I am so excited to reveal our Guest Bedroom Redo!! We (and when I say we, I mean my husband and me as he did just about as much as I did for this project) have been working very hard to turn this room into something that we hope our guests will love! We decided to go with a Navy and Gold color scheme and now that it’s done, I can say that I love how the colors work together. You can read about my inspiration and design process for the room here. I can honestly say now that we are finished that the paint was BY FAR the easiest part of this room. Ever have a project where it seems nothing is going your way? Well that’s how this one felt. Odd-sized furniture, broken drill bits, clogged spray paint cans, droopy headboards, I could go on. I don’t know if we took on too many DIY’s or if the time frame was too short- but it seemed like so many things required 100 more steps than I thought- but more on that later… First let’s talk about the colors: The idea for the colors of the room came from an antique quilt that I found at a local shop last fall. I loved the blue and gold tones and thought it would make a great jumping off point for the room. I honed in on the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Traditional Twist color collection and between using that and the Chip It!® tool (you can see a full write-up of how it works on my previous post here), I was able to quickly settle paint colors. We painted the main wall in the guest room, SW 7602 Indigo Batik, then chose SW 7028 Incredible White for the rest of the room. Incredible White is actually a very light gray, and I think it gives the room a warm touch, as opposed to a very bright white. The paint was so easy to use. Two coats and it was done!! Even that dark navy color, I thought for sure that one would have taken several coats. We ended up buying 1 gallon of each color of paint and one quart of each color also. The quart paint can was perfect for cutting in and small detail work. It has a handle which makes it really easy to hold, which was great for cutting and detail work – it’s also great if you only want to buy a small amount of paint to test colors before you commit to a paint color. After the paint, things got a bit hairy as it seemed like nothing was working… We moved a desk from an awkward corner to another room. I measured it twice, but then we brought it downstairs and it didn’t fit… it was ½ too big!!! We cut a bit off of one end to get the desk to fit. To cover the electrical box in the room I used a large screen- we needed something that was easy to move in case we have to get to the electrical box in a hurry. For accessories, we ended up pulling from what we had around the house… I spray painted this lamp (previously brown) a glossy white and I hunted all over my house for white, navy and gold pieces. To build the bed we ended up using our two existing twin mattresses and buying a combo King bed frame and box springs. The two twin mattresses ended up being 5” shorter than the box springs. After a few days of thinking, we fixed this problem by building our own headboard. The foam of the headboard extends down behind the mattress and rests on the box springs, thus making the mattresses extend to the end of the box springs. For added comfort we put a memory foam topper on the two mattresses, in all we saved HUNDREDS of dollars building the bed this way… although it did require some extra effort (and lots of MATH!) The headboard (a DIY for that is coming soon!!) was made by covering a piece of foam with a rug runner. Most rug runners are 7 ft long and 2 and ½ feet wide, the perfect size for a headboard — And I LOVE the graphic pop the rug gives the room. We purchased inexpensive nightstands then added decorative knobs to the front. This project also turned out to be a bit more work than we initially thought- FYI, you need a special drill bit to drill through a mirror! The day bed got moved to another corner of the room (we frequently have multiple guests staying and decided that keeping the bed would be a good idea)… above it is one of my favorite features of the room. We spelled out WELCOME with a hodgepodge of letters that I have been collecting the last few months. Next to the WELCOME letters I added a chalkboard so we can leave notes for guests. Here are a few other shots of the room: Who’s coming to visit ??? Now it’s your turn: What room would you makeover with Sherwin-Williams? Leave a comment here to enter to win a $50 gift card to Sherwin Williams!!! Connect with Sherwin-Williams Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram
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Love the colors you chose and that Welcome!! Happy reveal day! Your space turned out wonderful.
I can’t wait to hear more about the headboard! I would redo our guest room. I’m totally inspired by you!
Love how it turned out! I also love the quilt at the foot of the bed– beautiful colors!
Wow! You guys should be professional home decorators! Lovely! I would redo my family room.
Julie @ On the Dot Creations says
My son’s room needs a major makeover. I could use some paint in there, for sure! 🙂 Your room turned out beautiful – so sophisticated and modern! I love the yellow pillow on the daybed and the screen you used to cover the electrical box – gorgeous!
Karen N says
My husband and I gutted our little master bathroom 3 years ago to re-do it top to bottom. Other projects and priorities came along and we still have not tackled it! It’s been empty and sadly used for random storage and a catch-all space since that time. As seems to be the way, projects for the comfort of kids, the whole family, or the guests come first. I would totally fix up our spot with Sherwin-Williams leading the charge!
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Melissa Mortenson says
I’m gonna hold you to it 🙂 Just a short plane ride (or two) away 🙂
Beautiful! My bedroom is always the last one to get attention, so it’s time for new paint. Your project really inspired me!
Beautiful room, I just love navy.
Love the navy wall and the idea of using a rug to cover the headboard. It turned out amazing!
I am also redoing a guest room, you gave me some great ideas.
my living room
Great job Melissa, I love the finished space. I think my favorite part of the room is a tie between the quilt and the headboard, and of course the fab yellow pillow 😉
Cheryl B says
My living room needs the Sherwin Williams’ touch!
Leigh Anne Borders says
I love the colors combination that you are using. Really nice looking. I love the headboard! I have certainly gained some inspiration from your blog post and can’t wait to look into doing some things.
The room is STUNNING, Melissa!! Using the pint can is such a good idea, the bold colors are balanced so well, good job!!!
Love it! The ideas, the DIYs, the paint colors – great! I think my dining room is overdue for a facelift.
What a gorgeous guest bedroom!! Your guests won’t want to leave :). I really like your headboard idea, so bright and happy. Have a restful day – Heidi
Betty Woodlee says
Your guest room turned out so well you may never get guests to leave! My sewing room could use a make over!
Love the navy and yellow. I’m going to be painting two bedrooms, I think the color for one is definitely going to be navy and white with yellow accents.
I need to makeover my living room because there is no paint or pictures on the walls. Winning this gift card would help buy quality paint!
Jennifer O says
Pick me, please!!! I’m in desperate need of a bedroom makeover!! My walls are toothpaste green and have never been repainted even when we moved in nine years ago!
Michele Marino says
Love it! I’d like to make over my bedroom…the color on it now is just awful!
I would make over my living room with Sherwin Williams.
Julie Spear says
This room looks just BEAUTIFUL – I LOVE gold and navy together!!! The end result was definitely worth the effort! I love your color shoices, and htat dark blue on the wall is genius! all of your accessories tie together perfectly as well, and OMGosh that quilt is so gorgeous, I can see why it was the inspiration! The day bed is so pretty too, so smart to keep that in the room! I would LOVE to re-paint my kitchen… I made a BAD color choice in there, and it desperately needs re-done!!! I can’t believe how gray that “Incredible White” is, so pretty I may have to add that to my paint color pin board. Thanks for the inspiration…going back to look at all of your pretty pictures again…julie
D Schmidt says
I would makeover my laundry room, its rather depressing!
capturing joy with kristen duke says
that’s a great navy! I need to find a good blue for my guest room, too. love this look!
Amy S says
Our master bathroom for sure! It really needs a new coat of paint…the pale green in there is so boring!
Melissa, congratulations. The room is beautiful. I love navy – it’s one of my all time favourite colours. Where did the lamp with the glass/gold base come from? it’s stunning with the striped shade.
veronica v says
I need to redo my bathroom. It is outdated and I want to make it look more modern.
Tabathia B says
I would make over my bedroom
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maria cantu says
I’d like to redo our bedroom.
Betty C says
I love what you did with the room makeover. I’d like to do something interesting with my living room. It’s well past due for a change.
Betty C says
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erica best says
i would make over my living room
erica best says
Where are the nightstands from?
Melissa Mortenson says
Dana N says
What color carpeting is that? I’m redoing my bedroom, and am having trouble matching my navy wall color to a carpet.
debbi S. says
I also have a guest bedroom in navy/indigo and yellows/golds. You might consider Krylon spray paint in Indigo and paint your daybed. I think you will like the pop it will give against the wall. I did this with a very old iron bed in our guest bedroom, as well as a dresser, and bookcase, and some frames on the yellow walls. Some furniture I painted in matte, some in gloss, just to give some variety. Your room looks great. I really love that screen too.
Ashley Brissel says
I was wondering where you got the glass with gold lamp with the navy and white stripe shade?
Melissa Mortenson says
It’s from Target… I got it last year but I think it might still be online.
Mindy Beesley says
Love the Navy and white contrast. The yellow ties it all together.