The side tables were a vintage find from Sellution in Vancouver. It took me a long time to get my hands on what I wanted, and frankly, at $75 each, they were more than I'd usually spend, but I loved them. I changed out the drawer pulls with glass ones from Restoration Hardware to add sparkle.
The bedding was also from IKEA. At the time, grey wasn't available, so I purchased a green set, and dyed it in my washing machine with RIT. They turned out the dove grey I envisioned. That said, if dying bedding, be careful. If your fabric is cotton it will take the dye well, but even when sheets are cotton, they often have polyester thread. Mine did, and the thread remained green. Luckily, the contrast was subtle and no one seemed to notice but me.
Above the bed, I hung three white frames I found in the trash, and rather than putting pictures inside, mounted three pieces of cream-coloured raw silk inside. (It took only about a yard of fabric, so nearly any type is affordable.) The texture of the fabric added enough interest, and was basic enough to keep the whole display calming, which is what I like to wake up to.
Anyway, though it was made largely of plywood, the dresser had a warm, raw quality I loved, and boxy, modern lines. It also came with square, chrome pull. Totally worth the $40 it cost me at Value Village, plus a $25 van-cab ride to get the piece home - which includes a $10 tip to the driver for helping me haul it. (I admit, I have sometimes played damsel in distress in order to get help with a heavy item. Sad, but true.)
Anyway, there you have it: my old, very simple, very cheap (and chic?) bedroom.