Monday, September 23, 2013

Guestroom Makeover: Black & White Toile with Turqouise Furniture

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Are you ready for another guestroom makeover?!?! Remember the first one we did a couple months ago?  We are just as happy with this one.  

This is probably the fastest we have ever made over a room.  From our first meeting with the client to completion, this project only took a month.  That's pretty fast for us since we have full time jobs and are only able to do this on the weekends.  

We wanted to create a calm and soothing guestroom for the client.  Really all guestrooms should be a relaxing spot in your house...unless you don't like your guests.  We had the walls painted Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey.  This color is gorgeous!  It's a warm grey and is a great neutral.  It's exactly what we wanted since we knew we were going to be painting the furniture a bright turquoise. 

This room will be used as a guestroom/granddaughter room so the client wanted to add a pop of color with the furniture.  And doesn't every little girl love turquoise?!!?  I think this room is a great balance of fun and bright for little kids but still mature and appealing for any adult guests.

This is our second time using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and we are sold on this stuff!! The first time we used it we weren't so sure but we have definitely changed our minds.  About a month ago we attended a conference and had the opportunity to take two painted furniture workshops.  One with Miss Mustard Seed and Shaunna West and another with Barbara from ASCP.  These ladies are amazing and really know what they are doing when it comes to painted furniture.  They inspired us so much that we left the workshop wanting to paint any and everything that crossed our paths. 

We choose ASCP Florence for the chest of drawers.  First we did a base coat of ASCP in Paris Gray and then we painted the Florence on top.  Next we waxed this baby with the clear soft wax and then slightly distressed it around the edges.

ASCP Tip: Distress your furniture after applying the wax

The client also had a vintage trunk she wanted us to paint.  The great thing about Chalk Paint is you can paint almost every surface!  The trunk was made of wood but wrapped in metal.  The paint adhered perfectly!  We applied two coats then a coat of clear wax. 

For the wood pieces on the trunk we applied a dark wax to give them some dimension.  The metal hardware was painted metallic with Martha Stewart paint.  We mixed silver & gold to create this wonderful finish.
Installation day was quick & easy.  The homeowner already had all the bedding, bed set, and side table.  We simply brought in the chest of drawers, trunk, gallery wall frames, mirror and lamps.


Here's a picture of the finished room.  We love how it turned out.  It's a combination of traditional with contemporary elements.

You probably have questions for us on the gallery wall, huh?  Stop back in two weeks for a tutorial on hanging a gallery wall and our review of the Ikea Ribba frames.

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