Let’s see… last time I checked in, I’d sold my entire bedroom and was sitting at square one with a teensy tiny budget to design a new one. I’d decided on a “Bed and Breakfast” theme after stumbling on a really pretty red and white quilt from Christmas tree shops. It gave me all the cozy, nostalgic feelings and became the perfect jumping-off point.
Then roadside rescues played in my favor. Driving with my kiddos to CCD one day, a vintage headboard caught my eye. There leaning against a tree… it read, “free.” It wasn’t until I got it home that I realized it was by Ethan Allen. Oh yes, this was a GREAT find. Not even a few days later, an old nightstand was looking for a new home at the top of our street. Both in need of a little love and quickly brought back to life with a little sanding and a touch of stain. I checked out our local thrift store and found a gorgeous wicker trunk that would be perfect to double as storage and a night table. Before I knew it? I had most of the ingredients I’d needed to outfit a master suite. Next I shopped the house for a few accessories, then threw together a faux fireplace with some scrap pieces of wood and an old shelf. Yes, this mini makeover was a fun treasure hunt for free, already owned and repurposed, and budget-friendly pieces. Ready to see?
Nothing is more magical than the twinkling lights reflecting in the window in the evening… If I remember, I’ll try and get a snap of it and share it here… but for now, I’m so thankful to have this little makeover complete in time for Christmas. Thank you for stopping in today, I hope I’ve inspired you too to think out of the box and make something old, seem new again.
Swiss Dot lace Curtains: Amazon
Curtain Rod: Walmart
Flat White Curtains: Walmart
Quilt: Christmastreeshops.com (no longer available. Similar one can be found here on Amazon).
Trunk: (thrift store find)
Mirror: (thrift store find)
Headboard: (roadside rescue)
Small Tuxedo nightstand: (roadside rescue)
Lamps: Ballad Designs (over 10 years ago, similar ones here)
Small white sizeable – DIY from wood shop when I was in Middle school – Thank you Mr. Hansen).
Shag runner – Amazon
Snowflake rug – TJ MAXX
White pillows – Tjmaxx.com
Brown Lumbar pillow – Homegoods
Wall hooks – Homegoods
Cotton Boll Wreath: Etsy