Reader Redesign: Stephenie’s Mood Board Inspired Makeover

We’re super excited to share this mini-makeover inspired by a mood board that we made for Kelly a while back. Here’s Stephenie’s letter:

I wanted to share the family room makeover that I achieved on a serious budget thanks to a mood board you guys whipped up for Kelly a few weeks back. Just as you suggested for Kelly, I painted the walls Snowbell by Glidden and I bought the Blad curtains that you found at Ikea. I also got an end table from Goodwill for $5.99 and replaced the dated door handles on the table with some new ones from Target for $2.99. I even purchased an Ikea Poang chair off Craigslist for $79 with the footstool (it was in excellent condition!). Then I just rearranged the couch and brought in some lamps and a $16 mirror from TJ Maxx. The room looks so fresh and appears so much brighter! Thanks so much for the great suggestions- I was able to make all these changes for under $250!

Here’s the humorous before picture (don’t mind her daughter who just happens to be imitating Miley Cyrus):

And the truly inspiring after:

Thanks so much for sharing Stephenie! You scored some serious deals and your room looks fab. Miley Cyrus would be jealous.

And if any of you are sittin pretty in a room that you’ve transformed (with or without our help) we’d love to see your before and after pics- so send ’em on over!


  1. Kelly says

    Hi –
    This is Kelly, the original moodboard requester. Stephenie, the room looks great! We are almost done with our makeover and we will definitely send the after pictures. We did follow through with the curtains and the paint, too. Love those Ikea curtains — their colors can be picked up in a lot of different furniture/decor items.

  2. YoungHouseLove says

    Hey everyone,

    So glad you’re loving Stephenie’s fabulous makeover. And Kelly, we’re so excited to hear that you’re almost done with your mood board makeover as well- can’t wait for those pics, girl!


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