[home]: Studio/Office SourceBook & Budget


I still had to share my sourcebook for One Room Challenge reveal of our studio/office/guest bedroom so here it is with some of the more detailed shots that I have not shown before. I wanted to share budget of many finished rooms in our house to help those planning renovations. So far I did not get to it yet but will start with this one.

As I mentioned during 6 weeks of ORC posts, I tried to furnish this room on a strict budget. There was not actually any amount that I gave myself except trying to find everything I needed at the best possible price achieving what I like to call "really good value for money" or something like that. I reused, DIYed, scoured Kijjiji/Craiglist, garage sales, thrift stores, you name it.  This room is a fair size and it needed a lot of items, so finding inexpensive items was a must.

Those who saw before & after of this room can easily guess that we have done a complete gut job of this place. Everything was removed, we put up new insulation, drywall, taping, flooring. It was a family affair, my father-in-law, husband, father, brother, HVAC and electrician friend, everyone pitched in. I don't have full costs of that as we pretty much spent only on materials for two rooms (same was done to playroom next to this room) just overall number of about $1000.

Swedish rollup blind (here unrolled) - DIY from Restoration Hardware curtain - $20
Teal velvet cushions - Re-purposed from another room Indigo/Chapters clearance - $17 each
Window bench - DIY from Target shower curtain and 4 xlarge pillows from Walmart - $65 total
Long rectangular silk pillow - re-purposed from another room - Home Sense - $25
Small lilac linen pillow - re-purposed from anther room - Restoration Hardware - n/a
Shelf turned bench - Ikea Expedit shelving unit (discontinued, replaced by KALLAX) - $69

Rattan storage baskets - Ikea BYHOLMA - $7 each
Felt storage labels - Pottery Barn Kids clearance - $8 for 4
Gold dot pouch - H&M - $5
Gold dot cards - Target - $1
Stripped runner - Goodwill - $2

Pegboard - Home Depot painted BM - Cloud White - $13
Art Print by Garance Doré – 8” x 10” - Chapters/Indigo clearance - $9
Black/White stripe ribbon - Target - $1
Button bags - collected from Anthropologie - n/a

Pencil holder - Home Sense clearance - $7
Utensil holder turned brush holder - Pottery Barn clearance - $10
Turquoise glass - Loblaws - $3
Clipboards - Dollar shop - painted BM Paper White (OC-55)
Desk - DIY top from Home Depot and legs from Ikea - total cost $35

Mouse pad & Notepad in One - Chapters/Indigo - previously owned
Sticky Note Set - Chapters/Indigo - previously owned

Linen striped valance - DIY leftover from Swedish rollup blind - n/a
Easel - painted - previously owned
Gold dot pencil holder - Chapters/Indigo clearance - $5
Gold letter Q - for 'Question Everything' - Chapters/Indigo clearance - $7

Wall lamp - Ikea RANARP - $19
Framed vintage deed - garage sale find - $1
Framed oil paint - garage sale find - $5
Storage drawer unit - Ikea HELMER - $39 with ribbon handles
Colorful notebooks - Target - $1 each
Oil mixing board - my own

Swivel desk chair on coasters - garage sale find - $20
Chair cushion - Anthropologie - previously owned, re-purposed
Silver dot pillow - Anthropologie - $23

Cardboard apple tree - Anthropologie - previously owned, re-purposed
Jute rug - Home Sense  - $199
Compact Beetle Print Reusable Nylon Tote Handbag - Target - $3

Green chair - garage sale find - $2
Gold box lid - garage sale find - $1
Scarf - Anthropologie - previously owned
Nutcracker record - garage sale find - 25 cents
Purple vase - Crate & Barrel - gift
Silver lantern candle holder - Home Sense - $10

Floor cushion - Home Sense - $25
Turkish towel - Ginger's clearance - previously owned
Photobombing sidekick - my own - priceless

Oil painting and frame - Goodwill - $10
Books - previously owned

Chandelier - previously owned
Framed painting - Goodwill - $10
Round table & cloth - Anthroplogie (table cloth) - previously owned
Vintage tea cup - garage sale find - previously owned
Trinket box - Urban Outfitters - $1
Pink clock - Pottery Barn Kids - previously owned
Garden chair - Home Sense - previously owned
Pillow - Home Sense - $25

Pink pillow - DIY leftover fabric and stuffing from bench cushion
Purple dot (forgot exact name) pillow sham - Anthropologie - $23 for 2
Antique sleigh bed - antique store find - $200 after negotiating
Macrame - DIY
Blue hook rack - Home Sense - $19

Wall covering - linen stripe curtain from Restoration Hardware clearance - $20
Pink pillow - Indigo/Chapters - previously owned
Purple pillow - Indigo/Chapters clearance - $15
Nate Berkus bedding - Target - $20
Oil paintings - all from Goodwill - about $5 each
Wall lamp - Ikea RANARP - $19
Boat painting (not visible here) - Home Sense Clearance - $15

Wrapping paper bookshelf backing - Home Sense - $4
Bookshelf and everything on it - previously owned


Gutting and rebuilding the room - $1000
Previously purchased decor in anticipation of building this room - $500
Purchased decor during One Room Challenge - $577

*** Total spent from studs to completed room: $2077 ***

Big chunk of decorating budget went to bed ($200) and rug ($200). While I could probably find a cheaper rug and DIY a cheaper bed, I really love these and didn't mind spending on them especially since they can both be easily re-purposed in other areas of the house if needed.

Leave me a comment if you have any question about any of the above.


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