Archive for the ‘guest room’ Category


has now gone to this, after $60 and six hours:

More tomorrow!  Gotta get the bathroom and kitchen cleaned tonight!

Read Full Post »

With houseguests arriving in two weeks, the idea of painting the guestroom has come up.  Nick is thrilled with the prospect of yet another potentially half finished project. 🙂

The guestroom in question is small and in dire need of some freshening up. Current state:

Like the toilet vent pipe there? Ha! Oh well…I like to think of it as a sign that converting this room into  bathroom (in 5 years…) won’t be too difficult.

I’m torn between two directions: all white or white walls with colored trim.

I love the all white look, but in past experiences when I’ve done this, I’ve found it seems to look much better in the pictures I takr than it looks in person. I’m also worried because most examples of this look include large south-facing windows that flood the spacewith great natural light.

photo via Remodelista

photo via Remodelista

The photo of our guestroom lies. It’s rarely that bright.

The other idea is minty colored trim.  No idea why – I just feel like trying it out. This color would have been perfect:


images via Apartment Therapy

Remodelista has a good photo:


Image via Remodelista

Unfortunately, they rec Farrow and Ball’s Cooking Apple Green paint to replicate the look. And while Farrow and Ball’s paint may indeed be the best paint ever produced…there is no way I can justify spending that much on paint.

 image via Frolic!

So the jury’s still out.  Not sure what to do, and I need to decide by Friday.  I think I’ll attempt at making a poll…


Read Full Post »