Ok guys! Tomorrow is our first day of MED SCHOOL!!!!!!!!. Can't believe it.
Last night we had a little get together with all the M1's and some M2's. First, Deeyar invited us over for a little wine time with just a few girls. It was a great time to meet and get to know some of the Mayo Women I will be getting to know the next four years. Then, we headed over to the party spot and met up with almost our whole class! It was a blast.
Are you ready for my first room reveal? My living room. Remember, I have limited space, and that makes this fairly short and sweet, but I'm including a cost analysis for you, so you can guestimate about how much I've spent on this living room. I would say that I am a bargain shopper, just judging from some other living room makeovers I have seen of friends and family.......
First of all, let's take a sweeping look at the space I have.
First lets start with the chair and couch.....
The chair was $40 to purchase, and about $50 to reupholster. You can see the transformation here. The ottoman was $5 at goodwill, and I used the leftover fabric from my chair to finish it.
The couch was...get ready for it....FREE. I talked the craigslist seller down from $100 if I could move it myself. She was desperate, ok? It's a pull out queen, so that is a bonus. After I replace the mattress (the old one smelled like straight pine tree...no me gusta.) it will be about $200 into this project, which in my opinion is not bad at all. Considering its in my style, and will be all brand new fabric and new tempurpedic (sp?) mattress... I still have to finish sewing two of the cushions...oops.
Major furniture: $300.
Next, the entertainment center. I REALLY LOVE IT. It's so chic.
I spent $40 on this piece. And let me tell you, it's SOLID. I got it on Craigslist from a PA at Mayo who was moving. The TV I had, so no cost there....
I saw these white dishes and fell in LOVE. Especially the way they match up with the wood. Wow. Love them.
I now have seven of them (see one more below and one in the dining room). I got them at both the Salvation army (for $1 a piece) and SAVERS (my savior) for $1.50-$3 depending on the size and pattern. I just LOVE THEM. Didn't have to paint them either, which was a plus. I put a little grassy tree ball in one ($5 TJ MAXX), and potpourri in the others that I got at TJ Maxx, $8 for a huge bag of cute smelly things including flowers and balls.
So, entertainment center apparatus is about $60 (I used the potpourri in the rest of the apartment too to make the closets smell yummy).
Picture wall...still growing. Painted frames from Savers and Salvation army, ranging from $1 - $1.50 a piece. White paint is same from desk, dresser, and wooden stand.
Just a few small items, I have an old apple crate ($20 at antique store---yeah, not happy about this price)., Lamp, another white piece from Savers, a potpourri pig from Kate. I originally got a different end table for $5, but wasn't happy with its color and its size (30' by 30' wow). So I sold it for $10. haha.
Got this gem at SAVERS (told you it was my savior). It was $10.99. The feet match my chair PERFECTLY.
My drapes I got at Savers again....$4 a panel. Washed them up and man they smell nice with those Downy Unstoppables. Yummy. Got the rod at Walmart...ugh.cost about $20 because I needed something around 100' long. I tied back my drapes with some sewn fabric pieces from my dining room chairs, just to add a little matching touch. Candelabra from Women's Resource Center Thrift shop in TC - $2!!!!!. Score.
Little things: around $80 for it all.
So, I am estimating that I spent about $470 on my living room....not including the TV....
Not bad, considering you can't put a sofa sleeper for under $650 right now.
M3 at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine