Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 3 & 4 Recap: It's finished!

I can't believe it!

Stephanie's room is finished. We finished early!

So here's how the rest of the room went down....btw, I apologize for the quality of pictures. I unfortunately forgot my real camera, so my phone's camera is all we had.

Day 3 was NOT successful. I went to IKEA (aka: The 8th wonder of the world) and found NOTHING. I was so bummed. It just was not my day.

Day 4 proved to be much more successful.

I can't wait to break this budget down for you, you are going to be amazed.


This lamp began all my inspiration for the accessories for the room:



I know...I Love it to. And SO did Stephanie, that's what was important. It was a splurge for our budget...$40, but we made up for it elsewhere.

Like here:



That's Cindy's husband, Mike. He was so great to do all our spray painting for us! Thanks Mike!

Ok...so are you ready? Let's start with before:





AND after!:
















So...what do you think? There are still a few touches that need to happen, like baskets put back into the cubs and a small chair for that table, but we'll talk about that in a second.

Ready to break this budget down now...because that's what it's all about...right? [smile]

Let's start with the most expensive area in the room:



Chairs (the BIGGEST splurge in the room): $300 ish (From Tuesday Morning)
Table: FREE (we shopped Steph's foyer, which she planned on getting rid of this anyway)
Curtains: $50 (A little more than I had hoped for but they are lined-silk panels so it was a deal!) (Also from Tuesday Morning)
Rod: $19
Lamp: $40
Pillows: $5/each $10
Accessories: FREE

Total: $419 (Wow...like the whole budget. But wait!)

Area 2 (this is the kids coloring table, we still need to find a small chair for right here but that can come later)



Table: $10! (Consignment store) Yes, $10, that was a steal too! It's super cute too, I wish I had a closer picture of it, it's got a farm-style finish on it.
Lamp: $10 (Family Dollar...yes, they have GREAT stuff there)
Crayon holder: $1.00 (Salvation Army- 1/2 price day!)
Super Cute airplane wood picture: $1.50 (Salvation Army 1/2 price day)
Frames: FREE, Steph already had
Inspirational quotes in the frames: FREE

Area total: $22.50

Area 3: (so sorry for the quality of this picture!)



Cube: FREE, already had
Spray paint: $20
Pictures: $10 a piece! (Family dollar)
Cute Plaque above pic #2: $1 (on clearance, family dollar)
Lamp in corner: FREE, had in another room

Area total:
$31


And the only other thing we bought for the room was the rug: $37

And the grand total for the entire room was: $472! (ish...I didn't include tax)


Ok, so who's next? [smile]









11 comments:

Angie said...

ME ME ME!!!!! :o)

Awesome job with decorating and budget!!

I need some frugal-isticness (so not a word)running through my blood!

On Purpose said...

I will get in line behind Angie :)

Very amazing...great job. Way to work as a team...Steph, Nicki, Mike and Cindy!!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, beautiful job... feel like I just watched one of the home improvement shows!!! So many wonderful ideas!!!

LaughingLady said...

It looks AWESOME, Nicki! Great job!

Karen Hammons said...

OH GIRLIE!!!! You did an AMAZING job! That first lamp was fantastic!! You go with your mad skillz!! Love it!

Cindy said...

Don't know what's next but you all did a fabulous job on this one:)

Running the race said...

Nicki what a wonderful job! I think this is one of your your callings:)

auburnchick said...

Oh my gosh!!!! That room looks so inviting now!!!!!!! Just curious...what did you do with the air hockey table?

Ginger said...

Room looks great! I just looked at those chairs this week at Tuesday Morning...my weakness. Everytime I go in there I buy something even if it's a pack of pretty napkins!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Thanks everyone for all your comments! I can't wait to tell you why (hopefully) we did all this soon.

AC- She took the table out of the room completely, the kids rarely played with it so I think they will put it somewhere else in the house...not sure. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Nicki!! I love my new room. I can't wait for you to come back and WOW me again!

Love ya,
Stephanie