Hello there! I’m so excited about this project and it’s finally time to start. Let me give you a little breakdown of what’s going on. I wanted to do a reading room makeover. We haven’t had it in tip top shape in a while due to the pandemic and switching things around to give us room for school (psst this version of the room was featured on a segment on GMA). To sum it up, it most definitely does NOT look like this:
I talk so often about making your home work for you and to that end there are some things I want to change in here to make this room better for us.
Step one, lighten the paint. I still want a color in here but this room doesn’t get much natural light so something a little lighter will be nice. Step two, create a different, more multi functional seating arrangement. We’re just going to use one of our chairs and add a table for games and puzzles. I think it will be so great for us.
Here’s the part that makes me the happiest. I love a good secondhand find and I love showing you that makeovers or refreshes or home decorating doesn’t have to cost a ton. So, I decided to use Facebook Marketplace to sell what we weren’t using anymore and use only that money as the budget for this makeover. I love a good challenge like this!! It doesn’t have to cost a ton!!!! You can do this too!
Here’s a breakdown of what I’ve sold, made and spent.
Money made to go toward the makeover. Things I’ve sold on Marketplace::
$140- the original rug
$100- the desk that was in there for virtual school (found on marketplace originally.. sold it for more than I paid)
$15- a throw pillow
$8- a basket
$10 – a pair of curtains (originally found on Marketplace)
Money I’ve spent with that budget. Things I bought on Marketplace (or brand new):
$20- chairs for the game table
$50- a puzzle/ game table
$14- fabric markers to add some pattern to the curtains
$58- 2 gallons of paint (if I need 2)
This is what it looks like right now. I’ll be updating the louvered doors, yet again, and adding new baseboards which I didn’t include in the budget because we’ll be adding them everywhere this year.
I’m so ready to get started and I’m so excited to show you what you can do with a small budget. Just for comparison, here was the original design board:
And here’s an idea of what I have planned:
I’ll probably post most regularly on Instastories but don’t worry, I’ll make sure and put the updated room here on the blog.
Thanks for reading, friends!
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READING ROOM MAKEOVER