I just returned from a paint-free weekend and am happy to share my new guest room with you all! When we bought this house, we loved the idea of this loft area at the top of our stairs:
However, over the course of time we saw that it would be better used as another bedroom. "We" (like how I include myself in the equation, even though all I did was provide pizza and other snacks to the people who did all the work?) completed the half-wall, added a closet and a door. Here's a "during" view, with a shot of our friend James, who worked with my husband to get the job done:
I still plan on using the room for my sewing and other projects, so this table had to stay. Doesn't normally look this clean, though!
A shot of the lovely closet which now houses all my junk. Looks serene and organized from the outside, though! :)
The wall color is Valspar's "Shadow Blue," but with a twist. I put it on the wall and it was way too dark for me. So I bought a 3 gallon bucket and added 1 gallon of "Shadow Blue" to 1 1/2 gallons of plain white. If I could do it again I might even add 2 full gallons of white. Much better!
You might recognize the curtains, since they're made from the same toile material I used in the master bedroom, and the lamp on my work table, which is the twin to this one. Because you never know how you might want to use things differently in another house, I love to give myself options by having two or four of something. Pairs are good!
And with that, I am off to take care of my pair of children, who at this moment are dismantling our DVD collection, one by one. Have a great day!