Sunday, March 14, 2010

Here is another before and after.......





OK...here is the before! It had become a junk room and she wanted it to be a guest room! Very small budget...almost impossible I thought, but thanks to Homegoods, Target, and Ikea it came together! We made the headboard from a curtain panel from IKEA....Everything else was ready made, except for the cute paisley pillow on the bed. That was made from a scrape of fabric that I had left over from another job. The room was painted and we sewed black trim on the 2 pillow shams. Here is another tip...trims are a whole lot less expensive at Hancocks and JoAnnes. Especially if you just need a solid to enhance something. Don't rule out just plain gross grain ribbon. The pictures were scrapbooking sheets that were about .50 each. The frames are from IKEA and we all know how budget friendly that place is! The curtains were from JC Penny and practically free....as was the bamboo shade from a close out at Bed Bath and Beyond. You know....you really do not have to spend a lot to get a cute look. 25 years ago...people decorated their homes and left it that way forever! Now, it is almost like fashion...design styles change a whole lot quicker.....and when you tire of it, you don't feel bad starting over! I really do think the trend is going away from over spending. Recycle, repurpose, and reuse! Be "green"......
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