First of all I want to state right off the bat that the neighborhood council got it wrong this week. I was so sad to see Erinn go. I am still upset. But if I had been a judge, I don’t know who I would have sent home out of those three. Gah! It is getting tough each week to see people eliminated.
I also want to say that this week was nuts. I didn’t even get started on this until Saturday night. I am heading up a charity event with Habitat For Humanity and Home Depot for a conference this week and I have really been putting most of my energy there. When it came time to chose a room, I knew I needed to pick one that was easy to find items for.
My favorite room of the entire episode was Dan’s bathroom. But most of the things I loved about it were the architectural elements that were original to the home. Those are not things you can source. I loved that he didn’t gut it. He enhanced something that was already beautiful. It really was a “wow” for me. I also adored the kitchen but since I had just done a kitchen last week, and I was limited on time, I chose the boy’s bedroom.
Now I know that this is essentially the room that got Erinn sent home, but I liked it. Could it have used more color? Yes. Especially if you are asking me who is color obsessed. But I thought is was cute. And yes the room is a bit mature, but it wasn’t like the boy was a toddler.
Here are the items that I found that could recreate the look on a budget.
I quite liked the faceted lamp on the side table. I think the one on the right is the closest to the one from the show but it is the priciest one set at $149. But the color lovin’ spirit in me really loves this turquoise one. And the turquoise one is also the least expensive priced at only $39.99. The white one is fun as well and is priced at $119.
I was able to find the same fabric as the bedding in the show. It is $50 per yard. The one in the middle is $24 per yard and the last one show is only $14 per yard.
I wasn’t able to find the exact same side table but this cute one picture first is pretty close. It costs about $150 and is from Wayfair. The one in the middle on the top $70 and is from IKEA. The one on the top on the end is $49 and the bottom right table is $89. Three of these options do not have baskets, but you can find wire baskets for not very much money. This one here is part of the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart. It is less than $7.
I was able to find the same fabric as the custom headboard from the show. It is from Calico Corner and costs $50 per yard. It is pictured on the right. The one in the middle is from Ebay and is selling for $30 per yard. And the last option is $20 a yard.
I love monkeys! I call my kids my monkeys and we have several stuffed animal monkeys at our house. I loved the one on the bed. I found a few that were similar. The first sells for $24 and is my personal favorite. The one is the best price selling for $20 each. And the last option, also adorable, is $30.
I was also able to find the same fabric used for the curtains. It sells for about $56 per yard. Since you would need quite a bit for the curtains, that is a bit much. The middle fabric shown is less than $8 per yard and the last one is $12.95.
(Left: Calico Corners Middle: Online Fabric Store Right: Online Fabric Store)
Luckily wood school house chairs are pretty easy to come across. The one from the show looks like the seat was hand painted. You can find vintage chairs for a good price and then tape it off and paint it. It would be a pretty simple DIY project. There are a ton of these chairs being sold on ebay. The first pair are being sold for $35. The new chair in the center is $58. The one on the end is $19.99.
I love houndstooth! And due to its popularity it is pretty easy to find a rug with this pattern. The first one pictured is a nice wool rug and for a $249 for a 5’x8′. The center rug is an indoor /outdoor rug. For about the same size it is only $65. The other rug is another wool rug selling for $241.
When I was choosing a room that I thought would be easy to source, I thought for sure finding a turquoise desk would be a piece of cake. Turns out it was harder than I thought. The ones I could find were selling on etsy and were not only the wrong style, they were distressed and had that shabby chic look to them. But this is nothing a little elbow grease can’t fix. Find a desk with the same lines, and then paint it!
I found two options that are very similar and are close in price. You can find many in the $10-$20 range.
(Left: 4 Alarm Clocks Right: E.B. Roberts)
So what did you think of this week’s episode? I would love to hear your thoughts. Did you think the right team won? What was your favorite room?
Sound off in the comments below!
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