I have been in Salt Lake for a marathon makeover and IT. WAS. AWESOME.
Studio 5 challenged me to makeover one readers room for only $150. Can you believe this before and after?!!
This whole room was redone in basically 2 days, which is a miracle in and of itself.
I should note that the carpet was not included in the $150, BUT there was a huge rush to get it installed in time so I have to give a HUGE thank you to Lemco, Professional Flooring, and Shaw Contract Group, for pushing the order ahead oh, about 6 weeks.
The paint colors on the wall are Ultra White, and Iron Ore both by Sherwin Williams.
There are loads of tutorials coming on every element but let me break down where my budget went.
The upholstered tufted headboard was the most expensive element in the space, coming in at $69.00.
The striped pillows were made with one yard of fabric from Ikea for $7.99
The dresser was a $10 thrifted treasure that was updated with a coat of spray paint and new handles made out of a thrifted leather belt, pink paint and hex screws.
The vases, books and fun figurines were either thrifted or found in Gritt’s house.
The hanging lantern was something I found in St. George probably 9 months ago and hadn’t found a home for, so I brought it up in hopes that we could use it in the room. I love how it replaces the need for a table lamp and frees up the entire dresser top.
The safe was a HUGE obstacle…literally. It needed to stay in that spot and after running through a ton of ideas on ways to hide it, I decided that we just needed to embrace it and make it part of the room design. So we striped the wall behind it and glammed it up with some decorating and now its not such an eyesore.
Once of my FAVORITE elements is the denim patchwork herringbone throw (remember when I wrote about it here?). The room is so crisp and clean and I felt like it needed an element of grunge.
And last but not least the clock art. Sigh. Isn’t it just dreamy?
Check out the Studio 5 reveal segment FULL of tips and tricks to help you redo a space on a tiny budget:
And if you want to see what I am like behind the scenes watch the blooper reel:
And don’t forget there is only ONE WEEK left to enter your room for the Epic Room Makeover Giveaway and have me come to YOUR house and overhaul it for FREEEEEEEEEEEE! If I can do this with $150, just think what kind of magic can happen with THOUSANDS!! Serious magic people. Serious magic. Click the image to learn more!
All of the tutorials for Gritt’s room are coming over the next week or so, so stay tuned!
Love Your Guts, Mandi