Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Guest Room Update

I had mentioned earlier that I was re-doing one of our guest rooms. Every single piece of furniture in that room was made by my grandfather. It was first my fathers and then my bedroom furniture. Each piece has gotten quite a few layers of paint added to it over the years although I believe the main color has always been white. I was inspired by this nightstand DIY and I realized that I had that exact same stencil! I used it to stencil my pantry.

I started with the nightstand and stenciled the design with the same yellow paint that I painted my pantry with. I just marked the middle of the nightstand and worked my way out from there.
Close-up of the stencil:

Then I decided that the dresser should match the nightstand. I didnt want to just do the top so I decided I would just stencil the front of the drawers.

And the close-up:

I think it came out really well. I still want to add some pulls to the drawers but I haven't made my mind up on those yet. My overall design inspiration was this bedding from West Elm. I got it on sale, too!
I also picked up a pillow cover from West Elm while I was there....I just couldn't help myself. Then, of course there is the cute burlap pillow I made!
I'm really loving the grey and yellow color scheme at the moment, and I think this room came out really classic.


  1. I think you did a great job, def gave me another color scheme to think about when we move in two months.

  2. WOW Lauren, I absolutely love the stenciling. It's a classic idea!