Vintage Condo Conversion

Repurposing rooms makes a vintage condo ready for sale.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBefore, the value of this room would have been lost on potential buyers, but now, they are sure to notice the vintage details and architectural charm.
By transforming the space into a formal dining area, this room has a distinct purpose. To add a more traditional touch, wood trim is fastened onto the walls to create the illusion of raised panels. Elegant Roman shades, a new chandelier and decorative sconces are the perfect finishing touches.

What was once a room cluttered with toys and kiddie cars is now a sophisticated sitting room (not shown) that will appeal to the masses. A lighter shade of paint, new window treatments and a few well-placed pieces of furniture make for a cozy and comfy setting.

Cost breakdown:

furniture and fixtures $967
decorative materials $380
lighting and accessories $310
paint and supplies $123
window treatments $220

Total: $2,000

Dining room makeover products:

chairs: The Ark Thrift Shop
wall paint: Benjamin Moore, J.C. Licht's Pale Sea Mist, 2147-50
window treatment: Kathryn curtain panel, 54x84, 55954
spray paint: Lowe's
table: Wickes Furniture
wall sconces: The Home Depot – 19293445429
chandelier shades: Menards - five-inch mini sage bell shades, 3470757
wall décor: T.J. Maxx - iron art, 173519
ceiling medallion: Lowe's – 16-inch Corinthian, 104629
Roman shade kit: Jo-Ann, 6057871

Sitting room makeover products:

blinds: Lowe's - matchstick fruitwood 30x72, 164100
frames and canvasses: Hobby Lobby
window treatments: Lowe's - 96-inch Juliette curtain panels
wall paint: Benjamin Moore, J.C. Licht's Woven Jacquard, 254 and Sandalwood, 273
pillows: Target - red pinstripe, 067082346 and velvet tomatillo, 067041981

Bathroom makeover products:

glass shower door: Heights Glass & Mirror
towel ring and toilet paper: Menard's - Preston, 6755663 and 6755650
wall paint: Benjamin Moore, J.C. Licht's Lake Placid, 827
light fixture: Lowe's - 12-inch Chelsea light bar, 124936
frame: T.J. Maxx, 094976
vanity: Menards - 4x18, 6051419
gel stain: Menards - dark walnut 469, 5553870
towels: Target: 064030264 and 064030265
medicine cabinet: Community Home Supply - Broan 629 Auxiliary Cabinet