Gutted the room ourselves; hired a contractor to hang wallboard: $75
Sanded and trimmed out cabinetry with lattice strips: $37
Scored a "2 for 1" deal on
oil-rubbed bronze hardware: $50
Installed new sconces in place of fluorescent lighting.
Primed, painted, and faux-finished with sale-table "oops" paint. Sealed floor with polyurethane: $92
Turned an old shelf into a side table using leftover trim and paint: $0
Repurposed a glass chandelier globe and glass insulators as cups to corral writing tools and scissors: $4