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Before and After: A Very Carrie Bedroom

TeamSugar member Ashley moved into her first house seven months ago, and wanted to redecorate her bedroom to reflect her taste and personality. She decided to use Carrie Bradshaw's blue bedroom as a guide for making over the boudoir. And the best part? Ashley says that "using existing furniture, bargain finds and DIY I spent very little."

To see how she changed the look of the bedroom,

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Ashley used Benjamin Moore Electric Blue paint for the wall color, and scored the white lacquer desk for $100 at the Pottery Barn Outlet. She noted that it had a couple of nicks, but she was able to cover them with appliance paint. For the art, she bought inexpensive photo frames from the dollar store and the craft store and sourced art through cheap prints at sales, and even printed some with her printer and photo paper.

"Basically I plotted out the major pieces I wanted and scoped out bargain décor stores, linen sales, or thought of a DIY way to make it happen," explains Ashley."It only took me about a month and with my existing furniture and the projects I spent less than $500, linens, curtains, paint, vanity, table, and all misc décor items. "

I love the change that Ashley made to her bedroom, and her cheap and chic makeover proves that you can accomplish big decorating changes on a minimal budget. Definitely check out the gallery for more views of her smashing, very Carrie bedroom.


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