’s a place I go to for my Etsy shop, especially when the estate sales don’t have anything.

    • Kristi
      Friday,July 18, 2014 / 2:42 am

      Hi MJ. I am hoping the planking will look ok. I think once it’s all done it will be good. Fingers crossed.
      So glad you got to enjoy your “staycation”(nothing wrong with staying home) and you got some of your projects done. I would love to see some pictures when you are done.
      I don’t have great luck at Goodwill. Like I said in my post, I’ve only found 2 things that excited me. I do admit though that I’m not a regular visitor. That’s probably the reason for my bad luck. Glad it’s been good for you. I’ll keep going though…you never know.
      So good to hear from you. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your time off work.

  2. Thursday,July 17, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    It looks great…looking forward to how that light fixture will be transformed into!

    • Kristi
      Friday,July 18, 2014 / 12:27 am

      Thanks Amy! I just finished it today and can’t wait to share it.

  3. Shirlee
    Saturday,July 19, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    For me, the worst part of any DIY is filling nail holes and caulking. It’s tedious and boring and I don’t always get a nice smooth finish but unfortunately it’s gotta be done. I’ll bet you’ll be glad to get another room makeover crossed off the list. I’m looking forwards to your planked wall and reading about what you’re using. I’ve used the beadboard planks (vertically) but want to do horizontal planks on the walls leading to the basement and into the laundry area. Hopefully a winter project.
    I haven’t done much thrifting since moving to the city but I have several thrift stores to choose from now, even some within walking distance. I did venture into an antique shop last week that had more junk than “antiques”. I bought two small shells but I’m always on the lookout for interesting lighting or other neat finds. Oh and I did find a couple of pairs of pants at Value Village that I can wear at work. One pair still had the labels on them and I think I only paid 10 or 11 dollars for both.

    • Kristi
      Monday,July 21, 2014 / 1:24 am

      I agree Shirlee…filling nail holes and caulking is the worst. I will be so glad to get this room crossed off the list. I knew this one was going to be one of the toughest. Unfortunately, the toughest room is yet to come…the kitchen.
      This is the first time I have done this kind of wall treatment. I hope it matches what I see in my mind. 😉
      It sounds like you’ve had some good luck thrifting. I think the idea is to go often and I just can’t do that. That’s great that you are within walking distance.
      Thanks so much for your visit Shirlee, and for your comment. Have a great week!

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