A couple of weeks ago, one of our college friends & her husband were planning on crashing at our house for a wedding in town. I hadn't done a project in a while, & thought it'd be fun to work on the guest room. The tiny guest room. The one that we hadn't quite got around to finishing 4 years ago when we gutted the basement. Oh, & I only left myself a week to get it done. Pro. cras. tin. a. tion.
This was the mood board I came up with for the room...rustic/cottagy, in charcoal, coral, & light blue.
Here's a quick layout of the basement so you can get your bearings - & see how small the room really is - 9x12 - only enough room for a full-sized bed - cozy! (The guest room is highlighted in blue.)
We tore out everything down to the block walls. There was NO insulation behind that paneling...brr! I bet it was freezing in the Minnesota winters. Below is the "naked" guest room - & my brother & dad working hard at demo.
We framed up everything, insulated it, & hung new drywall. It's slowly getting better!
We painted it a deep charcoal gray, added recessed lighting & bead board paneling in the bump-up by the windows, laid carpet, & hung crown at the ceiling line.
Then we let it sit like that for 4 years. Without the windows trimmed out, no return vent, & three pieces of crown lying on the floor waiting to be hung up. Embarrassing. It seems like the little things are the hardest to complete sometimes. :)
On the list before our guests arrived:
Trim out windows, caulk, & paint trim white.
Hang remaining crown.
New return air vent.
Build a headboard of some sort (pallets?) & purchase a frame.
Create some fun art.
Purchase &/or make bedding.
Move in furniture & accessorize.
And just because I can't wait to share it - here's a sneak peek of the whitewashed pallet headboard I made...all by myself...the night before & day of our guests arrival. Nothing like the last minute! :)
Stay tuned for the full room reveal later this week!