For the Apartment decorator on a budget, take two

For the Apartment decorator on a budget, take two

The whole room, building, painting, and decorating, caost about $1000. Most of that was in building though.





My bed. The expensive thing here is the comforter, which I paid about $100 for, but it's a $400 comforter and worth the investment. I bought it from Tuesday Morning. The Scarves were found in my mom's stuff that she doesn't use, and hung from 1.50 chain from Walmart (chain not shown). YOu can get a nice comforter from WalMart too, but I had the little extra to spend, and if you do as well, I'd encourage it. The tiebacks were $3 from Fred's and I painted them. They were bright silver and I wanted antique brass/gold so I painted them.
Clock and candlesticks are both from Fred's. They wre bought at different times. The candlesticks were $5 for the pair and the clock was $10. I ended up putting some expensive candles on them a month or so later that I found at a store closing.
A pair of candleholders I found for $5 at Fred's. I painted them with less-than-a-dollar-a-can paints. They are cheap metal. The tiebacks were plastic. I was able to paint them both. The top right candlestick is closest to the finished product.
Left this big so you can see it. THe picture in the middle is a found frame and a calendar picture. The things holding the other pictures are plate holders I found at Dollar Tree for a dollar a piece, as are the candleholders. I also got the ivy, roses, and the purple flowers there. Aside from frames, which I collect and find different places, I spent $9 for this whole arrangement...that's candles, flowers, candleholders, and the 2 plateholders. It's my favorite piece so far :).
An inherited hutch that started off white. I painted with leftover paint from the walls and leftover paint from the candlestick projects (they are the tiny cans of gold). Took an afternoon, and cost me really nothing since it was leftovers, but you could do it for maybe 10 or 20 with the small cans of good paint. I used yellow and red, and my mother decided to piant it yellow because she's retarded. I ragged the red on top of that to get the burnt orangey thing, and then added the gold accents with a handmade stencil.
Sunroot  / Jerusalem artichoke

Sunroot / Jerusalem artichoke

VERY picture heavy.. Beware!

VERY picture heavy.. Beware!

Tax Day.. well a little late

Tax Day.. well a little late

Angel wing Begonia

Angel wing Begonia

Five Out of Five…..

Five Out of Five…..

I know you are probably tired of “guess that plant” posts…

I know you are probably tired of “guess that plant” posts…