the bed is a king size warner bed by restoration hardware. i scored this brand new bed last april off craigslist for $800. now $800 isnt cheap, but it is way cheaper in relation to its actual retail price which is $2800-$3000.
the cowhide rug i found on craigslist as well about 3 years ago, for about $150. ikea sells them for about $199 and I'm sure there are quite a few other retailers whole sell the. if i am not mistaken, its real cow hide.
the side tables are interesting. the intended layout of my bedroom calls for bedside tables of 35 inches or wider. after totally rearranging the bedroom on the faux patio wall, i was able to use these table. i bought them from hobby lobby about 4 years ago, for less than $35 each. i think they are outdoor plant stands.here of how this little desk was born. after switching the bedroom around i decided they were better as side tables. the spot where the desk was, now houses my dresser [which i will reveal in part 2 or 3].
the lamps of course, are from goodwill, $8.99 each. shades were about $25 from pottery barn maybe 4 years ago as well.
the artwork frames were $2.99 from goodwill. the prints are of paris and i found them while thrifting. i decided to use the sophia fabric from ikea as a backdrop for them. i mean black and white stripes and paris tends to go hand in hand.
click here to read more]. if you are a new follower this is a great and inexpensive alternative to custom drapes. i may do a tutorial.
what makes my bedroom so pleasing as a retreat to me, is that it developed over time. each piece was bought at different seasons in my life. some are very old and some were just waiting to be displayed. even if you live in a rental you can still achieve a well edited and curated space with a very low budget. if you buy pieces bit by bit you will find that when brought together, the space will have your personality
this was a lengthy post, but i hope i've answered any questions.
i still would love to hear your thoughts and email me if there are any questions.
Mr. Goodwill Hunting