On Valentines Day, Tom had the day off and we headed out for some lunch together. We stopped in my favorite thrift store for a few minutes and on the way out I noticed they were bringing out some bedding on a big rack. I went over and saw this beautiful comforter set with shams and bedskirt all for about $22.00 and it looked brand new! It was dry clean only and I wasn’t sure about it, so we left it there. BUT after discussing it for what seemed like hours, my Mom and I drove back over to the store right before they closed and bought it!
I got it home and washed it in my washer and it came out perfect and when I put it on the bed I LOVED it! I couldn’t believe my find. It was such a blessing. I have been looking for a new comforter set for a couple of years – even to the point of buying one and taking it back. This is exactly what I was looking for.
However, you know when you buy something and put it in your room and then everything else looks wrong….well, that’s how this was. The comforter set just didn’t look right in my old dingy room that I was thoroughly sick of. So it gave me an excuse to start projecting.
Pardon the mess. I happened to snap this picture to have a “before” pic right before taking the room apart to paint.
I went to Home Depot to find some paint swatches and happened to look at the rack of “oops” paints and there was just the color I needed in the Behr premium plus paint. We painted the room and it was exactly what I was looking for – all for $5.00!
Even the boys got in on a little bit of painting. Julian was a big help!
I recovered my old antique dresser with some faux leather and it turned out great. Got some new art stuff for the walls (90% off at Joanne’s) and it’s almost done.
I still have a few things I want to do before I call it complete, but my “mess” is starting to come together. I think I might even try my hand at making my own curtains. I’m excited to say that my makeover has cost me a grand total of $62.00!!