Posts tagged ‘cheap room redo’

May 4, 2012

master makeover

The master bedroom is a work in progress.  The long turn-around due to… this “frugal minded” & super patient chick who will NOT put just anything in the house!

Here’s the transformation on the wifey side of the room – snore bore matchy dresser before:


All that for less than $150.  Sold the old dresser on Craig’s List for $150, bought the new for $150, chair $35, mirror $50 Hobby Lobby, lamp $25 Target, dogwood picture (moi) $5 winkflash, frame $25 Kohl’s.  The double frame – $1 thrift shop – actually has b/w family pics but for the blog, scrapbook paper.

Blue painter tape helped in deciding where to hang pictures & mirror.  Originally, a shelf was in the plan, but the balance seemed…off.

Of course, fresh flowers are a must

“Design is the method of putting form & content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.”  ~ Paul Rand

March 16, 2012

kid mailbox

Rescue an ugly wooden crafty item:

& transform it into a sweet project:

  • remove front decoration
  • prime box, paint – off white glossy shown

  • spray paint metal decoration – flat black shown
  • let everything dry for a day
  • re-attach black decoration
  • place “address” (birthday) numbers – Hobby Lobby self-adhesive, approx. 1″, .99 cents/each

got mail?

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