A few before pics:
I've longed for this Anthropologie bedding for four years but refused to pay that much money for it.
I found a $400 goose-down duvet (the insert that goes in the duvet cover) at Macy's on sale for $120. I exchanged some of my credit card points for a $100 Macy's gift card and bought it for just over $30 (with tax). I've never slept so good. It is pure comfort - like being hugged by a fluffy cloud.
I completely covered the door leading to the patio with a curtain panel matching the ones covering my two windows. I covered my small folding table desk with layers of muslin and burlap, then angled it in the corner. I took the large mirror off my dresser and leaned it vertically against the wall. I love it!
I found Chris Madden lined faux silk drapes in Aspen Gold at JC Penny's for $59 a panel. I bought them, new, off ebay for $17 a panel. I told you here, how I created my own "wrought iron" curtain rods.
You can learn how I made my own burlap-covered framed corkboard here.
Now I feel I'm in a designer magazine bedroom and pinch myself when I see how beautifully it turned out.