Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gray and Yellow Guest Room Reveal

My guest room is finally ready for visitors! After my previous post about my guest room fails, I am much happier with how this room turned out! A lot of this room is DIY or something I put my own spin on.

I upholstered the headboard myself with a very soft velourish fabric. I also sewed my first pillow - the gray and white pillow on the bed! I have had several tutorials on using my mom's sewing machine in the past and this was the first time I plan to continue to use the skills.
I painted pretty much everything in this corner, except for the frame. The white chair was given to me by my grandmother in 1984. I call it my first DIY project because in college I painted it black and added puff paint gold glittery stars to the back of it! I love that I am now able to include this in my house!
My Good Will find that I painted with Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Love, love, love how this turned out, and how easy it really is to refinish furniture with this paint!

This is my previous hot glue gunned lamp shade I considered a fail. I simply moved it, so you can't see the inside as well! I love how that turned out.

I bought this end table new at Target in an espresso color and painted it with Paris Grey Chalk paint to match the rest of the room. I looked all over for an older piece but could not find anything and was under a time crunch. So I went with this and am happy with how it completes the room. On the night stand is my copy of Chronicles of Avonlea
signed by Lucy M. Montgomery that my grandma gave me and a piece of pottery I created.
I love all of the natural light into this room!

In the center is my mirror I made and cube shelves I spray painted white.
Writing this post I am realizing that I have a lot of character and history in this room, which I love! I love the color combo of white, gray and yellow, so this room is a favorite of mine!


  1. Great guestroom. The perfect the color combo. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  2. This came out beautifully. LOVE the colors! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :)

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on all next week!! I would love it if you would participate. More info here:

  3. Very sweet room! I love how everything is so calming, your guest are in for a treat! Your newest fan!

  4. this look lovely and elegant, very nice welcoming room for a guest
    would luv for our readers to see this at

    Thanks for joining the party,

  5. Love the duvet so bright and happy! You're right the room does have a lot of character. Gray job. Love the dresser too!

  6. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  7. This is such a beautiful room!!! What great work!! The details are perfect!