As a lover as all things thrifty and cheap, our bedroom is full of my mis-matched deals and steals. The comforter came from Walmart, marked down to $10 on clearance one day. The end tables are actually black TV trays I bought from Target for cheap, the rest of the furniture Mr. Z already had from his bachelor days. Lamps were Hobbly Lobby clearance purchases at $10 each.
The bedspread is a beautiful black and camel damask print, which matched the two tone tan walls perfectly. When we moved in my mother-in-law helped with all the painting (since I was about 8 months pregnant and she wouldn't let me reach up high, let alone stand on a ladder), she gave me some paint she decided not to use and I went with it. We did a two-tone technique of adding a lighter colored stripe running vertically across the entire room, something we saw on HGTV, that's supposed to make a small room appear larger.
Although I love the room right now, it's a little too modern and clean lined for my taste. I was looking for inspiration when I stumbled upon these photos in my blog. Would you believe this beautiful room features my TEN DOLLAR bedspread!!
Although still a little too fancy for me, I love the pale blues working with it.
My plan of attack the update our bedroom:
1. Blue Paint - keep the two-tone effect by adding two different shades of pale blue
2. Add more white to the bedding - extra white pillows, white and blue throw blanket for foot
3. Add a black iron headboard
4. Search for new accessories
Budget: $100 - Wish me luck! I'll be sure to post before and after pictures, but I'm excited to dive in and get started.