Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brookes Front Room Makeover

As you may have remembered we did Brooke's Bedroom a few months ago. We had been wanting to redo her front room, and one night while we were all hanging out watching some basketball game that none of us girls cared about, Brooke's husband finally gave us a budget! He said with enthusiasm, "$200!", we said "DONE!" 

Then us girls ditched the basketball game and got on KSL.com and started looking for furniture! Her current couches were way to BIG for the room. We also wanted to find furniture that didn't need work.

BEFORE-- uhh, Sorry Brooke--all I can say is it's a good thing we are friends now!

AFTER! We matched the paint and covered up the sage green accent wall, and rehung and grouped the pics to a more appropriate height (lower).

This is "Thrift Store" decorating at its finest! Couch- $50, Zebra ottoman-$40, Green side chair-$16, Speaker boxes (window bench)- $20, Sewing machine cabinet $35. The best part we were able to use everything as it was, no fixing up or repurposing.

The only thing we bought new was the fabric for the curtains. We got it from www.homefabricsonline.com . The chandelier was from my kitchen, and it had been kicking around in my work studio waiting for a new home.

 My favorite place for accessories is DI (local thrift store), everything is priced for a dollar or two. Clock was $2 and books were $1 each. I love using sewing machine cabinets as end tables! I love the character and real wood!

I whipped up a few pillows from leftover fabrics.

I got this awesome tray ($1.50) and cup coasters ($1)! Then I let Camille do her magic and accessorize.

We did a little "in house shopping", Camille found the crystal vase which was a wedding gift and a chunk of granite that we used as a book end (temple worker gave it to them on their wedding day, which was from the foundation of the temple during construction).

I love metal boxes, so for $1.50 I had to have it. The speaker boxes were from ReStore in Orem. There was a second set there. They are beautiful! Solid wood. I stood there for 10 minutes staring at them at the store trying to figure out how I could use them. Window seat bench! Perfect! Extra seating for the kids, plus the diamond detail on the front is AMAZING!

Picked up standing lamp next to the couch for $8. It was a good shopping day at DI!

My favorite part of this makeover was getting those HUGE couches OUT! Oh and Mike as far as budget goes… we spent $270 and sold old couches for $50, which puts us at $220!

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Renae said...

I use an old sewing machine for a side table in my living room and love it. The machine even works, but love it for the table part most of all.

Great zebra ottoman!

Kathy@ uptodateinteriors.com said...

Yay for frugal makeovers, tricky to do! You have a great eye for mixing colors and patterns and I like your styling on the side table! Oh, and the wall hangings look perfect now. :)

Mary E.Dadds said...

Love the whole room.Oh and the couch is to die for.You did a great job!

Mary E.Dadds said...

Love the whole room.Oh and the couch is to die for.You did a great job!