Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bedroom after a budget makeover

I chose blue as the main color because I wanted to keep some of the artwork we already had that was mostly blue.
The bedding set is from Ebay for about $50.
The tablecloths were from our old house.
I recovered the small pillows with fabric from my stash.
I copied the wreath from a recent cover of County Living magazine. And since all the silk flowers were left from the wedding pew decorations , the only new cost was $7 for the wreath base.

The sofa table is from the Antique Mall in our town but I don't think it is an antique. It is a nice pine Broyhill piece and was just $32.50.

My mom crocheted the afghan that looks a quilt.

And a dear old friend, Michele, gave me the Longaberger laundry basket in 1989.

My FIL painted 2 of the pictures on the wall and the other one belonged to Jeff's grandfather. They are all favorites of Jeff's so I decorated the room around them. I still want to add some things but am so far really happy with it.

(this little pile on the right that looks like dirty laundry is Theo's bed)
Total spent - about $90 plus some shipping and tax.


  1. It looks lovely Rhonda, I just love blue. I have a blue bedroom myself!

  2. How wonderful your makeover looks Rhonda! I can see why you are pleased with it. I have been working in my bedroom too and hope to show some of it soon.

    I really adore that crocheted "quilt look" afghan! Your mother really did a nice job on that and it looks so nice sitting in the basket.

  3. Blue is my favorite color!! Love the Hydrangea wreath ~ what a wonderful idea!! It's gorgeous!!

  4. Your bedroom looks wonderful! I am starting a redo of mine as well. I think it is going to take me a while though, because like you, I am trying to keep the cost down. It takes time to hunt down bargains sometimes.


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