Before & After: Andi’s Painted Guest Room

As color month comes to a close, I’ve been trying to find some great before & afters that feature paint as their primary makeover material. This cute guest room makeover comes from Andi Teague of Quiet Home Paints, so she knows a thing or two about using organic paints to transform spaces. Andi’s attic guest room had been relatively untouched for a long time, and the slanted ceilings meant that traditional headboards wouldn’t fit. So Andi decided to paint them using bold blue chalkboard paint. This would work well for any guest, but I think this is such a fun idea for kids. It would be so fun for them to be able to write their names or even little poems or song lyrics. Thanks so much to Andi for sharing this with us! xo, grace

  1. Adorable, love the color scheme.

  2. Dominique says:

    LOVE it!

  3. Have to say the before was also really beautiful. Especially the contrast between the bare white walls and the red house and tree just outside the window. The pillows really added a pop of colour which tied in well too. The after is much bolder and more sophisticated though.

  4. Beautiful contrast! Love the clean white walls with the different shades of blue integrated through the space.

  5. Holly says:

    I really like the “Before” room. The pillows = lovely and unique.

  6. Sean says:

    Love the room, but the link in the post doesn’t work!

  7. Jay says:

    I love the blind – would love to see how it is made.

  8. I love, love, love the after. I learned something: a lamp just in front of a window can look amazing. I would never have thought to do that !

  9. Annette says:

    The before was better

  10. Peter says:

    To be honest – the “Before” room is much more inviting to me.

  11. cristinemcc says:

    I find the before picture very appealing. It has a very European feel. Love the pillows. I also like the whole no curtain/nothing in front of the window.

  12. Wonderful transformation. I love the blind.

  13. Channing says:

    what a great idea for such a small/awkward space- really love the shade too

  14. Julie D. says:

    No Way!!! The after is sooo much better! Love it! Nice job Andi!!

  15. Luna17 says:


  16. Tania says:

    Really? Is that it? The after looks nice and fresh, yes… but if you turned up the photo brightness on the before photo to the same extent it has been on the after picture then it’d look just as vibrant and new. I’m intrigued to see the rest of the room.

  17. Andi, you rock color and thanks for making it EZ for us to create our spaces so well. Ready to do something fun at Heartwood on Orcas and looking at colors from your line.

  18. I love those painted headboards. They are as nice as any you’d buy and it’s great to think they could’ve been created with half a tin of left over paint. If you’re on a really tight budget it’s worth asking decorating friends for left over paint they’d otherwise leave to dry out. Triciax

  19. J Reynolds says:

    I’ve been slowly converting everything in my house to organic based products. First I started off with my food, and then clothes. Now, I want to remodel my house to not only be organic, but to incorporate as much green technology as possible. After researching tons of organic clay paint, or milk paints, I’ve decided on my brand and now I just need to pick out colors. What color’s would you suggest for a room with a medium grey carpet?


Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.