A boy-to-girl room makeover
When her two brothers each married in 2011, 24-year-old Samantha DeVine got a gift as well -- a larger room in her parents' Seaford home. "Her old room was so small, all she could fit in it was her bed," says mom Susan DeVine, 54, who works from home doing data entry. "We'd been planning for a while because we knew she was moving into that room." The two described the whirlwind two-week process as a scavenger hunt that included the local Salvation Army, garage sales, thrift shops and craigslist.com. The room's decor started with Samantha's love of all things Tiffany. "I wanted that color on the walls." Susan, who acknowledges her tastes are "more toned down," was concerned the color would be too overwhelming. "It was amazing when we saw it on the wall," Susan says. Total: $480 -- SYLVIA E. KING-COHEN
PAINT, $50 (three cans). Includes one can each of Tiffany Blue, flat white and semi-gloss white, all from The Home Depot, Copiague.
DRESSER, $40. From craigslist.com.
HEADBOARD and BED, existing.
CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE, existing. The champagne is long gone, but Samantha loved the bottle’s fleur-de-lis symbol. (July 2011)
BEDSIDE LAMP, $22.
While the lamp is from Lowe’s Home Improvement (in Farmingdale), the embellishment is all Samantha using ribbon from Michaels.
NIGHTSTAND, $35. From a thrift store in Farmingdale. (July 2011)
MAKEUP VANITY, $30. This was a desk they found at a garage sale and redid, adding a coat of white paint, a silver top and glass knobs. The silvery sheen adds a luxurious “Tiffany-esque” feel to the room. From a garage sale in Massapequa.
VANITY STOOL, $20. From Marshalls.
VANITY LAMP, existing. (July 2011)
ACCENT PILLOWS, $7 (for 3 yards of fabric). From Jo-Ann Fabrics Fabric and Crafts, fabrication by Samantha and Susan. (July 2011)
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, existing. (July 2011)
GLASS KNOBS, $35 (for 17). From eBay.com. (July 2011)
‘BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S’ FRAMED POSTER, $25. How can you have a Tiffany room without a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie poster? From Michaels. (July 2011)
WALL SCONCES, existing. From IKEA. (July 2011)
CHANDELIER, $90. This was the big-ticket item in the room. “We had seen one we liked but couldn’t work it into the budget; then, we saw this one,” Samantha says. From The Home Depot, Copiague. (July 2011)