Fresh RomanceBefore: Noisy Furniture
Alex Mueller and Tiffany Shaw are split-shift parents. She works during the day, and he works nights. On the rare occasion they do have time to spend together, their bedroom isn't the most inviting place to hang out. The couple has always rented, so they haven't invested a lot of time in decorating their bedroom. They only have one dresser, and it is very old and in bad shape. The drawers make so much noise that Tiffany insists Alex gets his clothes out the night before so he doesn't wake her each morning.
The makeover starts by tearing up the dingy carpet. Luckily, the floor underneath is in great shape, so there are no carpet tacks to deal with. A little polish is all that is needed. Sculati lays down an area rug and then rearranges the furniture so the couple won't have to climb over each other to get into bed.
Floors – $33
area rug: Cream, 317-800, The Home Depot
WallsWalls – $16
paint: Behr's Candlelight Yellow
NightstandsTo help keep the clutter at a minimum, the couple's old crates are wrapped in beach mats and placed on the bottom shelf of the nightstands. New bedside lamps complete the picture.
Nightstands – $10; lamps – $33
bedside lamps: T.J. Maxx
paint for nightstands: Rust-Oleum's Ivory, semigloss, 1972
WindowsWindow treatments – $44
hanging lantern: New Place New Space, 200.06.0448, Target
HeadboardHeadboard – $31
fabric for headboard: Mill End Textiles
BeddingBedding – $57
DresserDressers – $96
paint for dressers: Rustoleum's American Accents, Blossom White
bed risers: 002050450, Target
Closet CurtainSculati attached the beads using bridal button-loop trim and I-pins. The curtains add softness and color to the room and are more convenient to use then the rickety old closet doors.
Closet curtains – $27
bridal button loop: Hancock Fabrics