I am currently neck-deep in purchasing our next flip house, so I’ve been preoccupied with that deal. I’ll be sure to share more details about that as soon as the deal closes. I’ve been this.close to buying several different properties this year, so I’ll believe it when the deed is in my hands. Until then, I’m cautiously optimistic. 😉
Today, I wanted to share with you a recent room makeover I did for a wonderful local non-profit organization, Crossroads Pregnancy Center. A dear friend of mine from church who serves with me on our praise and worship team is the director there.
Crossroads purchased a house in town, with the intent of moving to that location and having a bit more space for all the services they provide. This house needed some updating and, although I didn’t have the bandwidth to help out with the entire project, I really felt led to get one room completely updated, furnished and ready for them, at no expense to them.
I volunteered to tackle the renovation and furnishing of a counseling room, and they graciously agreed to let me have free reign in making over the space. This project was so much fun! Below is what the space looked like before:
A great space, but it felt a little dated. I didn’t want to mess with the knotty pine walls, the brick or the floor, so I focused my attention primarily on the ceiling and furnishings. I also gave the space a really good scrubbing. It’s amazing what a little elbow grease and squeaky clean windows can do for a room!
I painted the ceiling a bright white (I love Zinsser® Ceiling Paint) and added an inexpensive light fixture that, I felt, matched the period of the home.
From there, it was time to do some thrifty shopping to furnish and decorate the space with what was left of my budget (I spent about $60 on the light fixture. I had the paint on hand).
I picked up these two wicker wall hangings from the Salvation Army Thrift Store for $4 total.
I spray-painted them Tranquil Blue.
I deglossed this chair in my basement and spray-painted it a satin black. (I had all the paint on hand for this project, so no money was spent.)
The chair on the left below was rescued from the side of the road a few years ago. I paid $50 for the rocker on the right at a local consignment furniture store. The pillows in the room were scrounged from my basement.
The 5’x8′ rug was a steal at Gabe’s® for $29.
The clock on the wall is from my basement. I bought the couch at a local furniture store for $250 on clearance. Oh yea … I did pay for one pillow. The pillow on the left is from T.J. Maxx®. I couldn’t resist that gorgeous pattern. It was $20, I think.
The mirror art on the left I bought on clearance at T.J. Maxx for $7, I think. The painting in the center of the room and the faux palm plant was scrounged from my basement.
The curtain rods were $1 at the thrift store and the four curtain panels cost me under $25 total at Gabe’s.
Overall, I think the space now looks like a wonderfully inviting and updated room, perfect for counseling clients. What do you think?
Total cost of all updates, furniture and decor for this project? Under $450!