Here's a handy tip I learned: at Goodwill, items donated by stores are marked with a gray tag.
Let's talk makeover, now. I was happy with the parts of my room that would have cost the most time and money to redo: the furniture and walls. The walls are a custom color of Behr paint. Custom because we tweaked the original color to make it work for us. I call it Creamy Tan. The furniture was our very first furniture purchase that wasn't a)used b)damaged c)unfinished d)particle board. It's pretty matchy-matchy, and I know some of you are screaming a your screens, "Paint it white!" but Bionic Man loves natural wood, and I love the Bionic Man, so it's not going to get painted white. I was also happy with the silk coverlet we have on the bed.
After making sure that the new bedding fit my bed, I switched out the curtains. Um...the fitted sheet actually didn't fit. I think it was twin sized. No problem, it actually matches the bedding in my girls' room, and I had a fitted sheet already that matched.
I shopped my house for the next layer of curtains, and stole these from my dining room:
Amanda from Serenity Now had told me about some similar curtains that she made from canvas drop cloths, too. I copied her idea in my bedroom....it will be easy to get another set of drop cloths for the dining room!
320 Sycamore. Thanks, Melissa!
Then I added a little to this space, with some stars I've had for a while.
The armoire in the corner also needed a little TLC.
Here's my cost breakdown:
New Bedding: $53.94
Lamp & Shade: $9.48
Spray Paint: $3.49
Total: $76.89 for a new room!
It amazes me what a little imagination and a willingness to shop at a thrift store have done for my blah bedroom. Complete transformation! My most recent Goodwill shopping trip was inspired by Shelley over at House of Smiths. Thanks, Shelley!
What's the best thing you've ever found at a thrift store?
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