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...