I wanted something inexpensive and temporary since I'm still hoping that Kevin and I will (one of these days when I can twist his arm) get a king size bed and move our queen up to this room.
Today, I threw together a $13 solution!
I bought two 18" X 24" art canvases at $4.99 each and a pack of two standard pillowcases at $2.99 (watch out, Big Spender!!) from Ollies.
By the way, Davis had me laughing so hard on the way to Ollies...
Davis: "Whur doe in?" (Where are we going?)
Me: "To a store."
Davis: "Wuch tore?" (Which store?)
Me: "Yes, baby, Ollies."
With great disgust and in much too deep of a voice to be that of a 2 year old...
Me: Laughing out loud!
I simply cut one pillowcase along the seams to get two identical pieces of fabric.
Then, I hot glued the fabric onto the canvas.
Super easy-peasy!! If you're replicating this method, be sure your pillowcase is larger than your canvas. I actually bought two different packs of pillowcases (the patterned ones I used and a solid pair because I couldn't decide in the store.) Both packs said standard size, but the one I ended up using was WAY bigger than a standard size pillowcase which is probably why they ended up at Ollies (defects.) But this worked to my advantage because I had ample fabric to glue to the back of the canvas frame. Make sense?
Oh, and I ironed the fabric before gluing it to the canvases.
So here's the bed before...
And here's the after...
For $13, it's totally workin' for me! And it meets all my criteria:
Done. Done. And done!
I've hardly spent any $$$ on bringing this room together. The "bed" is Kristina's old futon from her early college days. The "nightstands" were a $12 DIY project.
The armoire is from my bedroom at Mama and Daddy's, and Mama picked up the chair at Salvation Army for me for $4 and some change!
I spent more on paint for the walls than I have on all the accessories, bedding, curtains, and headboard combined! If and when we move our queen bed up to this room I do want to get nicer bedding for it, but until then, what we have now will work! I know it doesn't look like a room that fell out of a Pottery Barn Catalogue, but for the minimal money that's been put into it, I think it looks pretty good!
Next on the to-do list is the Salvation Army chair!
After all, I have a whole pillowcase left over that I need to put to good use!