Trading City Life for the Farm

A couple gets help selling their city home so they can move to the country.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe dingy sitting room is now a cozy breakfast room.
The closet and bookshelves got a facelift with a new coat of paint and some trim molding. The austere fluorescent light is replaced with a classy wrought-iron-style chandelier. The stained carpet gets ingeniously revamped by cutting a large rectangle out of the middle section and inserting a darker remnant piece to look like an area rug within the carpet. Seaming tape and seam sealer are used to prevent the remnant from fraying. The inexpensive carpet fix not only got rid of the stains, but it also added interest and color to the room.

Cost breakdown:

dining set and lighting $420
bookcase upgrade $160
carpet and supplies $98
attic materials $200
bedding and drapes $536
paint and supplies $180
accessories $398

Total: $1,992

Breakfast nook products:

red toss pillows, 450-70437056, Burlington Coat Factory
bronze flower five-light chandelier, 153528 and chandelier lampshades, 235436, Lowe's
drapery panels, Radiance, 732/1030, JCPenney Outlet
curtain rods, 04243729022, Wal-Mart
Champagne Red remnant, City Carpet

Attic products:

vase, 759236; toss pillows, 160010, 149359 and 723810; drapes, 725737, T.J. Maxx
track bar lighting, Sparta, 119255, Lowe's
paint, Desert Tan, eggshell, 2153-50, Pineapple Paint Co. (Benjamin Moore Paints)

Master bedroom products:

Tree of Life wall hanging, 706-70079265, Burlington Coat Factory

comforter set, 004180841607; toss pillows, 088530800802; curtain rods, 004429410089, Wal-Mart
wall paint, Providence Olive, HC-98; closet door paint, Abington Putty, HC-99, Pineapple Paint Co. (Benjamin Moore Paints)