Christina, a mom of 2 girls and triplet boys and the brains behind the Viva Full House blog was able to create this charming bedroom for her daughters for a mere $250. Shocking, but true. She has shared the details and how she did it so her fellow bloggers can pass on the inspiration to their own readers. Lucky us!
Like me, Christina gets her color inspiration for paint from places like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, but often either has them color matched or simply chooses a near match of a color from Behr. Here she used Behr's Coy Pink. Really lovely and sweet.
No need to buy an expensive duvet cover if budget is a concern. Christina just made one by sewing two flat sheets together and attaching vintage trim on the tops.
Lest you think these are wallpaper panels...think again. All she did was modge podge some craft paper onto cardboard and then applied MDF trim from Home Depot around the panels. Genius..
Resources:*beds - Craigslist $20 (painted these white)
*vintage lucite chair - Craigslist (payed an additional $30 to have the cushion reupholstered)
*vintage wicker chair - Craigslist $10 (spray painted)
*dressing table - vintage, already had
*green stool - Home Goods $30
*2 Flower mirrors above beds - Home Goods $25 each (Elsewhere...I mean everywhere else...these are $500 and up...what a find!)
*pillows - Home Goods $30 total
*monogrammed pillow cases - Wal-Mart $5 (Christina's mom monogrammed these, but it's easy to find a local shop to do something similar)
*upholstery fretwork fabric - Home Fabrics $50
*watermelon silk velvet trim - SAS Fabrics $7
*watermelon fabric on cushion - SAS $1
*owl bookends - thrifted $3
*vintage My Book House books - thrifted $10 (can be found on Ebay by searching "my book house sets")
vintage initials - $2
*trophies - thrifted $2
*lamp - thrifted $5
I love those books and initials soooooo much. Thanks to Christina for sharing with all of us and it just goes to show that beautiful spaces can be had on even the smallest budgets if you're willing to do some bargain hunting and apply some elbow grease.