Monday, August 30, 2010
Part 2: Decorating Cheap the Saga Continues
Hi once again and now on to "Cheap Decorating Part 2!" the sequel. As previously posted I was getting the guestroom ready for my mom. Before it was a guestroom it was a teen room with black, aqua, and lime green stripes and polka dots. It was loud and proud but needed to be toned down for people to actually sleep in there. I started by finding oops paint in a soft shade of blue.
Now on to the next chapter. The bed! I so wanted to find a daybed that wasn't preteen girlie. Or one I would need to take out a loan to buy. I gave up and decided to make/fake one. Months back I found a bunch of core doors free on Craigslist. I called and asked the sizes, in hopes of redoing our existing doors. He said yes he had those sizes. So off we went to pick them up. Turns out that not one of those doors fit any of ours. My husband gave me the "look" and asked what were we going to do with them. I said they would be used or I would bring them to the ReStore. Do you see where this is going?
So I used two of the doors, after much measuring. I cut one in half and shortened the other by a few inches. Got some brackets, they look like L's but are more like V's. Screwed them into the top and the bottom of the core doors. So it looked like a big C almost. Dang I wish I took pictures but when I'm in the mist of creative flow I can't stop.