Saturday, August 18, 2012

Guest bedroom

 This guest bedroom that our friend Kevin created is absolutely fantastic. 
Not only is budget friendly, but incorporates color, design, uniqueness and vintage all in one room.
This bed was a $15 find, and with a little TLC with paint, wood and screws (to add some stability), here it is now.
The layering of the quilts is a trick he learned from his sister!
A couple of dollars art above the bed
Do you see the turtle?
 Originally this was used under a planter/vase. Mayor score when he spotted, painted and now serves as a step stool for the bed!
 How about this orange lamp? 
 On this super useful night stand!
 And here is a little trick about this lamp.
The original lampshade wasn't the look he wanted, so he just added an extra lampshade over the original. 
 This cute lamp sits on top of this $10 dresser that he painted and distressed

 This painting was given to him by a neighbour, he found a golden frame that fit, and painted it green (like the turtle stool)
 He also added some sitting by purchasing two chairs at Goodwill (for $8 each). 
 Little details that give a room that special touch!
 And no bedroom is completed without a mirror!...or two, or three!

The main furniture (bed and dresser) for this guest room were less than $30 total,
add a couple of chairs, a couple of lamps and little things here and there, and you have this beautiful room for less than $100.
Would you ever guessed!!!
Stay Frugal,


Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

What a darling room.. I love the turtle. I also like how the undertones of all the colors match, but the colors aren't all the same.

What a great space! Thanks for sharing!

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

What a darling room.. I love the turtle. I also like how the undertones of all the colors match, but the colors aren't all the same.

What a great space! Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

Kevin has done it again - created another super fantastic space for pennies. I love the layering of quilts, and the soft color tones. Fantastic!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I just love the colors in this room. The old furniture I think is safer for our homes anyway. Nowadays who knows what they put in woods and finishes. I would love it if you would share your room at Sunny Simple Sundays.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-He did a GREAT job on a tight budget. It looks wonderful!!! xo Diana

Kelly said...

He did an outstanding job on that room! I love the bedding and how he pulled from it to add color to the rest of the room. I'm most impressed with those chairs he found for only $8 each at Goodwill. I seldom shop at ours because they NEVER have anything pretty like that! That was a major lucky score. Thanks for sharing this pretty room.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a FABULOUS room!! He did an awesome job putting it all together. Love that dresser!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a very cute room. Love those quilts and the yellow dresser.

must love junk said...

Kevin has quite the design touch!
LOVE the dresser!

AshTreeCottage said...

Such great ideas and so much creativity. Love it! I am your newest follower.

Susan and Bentley

Cristina Garay said...

He sure master the way to create GREAT rooms on a budget! and what a budget!! I love those chairs, and most important the way that everything go so well together!

Infuse With Liz said...

What a great looking room. The quilt layering looks awesome! Great job on the dresser! What a great look for such a modest price!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Two tips for the price of one. I love the tip about the layered blankets and the layers lamp shades too!

Kerry said...

Cute, cute, cute! Kevin's got it going on. My daughters' have turtles like that and I've been hanging on to them for the opportunity to use them in their rooms.

Kathie said...

Kevin's got some skills! I love the trick with the quilts and the lampshade! Thanks for linking up!

Leslie said...

It's so fun and creative! Love the yellow dresser and two chairs!!

Stacey said...

Very nice job - the chairs were a steal, too!
Would love if you came by my party to link this up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Cheyenne said...

this room is SO cheerful! Cozy & inviting...I think tis magazine worthy. Love the layering of the quilts as well.

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the leaf pillow.