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Topic: Steampunk meets Alice in Wonderland for under $500  (Read 12998 times)
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« on: February 22, 2010 09:02:07 PM »

I recently finished my living room makeover and spent less than $500 for the whole thing. When I say whole thing, I mean furniture, paint (for walls and floor), accessories, art, etc. Literally every single thing done in the room. It's a bit steampunk since we wanted the decor to not clash with the old house and a bit Alice in Wonderland since I heart Alice in Wonderland. I still have a couple things to do (like find a white rabbit and finish painting the wall with the clock), but it's pretty much done and is now my favorite room in the house.

Before shot (A photo from the listing)

I did a really super long post with the cost break down of everything and it came to $471 total for the room. You can read that cost break down  here
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010 09:06:16 PM by gamerbabe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 09:05:02 PM »

Cripes that's a transformation.  Smiley Absolutely love the blue wall color and the fabulous art work.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 10:30:32 PM »

I love with the blue/white combo

Great change for only like $500. Very impressed Smiley

« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 04:38:23 AM »

Wow that's fun!  I am a fellow Alice lover.  I love the size of the wall clock and the playing card on the wall... oversize things totally add to the Alice feel!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 05:06:03 AM »

Very nice.  I love the color and how you've left the moldings around the window to be seen.  Enjoy your beautiful room, thanks for sharing.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 05:34:29 AM »

I am loving the look, have you search ebay for white rabbits and Alice related stuff? There are some great pieces of art from both US and UK. Also some taxidermy (not sure how you feel about that?)

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010 05:54:58 AM »

I absolutely LOVE the wall color. Greast job on everything.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010 06:08:59 AM »

I say leave the wall with the clock white. Cheesy I like it.

Oh and I'm stealing your gold couch. Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010 09:29:58 AM »

Wow, the room looks amazing now! I love the wall color you chose. Great job!

« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010 05:36:21 PM »

thanks you guys! I adore the way the room came out. There's a couple things I want to change/fix but it's good for now. The clock is actually just hands you put on the wall and the square of other color used to be covered by a mirror the previous owners put up. I either have to paint that wall all white or paint it blue and paint the fireplace surround white. I can't have the green up there.

I haven't looks for bunnies on ebay but I bet that would be a great resource. I figured with Easter just around the corner, I'm bound to find a bunny or two at the thrift store. As long as the shape is right, I can spray paint them.

I also added a chandelier this morning. No photos because they're on a different computer. But basically I took a normal chandelier, rewired it so it plugs in to the wall and spray painted it white. The light bulbs are round instead of flame shaped. It's pretty.

Eventually we want to recover the big couch and put a different chair in there. The current chair is too modern for everything else in the space and I don't want to paint it.

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