Oh, the irony of this room being finished while my own bedroom is woefully lacking. What can I say? Its a lot easier to finish a room that isn't as important to me. I tried to economize as best as possible in here. Most items were things I had already as is, things I had already that needed to be repurposed or fairly cheap in the scheme of things. Each piece might not be perfect but I tried to make the most of what I had.
The room started off like this. A broken window, a badly leaking roof & damaged floor. But other than that, some good potential.
My father had given me these Madeline prints years ago and I always loved them. (He scored them for next to nothing at a yard sale when I was a kid) . With those prints in mind, I picked Benjamin Moore's Saybrook Sage for the walls and had a 'barely french' concept in mind for the rest.
The old brass chandelier was taken from my in-laws house since it wasn't going to be used in the new owners renovation. In other words, free.
The bed was originally purchased (onsale at Jcpenney) for my inlaws apartment but they ended up wanting a larger bed so we moved it up here. The rug was a leftover from my last house (bought in '04 from Target). The desk and chairs were my fathers. I recovered the desk chair in a print I designed & had printed by Spoonflower. The failed nightstand experiment made of vintage suitcases will be disassembled, repurposed and moved at some point.
I didn't have a place for them when he passed away but I've been hanging on to them knowing I could put them to use one day. You already know the story of the nightstand and my at home embellisment of the window shades. The mirror, lamp, bedset, sheets, pillows and window shades were the only truly new things in here.
And in case you're wondering: No, those aren't my relatives in that photo. I found the photo in this frame (free!!) and found them impossibly cute so they are staying. And no, I don't keep fresh flowers in here. As soon as I finished taking these photos, I brought the flowers down to my kitchen.
And in case all of this wasn't enough detail for you, you can see all 68 photos in my Guest Bedroom set on Flickr.
PS: Do you care about where I got everything? This is the first room I bothered to list out all the details so clearly - should I do that for all of my rooms?