During the 5 months between visits we emailed MANY Craigslist ideas for a sofa, coffee table and console table. (that was not part of my $150.00) I made him promise to get the OK from me before he bought anything! He found some great deals. We still need a dining table - I suppose my jobs not done QUITE yet! (I Craigslist)
Here it is - the HOME tour: (this was all done in a day, my wonderful mom came and helped till lunch, then I was on my own……yep, I was tired)
Clock from Shopko on clearance for 19.99 down from 100.00. Pictures also from Shopko clearance for 12.00 down from 49.99.
Already had the curtain rod, but the GORGEOUS valance was 2.00 and the candle sticks were 1.00 each.
One of my favorite changes was spray painting these white and pink flower handles to Oil Rubbed Bronze! It just turned out so classy looking!
Living Room AFTER: (ah, there I am!)
This was my favorite view…..
His fireplace was so cool! A little 70’s but I still like it. The mirror was 17.50 and bright gold so I painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze and antiqued it with a little golden paint. (tip #20 by YHL new book!)
I got those shelves for $2.00 each – of course I spray painted the iron from light silver to oil rubbed bronze. I painted the sunflower picture and the most expensive thing on those shelves was the 3.99 candle my mom bought for him. (Seriously!)
Greenery does miracles in a home! I got that Palm Tree for 30.00 at the thrift store. See my 10 easy decorating tips post for all the rules I followed to do my brothers home.
Console Table After:
The lamp shades I bought for 1.00 and they were a dingy white all smudged up. I simply spray painted them a soft gold – they turned out perfect. I LOVE that little frame I found for 1.00 too. Oh! and that great bowl on the right still had the tag on for 14.99 but of course I only paid 1.00. The greenery under the table…..2.50. I need to put some pussy willow twigs or curly willow in that vase to the side – just didn’t get around to that yet.
All in a Days Work!!! What do you think? Like it?
I have a bunch of stories and fix ups that I promise to show you regarding this final outcome. (Come on, you can’t do what I just did for $150 bucks without buying CHEAP while painting, dying, prepping, cleaning up a bunch of stuff!) But you know how much I love turning trash to treasure so STAY TUNED for all the delicious details!!!