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Old 01-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #21
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What if u go green and purple? I love the dress up corner idea and think u could do that cheaply with thrift store mirror and hooks and a basket.thrift stores are great for dress up clothes local one even separates out costumes into their own aisle. Paint can really change a room. Get a couple cans of spray paint (or regular paint) and u can paint an old dresser. Table. Mirror frame. Etc. Or spray paint old wicker baskets in your rooms colors. And put them on a. Shelf (great for organization). I haven't tried the wall escapes but I like the idea of them, especially if you are scared of paint. Bedding and curtains... If you ate a sewer you could do something super customized fairly cheap. Joanne fabric flyers have good coupons. Otherwise. Go with solid color sheets and maybe u could find comforter on sale or even keep your eyes open on your locales Craigslist. And always ask them if their list price is the lowest theyd go. If you don't ask for a discount you won't get one.
My 15 mo old has a polkadot theme room.which now I'm kinda sick of. But I spent so much time hand painting the circles I don't want to paint over it. We are also fairly handy and got some maple flooring out of an old farmhouse for 10th cents a board so we stripped that and installed. Sander,sander,sander,stained and sealed it.lot of work but love it.all the furniture is from Craigslist.(changing table for $10-score!) Then I got "toy box which is a Orange metal party ice "cooler". Orange metal picnic silverware holder is sweet for changing table caddy. I made curtains, quilt, bedskirt, recovered some pillows. Also made a "lobst" and 80 or so(yea I made a lot. Was nesting for sure) cloth wipes in same polkadot theme. Since I'm prettier w #2, we will put baby in this room and move our son into a big boy room which I'm looking for ideas on at the moment


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Old 01-30-2012, 06:09 AM   #22
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Re: What do you think it'd cost and ideas on room makeovers

I redid the guest room and I'm in $100 so far. I got the bedding for $60 at bed bath and beyond. You can always find good prices on bedding sets there. Mine came with everything except the sheets which was no big deal since I had white sheets for the bed. $40 for paint and paint supplies. I just need to get curtains. I already picked them out at bed bath and beyond. It will be another $100 for the curtains and rods. So $200 for a room makeover. I did a greyish lavender and white.

Next on my list is ds's room. I'm splurging for a pottery barn quilt and sham. It will cost about $100-$120. I will buy plain colored coordinating sheets at walmart or target. His room needs new blinds. I'm thinking a total of $300 for everything, including paint and curtains. He wants a green room, like lime green. EEk! Whatever, it's his room so I will let him choose. He's almost 8 and has his own opinions on what he wants. His room is at the top of the stairs though so every time we walk up the stairs, we will have to look at those bright walls.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #23
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I just remembered I was going to show you the bedding. If you haven't found anything yet, here it is. It isn't perfect. The embroidery floss is pulled in a few spot and there may be a couple light stains from drinks and or storage.

Actually I opened it up and just noticed that one has a yellow dye stain. Who knows from where. I can soak in oxy and try to remove it.

Anyway. Here it is. There are two of these.


The reverse is solid pink. I have the valance and can find one sham. There should be two shams but I am not sure if I can find the second one.

Anyway. Your FFS if you want them. Pretty sure the one I photographed is the poorer condition of the two. If you're interested I will unpack and double check the other one so there are no surprises and you can decide based on condition. I just don't want to unpack it of you don't think not wil work.

PM me if you like because I'm not sure I will find this thread again. LOL

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