Thursday, June 7, 2012

Guest Room Makeover with Painted Wood Paneling

The guest room is now ready for visitors! When my mom comes to visit next week, it won't smell like urine or look like crap :).

We went from this:

To this:

We replaced the carpet, painted the walls and molding, and painted the wood paneling. It is one of the more dramatic changes we've made to the house and we love how it turned out.

To get a better idea of what we were working with, here's a clearer picture of the wood paneling minus the fancy burgundy carpet.

As mentioned in the last post, we sanded off the gritty build-up that was on the paneling and caulked the wide spaces between each board. We then painted 2 coats of Kilz primer followed by 2 coats of Olympic satin white paint. The same white was used for the molding (which was originally an off-white yellowy color). Here were the progress pictures of painting the wood paneling white.

We then painted the walls with 1 coat of Kilz primer followed by 2 coats of oops paint from Behr. Even now I don't know what the color is called, but it's a dark chalky blue that I probably never would have picked out myself. Can't beat a can of $7 paint versus $36 though! And I love that the color is a bit unexpected. Although it's dark and you may think it makes the small room seem even smaller, it's really lovely and still makes the room feel open.

Here's a close up of the painted wood paneling and walls.

The pictures don't really do the room justice and I'm not really great at decorating rooms, but I'm happy that the colors in the room tie-in well with some of my older furniture projects and finds. The headboard was an estate sale find I painted almost a year ago from this post. The side table was painted, mod-podged with vintage dictionary pages, and the broken knob was covered in twine. And the duck teapot turned lamp was a thrift store find. The hamper is the newest purchase from a nearby yard sale. 

Hope you can appreciate the changes as much as we do!

Love the Beasts,


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