The room had been painted with a bright white (Dutch Boy® Refresh® Paint in Waimea White, DW44) and was ready for a little stencil action! Like I said earlier, I wanted this room to be able to transition into a room that matches Vita’s personality and the room décor she has now. We chose a stencil color called Faded Coral A9-3, by Dutch Boy, that can work with the adult décor we have in the room now, but doesn’t look childish or feminine.
After playing around with a few ideas, I decided on a simple graphic pattern involving square outlines with a few that overlap. See below!
After attaching the squares to the wall, I outlined each square with blue painter’s tape and painted the negative space with Dutch Boy’s Faded Coral
I wanted the wall to seem open and uncluttered, so chose to only overlap a few squares on the wall. And here’s what it looks like now:
CUH-ute! I couldn’t love how it turned it out more than I do. The overlapped squares look even better in person!
Once the paint was dry, we cleaned up the room and brought in some furniture! (Including a DIY bed that I’ll be sharing the how-to later this week!) Here comes the picture overload! Ready yourselves!
Voila! A room I actually want to walk into now!
The cushion on the bed is 6 feet long, and we extended the bed about 15 more inches beyond that to act as a side table to place plants, books, and beverages on. We’ll be sharing the how-to for the bed later this week! I’m pretty excited about it because it has some secret storage compartments inside! A perfect storage solution for spare blankets, bedding, and odds & ends.
The guest room is also acting as a mini-office, so we equipped it with a simple desk and some colorful decor like that giant & gorgeous print by Reality & Retrospect!
Angled table legs make this IKEA dresser feel a little more MCM and we filled the cubbies with wooden storage bins to hide any unorganized storage.
I believe flowers make every space better, so I snipped a few poppies from our garden and placed a handful of single-stems in an arrangement on top of the dresser. They just scream happiness!
Look how far we’ve come! This is what the room used to look like when you walked in.
And the current view today!
A huge HUGE thank you to Dutch Boy Paint! We absolutely love this space and feel so proud that we did it all on our own. Dutch Boy Paint recently rebranded and has a new website with alllllll the fix-ins for a beautiful space! Take a tour around the site and play around with the color visualizer to see how different colors will look in your home!
I’m obsessed with this room and feel like I won’t need to bribe people with money to come and stay with us anymore. This room will do the trick! Now, who wants to come for a visit?! Be sure to check back this week to see just how we whipped up that snazzy new daybed!
**This post is in partnership with Dutch Boy Paint, a company that believes in quality paint for quality projects. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Proper creating!
concept, design, & photography \\ Lexy Ward