Ok, I live in a tiny 2 bedroom house and for the sake of making it sound better, let’s just call it a cottage!
It was built in the mid 40′s post WWII…they were like me, broke.
They had evidently only one or two electrical items to a room, thus a very limited amount of electrical outlets.
And closet space that is something else this house is lacking!
But….it has hardwood floors in the living room and under the carpet I pulled up in my bed room!
So when it came time I pulled up the carpet in my daughter’s room and
So with no money to buy more carpet or hardwood this is what I did!
Sorry it’s not such a great photo but you get the idea.
This is plywood….painted plywood.
First, I filled where the plywood joined with caulk and sanded it well. Next, I primed the plywood with Kilz, then I painted over it with 2 coats of white glossy floor paint. I made the large polka dots by tying a string with a pencil at one end to a tack, tacking it in to the floor and drawing out the circle with the pencil. The small hot pink circles I traced a plate with a pencil and filled in the circles with black and hot pink glossy floor paint.
The one thing I wish I had done is coat it a time or two with polyurethane. I would advise doing that.
This was done when she was a Freshman is High School and now a Freshman in college and it has held up fairly well, but would have done better with that coat or two of polyurethane.
I had the Kilz, and the caulk.
I just bought 1 gallon of white floor paint and 1 quart each, hot pink and black glossy floor paint. 1 gallon of black paint for the walls and the ceiling got a fresh coat of ceiling paint.
The bed we have had since she was a toddler, it got a fresh coat of white glossy spray paint. The pink comforter is from Target. White sheets with black polka dots for $10 and the dust ruffle and pillow sham were $6 each at a store nearby that carries JC Penney Outlet stuff. Amazingly, I came across the matching roll pillow at a resale shop. The fuzzy hot pink throw and pillow came from Walmart. Hat boxes, photo box and polka dot piggy bank came from TJ Max. Hot pink sheers on the windows and black lamp with a zebra print lamp shade from the Dollar General.
So from floor to ceiling this room got a total makeover, I would estimate less than $250….maybe even less than $200!
Isn’t it adorable?