So when you have houseguests for a month, you want them to be comfy. I had big plans to get this room in tip-top shape, but between all the hurdles of the last couple of weeks, I ended up just getting the furniture in there-- unpainted-- and calling it a day. I have to say, though, it's still mighty cozy.
I hope you have learned by now that you SHOULD be going to thrift stores and shopping on Craigslist. This room is living proof. We started out with just the mattress-- the bedframe is a CL find that was brass, painted nickled silver, and blogged about here. I. Love. It. I wish it was my bed. The side table we had-- it's an old sewing table. We have a gorgeous antique secretary that was a wedding gift that would be perfect here-- I've always thought it was pine, but my husband informed me that nothing that heavy is possibly pine. It is not light. And our stairs are not gently sloping. Maybe he'll move it up for me, though. The small chest was inherited from my Grandmother, and it will be getting a coat of paint at some point-- probably "Talc" from Martha's new line for Home Depot-- it's such a perfect whiteish cream. The map was a $5 find from Adelaide's, and is destined for my boys' room, but it is large and fills up some space and I was in a hurry. Round mirror (moderatley similiar to this one) was $10 at a resale shop-- I'm going to sand off the varnish at some point.