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 me...it's a LONG post.
Turn this old lamp...(my husband has had for YEARS)
don't say it...I know...it 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?
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)
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
Total cost: $8
(please ignore vacuum and mess in other room...I'm not done yet:)
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 Joanns...it 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 it...so 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
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
some spray paint
deal with overspray (dang it)
touch up (A LOT) by hand
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