The Majority of the money was spent on the dresser but here is how we did it.
1st the room was our office and we had not decorated it since we moved in. It was an ugly tan color and patchy paintwork at best.
After we emptied the room we set about sanding the room and repairing the drywall patches with left over drywall mudding from our stockroom makeover.
Once we had a blank slate I took the $50 in Lowe's Gift Cards we had cashed in for with our VIGGLE APP (a free app which you use when watching TV to earn points). At Lowe's we picked up 2 gallons of paint, one blue and one charcoal grey ($24.99 each) a quart of white gloss ($9.99) and 14 drawer pulls (.86c) Using a $5/$25 Home Depot coupon (Lowe's takes competitor coupons) and a $5/$25 Lowe's coupon, we only paid for the drawer pulls out of pocket.
First paint job was the ceiling in white. Don't worry too much about getting stuff on the walls at this point.
I then chose a level just above the window ledge and marked with a pencil around the room checking my measurement every 6 inches. I then painted 2 coats of the light blue, on the top half. Now because you are painting a darker color on the bottom, you can afford to be a little sloppy as for going over the line.
While I was waiting for it to dry completely, the perfectionist in me took one of my kids paint brushes and went around the join between ceiling and wall perfecting the cut between the 2 colors. After it was dry I used the same marks from earlier to have a line of blue painters tape around the room. I then painted 2 coats of the charcoal grey on the bottom.
Using the same trick with the kids paintbrush, I touched up the line after the tape came off to make it as clean as possible.
Painted all the woodwork in the white gloss and voila paint job complete! The huge dinosaur was a cut out we used for last years trunk or treat and a couple of nails secured it at the perfect height with the dresser.
I love my sons room, it shows to me that with a little time, you dont need a lot of money to make a room POP!
Whats been your favorite frugal makeover?