Monday, April 4, 2011

Guest Bedroom

Here are some photos of our guest bedroom decorated on a tight budget.

 The headboard, footboard and night stand were a set we purchased from an estate sale for $10 when we were first married ten years ago.  The tall picture frame has received a new life.  It used to be from a three sided room divider photo frame that we received as a wedding present also ten years ago.  I simply removed the hinges and painted it black.

 The duvet cover I made using a shower curtain (the patterned fabric) from a former house, and a black flat sheet.

 All three pieces of furniture I sanded lightly (they are cheap veneer) and primed with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Primer.  Then I painted 2 coats of dark grey I mixed up myself using leftover paints.  Then I simply sanded away the edges using a sanding block and added new hardware.  I also added a basket to the night stand to give it a bit more modern look.

The canvas is just inexpensive Ikea fabric stretched over a mdf frame I nailed together.

The DIY Show Off


  1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. This is an awesome project. Can you join us in our Creative Bloggers Party & HOp?

  2. I always love seeing rooms decorated on a budget! Great piece of artwork! Love it!

  3. Great to meet you Marci. You have an awesome blog. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Hi...I'm way down in the 200's with you at Amaze Me Monday. I think this room is favorite is the IKEA piece over the bed. The basket in the night stand is good idea too...come visit my blog if you have time! I am following you now...~Ann

  5. I love the gray and simple look. Good job!

  6. Amazing! I can't believe you got the bedroom set for $10! Great deal! I love the colors you chose too! I'm a new follower from the Homemaker on a Dime Party & Hop. I'd love for you to stop by.


  7. marci, I love your gray room and gray touches. I am so glad to find another gray fan! the fabric covered board adds just the right touch to your room; great job...


  8. I'm so glad you came. Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  9. cute room! LOVE the large, creative wall art and the furniture looks great too! :) Visiting from the Roomspiration blog hop!