Cheap Room Make-Over: DIY

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Using some paint, Amy Butler paper from Michaels and a round up of things we already owned, we were able to revamp this unused space into a comfy little reading nook for under $20. All we had to buy was the Amy Butler paper and spray adhesive and the picture easel.

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Find items around your house and pull them together. We found this chair stashed away in a guest room, these old garage sale bookshelves in the basement, and the pillows in the linen closet. The bulletin board is some leftover corkboard from a project; we covered it with leftover scrap paper and propped it up on an easel we got at Gordmans for $1.99. And the lamp we dug out of a closet. The bird on the bookshelves was a Salvation Army find, $.79 for that little loveliness.

Now all we need is a cheap rug until we can re-finish the floors.

The bookshelves were painted white to match and then we used spray adhesive to line the shelves with the paper.

Don’t discount your space. Everyone has fun treasures tucked away. Reuse and repurpose items in your home. Foot fetish? If you have fun shoe boxes cover them and use them as storage. Love your fashion? Drape shawls and scarves over chairs and books shelves. Instead of throwing your clothes out or giving them to Goodwill, use them to make throw pillows or line your bookcases.

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