Project Alicia : The Make Under

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Make Under

Pulling out your knickers or getting pedicures are popular trends this time of year. You know, a way to trick yourself into believing that spring really has sprung.

Me? I redecorate. A make under, if you will. An attempt to bring spring whether mother nature wanted it or not.

And all for less than $100. The first thing I did was pull the dark curtains to let in the light. I used lots of items I already owned and found some fabulous deals.

This is my MAKE UNDER: SPRING BEDROOM EDITION.

This is BEFORE.
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The Euro shams were the best score. Only $5 each (an 80% savings) from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The floral sheet set was on clearance at Target. The most expensive item was that blue pillow from Pier One.

This is AFTER. Photobucket

Doesn't it just scream spring?
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Ahhh. Much better. Turns out that sometimes less really is more.
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*Florabella's Trixie action was applied to the last photo.

What are you doing to stay sane these days?

20 comments:

  1. Love the make-under. :)

    It's airy and springy. You scored on those shams.

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  2. Very nice. Love it. What a great deal on the shams!

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  3. Definitely! P.S. Can you come do my house? ;)

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  4. I love it - in fact, I've been meaning to do this!

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  5. Love. It. I am inspired.

    Now...are you really pregnant, or is that an April Fool's?

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  6. Love the new room. It definitely screams spring.

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  7. Ooo... how inspiring! It looks so Spring! Now I need to get motivated around here!

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  8. That is the most amazing Make Under!
    Love it!
    And you my dear...are so adorable and lovely!
    You truly are!
    Wishing you the loveliest of days!
    xoxoxoxoxo
    ENJOY your bedroom!

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  9. What a nice change for spring. The new colors really make the room lighter.

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  10. OMG love the transformation!!!!

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  11. So soft and inviting! Lovely. That would lift anyone's spirits. While you were creating something beautiful, I was doing a marathon. :(

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  12. Looks wonderful Alicia. It feels so inviting. To keep sane I'm either running or taking pictures. Even when my to-do list is more unchecked than checked I make the time for both of these.

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  13. I love the make under! So light and pretty. To stay sane, I've been decluttering like a mad woman! But I still have the garage to clean out...

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  14. Your make-under is like a breath of fresh air! I love the linens - they just scream airiness and sunny mornings. In our house, we've been doing a lot of spring cleaning. We're taking one room at a time, and donating anything we don't absolutely need. It's been so refreshing to see space in our closets again, and to feel like we're helping someone else out at the same time.

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  15. Oh I do this all the time too. I have my winter look, then a spring summer look. Love yours!!

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  16. This is GORGEOUS! I love the different looks - this one definitely screams "Spring". Really lovely stuff.

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  17. Oh! I love how bright and spring-y it looks. Our room, along with the rest of our house, is so super dark. It's depressing and gross and cold and I hate it. I love my house, but I wish it were brighter. Like your room!

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