We’ve got a long list of things we want to do with some of our rooms, so I think I’m going to take you on a tour room by room as things get done. Generally our bedroom is the last thing we seem to focus on, but this time it was the first.
Before we even started looking at houses I found a tutorial for some Anthropologie inspired bedding. Truth be told, I’ve never even set foot inside an Anthropologie (Guess I’m not a fashionista or a big spender – anyone surprised?), but I liked the bedspread and decided I needed one. It wasn’t that complicated to make, but it was a bit time consuming. Overall I feel good about it though, because A) if I’d bought one from the store it would have cost $268 and mine only cost $50.15 (I purchased fabric and thread and used an old comforter as backing) and B) Anthropologie doesn’t make it in yellow. I also made the pillows using some purchased fabric and the stuffing from some old decorative pillows. I don’t know why, but decorative pillows are always insanely expensive, so I was pleased that my cost on those only came out to $17 (plus I have extra fabric).
This wall art was also really cheap. I framed some of the extra fabric from the pillows in embroidery hoop frames and had a photo my mom took printed on a canvas during one of CanvasPeople‘s free 8X10 promotions.
Our very own bathroom! Okay, one last prideful thing I need to share. The shower was not in great shape when we moved in. Even after I’d scrubbed and scrubbed it still looked gross. So, I found this YouTube video and less than $10 later (and several hours of meticulous scraping with a razor blade) things were much improved. (I think doing a tub would take a lot less time since there were all sorts of crazy lines and angles to do in our oddly shaped shower.) I feel so handy.