Shown: Even without the cheesy wallpaper border, the room was lackluster and storage-starved.
The Project Tally
Scraped off the popcorn ceiling, removed a wallpaper border, and painted everything white $25
Stenciled the back focal-point wall using materials she had $0
Hung a yard-sale cabinet and scrap-wood shelves for storing supplies $20
Made a designer-inspired light using on-hand poplar and a yard-sale pendant $8
Revived the vinyl floors with stripes created with porch paint $62
Mounted a drying rack scored at an outlet $25