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An All-Star Room Makeover: Guest Bedroom + Office Nook

14 Mar

When we began work on this room last Fall, it had it all- bright yellow walls, a baseball ceiling fan and a sports wallpaper border (that was eerily still visible on the wall even after being peeled off.)  It was the catch-all room we never used- left over from previous owners.  Using pieces of furniture & art from around the house, we managed to pull off this remodel on a surprisingly low budget.  Below is the transformation from dingy and cluttered to bright, fresh modern guest bedroom & office nook- the perfect addition to our little nest!

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Resources of Note:

   – Bed made by John’s Grandfather
   – Nesting tables- hand-me-downs
   – Dresser, wooden chair & bedside table- thrift store finds
   – Modern Stacking Chairs- Target

   – Pendant light- diy (original lamp from Target)
   – Desk lamp- Good Works Furniture
   – White stick lamps- Target
   – Antique lamp on dresser- thrift store

   – Recent Sculpture, January 1967, Pace Gallery, New York by Ernest Trova
   – Orange and Red on Red by Mark Rothko, 1957
   – Make Art Not War poster by Shepard Fairey
   – Color Panels by Lisa

   – Benjamin Moore, Simply White


Plan A (1/2)

9 Mar

Our new kitchen chairs from Target’s Home Collection arrived this weekend.

We had initially planned to go with Arne Jacobsen’s Type A Dining Chair,
but decided on the Home Collection’s version for the wider range of color options.  Their arrival inspired FOUR straight days of re-nesting (master bedroom, guest room + office nook & kitchen.) 

Fortunately, we are so happy with the chairs & with all that we’ve done to the house this past week. I’ll be back next week with some of the updates.  From our nest to yours, happy weekend!