So my sister and family are making the very long drive from Texas to Utah to visit us. As I went in our guest room to freshen the bedding I looked around, and thought the room left something to be desired. Being short on time, because I’m the worlds biggest procrastinator, I set out to quickly make the room more welcoming. Without spending any money or much time! I started by looking for a bedside table. with our home being new, there is much to decorate still. The guest room hasn’t been a priority. I wanted to find something to put next to the bed to hold their phone, a drink, etc… I went out to the garage and grabbed this silly little table that I couldn’t even sell at my garage sale!
I decided I could try to do a decoupage on the top…..
I found these vintage music sheets at a thrift store this summer. I love music, I figured I would find a place to use them. If you look at the pics in my previous post of my master bedroom, I used some of these in frames above my bed.
I laid them out how I wanted them. I think the right way to do it would be to modge podge the pages on one at a time. That however isn’t how I did it. I would recommend doing one at a time.
Remember I was in a hurry, I have company on the way! I wouldn’t necessarily call it a craft fail…..It turned out ok…..Here’s the finished product.
Next I added these cute little trees I got at Pier One Imports a week ago and hadn’t figured out what to do with yet.
Wishing I had the time to get new bedding, I tried to think of what I could add to it. I’ve had this bedding for years, it used to belong to my friend.
I pulled out an old Matelassé coverlet I had in the closet. I would have it on the bed as the bedding but one of my kids drew a smiley face on it in sharpie many yrs ago. (insert annoyed face) I grabbed some ribbon I had and added it to the coverlet, I love having that little extra detail.
I wanted to add a Christmas pillow, I was wishing I would have thought ahead and bought one from Mrs. Craftberrybush. Or even stenciled one. I’ve seen so many wonderful pillows on instagram this yr.
But that’s not how I roll. I’m usually doing everything at the last possible second. So what was I to do???? I grabbed a pillow from my sons bed (He’s 5 and not into sharing!) then I grabbed a wreath, again unused décor….and voila! Instant Christmas bed!
Up next is my favorite part! I have this little rocking chair in the corner, it belonged to my husbands mother. It’s not very comfortable, and is actually a little rickety but we won’t part with it. I decided to spruce it up a little with a stocking I made two yrs ago that didn’t really have a home.
Then I remembered some wrapping paper I had purchased because I loved it and thought I would hang onto until next yr, since it really didn’t fit into my theme this yr. I grabbed some gifts I had for my guests that still hadn’t been wrapped, and started wrapping away.
So remember I’m in a huge hurry to get this done and clean…when I’m wrapping, the power goes out! Seriously! No time for that!! I was in the middle of some folding and taping, I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face! I wasn’t about to let the power outage stop me, I couldn’t get up because surely, I would have tripped over the huge mess I had around me. So I finished what I was doing. In. the. dark. HA HA, I always knew I had mad wrapping skills!! Lucky for me the power came back on after just a few minutes.
I added a little Christmas tree that I had up in our loft area where it was virtually unseen and now I have the cutest little corner in the guest room!
Still not in love with this old cheap dresser in the room, but it looks a little better with a few red accents.
Here’s another look at the finished project
There you have it, most of this took me only minutes to do. I am proud of myself for spending Zero money and using only what I had. That being said, this isn’t going to make me want to cut down on my Christmas hoard. I can always find a place for things! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a comment so I know you were here! 🙂