Welcome to the Heirloom Room...a guest room designed ENTIRELY (mattresses and all) for under $250!! I chose to decorate in shabby chic because nothing in my house is like this - it was nice to try something new.
Plus, the old country feel truly makes this garage conversion (by the previous homeowners) feel like a bed and breakfast getaway.
From conception to execution, it took me about a month to complete. I love looking at it from the kitchen.
I found this antique Mission era bed on Craigslist for $50. It's from 1920ish. (Can you tell?) I love it.
I found these plates at a thrift store and a garage sale. I simply hot glued paperclips to the backs to hang them because I didn't want to budget in plate hangers. Crazy or genius?? Either way, I am now obsessed with plates.
I knew I wanted something different for the side tables. I swear the Lord directed me to the perfect garage sale, where I found a pair of unused speaker boxes for $1 each and I knew they'd be perfect in terms of architecture as well as color. I got the heavy glass pitcher there too - for $1.
Here's my favorite thing in the whole room. I HAD to add something with red and white polka dots, right?
Adding something whimsical is always a cock-a-doodle-"DO!" (Get it? No?)
Other side table...
Did I mention this room has no windows?? I wanted to make the space feel bigger by creating the illusion of two different windows.
I can see myself rotating this wooden sign out with other quaint sayings in the future. Next time, perhaps I'll select a brighter color.
I think this lace provides such a romantic touch to the room.
I Joey just drilled a rod in the wall, and up went two panels of curtains.
I found this weathered window on Craigslist for $15. I couldn't believe my good fortune!
On the bed tray sits a coffee mug with a biblical scripture. You can't read it from here but, trust me, it's a good one. :)
*Carpet disclaimer* The previous homeowners added on this room for their teenage son, who just happened to be going through a very gothic phase and requested black carpet. Nice, huh? Despite the beautiful rug, there's no way to dress up BLACK CARPET. One day, when we're not spending our money on diapers, we'll re-carpet.
So...here's the breakdown of costs:
I'd love to hear your thoughts, friends.