Guest Room Gameplan

Bridget & CaseyMarch 10, 2016 Comments

Okay guys, we have some exciting/scary/overwhelming news! We are starting a big room makeover here on the blog…one that will be chock full of hardcore DIY projects, painting, and accessorizing.  For quite some time now we’ve been saying that we need to step up our game and tackle some more advanced projects, and we figured this spring was the perfect time to dive right in.

We will be working on my guest room over the course of the next 6 weeks.

And now you’re probably thinking…hmmmmm Casey’s guest room. Do we even know what this space looks like? No, no you probably don’t because it hasn’t made much of an appearance here on the blog. Here’s what it looked like with the previous owners… Augusta-Guest-Room-Before.30 PM Augusta-Guest-Bedroom-Before.27 PMThese pictures make the room seem waaaay bigger than it really is. In all honesty, it’s a tiny room that’s just about big enough for a queen bed and a slim dresser. I think the dimensions are 11ft x 11ft.
guest-room-before

guest-room-bed-bedroom-beforeWe had the floors re-done in here, we painted, and I added a bamboo window shade so guests wouldn’t be blinded by the sun in the morning. But besides that…this room has received zero TLC. Our poor guests have had to look at random decor, our internet router, and lots of messy cords. Not pretty.

guest-room-blank-wall-beforeLuckily, that is all about to change!

guest-room-doorway-beforeWe are giving this room a new life! We purchased some power tools (a miter saw & a pneumatic nail gun!) and we are getting started next weekend. We’re so excited about the potential of this space, but we’re also a bit freaked out because we vowed to do it all by ourselves. No professional help, no help from Bridget’s dad….just us rookies tackling this space all by our lonesome #gulp

guest-bedroom-closet-bed-beforeI have spent the last couple months dreaming & scheming of ways to make this space more stylish & functional and I think we have a gameplan!

Casey's Guest Room Inspiration

First on our list? We’re going to add a wood wall treatment behind the bed.

Bower-Power-Wood-WallImage via Bower Power Blog

This will require lots of cutting, nailing, caulking, and painting, but we are pumped! Once that’s done, we’re going to paint the entire space navy. Yes, navy. Eek! We’re going dark & moody. As gals who have mostly light grays all over their homes, this is definitely outside of our comfort zone. But we figure a guest room is a good spot to be a little more dangerous. We’re hoping it makes it feel cozy and inviting, and not like a dark, creepy cave. We’ll see how it goes.

Chris-loves-julia-fauxdenzaImage via Chris Loves Julia

On the other wall, we’re planning to build a large slim “fauxdenza.” Basically it’s floating kitchen cabinet shelves embellished with wood and pretty handles. I think it will be nice because it will have tons of storage without taking up too much space.

lesley-graham-navy-bedroomImage via Lesley Graham

And finally, we’re gonna jazz it up with new lighting, furniture, and accessories. Our theme is navy, black & white, gray, gold, and some wood tones. We’re excited to see how it all comes together.

guest-room-beforeSo what do you think? Are you excited to see this space come to life? We may need you guys to be our cheerleaders along the way, because this is way outside of our comfort zone.

Expect updates just about every week here on the blog. And be sure to check Instagram for lots of behind-the-scenes action, too! Bridget and Casey Signature

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  • shawnna griffin

    hey girls! I just can’t wait to see what y’all do with the room! Have fun!

  • Elaine

    Dunno if you’ve seen this, but Chris Loves Julia links to a wonderful website that does the planning for the wainscoting for you. Like how far the boards should’ve spaced, their lengths, etc. It is a super helpful tool. We used it about a month ago and there was joy all around.

    • Elaine, we did see that and you’re right it was soooo helpful! We were able to try out a couple “looks” to see how many boxes would look best on the wall.

      More on the plan for the design next week (let’s just say I’m happy my math-loving husband could help me with some of the measurements. Whoa!)

  • This is so so awesome! I can’t wait to see what you do! One of the bedrooms in the house we just bought is also tiny so I might have to “borrow” some of your ideas 😉

  • Summer Hogan

    Perfect plan!

  • Bower Power

    Oooh Looks like it’s gonna be awesome! Can’t wait to see it! Thanks for the link love 🙂
    xo – kb

    • Thank YOU for the inspiration! We can’t wait to tackle the wood wall next weekend!! =)

  • Heather

    SWOON! I am loving this direction!!!

    • We’re a tad nervous but SO excited!! Thanks Heather!

  • Erin

    ah i’m gonna have to find the name of the blue that i used for my living room wall. we (meaning I) tried a bunch of samples, and found the perfect navy. I was so worried that it was gonna be a black hole. but it’s PERFECTLY navy! I totally don’t usually share my pictures (not self promoting, but it gives you a good idea!) if you like the color, i can go look tonight to see what it is. https://www.instagram.com/p/-WqF2tGu2i/

    • It’s GORGEOUS, Erin!! Thank you so much for sharing. And loveee the geometric, colorful art.

      PS. it’s never self-promoting, we love being inspired by other spaces. Keep the pics coming!

  • I’m really excited to see what you come up with. Our spare bedrooms are on the smaller side. The room designated to be our guest room will only fit a Queen sized bed and maybe a dresser as well.

    I needed this post today. I worry a lot about how my house isn’t going to be “done” when I move in and it makes me really antsy. But this post reminds me that no one else has their house all together either the way that they want it and that’s okay! 😀

    • Exactly… we both struggle with these same feelings all.the.time, but we have to keep reminding ourselves that our spaces are never DONE and that’s okay. Sometimes the journey is the best part, right?!

  • Austin Schneider

    So excited to see y’all tackle the wood wall treatment! I have total faith in you, and seeing you go for it without outside help is uber inspiring. #girlpower

    • Awww thanks Austin! Fingers crossed we can get ‘er done and looking good in no time.

  • It’s going to be so beautiful! So excited to see the updates along the way!

    Visiting from LorimerLiving.Com
    XO, Jaclyn

    • Aw, thanks lady!! We’ll see how it goes… haha

  • Stephanie Austin

    Can’t wait to see how it turns out. The inspiration board looks awesome!!

  • Katie

    ooooh bring on the drama! Guest rooms and hall baths are great places to experiment.

  • Looking forward to seeing where this goes! I mostly do light colors too so going dark would scare me, but I’m sure you girls will make it great!

    • It’s scary stepping outside your comfort zone! Hopefully it will be well worth it.

  • Thanks for the inspiration as I have to repaint and declutter our guest bedroom as we prepare to put the house on the market.