This spare guest room had a bad case of the blahs, from uninspired details to drab walls to cobbed-together curtain rods. Finally getting to enjoy the afterglow of Better Farm's distinctly unglamorous first round of renovations (insulation, sheet rock and dry wall, dumpster hauls, rewiring, wood stove installation, etc.), I can at last begin the significantly more fun job of interior design.
While we've had great success with reappropriating certain items for updates around the Farm, this room was going to require a few new things—albeit with really good deals—namely:
- Full mattress and box spring set, $150 at Mattress Discount in Watertown
- Fresh coat of gorgeous green paint, $11.98 for Olympic eco-friendly paint at Lowe's
- Fresh sheets, mattress protector, pillowcases, and blanket, $60 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet in Watertown
- Fancy new curtain rods, $25 at Lowe's
That put us well-within budget, with the whole overhaul running us less than $250. Here are a few more before shots:
And now, drum roll please...
|Curtains and black-and-white print courtesy of Laura Caldwell; paper-cutting of Better Farm grass courtesy of Mira Elwell; vases courtesy of Laura Caldwell; lights left by previous tenant and stocked with eco-friendly, energy-efficient bulbs.|
|Cabinet reclaimed from dumpster; nest chair left by previous tenants.|
|Steamer trunk courtesy of Laura Caldwell; elephant art courtesy of Bob Bowser; nest chair left by previous tenants.|
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