Want A Decor Change Without Breaking The Bank?
When looking to spice up a room or take it to ‘another level’ you don’t have to spend a fortune. I’m going to tell you how I made small decor changes that made a big difference in my beauty room. I recently used a room in my house and changed it into a beauty room. I started with sanding and varnishing the wood floor then I started painting the wall. I purchased my paint from Home Depot and the paint department was very helpful. If you’re like me, and you go into the paint department, walk the aisle and all you see are paint cans, then do what I did, just tell the associate what you need & they’ll choose the right can for your purpose. So I chose to go with the colors gray, silver and turquoise. Check out my blog entitled Sparkling Painted Glitter Walls to see the finished product.
So with the walls and floor completed, I needed to add small touches to give the room decor a ‘POP’. I’ve been working on my beauty room for some time now. I feel like it’ll never get done, but I am making progress. First I customized a Billy Bookcase from IKEA by attaching molding to the top and it totally looks like a new bookshelf. I also painted the back wall to match my Silver Chevron wall paint pattern (without the glitter). That little upgrade was harder to do than the molding (the bending over was taxing on my back). In order to paint the back wall I had to lay the bookcase down on the floor. Your other option is taking the back off to do this step (but I didn’t want to destroy the holes where the nails are). I used the same stencil that I used for the wall and I painted the Chevron pattern with the same design color as the wall. My room is small in dimension and does not have a ceiling light so I placed the IKEA Jansjo LED work lamp on top and used two which is more than enough lighting for that space.
One thing I wanted to add but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on is, Wall Art. So, I went to a local thrift store and thumbed through what seemed like a thousand picture frames. As I looked through the selection, I knew I wanted a wood frame, but the color was not important at this point because I knew I could spray paint it to whatever color I wanted. So, fortunately, I found a white 8X10 wood picture frame. Parts of it had turned yellow, but no worries. Besides it only cost me .50 cent. I had already found an image to put in the frame, but the image was only 5X7 so I needed a photo mat to complete the look. I went to Michael’s and purchased a white photo mat for about $3, but didn’t really like it at that stage. So I thought, what if I glittered the Chevron pattern onto the photo mat? It came out nicely but my advice to you if you decide this, don’t use the painter’s tape for your guide, it’s still too strong and will peel off some of the paper and glitter. But I patched it up and it looks great.
For the image, all I did was search google for a turquoise beauty sign and I had a plethora of choices. You can achieve the smallest decor change without breaking the bank.