Good afternoon to you!
Today I'm sharing pictures of my recently finished, redecorated guest bedroom! I can't express how excited I am that it is finally complete! This room was a long drawn out process for me-but all in all, I think it turned out pretty well!
Before I get into the nitty gritty of the room, have a look at these before pictures:
Pretty bad, huh? And now the after pictures:
What a difference, eh?!?!
When I first started, I wanted to go for a hard core travel theme-lots of maps, globes, etc. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to tone it down a bit by doing more of a worldly theme. Since this bedroom's main purpose is to accommodate our out of town guests-I felt that it was a perfect fit!
If you had a look at my last bedroom make over blog post, then I'm sure you know that I'm a huge fan of having lots of artwork on the walls. For this, I decided to use random objects (mainly paper goods) that I have collected throughout years from my own personal travels to decorate and tell the story of the room. In combination with these items, I have slowly been collecting other worldly items from thrift stores, Craigslist and flea markets.
- These beautiful ceramic tiles were bought at the City Flea! My fiance and I were especially drawn to the because of their unique individuality.
- I found this Italian frame and painting at a second hand store for only $3.00!
- This white flowered vase was also found at a thrift store for a few bucks. The flowers are from Hobby Lobby and the table was given to me by my grandfather. We are not sure how old it is, but he remembers first owning it in the 1970's.
- This stack of old books were also given to me from my grandfather. They date back to the early 1900's! The vintage camera was also purchased at the City Flea. The book case that these items rest upon was found in an old house that was being rehabbed.
- The racy artwork in this frame is actually the front flap of a greeting card that my cousin gave me nearly 10 years ago. I think it ads a good laugh to the experience of staying in this room! The frame was found at a thrift store for $2.00. It was brown, but I spray painted it white. I love it for its unique shape and cutouts.
- I received this button when I participated in the Hillforest Essay Contest when I was a little girl. I think I placed 2nd or 3rd-winning myself a shiny new calculator and this button!
- This beautiful plate was found at a thrift store for $4.00 and the beautiful little silver dish was picked up at the same house that I got the book case from.
- $0.75 globe from second hand store.
- The fabric flowers were purchased at the Indie Craft Market for only $1.00 a piece and the decorative blanket is also from a second hand store. I believe I only gave $3.00 for it.
- The artwork within the frame is a figure study from one of my drawing classes in college. The frame was also given to me from my grandfather. Although the moulding has somewhat chipped off , it is still a beautiful frame. The aged green color is really beautiful and I think it adds a worn and traveled feel to the room as a whole.
- This reproduction an El Greco painting called The Burial of Count Orgaz. I was fortunate enough to see the real thing Toledo, Spain when I was 16!
- This is actually a piece of a paper hat that I picked up while dining at The Varsity restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.
- I snagged this little dish at a local Big Lots recently. I love that store!
All in all, I think I maybe spent around $200.00 total on this room-including the paint from Home Depot and the window treatments from IKEA. I recycled a lot of hand me down furniture that we already owned to cut back on cost. The only new piece of furniture I actually purchased is the yellow chair in the corner. I scored it off of Craigslist for only $30.00! What a steal!
Thanks for stopping by and having a look at the bed bedroom! Have a good night!
Imagery by Rebecca Wilson