Monday, November 19, 2012

Project: Guest Room {Wall Map}

So if you've been following along at all, you have probably been wondering what is going on with our guest room redo. Am I right? 

Well, it is coming along and I have just a few little additions to make and I will give the final reveal.

But first, let's recap a sec. Below is a picture of the room before as well as a list of what was working, what wasn't working, and the goals I had for the room.

Goal: Give the room a cozier feel with color and texture

Action Step 1: Paint walls-remove blinds and outlet covers, etc. Patch holes, tape if needed.
Resources Needed: 1 gallon of Valspar's "Night Light", painter's tape, screwdriver, nail hole filler, paint roller, paint tray, drop cloth

Action Step 2: Planked Focal Wall--measure/cut boards, find/mark studs on wall, water down paint, stain wood, hang boards. 

Resources Needed: 17 (1x6) pine boards, stud finder, level, straight edge, saw, 1 quart of Benjamin Moore's "Hearth Stone", rag, paint cup, water, stir stick, finishing nails, hammer

So this is where I last left you. The room was painted and the plank wall was installed. Read how to do this on the previous post here.

The other goals that were listed on the picture have almost all been achieved (I'll show you the whole room soon...possibly tomorrow depending on what I get done. :)

Today I wanted to show you a project I started working on for one of the guest room walls. Not sure how this idea really came to me but it has evolved quite a bit and I think I'm going to like it.

I found this framed bulletin board at Home Goods for $30.

I then blew up an image of the United States and had my hubs print it out on 
his ginormous plotter. (He works from home as you may have guessed.)

It was a tiny bit distorted but I outlined the edges and 
wrote in the state names in black ink. 

Then I attached it to the bulletin board with thumb tacks and washi tape.

Then I cut a bunch of little tags out of white cardstock and added washi tape to the edges. (You know, to make them cute! )

They will be kept in a little bucket with a pen and thumbtacks so that guests can record where they are visiting from.

Starting with us. :)

One more project down. Stay tuned for the whole reveal...

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  1. Cute idea!! It will be so fun to see where all the washi tape tags end up!

    1. Thanks Candice! Not that we have that many guests but all of our family lives in different states so it should be fun! :)

  2. i really like this, been looking for a USA map myself but they're a little pricey :(
    yours turned really great!


    1. Thanks Rea! That's what I was thinking about the map. So we made our own. :) It'll do for now anyway. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Love that planked wall! At first I thought it was wallpaper. And that pale blue is really pretty for it, too!

    1. Thanks Anja! I'm really happy with how it turned out! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. That plank wall is fantastic! Cannot wait to see the final reveal. Love the bulletin Home Goods. Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thanks Kathryn! Finally got the room done--and just in time. Thanks for stopping by!




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