Room Re-do for $70! Room Reveal

I suppose I should finally do the
Room Re-do for under $70 REVEAL!
My sister owns her own business and is a single mother. She has such a heart for her clients, is a kind person and a fantastic mother, however, with a busy work schedule and taking time for B (my nephew), she doesn’t have time to do all the work on her house she would like (even though it usually does look good!)
So, for Christmas, I told her I would do a room re-do for her. Doesn’t every good, hard-working, single mom need a fantastic bedroom to come home to?!
So here are the before pics (she might shoot me for putting these in). She actually is very good with design, and her main living areas look great, but we know how we all neglect our bedrooms!
She already had some great pieces! Some just needed painting. She already had this fantastic bedspread and shams from target (the one with the gathered squares sort of like Anthro).
She also had the painting sitting in a spare room on the floor! It’s fabulous and was our inspiration piece.  She paints these herself! She has done so many fabulous ones!!!
I made the pillows from clearance material, and the grey throw was from Goodwill fabric. The lights and pillow batting were the most expensive part of the room.
I found the lights at Big Lots for $15 each. I scouted MANY Goodwills and realized I couldn’t make or find any lamps for much less.
The curtains were from Walmart material. It was a clearance bolt of fabric for $3 in the perfect gray!
The dressers were already black, I just had to repaint the tops, and the vase and mirror she had, but were different colors of gold, so a quick spray paint job was all it took. Some flowers she had around and some branches added color and a feminine touch.
I used the condiment bowls as a catch-all and cut out a silhouette of B.
Every bedroom needs a catch-all or two!
You may have seen this corner before. The frames for the Gallery Wall were hers, I just painted them and added pictures and matting. The Candelabra was made from Goodwill sconces. She said she needed her clock, and since I’m not a fan of wall clocks, we used a Dollar Store plate holder to stand it. The sliver bowl and other vases I found at the Goodwill. All the books I used were from her back room.
I made her this Wall Art sign….for free from things most people would have around their house.
I would have loved to have added a rug and change out the ceiling fixture, but she wanted her fan and we were working on a budget and a tight timeline (like 3 days!)
Pillow and chair material:  $11
Pillow forms and lamps:  $38
Throw: $2
Curtains: $3
Candelabra: $2
Sliver bowls, catch-alls, and vases: $8
Pictures for gallery wall: $9
Total: $73  
Of course it helps that she had furniture and paint already!!!
It is such a great space. I wish I could trade her!


  1. hi Katie! love your bedroom makeover and at a great price too! we did ours up this year also, and ‘m loving it! visiting via homemaker on a dime.
    Kate x

  2. Terrific job! And so thrifty!! You’re so right about neglecting our bedrooms – this makes me want to get going on mine. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday:)

  3. You did a great job! I love her painting that you used over the bed. What a great sis! Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  4. What a sweet thing for a sister to do! She’ll feel so good and relaxed when coming into such a lovely,fresh room! It looks great! Good job!

  5. This room turned out so pretty!
    Dee Dee

  6. It looks really great! You did such good job making it look brighter.

  7. Beautiful! I especially love the wood sign.

  8. aah..what a caring, loving sister you are. I just adore what you did. I too love finding treasures and putting them to good use. She now has a designer bedroom to enjoy, thanks to you:)

  9. What a great looking bedroom! You did a great job! I am happily following via the Creative Bloggers’ hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

  10. The room looks great! The corner is my favorite! I’d love for you to share at my Show & Tell party. It kicks off on Wednesdays at


  11. you did great~! I know she is thrilled to walk into her room now.. very well done indeed~! take a bow – you deserve to.

  12. Great transformation and for only $77. I’m sure it was the best Christmas present your sister received.

  13. I love this room redo ! I hope your Sister enjoys it. The painting is amazing.

    I hope that you will share this beautiful room at my party, Some Good Stuff:


  14. Love your makeover you did great! Love the scripture on the wooden planks on the wall. Happy Blogging 🙂

  15. I absolutely love the painting you used for inspiration! The whole thing turned out beautifully.

  16. What a great gift!!

  17. Absolutely beautiful!

  18. Beautiful room and a great price! Awesome job 🙂

  19. Love this! It’s beautiful and has nice clean lines and isn’t cluttered! Awesome 🙂

    I’m still working on my bedroom…hopefully I’ll get it done soon but making decisions is the hardest part!

  20. It looks amazing!! I love the pallets above the bed and the reading corner with the chandy!! Awesome job, you are a sister’s dream!

  21. So elegant. I love the details like the gallery wall and the fabric on the chair. So lovely!

  22. what a simple and sophisticated space. i love the photos and the colors of the room, and her art piece. wow!

  23. Perfect…love the boards/sign! Laurel

  24. What a great gift! I love everything about the room! Do you know what color the paint is?

  25. $70???! Well, knock me down with a feather! You did sooooo great, Katie!

    Please tell me you’ll link this up with this Friday!

  26. Wow, what a fantastic transformation. It just goes to show you, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to have such a great space

  27. awesome! I need to hire you too

  28. What a beautiful room!!!!

  29. Looks great! Love the gallery wall, candelabra, painting above the bed, and… ok everything. You did a fantastic job I bet she loves it!

  30. Your bedroom makeover is fab, and can hardly believe it only cost $70, now thats thrifting beauty. Your painting is really beautiful and gave you great inspiration. Your adorable little ones make great helpers. Thanks for sharing your treasures at Sunday’s Best!

  31. Your bedroom is amazing…and for only $70. I could learn a thing or two from you. I would love if you linked to:

    I’m a new follower.


  32. It looks completely fantastic! That candelabra!!! I am dying over here — so lovely. Great job! 🙂

  33. An amazing redo! Great comparison shopping ideas: Goodwill vs Target: Ideas that I can truly use…..thanks for sharing your wealth of design inspiration.

  34. Looks beautiful Katie! Wonderful job!!

  35. Just became a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!

  36. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!

  37. Frugal and fabulous. Love the art and the chandelier. Well done.

  38. I love this room makeover !!! Well done and way to be thrifty! It paid off.

    Pamela @

  39. very calm and lovely

    – KAT –

  40. This is FABulous and looks soooo high end! Amazing!
    (found you on The Southern Product Queen)

  41. Love it! You are so talented! Thanks for linking it up at my linky party!

  42. You are magic – what a fantastic job! I’m still reeling over the fact you did that for under $70! I love it – kudos to you!!

  43. Beautiful redo!! Thanks for linking up!

    XO, Aimee

  44. Wow! I can’t believe you only spent $70! That is unreal! Your space is amazing!!!

  45. Great job pulling all the colors together in the room! The Gallery Wall looks awesome as well as the pallet art! I’ll be following you! Thank you link parties 🙂

  46. What a lovely room! My favorites are defiantly the dressers and the artwork on the walls! Thanks for sharing this at my link party!

  47. That wall art sign is the greatest!!! LOVE it ♥

  48. WOW, What a difference. It is amazing what a little creativity can do. Great job. The color scheme is beautiful!!

  49. I love it! Please come help me makeover mine! 🙂
    PS Please come link this up at my place next Wednesday if you can! You could win a $5 Starbucks card!

  50. The room looks fabulous. I love the chandy-do you have a tutorial? What a sweet thing you did for your sister.

  51. That looks fabulous! So lovely and peaceful!

  52. Love the gallery wall! Saw your link on Making Lemonade!

  53. Wonderful job!

  54. Great work.

  55. This looks great! I love the picture wall with the chandlier and the chair is fabulous:) I started redoing my bedroom also sometime ago and it’s still a work in progress:-/ This gives me a little more inspiration for my own bedroom:) Thanks for sharing!

  56. Thanks for the ideas. This looks like the same color of my master bedroom. Found the Martha’s paint on the oops shelf for 5 bucks. Not ready for my reveal. Wished you live close enough to take pity on my bedroom, lol.

  57. What a great room. I’d totally hang out in there all night after a hard days work. I love all your changes, I couldn’t pick just one! Great job.

  58. This is a great makeover and I can hardly believe you did it so inexpensively! I LOVE that little old wood sign:)I would love for you to come link up at my party going on now through Sunday night!

  59. What a wonderful makeover! Thanks for sharing!

  60. What a sweet sister you are and what a sweet job on the re-do! Great color scheme and I love the wall art made. Your sister’s one lucky girl. Susanne.

  61. Thanks for taking the time to share this before-and-after makeover. I’m a huge believer in designing on a budget while achieving a high-end look. This totally fits the “bill”. (haha) Love the color palette and all the special finds utilized. A job well done. I SO want to redo my bedroom now. Funny thing is, I was thinking that earlier today before I even saw this post. Now I REALLY want to!

    Oh and her artwork (over the bed) is insane. I’m a total fan!

  62. So pretty and thrifty too! I appreciate you linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

  63. Sophisticated and GORGEOUS! My favorite part is, of course, the chandy. But, that codiment server! What a great idea!

  64. You did an amazing job! Your sister is so lucky you were able to give her this gift 🙂

  65. Wow, Katie – you did an awesome job on an amazing budget! It’s beautiful!

  66. Absolutely out of this world! Love the decor, the coziness, EVERYTHING. Super job!

  67. Great transformation! Visiting from Making the world cuter!
    Hope to see you over at my place when you get a chance!
    Love, Olga

  68. Hi, Katie!! I love your bedroom makeover! Some of my faves are your God’s faithfulness sign, the chandy and the chair. I’m your newest fan, but not just because you have a great eye for decorating, but you love the Lord! It’s always great to meet people that share my passion for JESUS! Have a blessed new year and please stop by any time!

  69. Great job! This is amazing and for only $70! You go girl! Your room redo was featured as the reader’s choice this week on Sew Woodsy!

  70. This room is gorgeous…and so thrifty! I’m following you to see what else you come up with. Stop by anytime, Lori

  71. I adore your room. ADORE. You did such a great job with all of the details! Thank you so much for sharing!

  72. Way to go!! Looks awesome and totally inspiring! I totally did a “BEFORE” master bedroom blog post today, too, and cannot wait for the big reveal… if it comes out half as gorgeous as this, I will be happy!

  73. Wow this looks great! Love it!

  74. This is sooo great, especially for $70! Fabulous job, well done! I’m featuring you tonight on Once Upon a Weekend, thanks for taking the time to come link up!!! ps- new follower!

  75. Your Bedroom makeover is just gorgeous!!! I’m featuring you on the blog today!!!
    Thanks for linking up!

  76. Found you via A Blonde’s DIY Life, your bedroom makeover is fabulous!

  77. What an organize place you have post here. Just another slew of great ideas! I really love what I see. 🙂

    condominium makati

  78. You did a great job on your sister’s space! It looks beautiful. You are very talented. Looking forward to seeing more of your talent as a new follower.


  79. Katie, it looks great! Love the chair with the gallery wall and chandelier in that corner. It’s so pulled together!

  80. What a great sister you are! I really love the chair and the color palette is so pretty with the touches of gray you’ve used. Wonderful wall art too! Well done – that’s a lot of punch on a budget! Thanks for linking up to my first Room Evolution party – looking forward to seeing more!

  81. Katie, what a wonderful thing you have done for your sister. Her new bedroom is now a beautiful place for her to end her day. I love that you used her created art as your springboard for the redesign of her room. The room is so fresh ams beautifully done now. I so am in need if this in our bedroom, and will be tackling it in April. Can you come help.. 🙂

  82. I love seeing makeovers on a budget. I especially love the wall art you created. This inspires me to find things around my house and repurpose them. Great job!

  83. Awesome Redo! I am working on one myself for my room and my daughter’s room! I am a new follower! Please visit back if you’d like! I am also on Facebook!

    Warmest Regards,

  84. Great job. It feels like checking in a hotel.

  85. Anonymous says:

    I realize this was created some time ago, but it’s new to me! How beautiful and creative 🙂 Luv your wall art; especially that it has a verse from God’s word! Thank u for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us ><>…..Jenny

  86. Your bedroom is so pretty! Feels like I’m in a condo in philippines.

  87. Will you come be my sister? …

  88. I love your word art sign…such great words from the Bible and it looks terrific. Gail


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