I’ve been falling behind on the Cure a little bit, so I need some motivation to keep me going! I usually flip flop from one room to another, so staying on task on my bedroom (which sorely lacks any sort of inspiration) for an entire month is a challenge.
You may have seen my before photos I posted at the beginning of the month… I have been thinking a lot about the space and what I’d like to see happen. Here’s the run-down, shopping budget and all:
1. Paint an accent wall in the same slate grey as our kitchen. Free, since I already have the paint on hand!
2. Buy a crisp white duvet cover: about $60. I originally was planning on splurging on a Pottery Barn set, but Shaun talked me out of it: he knows I’ll be heartbroken when it starts to look yellowy grey. I decided to go for a cheaper Ikea one and have some fun with pillows instead. I’m thinking of these ones could fit the bill:
Who knows, I may add a fun little Greek key trim accent like Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs does to her pillows.
(Check out her tutorial!)
I could never feel confident enough to do it to some expensive linen from Pottery Barn: just another reason to go for Ikea in my opinion.
3. Paint our mirror. I’m almost sure about going with a mix of silver on white on this guy:
My guess the cost of white spray paint and silver paint will run around $20.
4. Add some photos to our large square Ribba frames. I’m thinking of choosing a couple of my structural city photos in black and white. Here are a couple front runners:
I still haven’t quite decided. I find it especially hard to find ones that work as a square. Since I of course shoot in a rectangle, the composition usually doesn’t suit it. What do you think about these options?
Cost: I already own the frames, and since I’ll use my own pictures, the cost of developing them will be about 12 dollars each.
5. As a little extra, I want to swap out some of the hardware in our Ikea Hemnes dresser to make it a bit more unique. I’m thinking of using crystal knobs from Target: a pack of four is about $12.
6. Buy or make some throw pillows. I’ll either recover a few I already have or buy a couple new ones. I found these at Home Sense recently that could be cute:
Or these pricier ones from West Elm:
The cost of pillows will depend on if I end up sewing or buying them, so I’ll average it at about $40.
Total Estimated Budget:
$146, so let’s round it up to $150. Not bad, considering I was planning on spending that on bedding alone!
How is your style cure going? Still going strong? Or lagging behind like me? I’m looking forward to browsing the finished spaces at the end of the month!