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! 🙂
Jennifer Ely says
I like what you did in the short period of time and without spending any money. my Favorite parts are the gifts in the chair and the way you tied the throw at the bottom of the bed.
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Thank you Jenn, my favorite part was the not spending money part (he he) now I’ll have to come with another inexpensive way to spruce it up for the rest of the year!