I love seeing "reveals" or "makeovers" so last night after my hubby did the hard part of hanging the rods he went down to his man-cave while I cleaned up and put everything together. It was so fun "revealing" the final product! It is also amazing at what some finishing touches will do.
Here is a picture of our living room pre-crown (one wall was done and we had painted), pretty much move-in stage:
|Found a pair of mirror lamps at a boutique yesterday and was exactly what I was looking for at a great price!|
|My Grandma Burnett crosstiched this a long time ago and the blue accents are perfect in our living room. I love seeing things that have sentimental value!|
|We made our own brackets/rods with stuff from Lowes (love that place).|
|Close up of the "picture wall"|
|The lighting was really difficult to get the colors to show realistic, but this is pretty close.|
Curtains: $24 (only $12 a panel!! Super clearanced on JCP.com and a LONG 108" which is a hard length to find).
Pictures: $40 ($20 each)
Lamps: $80 ($40 each)
Mentos for a good lil' shopper in the checkout lane: .98 cents (priceless) :)
Grand Total: $245.98
Saving just over $1600...not too shabby? I joked with my hubby that I think I'll get more ridiculous quotes because it makes whatever I spend look really good after such sticker shock. Muuwahahah...he is a good sport. :)