A White Room Makeover: 2 of 3

Hi, everyone! I’m back to share a quick update on my guest room makeover. I’ve just about wrapped up the hard work—installing the floor and priming and painting the walls—and can’t wait for the fun part to begin.

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50 Shades of White

I usually choose bold wall colors that make my rooms cozy and filled with personality. My goal in this space, however, is to create a soothing sanctuary for my guests. Even when this makeover was just a pie-in-the-sky idea, I knew I wanted crisp white furniture with warmer white walls. Sounds easy enough, right? I thought so, too, until I stood in front of a wall full of paint swatches. After comparing dozens of white, cream and barely beige options, I ultimately went home with three different samples: two barely off-white hues and one that’s a little closer to beige.

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Winner, Winner

As you might remember, I started off with sage green walls—a serene shade, for sure, but not the warm white I’ve envisioned. I sectioned off a large rectangle on one of the walls and covered it with two coats of crisp white primer. Next, I filled in smaller rectangles with my three paint samples. To my surprise, the painted squares looked quite different from the little swatches I scrutinized in the poorly lit home improvement store. One of the “barely” off-white samples had an almost golden hue and the one that was a “little” closer to beige was actually quite dark. Fortunately, one of the off-white samples is exactly what I had in mind!


Three of the four walls are painted and a large section of the floor is installed. It’s coming together beautifully and I can’t wait to bring the furniture and accessories into the space. I also can’t wait to share the finished room with you. Stay tuned!

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Here’s Jackson enjoying the jungle gym of boxes sitting outside the unfinished room.

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