Shopping Your House

March 1, 2012

A few weeks ago I decided that our guest room needed some fixing up. The walls were fairly bare, and it just didn't feel very inviting. I ended up adding a bunch of small touches that made a big difference. The best part is that everything I added was from my own stash. 

 Here's a "before" pic of the guest room. We are using my old bedroom set and I already had the comforter and curtains from my apartment days. 

I added these gold frames in a vertical pattern above the nightstand and on the other side of the room. The frames were from Target a few years ago; they were in a giant collage at my old apartment and had been hiding in a box since then.  Inside the frames are cut up remnants from an old shirt I loved, but sadly had been ripped in the dryer. 

This framed dress was worn by my aunt when she was little and was passed down to me. My cousin had it preserved and framed. This holds a lot of sentimental value for me as I grew up with it hanging in the room that I always slept in at my aunt and uncle's house in Alabama. Love it.

 Here is the lamp on the nightstand. This was another thing stashed away in a closet not being used. I added a neutral lampshade and used Rub N Buff in 'Gold Leaf" to change the lamp itself from silver to gold.

Here's a close up of the framed fabric. This used to be a really pretty silk shirt from Express. I always loved the pattern and the black, red and gold colors so I just couldn't throw it away when it got torn in the dryer. So glad I didn't!

I added another gold frame on a black scroll easel, and the dream letters to the dresser. The Rub N Buff also came in handy to polish up all the hardware on the furniture.

I added the rosette pillow from Pier 1 on the bed. It used to be in the office.

The Rub N Buff was used again to give these finials a nice golden shine.

Here's a pic of the Rub N Buff. I found it at Hobby Lobby for about $3.99 a tube, which goes a LONG way. Seriously all you do is squeeze a tiny amount onto your finger or a soft cloth, rub it onto your desired surface, then buff it to a shiny finish. Works like a charm!

I think this room is a lot warmer and more inviting now. Pretty amazing the stuff you can re-purpose when you go digging in boxes and closets. The only money I spent sprucing things up was the $3.99 on the Rub N Buff. I highly recommend it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff! Glad you had a pleasurable experience with the product. Let us know what you transform next.


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