*Thanks to Kilz for sponsoring this modern farmhouse bedroom makeover!*
Every good room makeover needs a before, right? Well this is the before in our case. Recently our last baby bird left the nest, so we are officially empty nesters. Which meant I could move our small guest bedroom and turn it into a proper guest room.
Let me preface this by saying this is the 6th makeover this room has had. Yes, sixth. When we first moved in, we gave it an update. Then as our older daughter grew up a bit, we transitioned over to a teenager room versus a 9 year olds tastes. When she moved out, I gave the room a small makeover and turned it into my Etsy studio. Then when we closed the shop, I turned it into a blog office. And last time it was transitioned from my blog office to a bedroom for the youngest who had outgrown her tiny bedroom. So let’s get to makeover number 6 (and hopefully the last one in a long, long time.)
I started out by changing the paint. Because if you want to do a room makeover on a budget – paint is your best friend. For this project we chose KILZ® Complete Coat™ Paint Interior/Exterior.
I started out by sampling a few different colors – and chose the third one down named Boardwalk.
KILZ® Complete Coat™ Paint Interior/Exterior comes in 736 colors in three sheens, which is exactly why I had to sample so many. I really didn’t want to go all white here, I figured if I was going to bring in some drama, then a guest room was the perfect place to try it.
We used bright white in satin for the trim and Boardwalk in eggshell for the walls. I was a bit worried about painting over the black wall because it can be a bit tricky to cover such a dark color with a lighter shade. But KILZ® Complete Coat™ Paint Interior/Exterior covered it like a champ. It only took 2 coats on the walls for complete coverage.
Because it covered so well, it took less than a gallon of grey to do the whole room and less than a quart of white to do all the windows, trim & doors. At under $30 a gallon at Walmart, it’s cheap and easy to find – and honestly it gives the more expensive paint I’ve used in the past a run for the money (at less than half the price!)
But you want to see the after, right?
The room seems so much larger with the black wall gone!
The best part is: I already had all of the larger pieces. Most of the bits and pieces for the modern farmhouse bedroom makeover was purely paint & accessories. Which meant the whole shebang came in under $500!
I pulled out cast off items (like this old window from the garage) and put them to good use – they worked beautifully for the modern farmhouse bedroom I was hoping to capture.
Now that it’s done my girls are joking about moving back in. Well at least I hope they’re joking… because this modern farmhouse bedroom makeover is being put to good use soon for friends coming in to spend some time here at the cottage.
*Thanks again to KILZ for sponsoring this project!*