Here’s my parent’s guest bedroom (my old ‘boudoir’) which I helped make-over and style for them a while back now.

The whole room was completed on a teeny-tiny budget.

My Mum has more traditional taste than me and wanted a serene calming space with a subtle french influence.
This particular room came in at under $150.
Here’s how I did it and how you can do it too:

Bed – FREE
Found at the tip, yes, the tip. It was black wrought iron which we painted enamel ivory.
End of Bed Stool – $20
Found on the side of the road. It was originally an old telephone table which we took the top off, painted and upholstered – you can read the post about it here.
Chair – FREE
My Great Grandma’s old kitchen chair.
Side Table – $20
It’s a butler’s tray purchased from a warehouse clearance centre. We painted it black and gave it a light distress. You can’t see it in the pic though we lined the top with script wrapping paper (which is also in the frame above the bed).
Window Furnishings – $30
Mum made them from fabric found at a haberdashery clearance store.
Artwork – $10
The large frame was found at a local second-hand store. We painted it white then lined it with script wrapping pape. Mum already had the two little prints.
Cushions and Throw – $20
Mum made them to co-ordinate with the stool out of left-over fabric and some inexpensive new fleece.
Bedding – $30
The quilt cover and pillow cases were all found at a manchester clearance centre.
Decor – $15
The charming little birdcage was purchased at a clearance store (you can’t get them anymore, I wish I’d bought 100!) and the topiary was found when I shopped the house.

TOTAL – $145


What have you thrifted the pants off? I’d love to hear.