4 History Lesson: Guest Bedroom, Round 2

>> Monday, May 24, 2010

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1. Frame Collage: After rounding up several wooden frames from Gran’s house and a handful of local thrift stores, a quick arrangement made for handy wall art on a slim budget—$4 from start to finish.

2. Bookshelf: Scrounged out of a warehouse for the small price of hauling it home, its size and the shape of the cubbies has quickly made this guy a Rehabilitation Station favorite. (Missed the back story? Click here to see how we snagged this guy for free!) 

3. Knickknacks: Magazines, books, old cigar boxes (courtesy of Gran) and various items from thrift stores & yard sales cozy up our bookshelf in a wonderful way.

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4. Dressmaker’s Mannequin: With a great-grandmother overflowing with major seamstress skills, this mannequin was a favorite childhood playmate for my sister and I during trips to Gran’s house. I’m super excited to have her feet planted firmly in our guest bedroom. We’re just hoping she doesn’t frighten our guests…

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Budget Breakdown:

Frames $4.00
Bookshelf FREE (with a little elbow grease)
Knickknacks $20.00
Mannequin FREE
Total $24.00



-Cara

4 comments:

Lydia,  May 24, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

Love the mannequin! and the shelf is great too. Of course bothe of those things I can't buy anywhere since you found them for free :( but they definitely give me inspiration!

Jill,  May 24, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

Great idea with the frames!

Live the Home Life May 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

Lydia, I know what you mean. The best part about thrift store shopping is that the items are usually "one of a kind." The worst part, you can't easily tell someone where to find one of their own. BUT plenty of inspiration nonetheless.

Thanks, Jill. We'll post the super easy how-to later on this week. Check back soon!

-Cara

Allison B,  May 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

The book shelf is perfect for that corner. I have a spot in my house that needs something like that.

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