TODAY | March 18, 2014
>> your bedroom should be your sanctuary, a place for rest and relaxation. but if you're thinking you have to spend a lot to get it, you don't have to.
>> all you need is inspiration and the right materials and people will think you brought in a professional designer to do the job. abby larson is founder of stylemeetpretty.com.
>> i'm so excited to be here.
>> seems obvious you would save more money if you do it yourself. designers can be pricey.
>> they are. diy is code for getting what you want on a limited budget.
>> can you stretch that budget by mixing in store bought and diy?
>> the bedroom is so neglected. one of the least trafficked rooms in the house.
>> which is stunning.
>> yeah. what we did here, we mixed in diy with really high-end fancy pantsed stuff. we want you to decipher what's diy and what's store bought. we've got diy cards for you. a minute on the clock.
>> just a minute.
>> just a minute. and we tried to trick you a little bit. so you're going to put your cards on the items that you think are diy.
>> all right.
>> all right? any questions?
>> no. here we go.
>> start the clock.
>> start the clock.
>> oh, the dog bed, huh?
>> oh, the dogs are excited, too.
>> you're diy. i don't know. i have more?
>> you have more, you have seven. that's your clue, there's seven.
>> you can do this.
>> guys, almost time is up.
>> okay. i don't know.
>> good job.
>> all right. you did not ace it. i'm going to tell you that.
>> okay. well, you missed this one, which we're -- it's my belly. blame it on the belly. you got this. this is what we did we took basic white drapes super inexpensive and using a no sew easy hem tape, we fused this darker fabric on.
>> how did you fuse it on?
>> with an iron. we'll show you how to do that. and the second is the head board.
>> missed the head board.
>> yeah. and it's super inexpensive, super easy to do. it's canvas bars we stretched linen around. we did it with a fabric. you can do it with a print.
>> how long does something like that take you?
>> this didn't take long. the frames are ready to go. what took some time was painting them and letting them set.
>> okay. what else?
>> next up is the pillows that you both got. and let's see, down here, the bench, actually.
>> i got it right.
>> nice work .
>> very nice.
>> this one is around $150 project. which is awesome. to get a really beautiful upholstered bench is expensive. so we took the original fabric off and reupholstered it. let's move around up here.
>> the one you both missed --
>> i'm going to put it up.
>> the mirror.
>> this mirror?
>> tried to put it on the mirror, but it came off.
>> good job. and these go for hundreds of dollars. we thought an inexpensive mirror and updated it with little wood pieces we painted white.
>> this is diy.
>> this is my favorite. i feel like trays make a bedroom feel fancy. so we used goal legold leaf for a bit of glam.
>> this is so chic.
>> what's down here?
>> we've got the dog bed. you both got it right.
>> i cheated because we have a demo over here of the bed.
>> i figured that. cheated on that.
>> these are so easy to do, which is nice. i wanted to start by showing you the mirror, which can look intimidating, but if you break it down into pieces, it's super easy. it's a basic white frame and you get them at your local craft store. very lightweight. the.
>> they are.
>> once you've gotten everything kind of measured out, then you cut to size, glue them together with some gorilla glue .
>> and you form your pattern. and you can go crazy with it. do a great key, zigzags whatever you want . and this is the fusion fabric tape that is so genius. and if you don't sew, this is your best friend. what we did -- you can see the seams right here.
>> done doing fusion tape and an iron.
>> and you take two pieces of fabric, put the stuffing in your dog would like and fuse it.
>> fuse it together. takes no time at all.
>> very cool.
>> i guess you'll have time to do some --
>> i don't have much time left.
>> i know.
>> thank you so much.
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