Of course I was on board. Decorating and making something out of nothing is my happy place. Camille put together a secret group on Facebook and added everyone from the neighborhood, and people started donating time, $, and materials! About 30-35 people helped out in some way!
3 days later on Monday, we met with Jenn at her house to take a look around and show her the Pinterest board we put together with our ideas. Jenn chose an inspiration pic.
The next day we bought paint and headed to Ikea! Where we found some AMAZING finds. Entertainment center for $90 and 8x10 jute rug for $105.
FRONT ROOM---BEFORE!! Tan walls, sponge painted wall, and dark chocolate wall.
We wanted to streamline the pictures on the walls to make it look more organized and clean lined.
As soon as we finished meeting with Jenn, Camille and I both jumped on all the local classified sites and found treasures! Vintage Yardsale Page on FB, Eagle Mountain 24/7 Yardsale page on FB, and KSL.
End Table $20
Half way built coffee table $20
2 Matching Chandliers $12.50 each
We organized a painting party for Saturday, and were hoping to install that evening! We pulled this off in 6 days from the day we met with Jenn to install with everyones help! I even got help with the sewing! We had about 7-8 people show up for each painting shift (primer/topcoat). I love my neighborhood out in the middle of nowhere (Eagle Mountain, UT)!
matching chair to the one I bought a month ago, and we snatched it up for $10. It was blue and would work perfect as our second chair.
When we first met with Jenn, we asked to see her room. She was reluctant, but finally let us take a look. We were hoping we'd be able to pull off a "quick change" with little to no $.
I called my sister to see if she had any king bedding she wasn't using and would be willing to give away. She had a white comforter! PERFECT! Then we switched out the painting above the bed with the metal piece that used to be hanging in the stairwell.
Not bad for $5 out of pocket. It's all about trying to use what you have! Oh yes, and it's all about the bed! Every girl needs a bedskirt right?
Total we got $700 in donations to pull off this makeover. Here's a bit of the breakdown.
$270- Ikea- Rug, entertainment center, throw blanket, curtain rods, and rings
$30- coffee table and two lamps
$100- fabric for two sets of curtains and three pillows
$30- Goodwill--accessories and bedskirt
$35- Restore- chair, books, painters tape, trays, and brushes
$100- paint and primer
$20- Wood and finishing nails
$40- tufted chair
$20- end table
$18- misc supplies