If you read my first post you’ll know that my boyfriend and I have been on a journey to furnish our new house one room at a time. The house we moved into is three stories tall and our guest bedroom is on the top floor. Shortly after we moved in, we realized there was no way that we could get Matt’s old box spring up to the space. Now that I finally had a room in my house to accommodate guests, I decided that I didn’t want them to have to sleep on a mattress on the floor.
Since we didn’t want to break the bank on a space that’s barely used – I put that keen eye of mine for budget finds to good use. I was thankful that the room was already outfitted with an Ikea Pax wardrobe system – but the Ikea chandelier had to go. The boring grey paint on the wall did nothing for the space and I believe walnut floors call for contrast. I turned to Structube ( as you’ll soon find out I often do ) to see what spoke to me. Though our house is a more modern new build, it does have a nod to a more traditional style with detailed door case mouldings and an exposed red brick wall. For this reason, I instantly fell in love with the Gwen bed (and it’s $269 price tag).
Since I planned to stick with matte black furniture and accents – I knew the first step was painting the walls the perfect white. I chose Benjamin Moore’s Distant Gray. I found myself at Canadian Tire running some errands when I happened to walk down the lighting aisle and saw the Holden chandelier. I knew it would be perfect for the space and for my wallet at $140. Making my way back through the store – I saw the Canvas Hexagon side tables that were on sale for $25 each – another score.
I wanted to bring in some softer textures to make the space feel more inviting, so I headed to Homesense in search of the perfect throw & cushions. I’ve been big into the hunter green trend so I immediately fell in love with the green velvet cushions which were only $30 each. I had planned to spray paint a silver deer head I had purchased years before at Homesense as well to hang on the wall as we just hadn’t found a space for it yet. The deer head gave the space a bit of a rustic feel, so I thought the faux fur throw from Chapters would work with it perfectly (especially since it was on sale for $49).
Structube Gwen Bed : $269 | Canadian Tire Canvas Hexagon Table : $25 (on sale) | Canadian Tire Canvas Holden Chandelier : $140 | Homesense Velvet Cushions (similar here on Article) : $30 | Homesense Deer Head (similar here on Wayfair) | Chapters Faux Fur Throw (similar here on Structube) : $49
The new space is way more inviting and now our guests aren’t sleeping on the floor! The best part? We did it all for about $600 (pre-tax) including the paint!
There are still a few more pieces I’m hoping to add to the guest bedroom – but we’ve been focused on other projects throughout the home. Until then – I’ll just keep daydreaming about the following items:
Are you currently trying to make over a slightly less used or slightly less pretty space in your home on a budget you can live with? Let me know in the comments!