Since I got a little carried away yesterday showing room make over pictures and telling you stories about my recent mail…I thought I might better share the finer details that actually concern this lovely little room.
So, here’s the facts. This is my guest room, the girls’ art spot, and home to various amounts of storage. The real deal is that this room is currently being used by the mister and myself because the master bedroom is…um…shall we say, in a small state of disaster. I do enjoy being my own guest though, this room is quite cozy.
If you remember back before I started this room, I had a pretty clear plan on what I wanted to do with it. I actually stuck to my plan almost exactly.
The budget for this room was extremely minimal so here are some of the ways I cut costs. I bought a $5 can of “oops” paint and mixed it with white paint I already had for the wall color. The color turned out to be an off white, with a tinge of grey. Not a bad color for a bedroom at all. I bought one quart of minty green paint and mixed it with a quart of white for the ceiling color. This allowed me to have enough left over to use for my guest bathroom ceiling at some point in the future.
The curtains on the two window don’t match in the least, but I rather like that. The swag over the bed I already had, and I used two plant hangers from Lowes to create a small “canopy” look. The other curtain rod is salvaged/garage sale stuff with just white fabric I already had clipped to the rings. (Shhh don’t tell, but I didn’t even bother hemming the fabric!)
The sitting area is done with chairs that were given to me, a $3 table redone, a thrifted glass bottle and some feathers. The plate on the wall, and small round pictures were thrift store finds, and the painting I already had. (It was passed down to us from my mister’s side of the family, so even that has a bit of history to it.)
I’ve already told you all about the art nook, and how that cost me next to nothing. The dresser was purchased from a thrift store, and all the other do dads were things I had on hand. Of course, I had to paint the door black since that’s the going look in my house these days.
About the only thing that was purchased new that I didn’t actually need was the bell. (I got it at Hobby Lobby and with using my coupon, even that only cost me $5!) I though it would be a fun little touch to have a bell in the guest room…you know, let them ring for service like they did back the in the day. It doesn’t hurt to have a little humor in your decor you know!
I haven’t actually done the math, but I’m quite sure everything all rung up together would cost less than $100 for the whole room. The most expensive part an any of these room projects is all the primer I have to buy for the walls. You can’t skimp on that stuff, so there’s just no way around that one. The floors still need refinishing, and the two windows need replacing at some point, but for round one it’s a fairly good start I think.
My goal is always to finish one room or section of the house per month. This was actually November’s project. December was a wash because of the holidays. January looks to be right on track with getting the stairs and upstairs hallway completed. I’ll be just as pleased as a girl can be once those stairs are done…they are about as much fun as painting a kitchen…and we all know how I feel about painting kitchens!
Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
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