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Making Progress in the Guest Room

Guest room makeover update.

I have a sneak peek of the progress I have made in the guest room.

For the Color Lovers series, I am making over the guest room on the left in the photo above. It is closet to the bathroom that I am also making over. The room on the right we also use when we have friends and family stay with us, hence the reason I call the second floor “the guest suite”.

The first thing I needed to do for the guest room was paint it. It was an off-white color…

..almost a pale yellow. The previous owners used the same flat sheen of paint on the walls, trim and these doors. I like doors and trim to be semi-gloss and walls painted in satin or an eggshell finish.

I was going to take the doors outside to spray paint them like I did the other louvered doors in the house, but it has been too humid. I just painted them right where they are and used a brush. Since the bottoms are panels, painting them was not too time consuming.

The next thing I changed was the ceiling fan.

CEILING FAN – BEFORE

Ceiling fans… you either love them or hate them.  I am on the side of loving them since they perform a great function. Function in decorating for me comes before style. I wrote all about it in this post which is kind of like my Decorating Manifesto. 🙂

My house has a ceiling fan in every room, except the bathrooms and “hallway of darkness”.  There are 10 of them, I do live in the south so they are a blessing even when the AC is on they help keep the house cool.

They are all old, but work well, except two.  I have even painted a few of them. It is not hard to do, if you are ever considering doing this you can read this post that explains how to paint a ceiling fan without having to take it down.  Or how to make a plain one…FUN!

The fan in my studioffice made such a racket even after I played around with it thinking it was a balance issue. I then realized it was the motor. Same thing for the guest room fan. I needed a few new fans, especially for the guest room to help keep guests cool when they stay with us in the summer.

So I went in search for some.  I wanted them to be pretty since my studioffice is more feminine and I am doing the guest room using more feminine colors.

Many I found were too plain, modern, or expensive until I came across this one…

CEILING FAN – AFTER

Isn’t she pretty? She is feminine in design and is even named after a very famous actress… Hepburn. 🙂 I got two. The other one will be going in my studioffice.

I found it on Hayneedle – Hunter Hepburn 52 inch Indoor Ceiling Fan with Light and and Wall Control, but it can be also be found online at Hunter fans.  The fan also comes in matte black with black oak finished blades

Perfect for me since I love both Katherine and Audrey Hepburn and all their movies. I love the design and how the blades go into the motor unit, no brackets needed, plus there are no pull chains hanging down that can be an eyesore.

Instead there is a wall remote that takes care of the fan’s 3-speeds and light dimming. Does anyone have one of these wall remotes?  I ask since it needs 2 – “AAA” batteries.  I wonder how long they will last before they need replacing?

So now that the fan is installed and I finished painting the room.  Time to start adding the decor.

The makeover reveal has been posted. You can find it here:  Color Lovers Bath and Guest Room Makeover Reveals

See you next time when I will post how I added a fresh new color to my kitchen. 🙂

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