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Beauty And The Decorating Budget…..A Love Story

September 29, 2014 0 Comments

I’m grateful that I’m never going to have to write a post called, “How to Decorate Promptly.”  It would consist of a few words explaining why I can’t do it. But in a weird sort of way, if I wrote it, it would probably turn into a decorating budget post anyway.

Decorating on a budget takes time….lots of time.  And patience. And whatever money you can pull together for the project.

decorating on a budget

I am on a MAJOR decorating budget, and it comes from selling junk. Or reselling stuff I bought to use in my decorating project and didn’t like or use.  Hopefully, at a profit. But I’m one of those people that have to see it in the room, and when you junk you take the chance because you can’t take it back for a refund.  And I’ve never had anyone agree to let me take their garage sale thing home and see if I like it in the room before I buy it.  I think that’s pretty near-sighted of them, but there you go.

Decorating Budget Plan

My decorating budget for the master bedroom is $300. That’s it, no more. And it’s probably more than I should spend, but I’ve managed to sell several things, so I’m ready for take off.

I’ve broken the room up into three areas, and I’ve budgeted $100 for each one.  The bed wall which includes the bed and bedside tables, the window and corner area, and the sink area of my bathroom.  I can save for months to recreate a room or even a small area like my master bedroom’s window and corner.  And I’m finally happy and finished with this area….sorta.

decorating budget

Decorating With Dimes

decorating budget

Here is the breakdown;

  • Eight hooks $16 -Lowes
  • King size sheet curtains 2.99 – Goodwill
  • Shutters $20 – Flea Market
  • Table $20 – via Facebook Sell Page
  • Chair $15 – Junk Store
  • 2 yards of pink silk material $12 – Fabric Trims and More
  • Coffee Set $5 – garage sale
  • Two drawer pulls as curtain tie backs – Free
  • Panic, Indecision, Frustration & Labor – also Free

 

 

Those Dimes Add Up Quickly

See what I mean about patience?  Dropping almost $100 on just one area of a room would never happen unless I saved for the privilege.  And the perfect junk doesn’t just come along every day, so I  wait for that as well.

That is all I have accomplished, but I still feel good about it.  And, oh yeah.  I need to hem the curtains cause it turns out that there is such a thing as too much poolage, WHO KNEW?!?!?  And I believe the pink pillow will work better if I sew it together instead of wrapping it around a pillow form, but I guess it will depend on my general mood for the next several days.

Happy Junkin
-Chris

P.S. if you live in the Metro OKC area, you HAVE to visit Fabric Trims and More,  8013 S. Western Ave, OKC.  I am in love with their remnants section!

UPDATE!  If you’d like to see the finished room, visit My Home page.

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