Anyway, I posted about not knowing what to do with my guest room/office/storage space. Mostly, I focused on the beds. The great twin throw down, I called it. Should I put in two twin beds or one double?
Well, I decided on the twins, and finally, FINALLY, the room is getting close to complete.
Here it is soon after I started working on it:
DIY stuff and expenditures to note:
The beds were very inexpensive. They are for occasional guests (or nights when one of us is too angry or too sick to snuggle) so they didn't need to be super high quality. At the same time, I've tried them both and they're comfy.
The metal bed frames were new and cost me $50 each. (You can't see them in the shot. They are simple framework dealies.) The mattresses and box springs were second hand (and closely inspected and smelled before purchase). All four pieces 0 from Value Village and Craigslist, respectively, ended up costing about $150 total.
The white bedding is from Beddingtons in Toronto. Each duvet cover set was $30.
The green plaid bits were a DIY project. Nathan had an old duvet cover from his days as a bachelor. I separated it into two pieces (just by tearing the cotton in a straight line -- no hemming -- and laid the pieces under the mattresses to make simple bedskirts. I kept the associated pillowcases in their original role, so that each bed had more than one hint of plaid.
I owe the desk area to IKEA. The white desk top and four Vika Fintorp legs cost me less than $100. (The legs were $10 each). And the desk lamp is the Antifoni work lamp ($34.99) that I featured in this post a few months ago. The globe was a Port Rowan garage sale find that rang it at a whopping $0.50. And the desk chair was a curbside find. (That's right. I garbage picked it. True story.)
The matchstick bamboo blinds are from Zellers (about $35 on sale) and the white drapes are from IKEA (but I can't remember how much they were because they are transplants from my old apartment).
The basket in the foreground was found at Goodwill and it's contents (two beautiful woven blankets and couple of throw pillows) came from Value Village.
As the room gets more finished, I'll post more about it, but in the meantime, what do you think? Was I right to go with two twin beds instead of one double? Remember, this room is primarily an office... (and Nathan uses it mostly for reading, which he does in his horrible barcalounger -- NOT shown, for obvious reasons).
Anyway, as always, I'd love your feedback.