Tuesday, November 2, 2010

bedroom makeover and csn giveaway!

I mentioned I was going to give my bedroom a mini makeover a couple of months ago, and I finally got around to it. I looked at everything from drapes to upholstered headboards, and ended up with about everything I needed to make my room over from CSNstores.com. They gave me a gift certificate to help out, and I can't say enough good things about them--the shipping is fast, the selection is out-of-control amazing, and there's something for every price range.

Okay, it's time for our big reveal (drum roll, please). Here's the "before". . .

and the "after"!

The details: you can't tell in the before picture because of the beautiful, warm, summer light coming in the window, but the walls were a yucky off-white. With a little help (okay, a LOT of help) from our friend who is a painter, we gave the room a yell0w/tan coat of paint. Big difference in real life.

Next it was a new bedspread. I found this at Pottery Barn and basically planned the room around it. I wish I could afford the shams, too, but they were almost as much as the duvet cover! I got new 600-thread count sheets from CSNstores.com (I've never had anything above 300-count in my married life--they're heavenly!), and pretty white hemstitched pillow shams. I'm still in the process of adding throw pillows, but it's coming along.


I also picked up a nice curtain rod at CSN to go with these faux-velvet curtains my friend Melynie scored for me at Target for $10!


And of course I added a few handmade items, like my book page wreath and a ruffle pillow to dress up my seriously outdated wicker chair.


I was able to get a couple of the bigger ticket items at CSN, and traded babysitting for the paint job, so my makeover comes in at just under $30! Holy cow! I should have my own TV show.

If you want some help doing a low-cost room makeover, this is the giveaway for you. CSNstores.com is giving one of our readers a $50 gift certificate to spend on anything from curtain rods to rugs to cookware. Or use it as early holiday shopping money--they have toys and games, clothing, and shoes, too! Just leave us a comment telling us what you'd buy with the $50 from CSNstores. Entries are due by Tuesday, November 9th at 11:59pm PT.

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Christine said...

I would definitely try to get some nicer cookware!

Kristin PG said...

I would definitely buy some new throw pillows.. so needed!

Jessica said...

I would love to buy anything for our bedroom. We don't have anything to decorate our room. We moved into a house about a year ago and of course decorating all the other rooms have come before doing our room. I still have so much to decorate and would really like to get going so I can make our house a home.

emerzim said...

I would put it towards some new outdoor wall lights for our house. Ours are in BAD shape.

Unknown said...

I would put it towards a new microwave!!

thanks!
terraljones at gmail dot com

the winegars said...

Love the bedroom. So cute! I would use the gift card toward decorating my new home. My decorating budget is really limited so this would be awesome!

the winegars said...

I love the bedroom. So cute! I would use the gift card toward decorating my new home. My decorating budget is pretty limited, so this would be great!

Summer Miller said...

Sheets or curtains. We have neighbors all around us now so curtains may be appreciated :)

Kimberly Grafton said...

My bedroom DESPERATELY needs a facelift too! I would use the gift card towards a new bedding set to help breathe some new life into my bedroom.

Unknown said...

There are several kitchen scales that I'd look at for my husband's bread making. Thanks!

evelania said...

Yikes, what wouldn't I buy? I could use a new kitchen faucet, ceiling fan, bedspread... I guess the question is, what wouldn't I buy?

Kylie said...

I'd buy new curtains for my nursery - badly needed!
ky.jackson@gmail.com

isaacandruth said...

I have bought a high chair from them before and it's been great! I would LOVE a new dish set, so tat's proabably what I'd get!

cmjhawaii said...

I'd like to get some new sheets and curtains.

Tim said...

I would get some cookware.

http://www.csnstores.com/Farberware-50012-FBR1077.html

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

sadie said...

I'd love to get a rug for my little boy's new room.

Chelle said...

I would get the Combi Hero Highchair in Wasabi since I just started feeding my babe solids only to discover my old high chair (in storage) was taken over by rats. Eeeww! Using the baby swing for now.

Tiffany/Rachel said...

I would definately get a start on christmas shopping for my 4 boys!
tiffern99 at gmail dot com

Red Charlotte said...

I'd probably get some of their children's toys. Have you seen how many toy block options they have? Awesome~

kalliejenn81 said...

we desperately need a new recliner for the living room. my husband's current one was originally purchased by his grandfather when he was younger! and it's definitely showing its age (and periodically we find screws and springs from it on the floor!)

Jeanette Atkinson said...

Barstools is what I would order. Never heard of this store before. It is amazing! Thanks!

becky @ becky ann designs said...

I would buy a Kaiser Tinplate loaf pan. I have been searching for a long skinny loaf pan for a long time and CSN has several.

Stephanie C. said...

I would def get my son his first big boy bed!

Courtney said...

I would buy a new bedspread!

Sarah said...

ooooh me!!!!!! sheets, towels, rugs!!!!! pick me!!!!

Seth, Amanda, and Merryn said...

I would purchase a bench for our not-so- inviting entry. Fabulous work on a minimal budget, btw!

Unknown said...

My poor kitchen needs some pretties BADLY!

Henria O. said...

I'd buy the Guidecraft Classic White Bookcase for my daughter's room!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Michael and Rachel said...

Wow! The choices are endless. We are having a baby next year, and would love to use the money towards crib bedding, etc.! Thank you!

Jen said...

We need a new bedroom set in the worst way! Loved this: Daniadown 7 Piece Duvet Cover and Sheet Set in Gatineau Hills

Linda said...

I would get a new skillet. I'm loving their new SandFlow non-stick pans.
Thanks!
cokelush at gmail

Deb said...

I love the sound of new sheets for my bed, but I've also had my eye on a new ice cream maker. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

My husband and I are buying our first home very soon and would LOVE to buy LOTS of needed things from CSN!! Maybe a new bedspread or curtains!!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I would love to buy a Dash and Albert rug.

Jenny said...

I would put it toward a kid table and chair set for my daughter and son. Thanks for the great giveaway!

jennylynmoon [at] gmail [dot] com

Jessie said...

I would get some doll furniture for my daughter for Christmas!!
natjesleoatgmaildotcom

Jenn said...

Hmmm. It'd be a tough choice between kids' Christams gifts and a new rug for my dining room...

momof2Boys said...

I would put it towards something for my sons room cause that is what he wants for christmas.

Karly said...

HOW PATHETIC that I have NEVER heard of CSN! I LOVE IT! I would love to buy some hanging letters for my daughters room or a glider for my newborn twins... PLEASE PICK ME!

shawnaberger said...

Okay! Love this website. I have never been to it before and it has great stuff. I am currently redecorating my living room and dining room and I really need some stuff. So I would say that it is a toss up between the IMAX 2 Piece Versailles Teal Vase Set and the Safavieh Antiquities Teal / Beige Oriental Rug. Good stuff!

Onita76 said...

i have burlap all ready to go to make some new living room drapes i need some rods though so i can get them hung :)

Meadowlark said...

Wow... good thing I stopped by today. I'd lost your feed and just re-found it and apparently, giveaway day is a great day!

I'd buy a rug. A red one. In wool. 'Cause I need one bad!

Alexandra Alvarez said...

I just recently moved into my first 1BR/1BA apartment. I am a graduate student at Florida State University and having enough money to decorate and furnish my new apartment on my own has been severely difficult. With the gift certificate I could start making my house more cozy. I would love nothing more than to make this new apartment the perfect modern apartment.

Tammigirl said...

I would love to have a waffle maker. I have no idea how I have lived this long without one.

neverstoplearning said...

I would get some curtains for my bedroom.

The Huron Family said...

I would buy kitchen things for Christmas baking! I love the Fox Run giant cupcake pan. =)

Danae said...

I would buy a new bedspread to replace my old, sad one. My bedroom is always last on the agenda and it looks like it. I think it is my bedroom's turn for a new look!

huggles said...

Wow this sound so good I would use it to help my son furnish his first APARTMENT

Julia said...

I would get some interesting wall art. Something light that I can hang without nails. What fun to browse around that site!

Mary said...

I love the Maddie Boo Adelaide Duvet for my daughters room. It is perfect!

Jessica :) said...

Oh goodness, I don't know. I would love to get some new curtains for my living room {the 70's style just doesn't work for me!} . . . or decorate my bedroom up really fun . . . or get something great for my hubby for Christmas!

navynest said...

Hey! I just found your blog, so glad I did. I would buy something for our baby on the way.

Kauti Nicholls said...

new sheets!

Erin said...

At last, I have finally found the waffle iron that I've been searching for. It's also a grill! My fingers are crossed:)

Kristi said...

I'd get me some of their cute wicker storage baskets.. I need to get organized =)

VN said...

I would really like to update my kitchen with some new linens and maybe a pretty matching serving platter!

Kanien said...

I just found the perfect bedspread set that I want to badly. It sure would be nice if I won.

Miss Chelsea said...

It's amazing how big of a difference the curtains made! Wow!! Ooh please pick me! I'm in the process of buying my first place and I've never lived on my own so there's a whole slew of things I need!

Tracy said...

I would get a new dresser for our room.

Tracynoelle@Hotmail.com

Henry said...

I have been turning our apartment's breakfast nook ( they call it a dining room, but we couldn't fit a real table in there) into a playroom for my daughter. There is no overhead light in there so I'd like to buy a playful lamp to brighten the space up!
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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