Decorating an entire room, start to finish, can be pricey. Andrea, however, was up for the challenge when it came to creating a retreat for her daughter in their new home.
This is what the room looked like just before they moved in:
Using paint, furniture and accessories she already had (some from her own childhood), she was able to pull the room together, spending only $425! The result:
Here are a few of my favorite details . . .
She found this chair at a local consignment shop, painted the frame and had it recovered:
A vintage stool serves as a nightstand:
Since we all love a good makeover with a small price tag, I asked Andrea to share her five best tips for adding style on a small budget:
#1 Use Color Wisely
I wanted to make a big impact by painting the ceiling a robin's egg blue.
#2 Repaint, Repurpose
I reused a desk I already had and painted it pink. I also reused a chair and painted it green. I spray painted an existing metal bookshelf blue for a punch of color.
#3 Add Detail with Trim
I dressed up a $20 chandelier with some blue rick-rack trim added to the shades.
#4 Look for Hidden Potential
I bought a $65 chair at a thrift store and had it reupholstered with some fabric found on clearance for $4/yard.
#5 Shop Clearance and Remnant Fabrics
I made large pillows for the bed from more fabric found on clearance for $4/yard. The fabric was the inspiration for the entire room makeover.
See more of Andrea’s project and the rest of her home on her blog, Oak Ridge Revival.
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