Our Guest Bedroom transformation continues! After deciding upon a plan and then painting our room, we went forth with installing the showstopper in the room: the bead board accent wall! We love bead board and have already installed it on the back of our kitchen island to great effect and popularity! But we liked it so much in our kitchen that we decided that the bead board needed a sequel….so why not the guest bedroom? Since we had one wall in particular that was such a bold color (Glidden’s Spiced Gingerbread if you’re curious), we also thought it would be a good idea to temper all of that bold color with something very classic, crisp, and clean, so we felt beadboard would be the perfect solution! I also loved the idea of incorporating what is known in the Craftsman style as a “plate rail”. It’s actually very similar to a chair rail, except it’s raised higher on the wall (about two-thirds of the way up the wall)so that you can display (duh!) plates and other trinkets! Typically they’re put in dining rooms, but I just had an inkling that putting it in a bedroom would look tres-chic! Kind of like the inspiration photo below:
So we decided to do just that! Only instead of a knotty pine finish, we decided to paint the beadboard white and instead of putting it all around the room, we’d take inspiration from the photo above (and others on the internet) and simply do it on one wall. Hence, our Guest Bedroom looked a little unfinished once we finished painting last week:
Well, here’s what it looks like as of now…after our Ben-Gay inducing transformation and without the benefit of sunshine to brighten things up a bit:
Isn’t the beadboard-plate rail combo just dee-lish? And doesn’t it just provide a certain little some’n some’n to that room? The plate rail is probably my favorite part of the whole room – architecture *and* organization in one?! Seriously H-A-W-T! And what’s even better, is that this project has been weighing heavy on our minds ever since we broke out the Monty Python references back in September with the proclamation of our Quest! And here we are, close to 6 months later and it’s *finally* completed! And it couldn’t come soon enough – Dr. J’s Grandmother is coming to visit this month and we wanted to be sure to get it all ready for its proverbial close up in time for her anticipated (though brief) arrival! But enough about that, here are a few close up shots of the Guest Room in case you can’t make the flight out to the Pacific Northwest…
We still need to hang some artwork and play with furniture arrangement a bit but overall, we’re super excited about the results and can’t wait to welcome guests to our new digs when they come to visit! We still can’t decide if the bed on the beadboard is a permanent home or if we should put it in front of the window for an added sense of drama and a better view to that gorge beadboard! Eventually, when we go to sell, we’ll probably “stage” it so the bed is in front of the window so that potential buyers can look at the pretty woodwork, but the room does flow better this way. But seriously, You Tell’Us! How did we do and would you want to come visit us in the Pacific Northwest now that you have a swank bathroom and spiffed up guest bedroom to sleep in?!