WINNER! A Thrifty Room Redo: After
Who: Kelly A.
Where: Jerome, Idaho
To make the cabinets look more period, I added strips of lattice around all the doors and drawers of the built-ins, then put on new hardware. My husband rewired and installed all the light fixtures. I sanded, primed, and painted a base coat on the floor before using a wood-graining tool to make the floor look distressed. I followed by painting a "rug" and sealing the whole floor with polyurethane.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $100 to $500