Friday, July 10, 2009

Price My Space

I’m joining the Nester for Price My Space.

I decided to share my Master Bedroom with you all and the breakdown of what it cost!

I can't believe I am really going to tell you what I spent on every little thing.... but here goes.

1. Panels- I made them from $1 a yard Antique Satin and lined them with white bed sheets. I used about 5 yards of fabric here and two twin flat sheets. Total for panels:$15
2. The rods were Target brand, but got them at GoodWill (GW) for $5 each and two sets of ring clips also on another GW trip for $1.99 a pack. $14 (I rounded up on the ring clips!)
3. I also found this starburst mirror at GW (How would I decorate my house without it?!!) for $15. One of the “bursts” was broken, but all I had to do was superglue it back.
4. I found this lamp and shade at another resale/thrift store for $10.
5. This lamp is a golden glass lamp. It is the same shape as the one on the other side table, but a little more feminine. It was $10 for the lamp at the same resale shop and $14 for the shade at Walmart.
6. I fell in LOVE with this bed when we lived in CA. We bought it there along with a monster sectional (that’s another story). It was $899, I think. Kind of pricey, but it’s a king size, a really nice piece and we loved it so it was totally worth the price tag.
7. When we moved to TN, we were looking for side tables and a dresser or armoire to match the bed. We had been using some cheap put-it-together-your-self-crap that really didn’t look too great after we bought it, but really looked horrible after moving it across country...twice. So, we were on the hunt! We found these side tables that were actually long lost relatives of the bed at a great furniture store called BF Myers. They were $499 each.
8. The bedding- I always had bed in a bag type bedding until about 2 years ago when I decided to go all white...well mostly white. I bought the duvet cover, shams, and sheet set at Kmart for less than $30.
9. Paint color is Behr Cumberland Fog (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!) $20 a gallon??? I think can’t really remember. I think the two round medallions and the cone-shaped container were from Kirklands around $5 a piece. The faux roses were recycled from an old arrangement.
10. Back to the bed the orange silk pillows were I think $12 at Walmart and the middle brown silk patterned pillow was $5 at GW

11. Dresser - another relative of the bed! $719
Mirror from Walmart for $39
12. Accessories- votive candle holder from Southern Living at Home for around $30, urn $5 along time ago...can’t remember where but there’s a hole in the back (NESTER, please don’t look at my fauxliage....I almost didn’t post this pic because I just read your post the other day on ivy! You are definitely right! I would much rather have real plants, but I kill them. If only I would water them, they’d probably live! )
13. Zebra chair- bought chair at GW for $10 after restaining and recovering it, the total ended up being about $25 You can see that transformation here . The blue silk pillow is from a resale shop for $10.
14. side table- originally from Target, I think, but I bought it at GW for $10. The topiary (does that count as fauxliage, Nester? I need your honest, professional opinion!!) well, I can’t remember where I got it either. I think it was Hobby Lobby and it was under $10. On the wall are framed pics of my kids at the beach- $25 counting the frame and the print was a wedding gift- so FREE!!

Okay, going back to the side table.... at first I had this one by the chair....

but then, after I took the pic, I wasn’t sure I liked it so I replaced it with this one...

Now, I can’t decide which one I like best. What do you think?? They both were $10, so it doesn’t change the what is the total price of my master bedroom??

A whopping $2952...if I added right. That’s not too bad considering $2616 of it was the bed, dresser and side tables. Only $336 was spent on the decorations.

I must say that it was actually pretty neat to actually put to paper what I’ve spent in this room. I feel like I made good decisions on the things that I choose to spend more money on. It’s my fave room in the house, that’s for sure!

By the way, did you know you can make your pictures look like a blue print using photobucket?

I just thought that was cool! Maybe it's just me...

Be sure to visit the Nester to find how much other peep’s rooms cost!


Your cool friend Cheryl said...

That blueprint thing is super cool! Great room-it looks super luxurious!

TheOldPostRoad said...

Cute room! Nice colors!

Karli @ RockyBella said...

WOW, I can't believe you got that starburst mirror at GW! I've wanted one like that for a long time. I always see them for so much $$$. So chic and glamorous. I love your bedroom. It looks like a model home.

Beachbrights said...

Great room! I am in Oak Ridge, TN. You?

The Neppers said...

The bed and dressers are gorgeous. Definitely not "cheap" but I bet you'll have them for years and love them every minute of it. I love it!

Martha said...

The blueprint picture is really neat. What a nice room.

Gina said...

Now I want to see if I can turn the kids' photos into blueprint. That might look cool...

Great room! I think it's fine to spend that much on furniture if you totally love it and will keep it forEVER. And you will if it's good quality and can survive moves. I love your comfy bedroom colors. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

love your zebra chair!

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Kelly said...

I love all the goodwill deals!

Brenda said...

I love that zebra chair! What a wonderful job on that one! You have some lovely things, and you know how to shop. Star burst mirrors are back! Your bedroom looks like a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate.

do it yourselfer said...

i love your room! bee-u-tee-ful!

Abbie said...

I never knew that you could do that in Photobucket. I love the bed too. We have an IKEA one, with a small headboard. Feng Shui says that you should always have something substantial to "ground" you, so I am looking for ways to embellish. I also love that you used a light wall color, and a darker furniture tone. The contrast is really great. Good job! Over from the Nester.

Marie said...

Hello Vanessa - love your bedroom! So romantic and chic. That zebra chair is fabulous - great job! Thank you for sharing.