Small Space Makeover

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New year, new me? I’m not much of a believer in New Year’s Resolutions, but I do like to make changes. And not tiny changes. I’m more of the “let’s throw everything out and start completely over,” type person. So that’s precisely what I did. Kind of.

My bedroom is my epicenter. All of my belongings reside here. And right in the center was a large futon, perfect for nothing but holding all of my clothes – clean and dirty. Please tell me I’m not the only person who has a designated chair for clothes? Mine just happened to be a couch…

Since the couch went mostly unused by butts, my mother suggested putting in a vanity. It was definitely time for a makeover. Once again, Pinterest came to the rescue and gave me all kinds of beautiful ideas. I decided on a floating vanity, but it would also be a desk. I also needed homes for some new potted plants I received for Christmas, so I also decided to look for some shelves.

My main goal was not to spend a fortune on this makeover, but I also was willing to spend some money on the things that I really wanted. AKA a round mirror. Before I went to spend full price on items, I scoured Homegoods for lower priced goodies, and then Good Will, and ReStore for gently used items that needed a new home. For $171 total, I totally transformed my room.


  • Rug – $12.99


  • Square Shelves set of 3 – $10.00


  • Dining Room Chair – on clearance for $44.98
  • Round Mirror – $49.99


Total: $170.94

Everything on my square shelves gave a new home to things I already owned. This includes (from left to right):

  • Golden Pothos plant
  • Salt lamp tea light holder
  • Elephant potpourri holder
  • Spider plant
  • A painting done by rats
  • Chinese Evergreen plant
  • And raw crystals scattered throughout!

I am so happy with the way everything turned out! Sometimes, you just got to make a change.

6 thoughts on “Small Space Makeover

    1. Hi Aditi! For the desk I actually used a floating shelf, and added the brackets myself to strengthen the shelf and make sure it could withhold the weight I wanted to put on it. The shelf has enough space for me, but you may want something bigger. I definitely recommend brackets to hold it up though!

  1. You did an awesome job! Last summer I converted my small 3rd bedroom (previously a catch-all junk room) into a home office. I kept the pullout couch for guests…and I use it for naps 🙂 I still need to do some better decor, but now I use it every single day

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