I finally located my "before" pictures for you. This is not the way it looked when we bought it, some of our own touches are incorporated here and there, but it's largely the same.
Any great redecorating project on the cheap, usually begins with a plan and a great paint color. We began this way,choosing to bring a woodsy/cabin feeling to this tiny, bland condo. We warmed up our place with 2 gallons of Eddie Bauer Cabin Red along the long back wall, and a gallon of Eddie Bauer, Craftsman Bungalow Pecan on the remaining walls.
We replaced many of the previous items from the mantle. The previous owner had lots of votive candles nested on plates of marbles (?) and lots of fake plants. It was puzzling.
I found these awesome Pottery Barn inspired reindeer from LTD for a fraction of the price, brought up an old bear picture from home, some log candle holders from TJMaxx, and a photograph I took in our back yard to cabin it up. A vintage glass mail box (filled with pine cones) and lunch box belonging to The Big Guy's Grandpap also found a home there.
The total for the paint was just under $100 and two weekend's work.
The windows were covered with reversible curtains made from 5 yards each of plaid flannel and an inexpensive burlap, and two wooden curtain rods. Total: $125
I will share the instructions for the curtains soon.
I used the extra fabric to make little covers for the top of the ugly recliners to cozy them up, and to jazz up the vertical blinds. We changed out some of the artwork and incorporated some nature (more on that later).
I replaced the ugly brass lamps with Branch Table Lamps from Target for $39 apiece. Burlap shades tie in with the curtains. (the tree wall art was a steal from Tuesday Morning, for $30, and serves double duty as our ski pass holder!)
Overstock came to our rescue with a solution for replacing this ugly track lighting:
Did you keep up with all the weekend getaway fun at my ski condo last week? If not...don't forget to check it out!
Girl's Getaway Recap
Scrunchy Gathered Scarf Tutorial
Gorgeous Fabric Flower Tutorial
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole and Custom Gift Tags
Salon Quality Manicure at Home!
Girl's Getaway Field Trip!
Love tutorials? Looking for some new Christmas ideas? Check out my friend Kimba's new e-book, A Very Kimba Christmas! You'll love it...I promise.