My guest bedroom is constantly changing. I feel like my style is always evolving, and so I am always looking for easy and inexpensive ways to make changes to fit my style. The bench at the foot of the guest bed was looking a little tired, and I wanted more of a contrast. I had used left over silk fabric from the drapes to cover it originally. This bench used to be a square, brown, country-tastic coffee table with a glass middle. We cut the middle out to make it thinner and I used plywood, foam, batting, and material to make a cushion. We fused it back together in the middle. It was also painted and distressed a little.
Here is it before.
Here it is now! Some new artwork that I took from my bedroom at my parents, really nice black and gold lamps that someone was throwing out...so of course I took them (I added some Target shades), the floors have been re-finished (it's a little hard to tell), and a chenille rug that a friend was getting rid of. Oh, and the dog. He is such a camera hog. The funny thing is that I'm so used to him just following me around that I didn't even realize he was in the pic until I uploaded it! What a creeper.
The next change will probably involve new drapes. These were used in the apartment and weren't really purchased for the room, but they serve their purpose for now.
I hope you are inspired by how little changes can totally transform a room, and how you don't have to break the bank to do it!