AT Style Cure #10: List & Budget

​​One of my favorite blogs is Apartment Therapy. For the month of November they’re doing a Style Cure room makeover challenge to help you prepare for the holidays. I’m going to makeover our bedroom – while it’s not really a room that will get a lot of visibility from guests I think having a “safe” place to come back to for family overload recovery will be very beneficial. :)

#10: Make a Shopping/Supply List and Set a Budget.

Write out your supply/shopping list.

Hmm… We pretty much have everything that we need. Excluding the stupid paint debacle. I have mentioned a couple times about maybe adding in curtains, but I just don’t know that we have the money for that, no matter how cheap I go. My main focus is going to be on making do with what we have. Cleaning was 9/10 of the battle, I think. And we’ve gotten that (mostly) taken care of. But a supply list is a good idea, so we’re ready to go for everything.


  • pool green paint
  • yellow paint, or white paint, or patterned paper…
  • plaster of Paris (I was trying out homemade chalk paint, which is one of the main reasons this paint job was never finished)
  • some sort of paint brush to apply the paint
  • wax coat
  • some sort of something to apply the wax (cheese cloth?)
  • new hardware
  • drill to update the new hardware

Ombre Starburst

  • pool green paint
  • white paint
  • some sort of paint brush to apply the paint
  • painter’s tape
  • Mr. T ;)

Ceiling Trim

  • yellow paint
  • some sort of paint brush to apply the paint
  • painter’s tape
  • laser level
  • Mr. T
  • a lot of patience…

Gallery Wall

  • hammer
  • nails
  • motivation

Estimate the cost of the items on your list and set your budget.

We have most of the stuff…hopefully we have enough. I’m probably going to need to buy more of the pool green paint, since the FLIPPING GALLON for emerald I bought won’t work now. *sad trombone* We have a quart of yellow paint that will hopefully take care of the trim and maybe the dresser. I’m thinking about painting the outside of the drawer sides yellow so it’s a fun surprise when you open it. Too much? Maybe white? Maybe patterned paper? Maybe I should just concentrate on getting the dresser painted before I worry any more about this??

I’m going to guess we’ll need to buy a gallon of paint and some paint brushes…less than $100.

On an unrelated note…

I found a picture of what our bedroom looked like on our final walk-through before purchasing the house!

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