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Jake’s been talking a little about our “Redecorate for Zero Dollars” series. So here’s a little intro:
This seriously all started with my Naked Lady Party. We had a lot of left over clothes so I went to a local thrift shop to donate them. I decided to take a quick peek inside, looking for potential treasures, and found this beauty.
So then I left after a little slap on my own wrist and a reminder that I already have enough couches. Got home, posted this pic on facebook and showed Jake. A few encouraging comments later Jake is telling me that I can get it if I sell something else. DONE. So I guess technically I took a loan out against myself…and borrowed the $30 to buy the couch. Don’t worry I sold something to cover the cost shortly after. I had a couple ideas of what to do with it but mostly I was just letting the sofa speak to me.
So begins the tally of selling and buying….which I’ll go into later 🙂 I know you’re dying to know, but remember, this is just the intro 😉
Right now I’m $100 ahead, just took a trip to IKEA and we’re working on a completely different room now. We’ve got something big in the works so stay tuned!
Here’s what we’re starting with….
Terrifying, I know….yes, we live like this. (Not really, this is a spare room)
(side note: there used to be a table and a desk in here, which I sold to cover the couch cost plus some….so that’s why it’s extra bad right now.)
Stay tuned to see if we can actually fix this mess for zero dollars!
37 thoughts on “Redecorate for Zero Dollars”
We’ve got to sell a bunch of our stuff as well, I don’t know that we’ll be buying more though. As you know, when you have kids, the stuff just grows. We’re going to be doing a liquidation sale this spring!
always feels good to purge!! What I love is getting rid of things that aren’t super useful and I don’t find especially beautiful and replacing them with things that are both 🙂
I look forward to seeing how this turns out!!!
Thanks! Me too! lol!
Have you seen the show horders? ..that room needs an intervention!
What a fun game! It sounds like you’re well on your way for doing it for $0!! Where will you be putting that beauty of a couch??
The couch is downstairs in our family room. Look for updates on how much crap came out of it when we cleaned it and where it is now in all it’s glory 🙂
Wow, that floral couch sure is colorful lol. I’m looking forward to see what you do with this as well. Cheers
yes it is! love it! stay tuned 🙂
Whoa! Can’t wait to see what happens to that room of craziness!
I sure hope something good!
Congrats on having the courage to take the pics and post em live! 🙂
But, I can’t wait to see the after pictures.
lit a fire under our bums, that’s for sure!!
I play a similar game but instead of zero dollars, it is zero net increase in stuff in the house. Something comes in, something has to go…
that is a GREAT rule to live by!
I have a spare room that looks just like that! So I’ll be reading this series of posts for inspiration on what to do with it 🙂
oh Sophie, I am SOO glad to know that we are not alone!!
A cliffhanger! So unfair. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Oh, you’re going to love it 🙂
Nice! I cant wait to see how the couch turns out =)
It still looks couchy, but everything that surrounds it looks amazing as well, making it a fun room.
That room is a little terrifying! It might be enough for me to just close the door and forget it was there! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you do with it.
Hahaha! Thanks Vicky! It’ll be in much better shape soon enough!
Holy crap this post is amazing. I am so excited to read the next installment!!! ANd PS/ your junk room looks just like mine. Except I have a futon instead of a couch.
I’m excited too! Mostly because I want to be able to see the floor again in our office…
A very admirable goal. I’ve always found that decorating gets postponed due to lack of money or time. If you can do it for zero dollars, you’ve removed half the obstacles!
Redecorating can be very costly. It’s great that you are going for a new look but sticking to a $0 budget. Excited to see how you do. Are you going to be posting a tutorial?
Thrift stores are always a little dangerous for me. I go to drop off a bag of stuff and come home with two. At least I usually get a good deal and am helping others in the process (that’s how I “justify” my thrifting) 😉 Looking forward to seeing how everything turns out.
Oh, man! You’re gonna leave us hanging? So unfair….
Sounds fun! Can’t wait to see what it turns out like. Maybe it’ll inspire us to clean up our own Spare Oom!
This is going to be one heck of a transformation for that room – I can tell.