Before & After: A Revamped Guest Room

It was a hot pink curtain that started the ball rolling on Jae's guest room makeover. She kept the furniture, painted the walls and tackled a DIY headboard to give this room a fresh, mature update.

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Jae tells us:

I really wanted to add fuchsia curtains somewhere in our home. I decided on the guest room and that sparked a domino effect of other changes. I like the idea of letting the fabrics and accessories shine with color so I painted the walls white. All the main pieces are items I already had (and were in the 'old' room) I just updated them with paint and/or fabric. I was most excited about making my own burlap headboard. It makes such a big difference. The total makeover came in at $260 which is less than buying a brand new headboard.

What a great example of the new life that budget, DIY tweaks can bring to a room!

• See more on Jae's blog: Design O.C.D.

Thanks Jae!

(Images: Design O.C.D.)

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.