I couldn’t do it you guys. I thought maybe if it was a guest house, I could do color. If it wasn’t in my everyday vision I could live with it. I could live on the wild side, abandon my neutral palette, and use color in the guest house.
At least I gave it a go right?? I think it lasted 2 years, not bad for this girl!
So I have just been doing a little re-decorating in the guest house. Nothing major. That’s why I don’t ever spend much money on bold items that I could soon tire of. So I don’t have to feel guilty when I get sick of it:) So for those of you who are new to the blog, I thought I’d show you our quaint little guest house. I actually started out as a garage that we turned into a small living quarters. This is what it looks like on the outside. Man I can’t wait for that green to come back!
I made those fun window boxes last summer…
But recently I’ve been working on the inside. So here is how it looked for quite some time…
and don’t get me wrong. I did like the color. I should just know myself and know I can’t commit to color. So I sold the red nightstands at the Christmas Whimsy sale, as well as the lamps, and now I have this…
Well now that looks a bit more like allie style right??
It’s sad that this place stays empty quite often. Which is why its hard to put too much money into it. It’s used mostly for my parents when they come to visit. But we love company, so let us know if you wanna visit ;)
This cute little desk was a garage sale purchase I painted. Looking at these pictures now I realize it’s sitting backwards, there should be a little drawer in front. Oh well, I’m not going to re-take the photos now:)
The lamp is from Homegoods and the chair was an online auction win that I made a slipcover for. I love the functions of having a little desk as a nightstand, especially for guests and especially in a small space like this.
I fell in love with that driftwood “L” and picked it up at a local shop in town. Personal touches are the best:)
This nightstand I scored for 90% off at Hobby Lobby. It had a dark wood top and different hardware. so I sanded it down and white washed it. Don’t ever pass up a piece of furniture if it is the perfect size or shape. All aesthetics can be changed! And a chest of drawers again is such great storage for an area like this.
So here’s another before…
I also love that this space has almost panoramic views to the outside. You guys, you should lay in that bed in the fall when the maple tree outside engulfs the whole thing. *sigh*
And here was looking at the other end when we first started this project..
The chairs are light pink underneath! ha…but two slips and now they are cottage ready.
and I couldn’t pass up making one of these pillows after seeing them on pintrest, but of course I had to add some pom pom trim:)
I’ve had the mirror for a few years now and I found it at Gordmans. I added the rope to give it a more nautical look.
And here’s just a few more pics to show the rest of the space.
I must say, I think this meshes much more with my style now. All is well with the world now that we are back to neutrals:) There’s always things to work on and get. I’d love a head board some day and a platform for the electric fireplace to raise it up. But that’s how I like it, keeping things evolving and changing little by little:)
If you want to see what this “garage” looked like before, you can check that out here.