Happy Wednesday, friends! Welcome to yet another guest room makeover! Well, this is a different guest room than last time. This makeover is on the room my younger son uses when he visits our new house. It currently looks like a dark dungeon, which I think he likes! But since I’m his Momma and I get to choose the decor, it’s changing dramatically! So, I”m going to show you how to remove fabric from a wall!
Being the mother of two sons, I never had the fun of decorating a little girl’s room. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my boys! But now they are grown and on their own, I get to decorate the rooms where they stay here as I wish. So, instead of the obligatory ceiling fan, it’s chandeliers! And gone is the navy blue and brown bedding and in with the whites! I recently made over my older son and daughter-in-law’s suite-you can see the before and after pictures here: Guest Room Make-Over! This is also the main guest room since it has an adjoining bathroom and kitchenette. This is how it currently looks after the makeover!
So, with guests coming in a few short weeks, I decided to give the other guest room (aka Nic’s room) a makeover as well! Here’s where we started. The room is painted a dark brown. The queen size bed is shoved into the corner to accommodate too much furniture, making the bed difficult to make. And forget about two people sleeping in here!
The back feature walls are upholstered in a brown fabric. It’s unique and interesting, but much too dark for my vision.
The one window is covered with heavy brown curtains that match the padded walls and a roman shade made of the same.
It all feels dark and heavy to me. This room has way too much furniture too. (Thanks to me.) I put my old desk in here so my son can work remotely when he visits. I’d like to keep the desk and chair, but lighten the space up a bit.
This dresser and mirror belonged to my husband’s grandmother, so I’d like to keep it and maybe change its location.
Today, I set my plan into motion. First, I cleared the room of as much furniture as possible and removed all of the pictures and mirrors from the walls. Then, I started with the padded walls. There are two. They are lined with batting and fabric and trimmed with plastic corner bead. See the trim on the corner? Thankfully it pulled right off! It did splinter and break in a few places, but it came off easily.
Once the trim was gone, it was a matter of pulling off the fabric and the batting underneath, which was stapled with 10,000 staples and tiny nails. (and glue) This was the wall on the left of the room.
Then came the wall on the right. Same thing, removal of trim, fabric, batting and staples.
You can see even after the fabric and batting was removed, there were still quite a few staples and pieces of batting remaining. I removed them with needle nose pliers. Then, I sanded, patched and sanded and patched. This turned out to be a bigger chore than I imagined!
And this is how I finished Day #1 of the makeover! I patched all of the holes from the nails and staples and where the sheetrock was torn from the glue. Come to find out, the sheetrock under the fabric was never primed or painted so it may take a few coats of paint. I’ve decided to use the same paint as the other guest room since it matches so well and is a great neutral. It’s Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige. I think it will look beautiful in this room as well.
And yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! And his name is Facebook Marketplace. This little beauty I found will replace the ceiling fan in Nic’s room (My apologies, son, but you DO know your Mother.)
So, once the room is painted and the new chandelier hung, the bed will be centered in the room and hopefully bring some balance and symmetry. (You know I had to try it first.) The other furniture will hopefully fit and make this room more functional and guest-friendly.
Well, tomorrow is sanding and painting! My plan is by the end of the week to put it all back together. Then next week I can clean up my mess and prepare for company! Nothing like impending guests to spur me into action!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening! xoxo Dell (A very tired Dell)