We have a treat for you today! Cara Wilkerson of Live the Home Life is offering a virtual room and furniture makeover to one lucky At Home reader!
The winner will submit a photo of their room and Cara will create a virtual mood board to boost it from frumpy to chic. She’ll also whip up a customized plan to bring an old piece of furniture back to life for the winner’s new space! Of course, Cara can’t actually do the rehabbing for you, but her curated mood boards should provide all the inspiration you need to get started.
1. Leave a comment on this post explaining why you deserve a room makeover. Be sure to leave your email address.
2. Visit Cara’s blog and check out her other befores & afters! livethehomelife.blogspot.com
Contest closes at noon on Friday, October 28.
Sample Room Mood Board
Sample Furniture Plan
Check out Cara’s own home makeovers below for a look at her magical before & after powers. There’s no room or piece of furniture Cara Wilkerson can’t handle. Good luck!
I make no bones about it. Two of my biggest loves in life are houses and before & after makeovers. So when I combined my two loves a little over a year ago and purchased my current house in need of much renovating, my motivation to make-old-new-again was kicked into high gear. Iâ€™m not just talking about whipping the old bones of the house into shape, but the furnishings to decorate my new place as well. With a lot of do-it-yourself elbow grease and thrift store/garage sale hunting to find the perfect pieces of furniture to rehab, my construction site has slowly begun to work its way out of 1962 and into the 21st century.
Letâ€™s peruse a few before and afters shall we? With a little paint, polish and creative furniture flipping, these three rooms of my house have gone from drab to shabby-chic fab.
Kicking off our mini house tour with my living room complete with no overhead lighting, dreadful carpeting hiding hardwood floors and boring walls, this space definitely needed a little spice.
Next up, the dining room. Same ancient carpet and lackluster walls as the living room, but this room had a gem all of its own in the form of a giant wallpaper plantation scene.
Finally, weâ€™ll wrap up our romp around my casa with the den. The original hardwoods were exposed when I moved in but had definitely seen better days. To top it off, the dark paneling, thick curtains and dim overhead lighting did little to boost the cheeriness of the space.