I am ready to move onto my 2nd guest bedroom and I thought I would share our plan for it and a mood board. I only have two more rooms to do in this house, the kitchen and this bedroom. I purposely saved these two rooms for the end because they are going to be the most difficult to do. You can check out my other room reveals here, here, here and here.

This not so good picture was taken on the day we moved in. The door on the right is to the kitchen and the door on the left is the closet. I am standing in the doorway that leads to the bath and other bedrooms.

Guest Bedroom #2 Plans and Mood Board | Chatfield Court Besides being small, this bedroom has some big challenges. The first problem is that it has 3 windows and 3 doors in it. It is also a walk through room that connects the bathroom and bedrooms to the kitchen. If we had kids living at home this might be a larger problem but since we don’t, we just keep both doors open all of the time. Because it is a small room and we do use it as a walk through, there is no room for a standard bed. When we lived in Florida we had a similar type room and ended up getting a futon to use. It worked out well because we used it as a couch, and when we had guests, we could unfold it to make a bed. It is not the most beautiful piece of furniture that I own, but it does serve a purpose and it is very comfortable. I have been looking at daybeds and futons for a long time, and I have yet to find something that I love and that fits our space, so the one I have is staying for now.

The second problem we have is that the window wall has some major water damage to it. The chimney is on this wall and we think that water has seeped through the bricks by the roof and caused efflorescence, which is a chalky white residue, to appear on the wall. It is easy enough to remove with some hot water and a rag, but figuring out exactly where the water is coming in and stopping it is another thing. I have already removed some of the plaster that is damaged to see what  is underneath but that’s as far as I got. I think we may need to go all of the way to the studs to make sure there is no mold in there. Ugh.

Guest Bedroom #2 Plans and Mood Board | Chatfield CourtGuest Bedroom #2 Plans and Mood Board | Chatfield Court

Instead of worrying about patching the wall perfectly, I thought maybe we would try to use wood to make a planked wall. I would probably end up painting it because I have a large antique pine armoire on the opposite wall that is staying and, because the room is so small, I’m afraid that the pine of the armoire and the bare wood of the plank wall would close the room in. I’m still up in the air about the color too. I have a wool rug that I want to put in there and it has green in it so I could go with a pale green or just go with white. Most of the color in the room will come from pillows and accessories.

Guest Bedroom #2 Plans and Mood Board | Chatfield Court

  1. This is not the bed I have but I really like this daybed, unfortunately we need a full size and I think that it will be too big for the space.
  2. There isn’t space for end tables or night stands, so I have to do a standing lamp for extra lighting. I’m liking something brass for this room.
  3. The paint colors I have picked out are BM Silken Pine and BM White Dove. I’m not quite sure which one I will choose for the walls. I will paint the trim and doors the same BM White Dove I have painted throughout the house. I may end up painting the walls in White Dove and the ceiling in Silken Pine or vise versa.
  4. The wool rug is the Adeline rug from Pottery Barn (not an affiliate link).
  5. The wood plank wall that I would like to do on the damaged window wall.
  6. I have an antique pine armoire that I bought years ago when we lived in Macon, Ga. Love this piece.
  7. Since the futon cover is white, I want to bring in some color with pillows. I like the Jute Braid Pillow in Citrus from Pottery Barn (not an affiliate link; it is no longer sold in this color).
  8. I have one remaining boob light in this house. I would like to replace it with something like this. (not an affiliate link)

Now I just need to get moving on this room, when all I really want to do is go outside and work in the yard. 😉

I never heard of efflorescence before we bought this house. Have you? For those in the know, any tips?

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Now that I’ve finished my master bedroom, it’s time to move on to one of the guest rooms (I have 2). I thought I would try something different and make up a mood board so I can show you the plan for this room. Things may change along the way, but I will share everything that I change/do.

This room is one of my favorites because it has a big, lovely bookcase built-in and crown molding around the whole room. The room is small, just like all the bedrooms, but I can fit all the furniture that is necessary to make my guests (mostly my 2 girls that come home to visit) comfortable. I am starting with a room that has the same swine colored walls as all the other rooms in the house, but there are nice hardwood floors and really good natural light.Guest Room Mood Board | chatfieldcourt.com

I am going to use some bold colors in this room…teal (walls), lime green (lamp and accessories), and crisp white (bed linens, bookcase). I don’t want to spend a lot of money, so I will be searching Craigslist for things like a dresser, nightstand, and headboard. *Just a note that I am not affiliated with any of the products shown. They are items I found online that I like for my room.

  1. I will continue using Benjamin Moore White Dove for the trim (that I’ve used in all the other rooms so far), and I will also paint the bookcase with it. The walls will be painted something bold, like Benjamin Moore Slate Teal 2058-20. I’ve never painted a room this bold before, so it should be interesting. 😉
  2. I am going to go with simple bedding, white sheets and a grey coverlet with some pattern on it.
  3. This lamp looks like the lamp that I already have, which is the inspiration for this room, that I bought at Home Goods last year. The color makes me happy when I look at it and I wanted to do something fun with it.
  4. I bought a mirror just like these when I visited Denver in November. I’m hoping to use it on the wall. I also want to get some other artwork but haven’t found any inspiration for it yet. Any ideas?
  5. The bed…I have admired this bed for quite a while and, though I know I won’t be buying this exact bed for the room, I would like to find something similar. Maybe painted white?
  6. I already have a nightstand that is a few years old, and really, there’s nothing wrong with it. I would like to find something else…something simple like this lovely nightstand.
  7. I had grasscloth wallpaper in one of my rooms in my house in Florida, and loved it. I want to try to use it somewhere in this house and I thought maybe I could use it on the back of the bookcase shelves. It might be too much with the bold colors so I’m not sure it will be used this time around.
  8. I want to put some accents of green in the bookcase. I’m looking forward to decorating the bookcase.
  9. Since the bedding will be white and gray, I will bring some of the room’s fun colors into pillows on the bed…like this and this.
  10. I have a dresser in the room now but it’s really too big for the space, and we don’t need anything that big, so I am going to look for something smaller with simple lines…like this.

Ok, that’s the plan. It will be fun to see how well I stick to it. I’ve been thinking about this room since we moved in last July, so I’m pretty sure I won’t stray too far. You never know when you physically start a room what will happen, do you? I’ve got lots to do, starting with pulling out the cracking caulk around the ceiling. Fun times I tell ya (especially when you have to stand on a stool with a boot on your broken foot)! I will check in often with updates.

Have you ever used a mood board when you are redoing a room?

Happy weekend and hope you stay warm.