So, do you remember what my son’s room loked like before? A sad excuse for a room, wouldn’t you say? Well, I went thrifting a couple weeks ago and found a few things that I thought would work for his room. Then they went to stay with Grandmom and Granddad for the weekend, so I took advantage of a kid-free house and got to work. Here is his room now…
The pictures are a bit dark…it was like midnight when I took these (the kids were at Grandmom’s, remember?)
I barely spent any money on this room because I used things we already had around the house.
The things I did buy:
- Bedspread – $5 at Goodwill
- Candleholders – $2 each at Goodwill
- Pillow – $2 at Goodwill
- Shower curtain – $2 or $3 at Goodwill (I will tell you how I used it later)
- 3 wooden stars – $3 at Mighty Dollar
So for a total of about $15 I made my kid’s room finally look like something!
Now for the ‘details’…
The only thing I purchased for this corner were the $2 candlesticks. The chair was given to us by a neighbor a few years ago. The ottoman goes with our couch, but we don’t use it b/c we have a coffee table now. I recovered the pillow with fabric I had in my stash. The bookshelf was my husband’s when he was a kid. The picture frames were stashed in the garage. The basket that holds the books was laying around in the garage as well.
Not a thing was purchased for this area! The dresser was my grandmother’s when she was a child. I just hung a couple of his hats on either side of the picture, tossed a couple baseball items on the dresser and called it done! Oh, and the curtains you see to the right I’ve had for a couple years…they were in his room at our previous house.
I just bought plain wooden stars at the Mighty Dollar for a whopping buck each. Spray painted them and then painted on his initials.
Remember that shower curtain I told you about?? I used it to make a ‘faux’ duvet cover. I simply layered it over a comforter and placed it on the end of his bed. I loved the detail in the ‘ribbon’ on the corners!
So there you go! A bedroom for $15!
I’m linking up to Kimba’s DIY Day, so hop on over there and see what other bloggers are doing themselves!