Guest Room via Thrift Shops & Yard Sales
By Carol H. Wright on June 26, 2013
Guest Room #3
This is one of our guest rooms in our country home. I've determined to be extremely thrifty when curating this home. And I don't just mean "decorating on a dime" we're talking I'm scouring Goodwill, thrifty shops, yard sales, craigslist and storage sheds.
However one caveat is... I totally love it. It's an adventure and joy to turn discarded items into cherished and useful treasures for my home here in the country.
This delightful Jenny lind bed frame I found on craigslist - I love because it is just like the one I had in high school. It's simple, classic, timeless and I got it for $40.
The colorful quilted coverlet caught my eye at a local antique shop. I purchased it for $35. The bed linens I had already from several bedrooms and homes ago. That sweet little bear was a baby shower gift when I was expecting with Zoe. I can't part with it.
The white bedside table was id="mce_marker"0 from Goodwill. I'm not sure what color it was originally but like most furniture in this home.... It's covered in a good dose of white spray paint. The birch tree lamp - I made. I purchased the birch from a home goods store here and asked him to drill a hole down the center.
I purchased a light kit at Home Depot and pulled the wire through the hole and followed the very easy directions included.
Voila! Lamp! The lampshade can from Target. The bottom of the lamp is a silver charger for glasses to balance the lamp and allow it to stand upright without tipping over.
The chest of drawers came from Goodwill - it was super cheap but a hideous purple color. I found the drawer pulls at the home goods store and ask the hubs to do drilling. Apparently the furniture is made of pretty substantial wood so it was quite a job. Good to know.
The key motif was Zoe's brainchild. There were a bunch of old keys in a bin at an antique store and we scarfed up a handful. Zoe hung them above the mirror. I thought it was charming and clever.
This room is so quaint and cozy I often sleep up there when I'm here with just the kiddo's. I guarantee any guest who sleeps here has a very good nights sleep.
Although these are scenes from my sweet little home in the country the same rules apply to urban living as well, but if you follow this blog with any regularity you already know that. ;)
New Bloggers Workshop Retreat
I've also decided that if this blog ever really gains serious traction I'm going to host a "how to get your blog going" weekend workshop retreats for new bloggers. Seriously! I have a few other guests rooms (more on those later) as well they can pile into.
That's a promise.
Carol H. Wright
Urban Living the Wright Way