Do you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation more recently then ever? Well here's a solution that won't require any flight or hotel accommodations. With just under $750 you can remodel a guest room to look and feel like a vacation suite. As an example, I transformed my guest room into an "Italian villa". The project only took two days and didn't break my budget.
Recreating a space can be as easy as re-finishing or re-painting existing furniture pieces. I wanted to create a space that was a retreat from the rest of the home. A guest room that had the feeling of being on vacation. The color palette I chose is a combination of a soft red, pale yellow and turquoise. I started with an antique bed frame, a side chair, two side tables and a storage trunk, all pieces that I already had. I painted the side chair in the turquoise color and added a seat cushion that I purchased from Pier 1 for only $24.
I had two different side tables and decided to use the two as nightstands for a unique feel. One is a round marble top table that I found in my grandmothers garage, the other, a square wood top table with iron legs that I revamped with two cans of spray paint. Gold for the legs and white for the table top.
Paint for all four walls: $50 Dunn Edwards
Stain for shades: $13 Minwax, ebony 2718 from Home Depot
Drapes: $49.00 Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80110274
Area rug: $129 Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80084920
Round accent pillow: $39.99 Pier 1 Imports http://www.pier1.com/Catalog/RugsPillowsWindows/RugsPillowsWindows/tabid/514/CategoryID/144/List/0/Level/a/ProductID/3661/Default.aspx?ProductName=Round-Boxed-Appliqué-Pillow
Full size Mattress: $400 Costco
Sheets: $44.99 Bed Bath & Beyond
As a finishing touch I added fresh flowers that I picked myself from the neighborhood. This is a great idea and will save you a lot of money!