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10 Minute Makeover Challenge: The Living Room

10 Minute Makeover Challenge: The Living Room

As you know, I do love a good challenge! So when I was asked to take the 10 Minute Makeover Challenge and style my friends living room, I jumped at the chance.

All I needed was a quick visit to my local Cheap as Chips store to grab some stylish, budget-friendly homewares and I was ready to blow her socks off with what could be done with just a small amount of money and ten minutes.

The before photo of her living room

I must admit, I got a little bit carried away and unable to decide between going for a nice bright pop of colour, or going for some warm, moody greys, I ended up getting both.

Here I am styling the first look.

My friend (and her family loved it!) Isn’t it amazing how a few things strategically placed around a room can completely change the mood in that space?

This is how I styled the second look.

What do you think?

Now, I know what you really want to know is how much it cost to give this room a makeover, right? Well, I think you are about to be (very) pleasantly surprised. Here is the detailed price breakdown:

  1. Coffee table cement effect $49
  2. Side table cement effect $29 (x2)
  3. Wooden table lamp $20 (x2)
  4. Throw rug $5
  5. Jute/cotton braided mat 120x180cm $60
  6. Buddha sleeping antique $6
  7. Antique jar candle $10 (for 6 assorted)
  8. Hanging white willow candle lantern 16x17cm $8
  9. Round cushion with button $8 (x3)
  10. Hanging white willow candle lantern 33x15cm $10
  11. Geo glazed pot white 18x18x16cm $7
  12. Yucca plant $15
  13. Palmyra palm artificial plant 8 stem 120cm $70
  14. Pot fibreclay $12

$374 total

  1. Book shelf 5 tier $59 (x2)
  2. Bar stools $39 (x3)
  3. Round coffee table $49
  4. Ceramic table lamp meta $29
  5. Pom pom throw rug $29
  6. Side table cement effect $29 (x2)
  7. Jute printed rug $69
  8. Seagrass natural cube basket $16 (x2)
  9. Bottle vase tall fat $5
  10. Bottle vase fat short $4
  11. Coloured glass bottle $5
  12. Patterned candle holder $4
  13. Cushion linen look mandala $8 each (x3)
  14. Verigated potted plant $27
  15. Cement plant pot with painted base $10

$580 total

Seriously! How awesome is that?

So, next time the urge to style your home creeps up on you (as it does to me quite often), I recommend checking out what gorgeous bargains Cheap as Chips has on offer. It really doesn’t need to cost you a small fortune to give your home that warm, stylish feel.

So tell me…which look do you prefer?



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