Guest Bedroom Retreat

When we first moved into our home, I wanted the right feel for each room. I loved the idea of a shabby chic guest room and I choose to go with a darker but soft blue tone in the room. I then kept all the furniture white and light allowing for a pretty contrast. Over the last year or so I have grown tired of the blue and have wanted to change things, or brighten things up a bit! I am so excited to share the finished look with all of you. I have included some before and afters for you with all the details on the new look. 

Enjoy

I have used so many different paint lines along the way but I decided to try out Canadian Tire’s new Premier paint line. I loved the range of whites that the line had and was excited to try out the so called ‘one coat coverage’, which totally worked btw!!

The product was extremely thick to apply however I was so impressed with how far a can could go and that the product covered the blue paint underneath in just one coat. It had very low to no fumes or smell and I also loved that it was local, Canadian and available in my small town.

I ended up choosing a colour called Mint White which was a very soft light white with a slight grey undertone and I am SO happy with the outcome. I love how much it has brighten up this space.

The guest room is directly across the hall from my master bedroom making it a space that I look into multiple times a day, so was very happy to add my favourite quote above the bed.

The print was made by the talented Jibe Prints.

I found this beautiful dresser a few years ago but it had no mirror. I hunted and searched until I  finally came across this stunner of a mirror that seemed to fit perfectly as a set. I knew right away that I couldn’t sell this one. It was a keeper.

I decided to add a big mix of pillows to the lovely ivory quilted bedding that is from Home Goods. The ‘Stay Awhile’ and Peony pillows are both from Linen and Ivory, while the bike and the large pink flower pillows are both from Homesense.

This amazing salvaged wood tray is from Vintage North! My FAV!

I made the pretty ‘Guest’ banner a long time ago using a black jiffy marker, a stencil, cloths pins, twine and vintage book pages. My old painting of the little girl is from talented and sweet Honey B’s at Home.

Most of the other decor that I have is garage sale and second hand store finds that I painted or altered to find my style.

The before and afters show just how much a coat of paint can make a difference!

Simple, subtle changes like the paint colour, thanks Canadian Tire, and the pillows have made such a difference in this space and I am so happy I finally changed things up! It is such a soft and refreshing space for my guest and myself to enjoy.

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