Remember how this bedroom used to look like? Lets go back in time and this was the room a month ago:
After stripping the wallpapers, washing down the glues, filling out the cracks and holes in the walls, and repainting all trims and moldings, here is how the room looks like now:
The room looks so fresh, young, and playful: totally perfect for our young client.
Since we've now fixed the foundation of the room, it's time to shop for the pretty! To keep the overall cost down, I headed to the Moveline Hotel Liquidators and this chair for only $125 greeted me the moment I walked into the store:
While shopping for an arm chair and a bedside table, I was also opened for other items that might work for my other projects. Here is a great solid desk and a mirror with intricate details for $40 and $100 respectively. A trip to the sprayer and they are better than new!
I then headed to the warehouse where I saw many great pieces! I'm not in the market for such a grand chandelier. But if I have the place for one and it's grandeur I'm after, this one for only $2,000 certainly fits the bill!
One thing to keep in mind when shopping for a 2nd hand piece: don't focus on the minor wear and tear on the fabrics or the chair, since you will be refinishing/reupholstering it anyway. Your focus should be: if the foam or spring underneath is in good condition, is the piece in solid conditions with no splits on legs and have not been re-glued.
Out of the four chairs, one was in perfect condition except for minor wear and tear. To make this deal even sweeter, it was 30% off! So we wrapped it up with taxes for $100!!
I didn't have too much luck at Moveline for a side table because I actually wanted something more solid and with a drawer. Long and behold, I found this little number at the Thift Shop for $30.
I'm also thrilled to have found this lamp from HomeSense for only $39.99! It looks expensive and I will dress it up with a ribbon trim on the shade.
And if you think it's the transformation that put a smile on my face, think again! I got this beautiful drawing from my little client. She did it free-hand from our wallpaper and colored it just for me! See now this is what I call "priceless".