This is what the room started out as...I think that this is the day that we moved in, right after we pulled up the carpets.
And this is how it looks now! I still need to get some pictures up on the walls, but it's a big improvement. I know that the wall colors look a bit grey in these pictures, but it's actually a lovely purple.
I found the "puckering comforter" at Target, and I think that I paid $80 (I had a $10 coupon). I've seen them carry several color variations of this style of bedding, in both comforter and duvet form. I'm curled up under the comforter right now it's quite snuggly! The pin-tuck style is pretty popular right now...I've even seen pricier versions at West Elm too.
The sham for the pillow on the bed I got on sale for $9 at Macy's...it's from one of Martha Stewarts discontinued lines called "Bellport Garden." It was originally something outrageous like $100 (umm yeah, for ONE pillow sham)...but man, is that thing soft or what!! I actually found this sham before I chose the colors for the room...as soon as I saw the purple, I knew that it was what I wanted. So I went to Home Depot, got two test colors that looked similar to it, and had my final color ("vintage mauve" by Behr) selected the very next day!
I've mentioned the gold-sequined curtains before--they were sale purchases from Urban Outfitters for roughly $20/curtain around Christmas-time. I used four curtains altogether...two for the window, and two for the closet door. I love them...they shimmer and sparkle and are just so pretty!
The sitting chair in the room is one that used to belong to my great-grandmother. My dad refinished it for us when we got married, and I got to pick out the fabric! Isn't it so pretty?? The small gold sequined pillow sitting in the chair was a clearance find at TJ Maxx (a discount store) for $12. I think that it complements the browns in the chair so well, and it's the perfect size.
I will eventually need to replace the ceiling fan that's currently hardwired in the center of the ceiling with something simpler. Or at least that's the plan! The poor husband is having hernia sugary this week, so it will probably have to wait until he's recovered because he's the resident electrical guy. I'm not afraid to tackle most things, but electrical stuff kind of scares me! I got shocked by Christmas lights once, and it was...well...for a lack of a better word: shocking! Go figure ;)
The desk was a Craigslist purchase, and I revamped it using "rub 'n buff." The knobs were purchased at Joann Fabrics. I'm still on the lookout for stool or small chair that I can pair with it!
So that's a tour of my new guest bedroom! I am absolutely in love with it, to the point where the husband and I have hung out in different rooms after dinner the past two nights because I love it so much, and he doesn't like to be in an area that's "really really feminine" (and those are his exact words haha).