This week, I am featuring my guest room for Thrifted Thursday. I have been working on this basement room since we moved in, and believe me it has been a mess! This room was previously a storage room, with black and white tile floor. When we looked at the house online, we asked the homeowners if we could re-carpet the entire downstairs area to make it more useable. This room does not have a door, just a doorway. So I put up a tension rod and heavy black out curtains. Everyone who has stayed here loves it down there. It is cooler than the rest of the house, and since there are no windows, and I put up black out curtains, it is very dark. My friend John called it the "Cave". He wanted to move in! ;)
I had most of the components, but I was really lacking a dresser for storage. I wanted something I could paint a vibrant color, so I started thrifting for one. I hit a few stores, over the course of a few weeks before finding this:
|In great shape, but needs a little love.|
|I found all but the yellow in the mis-tint basket for $1.00.|
How could I decide from these beautiful colors?
|I removed all the hardware and sprayed it matte black.|
|I then spray primed the drawers and dresser.|
|Then brushed on the yellow.|
|I found this really cool painting at a thrift store in Virginia for about $1.|
But it was in a cheap frame, so I took it to Hobby Lobby for a new one.
|These little birdies were at the antique store,|
just waiting for me to come by. It was about $8 for all 4.
|I scored the bed on Craigslist back home,|
intending to use for Madison, but it was too big for her room.
|A work in progress.|
|This picture is taken from the doorway. You can just see the curtain in the side of the picture.|
Duvet: Anthropologie (sale room floor!)
Throw pillows: Anthropologie
|Lights: Yard Sale, $1 per|
Side Tables: Thrifted for $70
Settee: Jay's grandmother had it when HE was little!
|My bff likes a body pillow, so the grey pillow in the back is for her.|
It just has a Target velour cover on it.
|Dresser: Thrifted at Habitat for Humanity|
Lamp: Antique store in North Carolina
Vintage Fashion Painting: Thrifted at Goodwill (my kids would not let me walk out of the store w/out it!)
Tall Urn: Gift from Heather
|Vintage Mason Jars: Thrifted at a Disabled American Veterans store (my fav)|
Chair: Thrifted in Virginia
|Table: File Cabinet|
Bookshelf: Antique store
|We have already had several children visit.|
So I stocked up on basic toddler toys at Wal-Mart.
|My books from when I was younger.|
I LOVE stacking things on books. I do it all over the house.