Friday, April 15, 2011

Guest Room Redo - On a budget

Guest Room Before:

 I get so excited to do a room/project that I forget to take a before picture.  Here are a couple photos from the "before" room taken to show a couple items that I was selling on Craigslist. Our guest room definitely was a "let's get the necessities without spending any money" kind of room. The walls were a nice tan; however, I wanted to change directions and move to the blue, green, gray tones and add some classic and antique style to give it a luxury kind of feel.


Remember my thrift store furniture finds post here?
I incorporated those two pieces in the new room below.

The Guest Room After:
The wall color I chose is Benjamin Moore's  - Beach Glass 

So here is the 411 on the room:

Everything I found in this room was either majorly discounted from large retailers or found at local thrift stores. My biggest splurge for the room would be the duvet comforter. The comforter was my starting point and I designed the room around it.  I love this comforter, the colors in it are gorgeous. However, I cannot pay full price for ANYTHING.  I tried to find a fabric I liked as much and contemplated sewing my own duvet....but I just kept coming back to this one and new it was it!  So, I searched eBay until I got my very own for $103.  More than I wanted to spend, but a lot less than if I ordered it directly from their site and paid their shipping. 

I created the wall art by using photos from a book I found at a thrift store for $5 and frames I found for $3/each on clearance at Target.  The photos are of Christ's tomb and Jerusalem...very meaningful to me.

I found the the brown panels on clearance for $6/each from a local fabric store, and used a coupon for the sheer at Bed Bath & Beyond, totaling only $22 for all of three window treatments! I couldn't even make them for that cheap!

I was very excited about the lamp, I found the lamp base at a thrift store for $13.  It came with a lamp shade that was U.G.L.Y.  So I told them to go ahead and keep it, because for $13...I knew I had found myself a steal with the base alone.  I found a drum shade I liked at Target for $14 to compliment it.  The same lamp base sells at Pottery Barn for $110 seen here.

paint - $30

(2) silver tray, small dish holding flowers - .99/ea (Savors thrift store)

mirror - $22 (local thrift store)

flowers - $9 (Hobby Lobby 50% off sale)

silver vase - $13 (Down East clearance)

end table - $10 (D.I. - local thrift store)

dresser - $20 (D.I. - local thrift store)

PB bed skirt - $15 (KSL - online local site)

wrought iron decal above bed - $6 (Savors thrift store)

upholstered bench – $15 (KSL - online local site) check out this post to see the before and after photos and cost breakdown of the final project ($43).

fabric for headboard and pillows - $15 (was on clearance for $2.50/yd at Home Fabrics)

The total cost of the headboard was around $80. I just completed a headboard for a client as well.  Next time, I promise to record the step by step process!

Everything else seen in the room is stuff I had sitting around my house.

Total - $440.97! - for less than $500 that included the entire room of furniture, bedding, and decor!

I hope our company enjoys this room as much as I do!

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Anonymous said...

Great job! It's so inspiring to see such an inviting room come together for an affordable price!

My Creative Intuitions said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Affordable and elegant! Great Job! =)

Ashley said...

nice job! Great results on a tight budget!!!


Jennifer said...

Great Job! Very inviting :)


Emily said...

This looks great! I love the challenge of decorating on a budget. I think it makes you be more creative. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

It looks like you have glass on your table/dresser, did you have those cut to fit? If so, how much did that run you? BTW, I love the room and how you accomplished so much with so little. Great job.

Trish Atkinson said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments, I really appreciate it!

@ Cheryl - yes, I did get glass cut for my dresser/nightstand tops. It was about $30 for both at a local glass shop, Glass Doctors.

Becky said...

Beautiful room, I love the chest of drawers and bedside x

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