Selling for a New Job

A screened porch, kitchen and living room all get revamped for a profitable sale.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionFresh paint, furniture, a screen door, window treatments and accessories turned a wasted space into a peaceful sanctuary.
Built-in banquette seating with compartments underneath provide plenty of seating and storage. Canvas shades hung in front of the screen add style and protect against the sun and weather.

Cost breakdown:

furniture $506
decorative accessories $591
window treatments $304
lumber and supplies $274
countertop $140
lighting $54
paint and supplies $130

Total: $1,999

Kitchen makeover products:

tile paint, Benjamin Moore's Providence Olive, HC-98, J.C. Licht
wall paint, Benjamin Moore's Stone House, 1039, J.C. Licht
woven shade window treatment, 068020061, Target
laminate for countertops, Sundstone, 4871773 and 4871776, Menards
island cart, purchased at a yard sale

Living room makeover products:

wall paint, Benjamin Moore's Alexandria Beige, HC-77, J.C. Licht
curtain tiebacks, Target
drapery rods, 068070136, 8050273 and 8050272, Target
curtain rings, 068070266 and 068070186, Target
fabric for curtain panels and roll-up shades, Loomcraft Textiles
sofa, creamy white microfiber suede, Wickes Furniture
chair, Wickes Furniture
chandelier, purchased at a garage sale
chandelier accessories: chain, 030721703225, cord, 030721701016, swag hook, 030721704512, The Home Depot
lamp, Ikea
pillows, squared brown cushion, 6398226, West Elm
jute rugs, HomeGoods

Porch makeover products:

wall paint, Benjamin Moore's Baffin Island, 243, J.C. Licht
paint, Ultra Exterior Semi-White, 5540507, Menards
banquette cushions, Wal-Mart
cushions, Voyages Red, 009030961, Target
plants, The Home Depot
pillow batting, Jo-Ann
pillows, 081167110160, The Home Depot
10" basket, The Home Depot
window treatment fabric, NT Duck Cloth, 2136349, Jo-Ann
cord cleats for window treatments, Jo-Ann
grommets for window treatments, The Home Depot
screen door, 4191217, Menards
bench/table base, purchased at a yard sale