Here is a shot of before, Vampire's Inn:
Dark and boring for the living.
Well I thought when I travel and stay at a friends house I always feel more comfortable if there is a nice guest room to retreat to at the end of the day. So when we had guests a while back I realized beforehand that I DON'T have that. I have a cave fit for Sookie and Bill. So I set my sights on brightening and exercising the demons.
Cheerful and bright after:
I placed some artwork that I had painted a couple of years back, originally for over the fireplace, up over the bed. I eventually hung that picture a couple of inches above the headboard and didnt just leave it sitting on top of it. I wasnt looking to spend even $100 on this so this was all done with recyling and re using a lot of things I already owned. I did purchase a few things to which I will tally up below.
With the additions of white and soft blue colors, it made a major transformation from dark and dreary to crisp and comfortable.
Total spent on the re-vamping, or un-vamping, or whatever:
2 new fluffy pillows: $6.00 Wal-Mart
1 Blue quilted throw pillow: $4.00 Home Goods
1 White subtle striped comforter: $30.00 Home Goods
1 Quilted pillow sham: $7.00 Home Goods (There was only 1 there or else I would have gotten 2!)
2 white 300-count pillow cases: $8.00 Home Goods
1 Blue throw blanket: $20.00 Home Goods
2 Brown and blue striped pillows: Free! Previously owned
1 Set blue sheets: Free! Previously owned.
2 Pieces of artwork: Free! Painted myself and previously owned.
Furniture: Free! Previously owned in my vampire phase.
3 Blue mercury glass candle cups on bedside table: Free! Previously owned!
1 Everyday Reading Bible on bedside table: Free, incase we have to use it for an exorcism.
Grand Total: $75.00