Saturday, August 8, 2009

A room re-do

My friend MC has, in the last year, redone quite a bit of her house. She's done so much of the work herself (with some help from handy man Robert). The first room she did was her kitchen. All new cabinets that are just beautiful.DSC07046 counter tops, floors, appliances. It's just beautiful. She's almost completed the little sitting room attached to the kitchen. New paint, wallpaper (only on one wall), new furniture DSC07043 and sheers. She is still doing new window treatments for this room which are going to be wonderful. My favorite thing she has done though, is this wall. DSC07042 I have to tell her secret here though... These are 12" artist canvas's that she found at Goodwill (brand new) and they were $2.00 for a pack of 3. She then painted the edges and applied scrapbookpapers to the front. AND she got the scrapbook papers on sale! This project cost her a total of just about $10. Last week she sent me an email showing me this she found these on line. They are a mere $89 a piece. Total for this project would be $801 plus shipping!!! That's a savings of $791 if you don't count shipping. She's one smart and creative cookie.

She is also redoing her bedroom which is amazing so far. She's done the bedding, the wall treatments, some very cool pillows. I put my 2 cents in on wall color for both the bedroom and connecting bath. She's done various parts of many of the other rooms in her house. I'm telling you when she is done, it will be a great whole house redo worthy of an HGTV special. I especially love the dusty voilet of the walls in the guest room (my room when I'm there!). Next time I go over I'll have to take more pics and maybe with her permission I'll get some of the before pics.

She's also gonna help me do some cornices for our place ~ again with a little help from handy man Robert so stay tuned.

10 comments:

Bella said...

It's a great idea and very easy...I just did a 4-set one to go over my hall table...so cool, want to do it in every room, but that would be a bit much..LOL!

Sandra :) said...

I wish I had the imagination to come up with fun ideas like that!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for helping me with the colors. MC

Miss Healthypants said...

I'm always amazed by "do-it-yourselfers"...because I'm SO not one of them. :)

It sure helps make things cheaper, though.

Monnik said...

Those pictures are so cool! I love doing fun stuff like that.

Miss Healthypants said...

Hey, just wanted to say THANKS for your kind words on Facebook. My Daddy-o is doing so well!! :)

Anna said...

i love that wall. i want to try this myself!

Anna said...

what did she use to apply the paper to the canvas. what kind of glue?

Monnik said...

pssst... you should post again soon. your readers miss you! :)

Margaret said...

Love this idea, looks very cool! M