So my sister lives in this cute little house.  She has been making her house a "home" for a while now, but she couldn't quite put her stamp on the guest bedroom.  Finally, she threw her hands up in the air and just said, "Do it for me, but don't spend too much!"  I gladly took the job (with the help of my mom) and got to work.  My mom might be thriftier than me so I definitely needed her as my right hand woman.

Here is a panoramic view of the room!  
Her one request besides not spending too much was to make it "Irish" themed.

The only pieces she had in the room were the futon and white dresser.  The rest we found, painted, and created for less than $200.00.

So here's what we did.  As you walk in the door... to your left is a small collage of frames.  We purchased "The Doors of Ireland" online and bought a frame from Michaels (50%).  The other pictures were printables I found on Pinterest.  She already had the frames.

The focus wall is my favorite.  The state of Indiana/Notre Dame Song was purchased on Etsy and framed at Hobby Lobby.  The two jars (green and ND) were found at TJ Maxx, the shamrock was done by a local artist, the shelf was found at a garage sale for 2 bucks, and the IRISH art was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  We bought one of those frames that says, "Pray" and then bought the individual letters I-R-I-S-H and placed them on top.  It was cheaper than buying a matted frame.

We found this chalkboard at TJ Maxx.  I just used a chalkboard marker to write the quote.  Oh how I love this quote.  My sister's favorite, too...

My sister found this dresser at an antique shop for about 20 bucks. It had some simple brass handles on it, but a quick swap for some new handles and waaaalaaaaa!!  
A whole new look!!

Here's a closeup of my favorites.  Pops of color everywhere.  My mom made the pillows, too!  She just used some old pillows and recovered them.  Much cheaper than buying new!  

Jewelry as artwork??  Why not?!?!  You'll wear it more if it's out in the open.  That's my take on it anyways.  :)   We bought her two of them from Hobby Lobby at 50% off.

The vanity was my big portion for the room.  Believe it or not, this desk was MY changing table when I was little, then used as a desk in my big girl room, then as our "teacher desk" in our play room.  Now it is a vanity!!  The mirror was found for 5 bucks at a garage sale.  The stool was also 5 bucks at Goodwill.

The desk was time consuming because of the chevron, but so fun to do.  

I really antiqued this one to tone down the yellow.  Even the top is antiqued and distressed.

Here's another pic of the top!

The knobs are my absolutel favorite.  What girl doesn't like bling??

Here's the updated stool with bronzed legs to match the knobs.

My mom and I had so much fun putting this room together.  She (my sister) was quite pleased as well. It is the perfect space for a guest, a place to get ready for the day, as well as a perfect spot for a kitty to lounge.  

I'm still waiting for my sleepover invite!!

Happy Thoughts?
Mal :) 


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