Kyng Suite

I have been excited to share before and after pictures of the Kyng Suite (formally known as the tree room) since before our wedding, but alas life has been busy.  The room was renamed in honor of its first guest, Will “Kyng Crab” Gilrain.  Second to the living room, this bedroom has probably been our biggest transformation.  I can’t wait to share it with you!

Let’s start with the before pictures (pulled from the Zillow listing).  

The last owners LOVED a good accent wall, and apparently also loved an accent CLOSET. Yes friends, look closely and you will see a bright orange closet. Oy vey!

It is easy to see how this room earned the nickname “tree room,” huh?  The previous owners had two young children, and this obviously was their nursery.  I am certain this room was hand-painted with love, but painting over the neon lime green was anything BUT a labor of love.  Many f-bombs went into its new sunny appearance.

You would not believe the number of coats of paint primer it took to cover the raised surfaces of the tree leaves.  You also might not believe how many coats of paint it takes to cover lime green!  Fortunately this was the last “neon” room in the house, so our future paint projects should be less challenging.  In the two weeks leading up to our wedding, I was going crazy making last-minute arrangements with wedding vendors and poor Daniel was staying up late painting this room to get our house “picture ready” so I could take my bridal portraits at home.  I’m still not sure who got the “worse deal” in that scenario.

P.s. this is EASILY my favorite bridal portrait from our wedding day.  I had the BEST bridal party and I cannot recommend the addition of a bridesman.  Brett was a trooper.

My girls, Brett & I on my wedding day. Thanks to Caiti Garter Photography for capturing the love!

But alas, back to the Kyng Suite.  We fully intend that this room will eventually become our nursery, so we picked a sunny yellow called “spun honey”– perfect for a baby girl or boy.  For now, it serves as a second guest room.  Honestly the foam mattress is so comfortable, it’s my favorite escape when I’m feeling sick or having a sleepless night.  If you are in the mattress market, I don’t think the price/ comfort level can be beat with the Zinus Memory Foam 10 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Twin.  

Aside from purchasing a mattress and bed frame (Nextdoor for the win!), we mostly just recycled art and miscellaneous furniture to fill the space.  It was nice to find a home for my “Kari Chest” that my grandparents gave me when I was a little girl and find a home a few art prints that just didn’t quite fit with any of our finished rooms thus far.

The only project left in this room for now will be replacing the closet doors, but those can wait until we have another Lowes coupon 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you love the space!



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