June 1, 2012

$17 Bedroom Makeover

When this pretty little lady decided she was going to come and stay with me my initial reaction was, "STOP THE MADNESS!  SAY WHAT?!  OMG HAPPY DANCE" and then it was, "OH SHIT!  We've never had house guests and the spare bedroom is a hot mess!!!" 
::Insert panic::
Can you believe we've never had an overnight guest in 2 years?!  Guess that means we're lucky because all the ones we love live so close, right?
I mean besides our bedroom this room was the ugliest in the house. Just your typical throw everything in here because there's nowhere else to put it kind of room.

There was no way I was letting my BBFF and my future-son-in-law sleep in that.
Lucky for me I knew all it would take to spruce up this room was a little elbow grease and some digging through storage.
I remembered that we had some curtains that used to hang in our bedroom at our condo and I knew they'd match the bedding and add softness and coziness to this room, just what it needed.  The thing I was missing? Curtain rods.  Thanks to Kmart and their order online/pick up within 2 hours/free shipping deal I got rods and hardware for $17 and that's all I was out to complete this room transformation!  $17!!
The rest was just using what we had and getting creative.  
First things first, the wall art above the bed.  That decal was sad and had seen better days.  It was peeling off in like every corner and the spacing was just too close together it looked awful. I am embarrassed.  I have always wanted a collage wall so I figured I'd give it a go with this room.  I had originally thought I'd just frame the decals that were on the wall because I really liked them and they match the bedding perfect but finding a square frame to fit them was proving to be impossible and/or expensive so a collage wall it was.  Thankfully we have a million and one frames and even more photos so this would be FREE and {kinda} easy, just like I like it.

 See that frame on the bottom left?  Well I took those old peeling off decals and just framed it!  Brilliant! since I liked them so much and really hated to just throw them away!  I did the same thing on the desk.
All that other stuff I just had laying around the house.  Some candles, a fake flower to make it feel girly and pretty, and our wedding guestbook and Kendall's birth albums for your viewing pleasure.  So glad to actually put some of these decorations to use instead of collecting dust in the closet.
I think the biggest help was hanging the curtains.  I mean it just makes it feel complete now. Funny how that happens.  The chair came from the playroom.  It normally just sits in there unused so it will be better suited in here.

Now this room is light, airy, welcoming and nicer than our own master bedroom.  All for the price of $17. I would have preferred bigger, sturdier, prettier curtain rods but for the price I couldn't beat these {even if they are a little flimsy and meant for a kitchen}.  
Just when I didn't think I had any creative juices in me I go and pull off something like this and don't mind if I toot my own horn!  I'm impressed that I was able to use things we already had and do an entire transformation in less than 24 hours!  Toot!  Toot!
This just gets me that much more excited for our master bedroom makeover {which unfortunately will be way more than $17 to complete}.  Stay tuned.
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27 comments:

  1. Oh how I love room makeovers. AND even more if they are cheap! Looks great!

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  2. Totally impressed! What a difference curtains and a few frames make right?

    Looks fantastic!

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  3. Looks great! I'm in the middle of working on our guest room and this was inspiring. Love the use of the decals in the frames, what good thinking! I think I may have to grab some curtains too, it really does add a lot!

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  4. I can picture myself sleeping there already! It looks fab!

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  5. love it! I have that bed spread!

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  6. Wow this looks so great! You did an awesome job, especially for how much you spent!

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  7. Looks awesome! I cannot wait for you and Kristen to finally meet in person! It's going to be epic! And KP & Smith together... adorableness x infinity!

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  8. it looks amazing, awesome job! looks so cozy and pretty.

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  9. Very cute!! Good job. Our guest room is now the nursery and our third bedroom is now our junk room and is too small for a decent size bed so our guests sleep on our couch. Yeah we're awesome hosts. HA!

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  10. Oh and Kristen was one of the guests that have had to sleep on our couch so I'm sure she'll be thrilled to have a whole bed at your place!

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  11. Looks good. I personally love the last shot where the pup has been asked to leave his napping spot :)

    LB
    www.accordingtol.com

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  12. Looks great! LOVE LOVE LOVE the bedding! I know it's not new, but everything looks so cozy and pretty!

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  13. Great job!!! Amazing also how you two became great friends via a blog!!!

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  14. The curtains def. were a plus....looks great girl :)

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  15. Looks great! Love how you framed the decal!

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  16. Luurrvveeee your taste. Me and little mister are gonna have to come stay some weekend :)

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  17. Looks awesome, Shan! Don't you love getting a whole ew look for hardly any pennies?!!

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  18. Very very pretty! Great job!

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  19. I think it looks great!!! You did wonderful!

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  20. I think it looks great!!! You did wonderful!

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  21. wow! great job on this next-to-nothing make-over! it looks great!

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  22. Awesome job on this!! I looove before and after, cheap projects like this at home! I love the wall above the bed!!

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