Sunday, August 26, 2018

My Guest Room and Simple Decor thru the Year

Its amazing how one room in the house can change in just a years time! Before last years renovation of the guest room, I guess it had been a few years since I had changed it up. This is what it looked like before last year.
 I guess not too bad, it was really dark with gray walls and ceiling. I had the twin beds together in this photo to make a king size bed, win win for a guest room. I wanted to change things up and make it lighter and brighter, but I also wanted a black wall! So I got to work!
In order to go light and bright with a black wall, I opted to go with Pure Ultra
white by Behr on 3 walls and Cracked Pepper by Behr, to be found at your local Home Depot, for my dramatic black feature wall. After all was painted, it seemed that the black wall needed some oomph, so I did a stencil technique on the wall.

 Just in case you want to know how I did it, well I am going to tell you! I bought my wall stencil on line at, used 3M spray glue so it would stick to the wall, used a foam roller, and clear gloss Polycrylic by Minwax. Blue painters tape is also needed.

 As you can see, it gives it just a subtle tone on tone pattern and texture, and that is exactly what I wanted! It is also super easy!
I wanted to also incorporate some shiplap into the space, but because our house is of a different era and I didn't want to have shiplap permanently on the wall, I opted to put it on the headboards instead. It was another easy project, just using 1x6 inch pine boards that are nailed and glued into place. Here is the result!

 This is my favorite room in the house, I must say! It is so much fun to decorate with all the seasons and holidays! With simple changes of pillows and throws, it is constantly getting changed and photographed for my Instagram account, @theoldhouseonmain!!
For those who just like to look at the photos, I know you are out there, here are a few with the changes of the seasons and holidays, ENJOY!

 FALL 2017


 EASTER 2018

Guest rooms are the perfect place to have some fun with decor! I was going to have a photo of what it looks like now, but I am kinda in the middle of seasons and I have had some family stay here and actually use it, so it is not really even decorated right now! You will have to check my Instagram account in a couple of weeks to see what I am going to do this year for Fall decor, and I hope I know myself by then!! If you have any questions, just let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!  XO, Margy


  1. Love this space! How did you make the beautiful shiplap headboards?

  2. Yes, I would like to know also. Great job!

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