My friend Genie wanted to makeover her apartment for $300 (or less). Together, along with our friend Sarah, we went out to Jubilee a few weeks ago and we were pretty lucky with our finds. That was the trip in which I scored my beautiful (though superfluous) dining room table. Remember?
Sarah and I then worked on the first part of the makeover together, which she wrote about on Apartment Therapy.
Well, it turns out… Genie’s moving to Boston! This is particularly sad news for me, as Genie is one of my very good friends (and I don’t have all that many). *Sigh.* I can’t very well force her to stay though, can I?
Anyway… the change of plans means she’s not all that interested in putting any more work into her apartment. We would have had $210 left in our tiny budget to find inexpensive white curtains (floor to ceiling) for all of the windows, swap an underused bookshelf for a stylish credenza, put an area rug in the living room, and address the TV and audio equipment. We would have also found a cute little tablecloth and some cheery flowers for the dining area.
Sarah posted “part two” on Apartment Therapy yesterday, working with what we had already done. Even though we didn’t really finish, it still looks pretty great.