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One Room Challenge Spring 2019-Reveal!

One Room Challenge Spring 2019-Reveal!

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It’s reveal week for the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge! Six weeks ago my sister Brett and I set out to transform her plain and boring rental apartment into a unique and inviting space. The first few weeks seemed like smooth sailing and everything was right on track. Then I decided to throw a big Kentucky Derby party, dealt with a broken pipe and no plumbing, and some of life’s other obstacles. In true fashion, it was a mad rush to finish on time but we did it and even got to see family to celebrate Mother’s Day!

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Here is how Brett’s apartment looked the day she moved in. Nothing too offensive, but also not very exciting. Our goal was to use as much of the furniture and decor that she already had and stick to a pretty tight budget that we would spread out over six weeks.

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Brett wanted a neutral and modern boho style. She also wanted things to be simple when she eventually moves out. We decided to add interest and some color with the colorblocked walls that are pretty on trend right now. The color we chose is called Brazilian Tan by Behr and was fairly quick to paint since we only did parts of a few walls. The best part it that it will be easy to paint back!

We also knew we needed to change up the boring and outdated light fixture. The original plan was to just put the baskets over the existing fixture, but they were just the tiniest bit too small. So we bought just the pendant part for $10 on Amazon and had our dad help us install it. It ended up costing about $40 total after buying the pendant. The old table was built by our grandfather and has been in our family for years. I love using family pieces and also love that they are free! The chairs were a $50 Craigslist find that I repainted. Check out my previous posts to see how hideous they used to be!

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Brett got her couch and side table from Target and we found the TV stand on Facebook Marketplace for $40. The coffee table was given to her by our aunt. With the big stuff taken care of we really just needed some decor. The curtains were on sale at Target for $15 each and we DIYed some hanging planters. Most of the other accessories are inexpensive Home Goods and Target finds.

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One of our favorite things is the TV wall! We really didn’t even know what we would do for sure until this weekend. We knew we wanted to use the prints we bought on Etsy from The Printable Studio somewhere and decided this would be a good place. They were $6.50 each, we printed them ourselves at Office Depot, and used inexpensive frames from Michaels that were about $10 each.

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We also decided to spruce up the entryway and desk nook and carried the colorblocking into these spaces to tie everything together. The pattern on the wall is $3 washi tape. All three shelves cost about $30 total for the wood and brackets. We added a few more inexpensive prints from The Printable Studio and Art Prints Factory and of course some plants!

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In total, Brett spent about $1,500 including the cost of the couch and other furniture pieces and now has a super cute place she can enjoy right away! It was great spending time with my sister and I can’t wait to visit her at new place! Be sure to check out all of the other AMAZING room transformation reveals on the One Room Challenge Blog!

One Room Challenge Spring 2019- Week 4

One Room Challenge Spring 2019- Week 4

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