Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2 Rooms, 200 Bucks, 1 Day

Yesterday I went to my Dad's house in Maine to decorate his master bedroom and guest bathroom.  I've been meaning to do some work at his house for a while now because he lives alone and could use a little "feminine touch."  He recently repainted his whole upstairs a basic beige so everything is really neutral.  One of my homework assignments for class was to accessorize 2 rooms using the same style to show that we correctly understand things like visual flow.  I thought that my Dad's house would be a great place to do this.

There's a kicker though.  I had one day to travel, shop, and decorate and only $200 to work with.  $200 for two rooms is not a lot people!  Especially since he didn't have much else around his house that I could work with and I didn't have time to DIY anything.  I did all of my shopping at HomeGoods, Target, and Goodwill and had to skimp on things like new artwork. Despite the limitations, I'm happy with what I was able to accomplish and my Dad's really happy too!  He wants me to come back when he has a bigger budget so I can finish things off.

Here are a few before and after photos (please excuse the nighttime after photos!  I didn't finish until 7:30 PM).


  1. Great fresh choices!! I love quick updates that make a difference, and help things feel a lot more homier :) Can't believe you got all that done for $200. What a challenge! Great job. ~Bre

  2. Wow! Very impressive for $200 and little time! You could be a home stager! What a difference window treatments, and a feminine touch, make to a space!

  3. awwwww ... Maine. :) I like the 2 rooms for $200 idea ... I could challenge myself to that in a few spaces we have. :) Love the mirror on the nightstand. :)

  4. I love Maine. And those curtains really make the room! Well done.


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