Anyway, after telling you all about how I got from point A (gagging at the sight of my own budoir) to point whatever-the-7th-letter is (having a painted room ready to accessorize), I promised I'd chat all about the cheapo beautifiers that we used to beautify the room. 'Cause you gots to have the beautifiers, folks! Well, promise is about to be fulfilled.
First, imagine a newly painted, empty yellow room. Now, here are the curtains and curtain rods
I couldn't just repaint the old curtain rods, sadly, because they were just too short. I was so out of it back when we first bought them that I only measured one of the windows I think. Or I didn't measure at all. Yeah, probably that. Just went to Meijer or whatever and bought the first cheap thing I saw because we were that desperate. It was just short of a disaster. So we had to buy new ones.
2 metal curtain rods, 44"-108" in black: $49.93 (price + shipping)
2 pairs striped rod pocket window panels, 40"x84": $39.98 (price + shipping)
Then it was time to think about linens, but my budget was starting to run REALLY low. Nothing I liked was under $30, except things that weren't in stock. So I dug around in our linen closet and lo and behold- a duvet cover and shams we already owned might just be perfect!
For those of you shopping for a new duvet cover, I highly recommend Overstock.com. Here is the exact set I ordered a few years ago. Not currently in stock, but so reasonably priced ($34.49). I love it all over again!
Oh my goodness, have I forgotten to mention the light fixture? Dude, the old one was just...well, you remember:
What???? $198???? See, money goes fast even when you're being careful. That means I have exactly $52 to get a new light fixture AND a new mirror and anything else to pretty-fy our room?
I gave up the notion of a ceiling fan and I found this beauty "used"
on Amazon for just $13.75. With free shipping. I KNOW! I totally high-fived myself.
We've now spent $211.75, leaving just $38.25 left. So I basically gave up the idea of having a mirror in our room for the time being. Big mirrors that actually have frames are expensive, yo!
And then it happened. As we walked through Menards on the very day I planned to finally finish the room, Tommy spied them. Big, beautiful mirrors on sale for....$14.99!
And we've still got $23.26 left to spend!
So let's talk accessories.
First, you need to know that my husband has the
For example- plates on the wall? Check! Purchased at Goodwill several months ago for pennies. Cost counted for this redo: $0
Large ceramic pitcher for the dresser discovered in the workshop? Check!
How about an adorable country-rific basket for jewelry and old, red, coffee pot for brushes? Check!
Then I snatched my red dress-form from the craft area and put one of my own necklaces on her.
I did need to buy the plate hangers and a hanger for the mirror, though. Those came out to $8.97 for three. Plus $2.29 for 1.
Which brings our grand total spent to (drumroll): $238.00. Boom. $12 under budget. I know!
p.s. If you like our furniture, we ordered that from Overstock, too. 6 YEARS ago. Back when we had enough money to buy stuff new. Man. Time really flies when you don't know what the heck is goin' on.
end tables used as night stands