In my last guest room post for the week, I thought I’d share our desk rehab.
Apologies for the camera phone photo.
What was with that weird oxidized gold on the frames? And, I’m sure some people like these boring drawings of some countryside, but I wanted something with a little more color, and perhaps some personal meaning. Still, I had to buy these when I saw them at the thrift shop for 50% off. They rang up a cool $1.45 a piece. I try to get most of my frames at the thrift store now. You can usually find good ones for pretty cheap, and most of the time, all they need is some Windex and a couple coats of spray paint to fix them right up. That’s what we did here.
I took the frames apart, gave them a good cleaning, and Dan sprayed 2 thin coats of gold spray paint on them. I’m loving the gold on the frames matches the other gold tones in the room.
As for the drawings, I just looked around on Pinterest until I found these cute little houses. They look like the painted ladies that Dan and I visited while in San Francisco for our 1 year wedding anniversary.
Total project cost: $4.35 for the frames, $0 for the drawings, and $0 for the gold spray paint (we had it already).
I’m telling you – hit the thrift store for frames. Worth it.
For now, I thought I’d share the quick and affordable update we made to the guest room.
Believe it or not, this was not one of the worst rooms in the place when we bought it.
It was really fun to decorate a guest room because I think you get to be a little more bold in your choices. Take the gold accents. I love how shiny and bright they are, but I’m not sure I’d put them in another room since our color scheme is mostly blues and greys. Here though, the gold and yellow in the bedspread is warm and charming – so inviting for a guest room.
I’m sure we’ll still be adding some things here and there, like maybe a proper nightstand, and updating items like the desk chair, but I think it’s looking pretty good for now.
Now that our house is starting to actually be livable, I’m going to be able to blog more. Yay!
For the pancakes:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk, plus a little extra
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
For the strawberry topping:
2 tablespoons warm water