Saturday, February 20, 2010

Guest bedroom decor...complete...(post 1)

The decor and makeover for the guest bedroom went from fairly simple to a little more time intensive. I decided (for my sake) to put all the stuff in one place...bear with's a LONG post.

Project 1:
Turn this old lamp...(my husband has had for YEARS)


don't say it...I totally looks like a fire hydrant...I'm over it:)

and cover the shade...

Hey future guests...would you like to read by this light?

Lamp: free
Red Paint: $3.00
Fabric: $4.00 (but I only used a small amount...remainder used for other projects)
Total cost: $7.00 (I'm leaving the fabric cost out of the other projects)


Project 2:
embroidery hoop and picture collage

Paint hoops black

add 3 fabrics (does that first one look familiar?)

hang on wall on top of ribbon with 6 framed pictures
(I saw the embroidery hoops on ribbon idea here)

(featuring pics of me, Mr. T, Lil D and my fam on different vacations around the U.S.-
Hawaii, Disney World, San Diego, Seaside Oregon, NY, and San Francisco)

embroidery hoops: $1.50 (only had to buy 1, had 2 on hand)
black spray paint: had on hand
fabric: $1.50 (only had to buy the black/white, red I had and the black/cream was used for this and the lamp and another project)
black frames: previously hanging in the family room
pictures: printed at Costco (4 5x7s & 2 4x5s) $1.99
ribbon: $3.00
Total cost: $8

(please ignore vacuum and mess in other room...I'm not done yet:)


Project 3:
Jewelry holder

I looked and looked and looked on craig's list and at thrift stores (okay for like a week) for a scrolly framed something to make this with...but I ended up going with ikea's...

bought some of this because it was mesh and seemed sturdy enough to hold my necklaces.
(used a 40% off coupon at was one of those days).

hot glued it to the back (after removing the glass, cardboard, etc)

didn't really want to see the wall through I added the remainder of this fabric...
(I hope it isn't over kill?:)

added ALL my etsy necklaces...
(I used 16 gauge black wire to make s hooks)

wanna buy one so this thing isn't so full?:)

Ikea frame: $24.99
mesh material: $4 (only used 1/4 of it)
fabric: (3rd project it was used for)
black wire: $2.00
total cost: $31


Project 4:
Wall Art
(I saw these at Frugal Home Ideas and HAD to make them...
kind of the kick off point for this room)

3 canvases (purchased almost a year ago at 50% off)

painted black...added some tape for a 2 inch border

add mat

some spray paint

deal with overspray (dang it)

touch up (A LOT) by hand
...and hang...

canvas: I'm callin' 'em free since I have had them so long
black paint: used the furniture paint
white paint: can of Heirloom white I had
mat: $5.99 from Ross
Total cost: $5.99
(if you must count the canvases...I think on sale they were $10 a piece)


I am really happy with how it all turned out. I still have to sew the curtains for the craft closet and make a roman shade and makeover the chair and sew a few pillows for the bed
THEN, I think I will be done...hopefully I can get it all done this week.

I'm linkin' to:

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatortots and Jello







Jamie Bailey said...

LOVE it ALL!!! Great ideas...Can't wait to see the entire finished room! Thanks for letting Bryan borrow your that we have at least one of the closets done, we can start moving things around.

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow, you've been busy! I love the jewelry hanger. It serves 2 purposes. 1 - holding jewelry and 2 - a piece of art!

Great job!

Anonymous said...

Okay. I'm worn out just from READING about how busy you've been! :-) That embroidery hoop project is so cute and I LOVE that frame that you used for your jewelry project. Looking forward to seeing the complete room. Hope you had a good weekend!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

You are so creative with all your cute projects! Love all of them. Great job :)

Lost In Tarnation said...

I love that Jewelry hanger. I'm planning on making three of them for my dressing room. I love having the funky fabric as a backdrop.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Victoria said...

Absolutely love it...the jewelry hanger is so awesome and I love the fabric. All of it looks so amazing...can't wait to stay in MY guest room. =)

Karli said...

Love the lamp. L-O-V-E it!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow you've been a busy girl! everything looks great. I LOVE the way your canvases turned out too!

The Neglected Nest said...

Wow! I can't decide which project I like more. Love the lamp, the necklace frame, and the wall art. Great job!

Allison Shops said...

What great ideas - I need to borrow some of your spare time and/or energy!

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag this week to tour my home.

Unguren said...

I think those all look great. I love that frame from Ikea and have looked at it several times but I just can't figure out how to make it work. I like the necklace idea. I also like the canvas art. Well done.

Jessi said...

All of your projects came out so nice! I love the jewelery frame! It looks like artwork. And your doormat art is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Marianne@Songbird said...

You have had quite a creative streak. Love all of your projects.

Jen T said...

These are great projects - thanks for the ideas! I'm following you!

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

What great projects! Can't wait to try them!

2sisters said...

I love the way it is coming together! Can't wait to see it finished!

jenjen said...

Wow - look at all of your projects!!! I love them. The red and black and white makes such a statement. Adorable!

Thanks for linking this up. I love it!


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