A $250 master bedroom makeover... for a family in need.


I along with 5 other DIY bloggers recently took a trip down South to the World's Longest Yard Sale. The tour ran through 6 states, starting in Michigan all the way to Alabama!
The mission? Collecting for a single mom and her two kiddos moving into a lovely new Habitat home. GMC, the sponsor of the event, handed us a budget of $250 each and sent us on our way.
You know I'm a junker, right?! But I also understand not everyone else is, so the choices I made reflected what I loved yet in a more upscale manner. I decorated the master bedroom and here's what I came up with!
Click the link if you'd like to see a video of the full home reveal, including a link to the other 7 parts to this amazing story.
Have you ever helped out another in need with the talents you have? I'd love to hear about it!
A plain wooden dresser got dressed up with chalkboard painted drawers. The two tall white shutters add emphasis to the pretty vintage mirror, giving the entire dresser more presence.
A plain wooden dresser got dressed up with chalkboard painted drawers. The two tall white shutters add emphasis to the pretty vintage mirror, giving the entire dresser more presence.
Me make a typical headboard?! Never! :) An old door topped with a vintage mirror created a romantic headboard. The patina on the door was amazing! I just scrubbed it down and protected it with a spray sealer.
Me make a typical headboard?! Never! :) An old door topped with a vintage mirror created a romantic headboard. The patina on the door was amazing! I just scrubbed it down and protected it with a spray sealer.
A handmade vintage quilt and pretty vintage bedspread were ready and waiting for the arrival of the box springs that hadn't made it into the house yet.
A handmade vintage quilt and pretty vintage bedspread were ready and waiting for the arrival of the box springs that hadn't made it into the house yet.
A cute little white side table holds a clock that also received chalkboard paint. And I just HAD to inject a tiny bit of rust somewhere, so the flower vase was the perfect discreet place. :)
A cute little white side table holds a clock that also received chalkboard paint. And I just HAD to inject a tiny bit of rust somewhere, so the flower vase was the perfect discreet place. :)
The curtains were white twin sheets with homemade tabs. A cut down laundry line was cut into pieces, knotted then hand stitched onto the sheets. Simple, casual and pretty!
The curtains were white twin sheets with homemade tabs. A cut down laundry line was cut into pieces, knotted then hand stitched onto the sheets. Simple, casual and pretty!
Some extra storage was added behind the bedroom door by means of two reclaimed boards and different coloured hooks. Tip: you can't see the clutter when the door is wide open!
Some extra storage was added behind the bedroom door by means of two reclaimed boards and different coloured hooks. Tip: you can't see the clutter when the door is wide open!
Funky Junk Interiors - Donna

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  • Melody
    on Jul 11, 2016

    habitat for humanity: what is it and how do I get involved with helping the less fortunate? By the sounds of it this must be nation wide, if not then how does one get it started in a state like maybe Arkansas? I know some people that can use all the help they can get. I would love to pitch in but can't afford to do it all on my own. If you don't mind I have another question that is not related to this particular post you have put in but the question is how do I reply to a question some one ask that I didn't give enough information to too start with? I can't figure how how to re-connect to answer the rest of her question. Can you help me please?

    • Hi Melody! I worked through GMC so I'm unsure how to get involved. I'd suggest to do a google search on it and see if you can find a contact number or email. As for answering questions, I believe Hometalk emails those that get questions or answers on replies. You can click 'support' at the bottom of HT and inquire. Sorry I can't help more!

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  • K
    on Jan 21, 2014

    You all did a wonderful job, with what you had. The only room I liked was the little girls. It still didn't look "warm" to me. Maybe after the family has lived there for a while. Anyway, Habitat for Humanity is an AWESOME organization. Cudos!!

  • Katie
    on Mar 24, 2014

    You ROCK! What an inspiration of creativity and selflessness. Thanks!

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