Monday, April 14, 2014
Remodelling my bedroom the savvy way
For years now I have this picture frame that I made myself using an old Buddhist calendar, scissors and a glue stick. I long wanted my bedroom to be inspired by that but I was missing on how I could do it with minimal expenses. I could not exactly picture what I wanted to do.
Wall painting or tapestry are expensive... and it is usually how I decorate.
Then. one day, I woke up with an image! I had found it! Inspiration was there.
These are pictures of my bedroom before.
It was "dark" and did not reflect my actual "free" frame of mind! I wanted something more free spirited, bohemian and Buddhist like... And I think I manage to do it this week end!
These pictures are a sample of the chalk paint I use from Annie Sloan and me at work Saturday.
This is my bedroom after. There is no new furniture. The table used for the reading/tea corner was already in my home. I only use it for something else now. Buddha, salt lamp, candles... nothing new there either.
Have a look at my new room and I will tell you after what the new items are and their costs.
1) painted my drawer set : 1/2 a can of paint that cost my 49.99$
2) bed cover - got into a fair trade store - from India - 49.99$ on special
3) Cushion on bed also made in India - 29.99$
All I am missing to complete this transformation is new window treatment but I will use something I have in another room... I just didn't have time to do it before writing this post. This will cost me 0$
I also need to go back to the store where I got my cushion to get 2 more cushions that we can use to sit on the floor in the reading/tea corner. They were a little more expensive -let's say around 60$ each... maybe I can negotiate a little. We'll see. Therefore, all in all, it will have cost me roughly 225$ to have my dream come true bedroom!!!
Anything else was just shuffling stuff around!
It took me roughly 2 hours to paint - I love to use that paint for furniture!
See how easy it can be to redecorate? And if you, unlike me, have a lot of stuff, it can even be cheaper... And worth doing before your next decluttering exercise! Do not hesitate to switch usage of a piece of furniture... or move your stuff around! Sometimes, it's all that it takes for a new perspective.
Let me know if you have questions of what ideas....
thanks for reading! and sharing!