Bachelorette Living Room

Two college buddies are ready to graduate from dorm-room hand-me-downs to funky bachelorette pad. See what color and organization can do for this dull living room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe dull neutral living room has been transformed into a fun, vibrant bachelorette pad with color and organization.
The Solution
With the aid of design coordinators Ali Azhar and Kelly Edwards, interior designer Brice Cooper paints the walls sandy white so that the vibrant fabrics and other accents will really pop. A new sofa in sky blue and vibrant colored stripes coordinates with a striped valance over sheer curtains. Magenta ottomans tuck under the new coffee table, and the magazines are now on a wall rack.

The Cost

Paint and supplies – $160

  • wall paint, Benjamin Moore, HC-173 Edgecomb Gray, $16.49/gallon – J.C. Licht

Overhead lighting – $37
  • magenta spray paint, 020066194789, $2.97 each – The Home Depot
  • beads, $4.05 – M.K. Brody
  • glass crystals, 24, $0.63 each – MidWest Lamp Parts

Fireplace surround – $75
  • white glass tile, A55 Glass, $20.00/box – Tile Outlet
  • silver glass tile, $8/sheet – Tile Outlet
  • trim, 5098845 White Oak Cap, $4.68 – Menards
  • grout, 25 lbs. white grout, $10 – Tile Outlet

Accent lighting – $60
  • light used for wall sconce, 60058818 Flygge Wall Spt, $9.99 – Ikea
  • white glass tile, A55 Glass, $20/box – Tile Outlet
  • blue glass tile, $8/sheet – Tile Outlet
  • trim, 081999442750 356 Casing, $15.96 – The Home Depot
  • grout, 25 lbs. white grout, $10 – Tile Outlet

Custom artwork – $75
  • overhead projector, 07908538544 Nylon twine, $20/day – A to Z Rentals
  • paint, 022367509194, $9.99 – The Home Depot
  • striped fabric, 001650316 Sidewalk, Str Sun N Cancun -1585, $9.99/yard – Hancock Fabrics

Magazine rack – $50
  • magenta spray paint, 020066194789, $2.97 each – The Home Depot
  • adhesive, J B Weld 043425826558, $4.19 – The Home Depot
  • cross members, 030699421305 Strip, $3.99 – The Home Depot

Entertainment center – $90
  • shelf, 50011015 14729 Lack Wall Shelf, $12.99 – Ikea
  • paint, Benjamin Moore, color matched to shelf, $9.49/quart – J.C. Licht
  • base, 40086803 Bonde TV Unt 56, $44.90 – Ikea
  • drawer slides, 0227887959978 Drwr Slide, $12.07 – The Home Depot

Accessories – $155
  • chairs (used), $14.41 – Community Thrift Store
  • green vase, 202305 34 Drinkware, $5.99 – T.J. Maxx
  • blue vase, 202289 34 Drinkware, $5.99 – T.J. Maxx
  • orange vase, 379824 Orange Candy Vase, $5.95 – Crate & Barrel Outlet
  • green votive holder, 390747 Lime Bingo Votive, $1.25 – Crate & Barrel Outlet
  • blue votive holder, 390690 Aqua Bingo Votive, $1.25 – Crate & Barrel Outlet
  • green tray, 467812 Medium Round Melamine Tray, $6.95 – Crate & Barrel Outlet
  • aqua tray, 467804 Small Round Melamine Tray, $5.95 – Crate & Barrel Outlet

Coffee table – $40
  • wood panels, 50000088 As Is, $3.20 – Ikea
  • magenta spray paint, 020066194789, $2.97 each – The Home Depot
  • plastic primer, 020066198183 Ptchwhprmspr, $3.12 – The Home Depot

Ottomans – $75
  • ottomans, 20105765 Klippan Pouffe As Is, $29.90 – Ikea
  • magenta swirl fabric, 001039080 Cartwheel, $4.80/yard
  • sliders, 039003091029, 7/8 w/Base, $0.98 – The Home Depot

Couch – $100
  • foam for couch, 1901644 4" HD FOAM BTY, $38.89 – Jo-Ann Stores
  • striped fabric, 001650316 Sidewalk, Str Sun N Cancun -1585, $9.99/yard – Hancock Fabrics
  • turquoise fabric dye for couch cover, 6607824 Fab Dye Vivid Turquo, $1.99 – Jo-Ann Stores

Window treatments – $80
  • striped fabric, 001650316 Sidewalk, Str Sun N Cancun -1585, $9.99/yard – Hancock Fabrics
  • curtain rods, 90079348/10079347 Index NN Curt R, $7.99/$3.99 – Ikea
  • curtain panels, 10083542 Vivian Curt 57X1, $9.99 – Ikea

Total – $997
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