This past Easter, my dad generously gave me $90 to use on fun housey stuff. When I invited him over to see the cabinetI had found for the guest room, he laughed and told me that I could probably furnish the whole room with my Easter money. Challenge accepted.
Obviously, the biggest obstacle to tackle in this room was the bed. Thankfully, I found a queen mattress, box springs, and bed frame at a yard sale for $20. I know. Some of you are totally cringing right now. Before you get all germaphobic, let me clarify a few things that made purchasing a used mattress easier:
– Meeting the sellers. The people we purchased the mattress from were clean and seemed to take good care of their house.
– Inspecting the mattress (duh). There were no creepy stains or smells, which was pretty imperative for me.
– Lysol and Febreeze. Just in case. Freshened things up and gave me peace of mind.
I’m happy that we were able to get a comfortable, non-gross mattress for our guests for such a reasonable price. I can attest to the comfort factor because the mattress is currently in our living room serving as a makeshift couch…more on that later.
Tomorrow I’ll share pictures of the guest room as it is right now, and let you know if I was able to keep the budget under $100.