Before & After: The $70 Bedroom Makeover

published Feb 7, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Many of us have often stared at the pages of magazines, wishing we could have a designer look on a dime. Those that actually make that dream come true are usually willing to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves. When it comes to this bedroom that couldn’t be more true — the new look includes an amazing handmade ruffled duvet cover, headboard and more!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Over at Kiki Creates, there’s been some action in the bedroom (hubba hubba!), and some beautiful work has been happening. For the super low price of $70 there were 4 major projects that happened in this space.

For starters let’s talk about that duvet cover! It’s reminiscent of the ruffled ones found at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and West Elm — without the high price tags. This one was made from sheets found at the thrift store and was hand sewn and — truth be told — I think it looks better than the inspiration pieces! Leftover ruffles were made into a matching bed skirt.

Next up was the headboard which was made from shutters found for $5 that were topped off with a little crown molding to complete that headboard feel.

Above the bed there’s a handmade wreath and a few pieces of artwork that take this room from blah to BAM (but not the Emeril kind of bam, that’s just a spice mix).

There’s lots of tips and tricks on making this look yourself over at Kiki Creates and we highly suggest heading over for a little inspiration, even if ruffles aren’t your thing!