A deserving expectant couple gets a rental friendly bedroom makeover in a weekend! With a little DIY and some planning, I was able to gift an incredibly cute room, on a budget with multi-function and plenty of storage options.
This project was sponsored by Home Depot.
Creativity best blooms when there are constraints such as space constraints, time constraints or budget constraints! This project had all three PLUS the added obstacle of being a 4 1/2 hour drive away from me! That meant I had to keep my DIYs simple, and make efficient use of my time so I wasn’t spending tons of money on gas.
Meet Ren & Jessica (the expectant couple)
This is my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ren and Jessica. They are the lucky recipients of the gifted room makeover and were expected their baby a few weeks before the makeover happened. You’ll definitely want to watch the video later down in this post to watch the interview with them and learn about why I felt they were the most deserving!
Ren & Jessica lived in a 1 bedroom apartment in a pretty old apartment building. Since the baby would be sharing a room with them once he was born, we need to make this room makeover function better for them while also keeping things rental friendly. They were only going to live here another year, and paint or wallpaper would create a lot more work for them, so I opted to just bring in furniture and decor and show the impact that can make.
The Design Plan
My budget was $3000 from Home Depot and I got almost everything (except for the headboard which I DIYed) from HomeDepot.com. Their selection is quite incredible and I love that I can order items to ship directly to the store if I want at no additional cost, and I can also make returns inside the store.
DIY Cane Arch Headboard
I got all lumber and building supplies for the headboard from Home Depot in-store. This process was much easier than I thought it would be, but still a good challenge. Supplies cost me about $300 and I was able to do the entire thing in about 1 day at home and then I put it in the back of my SUV and brought it with me when I did the makeover.
I’ll be having a separate blog post showing more of a step-by-step of this headboard for anyone interested.
The actual rental friendly room makeover was best captured on camera, so here is the video I made showing the process.
And here is the reveal! Yes, she cried! That’s always the goal right? 😉 Watch the video above to see their reactions.
Seating Area/ Shelf