I wasn’t planning on changing out, or I should say fluffing the guest bedroom anytime soon.
This is the BEFORE
I just refreshed up the guest bedroom about a year ago.
However, the other day one of my BF’s called and asked if we were going to be in town next weekend. She lives in Buffalo, NY and her daughter is down this way to visit a friend and my friend wants to tag along and get dropped off here for the weekend. Well, of course I would love that, and we so happen not to have plans that weekend.
So while at Wally world (Walmart) I spotted this pretty paisley comforter set. The set was a deal. The comforter, sheets, shams and another accessory pillow came in the bag. Instead of spending more on a queen size, I decided to buy the full instead and simply put it over the existing white spread I have.
This here light has a bit of sentiment to it. My husband bought it for me 19 years ago. At the time we lived in South Florida and went down to Worth ave. for the afternoon. It was a fancy Ave. where obviously all the Palm beach socialites hang out, you know, people that walk around looking like this. We of course, were just young and noisy checking out the scene. We happened to walk by this beautiful shop and I spotted this beautiful ceramic light through the window. I remember saying how pretty I thought it was and it would look great in our kitchen.
About a week later, my husband walked in the door with the light in hand for me. I can never get rid of it, and to this day, I still look at it and smile. We did indeed enjoy the light hanging in our kitchen for years.
Here is where I got a little thrifty and creative. Instead of using the sheets on the bed ( I already have a new set on there) I decided to use the pillow cases as valances, and the flat sheet as a swag on the other small window.
You know me, I don’t care for too much matchy, matchy anyhow and I loved the way this looks.
I then cut a piece of the fitted sheet and recovered this chair, and added the decorative pillow the set came with!
I think my BF will feel comfy and cozy!
(Pillow case valances)
All that freshening up for less than $50.00!
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I’m pretty happy and the room is definitely a reflection of colors and style that I like. It’s the BOHO in me for sure. A little socially unconventional, if you will.
This time of year the sun changes direction. It’s a little difficult to get nice bright pics. You can tell from the first picture the clear difference in lighting. After all these years, I still can’t figure out the right settings on my camera.
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Love it Debbie and so will your friend. Have fun.
I think she will too! Thanks Peggy! xo
Well it’s very cute and tastefully put together! I have a bit of the boho in me too. I had a boho stage last year where the whole apartment was boho. Then I eased back to the style I was more accustomed to. I’m still very attracted to this look!
Thank you Brenda! I think I am more attracted to the prints and color. They truly just make me smile:)
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
This room is charming…fun and welcoming! I love the colors!
Me too Linda! thank you.
I love it!! Enjoy your week-end with your friend and she will feel so special sleeping in the beautiful room you have decorated for her!
I love the idea of getting the full comforter and just layering it over the white bedspread. I know your BF will be delighted in your bright and cheerful room. Those are my favorite colors, too. Enjoy your visit. I’m sure there will be plenty of laughter 🙂
Oh yeah, you know it! Thank you Carolyn.
I love it! It looks so cozy and inviting. Wish I was coming for the weekend! Inspires me to do something with our “plain Jane” guestroom.
There you go! Enjoy. It will make you smile.
I think we all have a little Boho in us!! Love all of the colors! That would be such a cheery place to wake up in the morning!
Thank you! Yes, color sure makes you smile anywhere.
Debbie: The room is lovely. I love colors! How did you do the bedside chest? And please explain to me what BOHO is. I see it all over the internet.
I didn’t do that chest Rosemary. I actually purchased it like that from World Market around 5 years ago. BOHO is short for Bohemian style. Sort of eclectic, carefree, hippish in a sense. I love that style:)
Claire @ A Little CLAIREification
So clever and fun, Debbie! I love the colors and patterns. Pinned!
How clever you are using the sheets and pillowcases as you did. I love that paisley with the bedside cabinet. Everything looks perfect! Your friend will love it. Have a wonderful, relaxing visit, Debbie, and thanks for the inspiration. Happy Weekend!!!
Happy weekend to you Kris. Thanks! xo
I often see the large comforter sets I like, but don’t necessarily need all the pieces. I LOVE the idea of repurposing the items. Thank you for the inspiration!
Tou are welcome Angie!
Very cheerful updates!
Beautiful Debbie ! I love the colors and the style. Nice pops of color using the orange, especially in the ceramic owl and pillows. Very nice ideas using the sheets for chair seat covering and valances. I like the BOHO look. Although you said you didn’t like the lighting, everything looks fine and your photo composition is excellent. Enjoy the time with your friend.
SheilaG- Plum Doodles
You are so smart- I love what you did with all the bits and pieces that came with the comforter. Enjoy your time with your friend! 🙂
She will love it !!! It was lovely before, but now it’s bright and full of color (just perfect for Spring); that pop that we all need right now. That light is so very pretty.
not sure what was wrong but your blog is running much smoother today. Maybe some days, Google gets the hick-cups…..
New to your blog/posts, Debbie. Fabulous! Where did you find your ceiling fan? I love your Walmart find. Lovely room. Thanks!
That came from lamps plus. Thanks Jewels.
I am totally into Boho. In fact the young preppy girls where I used to work were always saying Boho was my style. LOL! I love your guest room. What clever ideas to use the set as you did. The colors and patterns in this set are wonderful. Love them!
Thanks Mary! Must be our age:)
Love everything about this room. Great job!!!!
Thank you so much.