small budget, but big impact

Friday, we styled the home of one of our favorite families.  We had the pleasure of styling the kids spaces and mom and dad's bedroom earlier this year.... So, when they reached out to us about the reStyle of their family room... we were all over it.  The room was bare and lacked warmth and personality.  But, the space oozed with potential.  Stained concrete floors, openness, and bright light.  The family had purchased the matching gray sofas already and had commissioned Ben and I on the stump nesting tables.  They had a small budget, which initially we saw has an enormous hurdle, a huge challenge.  But, the bright side we did see!  Small budgets force creativity and thinking outside the box.  So, we knew we needed something big for the walls.  Our client loved the idea of mirrors, so we went to Dee's Antiques in Salado off Main Street.  We sourced various sizes and orientations.  Our total budget for shopping was 350.00  We spent right under 140 for all the mirrors.  We then adventured to the Belton Walmart.  I know what you're thinking... there is no way... But, we ended up sourcing a mirror for $20, pillows, and 3 gold sculptures in various sizes.  After our shopping outing, we pulled the yellow Ikea chair and our turquoise ombre lamps from when we styled the master bedroom and the look came together. The overall vibe is fun, whimsical, and inviting.  It had to be kid and pet friendly.  We came under budget and the entire family loved the space.