Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FrogTape®. All opinions are my own.
I mentioned before that I am participating in the FrogTape® Paintover Challenge™ where 5 bloggers go head to head making over a space in our homes. I made over our guest room which hadn’t been touched since we moved into our home 5 years ago. Now, you all will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite space and the blogger who wins will receive $10,000 for their favorite charity. (Mine is Dwell with Dignity and you can vote for me HERE!) The theme that I was assigned for this room was “feminine and free,” so my goal was to give the room a feminine feel without making it seem too “girly.” I opted to bring in a soft powder blue since it’s my favorite color, and paired it with neutrals like white, off white, and gold. Are you ready for some before and after pics?
Here is a pic of the space before (and you can see more sad before pics here).
And here it is now!
I used FrogTape® Multi-Surface to get sharp paint lines when I painted the walls a pretty powder blue color, and I used FrogTape® Delicate tape to get crisp lines on the floating desk I built. I opted to paint a geometric design on top, and you can see the entire tutorial here. (This technique could also be used on an existing desk if you don’t want to build one from scratch.)
I added gold removable wallpaper on the back accent wall behind the bed, and I love it. I actually first saw this wallpaper in a home that Dwell with Dignity made over and I knew right then that I had to use it in my home someday, so I’m excited that I finally got the opportunity! (P.S. I will share a detailed source list for everything in the room in a separate blog post soon!)
I picked up this night stand at a thrift store a few years ago and it had been sitting in our garage collecting dust ever since. I gave it a makeover and painted it a pretty powder blue, and I’ll share more details about it in another post since the before and after was quite dramatic.
I built a coordinating nightstand for the other side of the bed. Since they weren’t going to match perfectly, I did want them to complement each other by being similar in scale and painted the same color. I welded the base out of square tube steel and spray painted it bronze, and then built the top out of a combo of spruce and scrap pine. Unfortunately it’s super wobbly so I’m going to have to weld more support onto the base. (I tried to do it with the least amount of steel possible to save money but that was a bit of a fail. Ha!) I’ll share a tutorial after I fix it.
I added trim and to our existing IKEA curtain panels to dress them up while saving money by not buying new ones. (I did a “no sew” method and just used hem tape.) I also hung a large tassle on each curtain.
I tried to “shop our house” and incorporate as many things we already had into the room as possible since I did have a budget to stick to.
FrogTape® provided a $1000 budget for this room makeover. Here’s a budget breakdown for the room:
- Headboard – $150
- Light fixture – $100
- Wallpaper – $250
- Rug – $200
- Window Shades – $80
- Lamps – $80
- Bedding – $50
- Accessories – $40
- Paint – $50
I am so glad to have this room done and I love that it feels so much more welcoming for our guests. Now I need your help! Please head over to FrogTape® and CLICK HERE to vote for me! You can vote daily and if I win, I will get $10,000 to donate to Dwell with Dignity. And tell a friend! I can use all the help I can get.