Even though we have lived in our home for two years now, for some reason we have never gotten around to really finishing the guest rooms upstairs. That may be because they were always full of guests!
Last fall we finally completed a full revamp on this guest room using many of our Efex Mouldings.
The walls in the room were Benjamin Moore Navaho White, and the floors were washed in Annie Sloan Old White with a matte lacquer finish. The floors are soft pine and have held up perfectly over the last couple of years.
When we were working on how to style and set up this room, we wanted a sort of informal elegance. First we took the mirror that was our very first Efex project and paired it with a flip top table. The mirror is an antique that was purchased and first painted by my mother over 50 years ago. I very much enjoyed revamping it to make it go with out home. Next we used the tilt top table that had been in the study. It was the perfect size to fit in between the beds.
The twin beds went from failing veneer to shabby chic with the addition of our B1 and B19 bows, and SW3 swags. Samantha even did a video on how to get the look for the bed refresh. We added linen bed covers and Maine Blankets for some texture.
The French wrought iron day bed is dressed with an antique french quilt. It is now officially the “bear’s bed” home to our (my) collection of teddy bears.
The wall was a last minuet inspiration. About 6AM the day these photos were taken, I decided that we needed more color and texture against the beds. So I grabbed some French Linen Chalk Paint, mixed it with some glaze medium and went to work with a quick frottage technique. This wall from start to finish only took 1 hour.
To finish out the French look we added this wonderful chippy milk painted dresser and French chair.
The major accessory in the room besides the teddy bears is a lovely blue vase done by my friend Ingrid Flynn. We have a collection of her work, all very Scandinavian modern pottery, that always fits with any table top design. For art we added to original primitive oil painting.
Voila… simple French make over.