This is our upstairs guest bedroom, it is actually an in-law suite with an attached kitchen (don't worry I plan to show that too).
We moved the antique bed frame from downstairs up to here last week because when my parents stay over they always sleep in the downstairs guest bedroom and my dad is so tall that his legs hit the bed posts when he sleeps.
Up until now this room was sort of just a miss-mash of furniture and very embarrassingly a storage place for the empty boxes that I use to ship my Etsy items. For years I thought about how I wanted this room to look and just recently finally had the time to get to it.
I started by painting the walls "Antique White" by Glidden, to me it is the perfect soft white.
From there I sort of just happened upon the perfect things. Like the bench at the foot of the bed for example.
I found it at the flea market a few weeks ago for $10. I have extra quilts on it for those chilly nights, but it would also be a great place for our guests to set their bags.
The stools are also flea market finds, they were a $1 actually if you can believe that. I thought they would be perfect because I didn't want large nightstands that would block the beauty of the windows. I painted them "Chinchilla" by Martha Stewart and then distressed them some.
The shelf was a thrift store find that I painted my favorite "Whispering Wheat" by Glidden.
It took me awhile to find the right bedding. I am not the kind of person that just goes and buys bedding when I need bedding because honestly I just don't like most of what is out there. I take my time and wait till I find just the right thing. I usually end up finding the perfect things at a super great price. Most of the time I just don't see items that are my style in stores, but I love scouring different thrift shops or discount stores to put together a style that is totally me. For example I just found an absolutely beautiful linen bed skirt at the thrift store for a $1, if I went to a store and bought one it would have been $20 or $30 and I probably wouldn't have loved it so much.
I like very simple plain bedding and you just don't see much of that out there. I frequently drop in TJMaxx in the hopes that there will be something that is my style on clearance. One of the last couple times I was in there they did happen to have just plain white quilts, I was so excited. Why are plain white quilts so hard to find?! They also had the quilt that I have folded at the end of the bed on clearance, I knew it would be the perfect camel color that I try to add pops of to all my rooms. I then layered an antique french monogrammed sheet over the quilt.
The small pillow incorporates the gray and camel colors yet is still simple enough for me. The larger pillow behind it is a Vera Wang sham that I picked up on clearance for $10. And I found the pillow cases for $3 a pair at Gabriels, they too are the perfect camel color.
I think it was worth the wait because I feel like the bed came together just right, actually as I was taking these pictures I wanted to curl up in the bed:)
I know I sound like a broken record but the dresser, the mirror and the shelf are all from the thrift store and cost less than $30 total. I painted the dresser "Whispering Wheat". Then topped it with some recent flea market finds.
Hand made boxes are one of my favorite things to collect and I am smitten with my newest one.
I hope I answered all of your questions, if not let me know! I still have the whole other side of the room to show so stay tuned.