Sad news today, friends. Based upon Georgia's ridiculous ice/snow storm this week, my plumber (hi, Billy!) never made it out to do the 2-3 days worth of remodeling work we need on our master bathroom. He gave us some spiel about how his other clients get priority because their pipes burst with the cold and their houses are flooding with water. Psh. Obviously that plumber doesn't realize that we're waiting on him to finish up so that we can finish drywall and slap some tile up! Flooding houses? Really, Billy? Come on. Ha.
Billy and his crew will come out next week and work their plumbing magic. We'll just reschedule this weekend's drywall festivities to next weekend. Ah, well. The joys of remodeling!
On the upside, my dear friend Christine called me a few weeks ago and said: "HELP! I hate my bedroom. I can't do anything major or permanent because I'm a renter. What can I do to spruce it up?"
Okay. She definitely didn't say it like that. It was more like "Mich, work your magic. Thanks."
Like most of us, Chrissy is on a budget, so I really wanted to coordinate with all of the big-ticket items
(ie. furniture) that she already owns. By focusing on just changing accessories, you can change the
entire style of a room without a big dollar price tag to go along.
But before I show you what I came up with for Chrissy, I thought I'd go ahead and
both of us her with a montage of pictures. She's going to hate me.
Isn't she precious?! Love my Christine.
Chrissy lives in downtown Boston, in an adorable little apartment that sits in the heart of it all. Here are some (iPhone) shots of her bedroom as it currently looks.
As you can tell from the pictures, Chrissy is a gorgeous, stylish girl whose bedroom isn't up to par with her style. She needs a lot more sophistication and fun to match her! So I made her a little mood board.
As I said before, she already owns all of the furniture (or something pretty similar). I decided to go with a fabulous, sophisticated black and white scheme with some gorgeous pops of raspberry red.
And the best part? I can do it all for under $200.
Here's the source list (clockwise from the top):
White duvet- Ikea, $19.99
Striped sheet set- West Elm, $69.00
Throw pillows- Etsy, $19.95 each
Faux flowers- Ikea, $4.99
Wall decals- Dezign, $38.00
Striped runner- Ikea, $12.99
Love prints- Etsy, five cards for $12.00
Grand total: $196.87
Chrissy already has the adorable Boston print, which you can find here.
I think the black and white adds a little sophistication. And I loooove wall decals for an apartment-
I was thinking she could put the black damask print decals behind her bed, to set up a focal wall
(much like you'd do with paint or stencils in a permanent home). I also love the sophistication
and fun the raspberry color brings in.
Lucky for me, my dear Christine loves the mood board. In fact, she's already at work, redoing the room! I promise update pictures as soon as she's finished. I always love a good before and after!
What do you think? Do any of you need any mood board inspiration? Have any of you made one lately?