So my little brother is moving out on his own. No more roommates, no more sleeping on a bare mattress, and no more futons! Of course as soon as he told me he was moving I said, "OK great, I'll decorate it".
Stephanie made a good point though, she said that I can't make it look like a girl just moved out. He wouldn't want to scare away any future ladies.
So I asked what my budget would be. His response, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it......$300!! Obvi decorating is not high on the priority list, I think a TV beat me out. Men!
This is my prelim plan- I haven't shown the bro yet, but remember he is younger so I can just tell him it's cool and go with it. That's what big sisters are for.
Think I can pull it off for only $300? To be fair I will be shopping my parents attic like nobodies business and shopping craigslist for those "free" items.
And to get the party started we already have:
-the slab wood coffee table (my daddy made it YEARS ago and its super cool)
-fabric for the pillows
-table lamps from the parents attic
-floor lamp from the parents attic- will get a coat of GOLD paint, hot DAMN!
-paint a side chair that's in decent shape like this Kristy did here
-have my dad make a super large frame out of some wood, spray paint it a pretty color and staple a super large world map behind it. I might even try giving it a tea treatment to make the colors a little more muted.
-try my hand at making some tufted ottomans
-I'll be fixin' up a tray LEB style to make his own mini bar area
-makin' drapes out of sheets- i forgot that on the board oops.
I think that's it for now. Any other genius bachelor pad ideas I should know? You know, the kind that I can fit into that $300 budget of his.
Happy weekend everyone!