Progress in guest bedroom

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Mar 5 2009
Our old queen bed in our guest bedroom

Budget: $00.00

Sources: eBay, vintage, my own

Plans: blogged here

I thought I’d show you my work-in-progress guest bedroom. With a budget of nothing… big plans… things are moving slowly… but mighty different from the start!

Our guest bedroom before I started work on it

A bland room with mirrored sliding built-ins (yuck). A nice large window looking out onto quite a few pretty bushes and ugly fencing with expensive blue drapes. We had no bed for it, so only a blow up double mattress for some months.

Our guest bedroom plus a bed

Got a new-to-us queen bed base from eBay for our own bedroom so ours is now in here along with another queen mattress. This was stuck like this for some time too.

Our old queen bed in our guest bedroom

Our old queen bed in our guest bedroom

Today, after some work

Although it’s not quite what I had in mind… with budget of nothing, I am kinda-happy-satisfied.

For years now I’ve been collecting pretty calendars. I knew which ones I wanted to display. This was a calendar from 2007. I got some cheap frames from Spotlight (they do look like black Ribba frames from IKEA) and hung them up.

My guest bedroom, ready to receive guests

My guest bedroom, ready to receive guests

That green cupboard was my first DIY job in 2002 which I absolutely love.

What I had in mind

I wanted to paint the bedroom a vibrant green and build a room around it.

A green, black and white bedroom by Ghislaine Viñas

A green, black and white bedroom by Ghislaine Viñas

Vibrant lime green bedroom with white and rose pink accents, via <a href=

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One day… paint the walls green,
get new bedding and pillows…
update the lampshade…
Add better accessories…

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