A few months back, this is what our guest room/ office looked like. Not so inviting, eh? So I decided to do a ton of purging and relocate the office to an armoire in the Great Room. And that left us with a completely empty guest bedroom.
Before we had our baby, we had possessed a full size bed but had since given that back to Dave's parents, it's rightful owners. So we pretty much had nowhere for guests to sleep. When we did have guests, we gave them our bed and slept on the floor on 4" thick foam sleeping mats meant for tent camping. So something had to be done. Because I spent way too many nights as a pregnant woman sleeping on the floor!! Ah!
However, I didn't really like the idea of having a whole bed set up in this room all the time because it's small anyways (about 9 x 12) and I like to be able to use it for other things if need be. So after reading this post from Young House Love, I thought, "why don't I get a sleep sofa?" It can be tucked away except when we have visitors.
But since we'd just spent a fortune on just about every other aspect of our house, I knew that I couldn't really spend a lot on this room. And a lot of sleeper sofas sell for $800-$1500. So I began scouring Craigslist.
Finally on one fateful day, I landed upon a sleeper loveseat. It did not include a mattress but I figured I could make it work. After all, it was cheap! We borrowed our friend's truck and had everything set up to go get it then Dave had to stay late at a deacon meeting and it all fell through. I was SO UPSET! 4 days later, we had another open evening so I called to see if it was still for sale and lo and behold, it was! So we borrowed the truck again and drove 45 mins to go pick this up on the other side of town. She was asking $75 but I asked if she'd take $60 and she did.
Once we got it home, I found replacement sleeper sofa mattresses for sale for about $150 online but we were able to tuck our camping sleeping mats inside and they work for now. Then we put another 2" thick foam mattress pad (that we already had) on top of that and it is VERY comfortable. Sure can't feel any bars under your back with 6" of cushion underneath.
So, this is our current guest bedroom. Since we had plenty of extra furniture for our Great Room, I decided to move these end tables into the guest room. Along with a tiffany lamp that Dave gave me years ago when we were dating.
The curtains were leftovers that my mom purchased and did not like but didn't return in time, so I picked them up from her house. I also knew I wanted to buy a few throw pillows but some of them can get expensive.
So one day I was shopping at Garden Ridge and discovered that most of their pillows are only $9.99. So for under $20 I brought home these 2 gorgeous pillows that help to tie together the wall color, green curtains and brown loveseat.
Therefore, the grand total spent on this transformation from disaster of an office to cozy guest bedroom was just $80. Sweet, huh?
This is all that is in this room for now but I like it that way. We use the closet to store DIY supplies and then it leaves the room open for us to do projects in there or for guests to lay out their suitcases when visiting. It's come a long way, hasn't it?
I'm going to link up to the Roomspiration Blog Hop over at DIY by Design today. Check it out for tons of Guest Bedroom ideas!