I just really needed a project, so I decided to see if I could remake the office/ guest room in 12 hours.
I bought new curtains from Tuesday Morning for $12.
I scoured the house for every hard-back book, and removed all of the dust jackets to reveal the old-timey covers.
I framed some other old photographs I'd bought for no good reason at an antique fair (these are some local twin sisters that were vaudevillian stars in the twenties). Spray painted an old frame with hammered copper. I gathered some red/ black/ vintage-y stuff for staging. I pretty much designed the whole room around this lamp, which was already here (bought by my mom at garage sale 30 years ago).
I used a neutral, quilted bed cover for now - but I do have plans to make a tufted leather cover for the mattress, so it really looks like a couch. That will involve money....