May I present the mostly finished Guest Room Remix!
Ta-da! It looks so much more inviting for guests, more retro and of course, more invigorating than a mere two weeks ago! Of course it isn’t all the way done…I still have to replace the ceiling light fixture (which I’ve yet to find the perfect replacement for), make/put up some art for the bare walls and of course find a shade for my ReStore/Rewired retro lamp.
The scariest thing about this Retro Remix was the headboard…
I had to drill my own holes to get the Broyhill Brasilia headboard that I refinished to work with my queen bed frame. The Broyhill Brasilia headboard I have in our master bedroom came with rails and a foot board to fit our queen mattress…however, without rails and a foot board, the headboard is only able to fit a full sized bed frame…unless you make some adjustments. I’m not gonna lie, drilling four holes through my headboard was really freaking me out. I don’t know if I would have been able to do it if I had paid more than $10 for it (when it was in sad shape) and refinished it (so it is no longer “original”). In the end, I got four longer bolts from the hardware store and my drill bits and just went for it…and luckily, it works well for me now!
I need to either paint (or make) something to go that large expanse of green wall above the Broyhill Sculptra dresser.
Who is that in the hall?
Leave it to the dog to point out what’s missing… I’m still on the search for the perfect lampshade for my rewired ReStore lamp. I’m thinking that I will probably not paint the lamp base (the off white/brown is growing on me) and look for an off white lamp shade to go with it…and of course I’m on the look out for retro bedside tables.
I am loving the starburst mirror that I picked up at Home Depot…it is just the right amount of glitz to make the room feel special…plus it further accentuates the orange wall.
Let’s see how the new room additions are shaping up, budget wise:
$16.25 Quart of orange (invigorating) paint (30% off at Sherwin Williams)
$0.00 Green paint left over from living room
$10.00 Retro Lamp from ReStore (Bargained down from $20-50% off!)
$5.99 Lamp Rewiring Kit (Menards)
$181.02 IKEA KVARTAL curtains
$513.19 New Queen size mattress & Box Spring (including delivery and saved 332.99 buying it on sale!
$0.00 Frame (free from my parents-Thanks Mom and Dad!)
$35.00 Starburst Mirror
-$125.00 Selling Full Sized IKEA MALM bed and nightstand on Craigslist
$636.45 Grand Total
Not bad! Especially when you consider the mattress and box spring was included! The Guest Room is looking so much better, and it was only out of service for about two weeks. Now I can take my time to finish off the room with accessories and artwork…and my guests can rest easy on a queen sized mattress that will hopefully leave them as invigorated as the decor.
Till next time!