Updated: Jan 13
Living room refresh
When a friend (we’ll call Benefactor) of one of my contractors reached out to me asking to help with a Christmas gift, I was so excited. Scott (the contractor) and I have been working together for almost a decade and I respect and admire him immensely. To be a part of giving him a gift was something I had to find time for!
He was going to be out of town at a hockey tournament for one of his kids so it would be able to be pulled off as truly a surprise reveal!
I got a budget of $800 from Benefactor to completely redo a living room and a day to do it. I had complete design control, but wanted it to be PERFECT! So, being transparent, I would usually charge $350-450 for something like this... I only reserved $100 for my compensation so we could get as much stuff as possible.
I planned on keeping three things in the room. The sofa, loveseat, and corner cabinet. Everything else had to go...
My daughter and two of her friends who wanted to be Interior Designers for a day #interiordesign
-Teamwork really does make the dream work!
-Operation Assembly! If I had a dollar for every time I had to say “read the directions,” I would have taken them to the bank!
-Round one... Amazing Goodwill finds!! Can you believe all this for $70!! #goodwillmn
I knew the space had to be comfortable, kid and pet friendly, and a connection to the basement we finished together. That space was blue, orange, and gold.
Since Scott is a single dad it couldn’t be too feminine and had to be easy to clean! I took one look out the big picture window into the backyard and I knew green had to be the pop of color to accompany the grays and tans.
I sourced the rug, throw pillows, lamp, art, mirror, hanging faux plant, and candles from Target. At one point my cart was overflowing and an employee came to help. She asked what I was doing and told me to go to Guest Services so they could give 10% off the whole order to help this hard working dad! I teared up right there!!!
We hit up Goodwill two times and hit the jackpot with books, plants, handmade (probably vintage) vases, picture frames, and a one-of-a kind custom welded globe made of keys... how perfect for a home remodeler!
Last stop was Pier 1 where we got a steal of a deal on the wood and epoxy coffee table. We saved over $175 with sale and trade discount savings!
-Text from Benefactor
-Text from Scott as soon as he got home from tournament.
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