Maria wanted to make over her spare bedroom for my 30-Day September Room Makeover Challenge. While it was free of clutter, it needed some sprucing up. And boy, did she bruce up on a budget!!!
She wanted this space to be a place where her guests can relax and feel at home. If the budget allowed for it, she wanted to replace everything in the room — new bed, new nightstands, new lamps, new window coverings, and wall paint. It wasn’t going to be “new” furniture, but it would be “new” to her. Also, the mirrored closet doors were in need of a makeover.
Here’s what her guest bedroom looked like before.
Maria’s Bedroom Makeover – In Her Own Words
“Everything in the room was replaced with things I already owned, except for the bed frame, and the wall paint. The nightstands are two sewing machine cabinets I bought a while ago, and didn’t know what to do with them, till now. My husband kept telling me to get those out of the garage, otherwise he’d throw them away. Husbands just don’t understand. The lamps I already owned. They had been sitting in a closet waiting to be used. I used to have them in the living room, but I have 5 cats, and they almost broke one so I had to hide them.
The bedding is not my favorite but I did not want to purchase a new one. I thought the duvet cover would do it, but it is too sheer, you can definitely see the comforter print. It’ll do for now. The light pink throw pillow covers were made by me with a curtain I bought from Goodwill, it was $9.99. The faux fur ones, I already owned.
The curtains are simply two twin sheets (still need to be hemmed ). I got those for free with Kmart reward points. The standing mirror I already owned, but I think I’m going to paint it white and distress it. I’m just not feeling the dark color. The cost for the wall paint was $25, but I got a $10 rebate and I only used half a gallon. The most expensive thing in the room was the bed frame, it was $345. But I had a $200 gift card and I sold the old bed frame and nightstands for $150, so I did not pay anything out of pocket.”
“I’m never ordering from these people again. The bed came with a missing rail, and as of right now, I am still waiting on the replacement part (the bed is sitting on the floor). I still have to give the mirrored closet doors a makeover. I bought some frosted privacy film ($18.99) which I am going to apply to the doors, and I am going to paint the gold around it (someday). I wish I could afford to replace that nasty carpet, but my budget doesn’t allow it, so it’ll have to stay like that for a while. I can live with it.”
“The sunburst mirror, I already owned. I made it with wooden skewers a while ago.
“I am not 100% happy with how this room looks, because the bed is not complete and the bedding is not cutting it for me, but I am happy with how much different it looks. Hopefully once the bed is set up properly, I can play around with the decor more. “
“The total cost for this bedroom was $388.98, but I only paid $43.98 out of pocket. Which is not bad. Once I am %100 percent done with the room, I’ll share some photos.”
OMG….I’m blown away!
I know that Maria’s not 100% sold on her results yet, but in my opinion, she totally rocked this out! I think the bedding looks great, and those pink pillows–absolutely gorgeous!
Maria, you did a great job, girl! And you know what?? We are never really DONE-done with a room. Just making the changes that you did, it looks like a whole new room, so be proud of what you’ve done and rock on, girl!!!
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