OMG not another project with only 4 hours and almost no budget !!!

Home Stager with Home Harmony

Another staging project where the house is dated and what we are allowed to do is limited.


I am not asking you to look at the difference between a regular camera and a wide angle lense. Just the presentability of the room. Such simple things can be done and what a difference it makes. We found the very old bedspread in the linen closet. Yes we go shopping in the home !! The navy accents were also from the linen closet.





Below is a prime example where the homeowner bought something they felt was a work of art, had no where to put it so put it in the dining room. Can you work out what I am talking about ?  Yes the giant chair. We put it in the basement which is a better place for it. But homeowners often do this....get something they love and find a place to put it instead of creating a space for it. After 10 or more years it sure has an impact on the home.




Usually we put in white, all white, pure white and rich thik white shower curtains. They look clean calm. This time the bathroom needed something a little more.  Looking at the old shower curtain made it obvious. So we used black. What a difference it made. dollar store art (yes 1$ each so 3$ total) plus 10$ in walmart towels and a 10$ shower curtain...this bathroom is transformed. 23$ CDN LOL




No this room was not painted. putting in a new bedspread (the homeowner had bought it while in vacation but never got around to putting it on the bed) that had more of the burgundy and rusty and green accepts, by adding the art the walls no longer look pink. And if they do a bit at least now it doesn't look like an outdated bedroom. Moving the tall boy away from the door and removing the pink lace hanging light also opens up the room.


This was another fast project... doing our best in a crazy short period of time (4 hours for a 3 bedroom  - 8 room house).

Homeowners and doesn't have to take a long time or cost alot to make a difference.



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Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX


I really liked this post. The before and after pics tell it all. Congrats on a job well done! Now when are you moving to Bryan, Texas so you can help out all of our sellers too?


Jun 08, 2010 03:16 AM #1
Melanie Hedrick
Elite Texas Properties, the best homes from McKinney to Dallas! - McKinney, TX

Good job, Michelle --Impressive transformation!  The dark towels, shower curtain and art really tied the bathroom together -- looks very polished now.

Jun 08, 2010 03:21 AM #2
Michelle King
Home Harmony - Kirkland, QC

LOL. Jody, you never know. We sometimes talk about moving and my husband LOVES Texas. Thanks for the feedback. I love before and after photos so now I enjoy providing them to others.

Jun 08, 2010 03:21 AM #3
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

Wow, Michelle, this is impressive.  It must be so much fun to be a stager.  Love it!

Jun 08, 2010 03:22 AM #4
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Mi chelle, well done. I love these sort of projects!

Jun 08, 2010 08:10 AM #6
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

These home owners were surprised and grateful with what we could do with what they already owned ...

REDESIGN is a wonderful thing for those on a limited budget. A fresh eye can give even old things a "new look"! 

As always, GREAT working with you and the HOME HARMONY TEAM!

Jun 08, 2010 02:32 PM #7
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Love what you did with the bathroom, outstanding job and your photos are very nice, wish that mine were as nice and clear...

Jun 09, 2010 01:13 AM #8
Michelle King
Home Harmony - Kirkland, QC

Mary Lou...try finding a photography student. They will likely charge very little and have a wide angle. Thanks for the compliment.

Jun 09, 2010 09:00 AM #9
Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Denver, CO
Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders

Michelle you did a fantastic job with very little time and budget! I'm impressed. And the photos really help make what you did shine!

Jun 16, 2010 01:20 PM #10
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Michelle, working on a tight budget can be hard to do. What a amazing difference you made to this home. 

Jun 18, 2010 01:30 AM #11
Harry Logan
RE/MAX executives realty - Winnipeg, MB

Very impressive Michelle!  I love how you made a big transformation with so little time and budget!

Nice Job! Congrats!

Jul 19, 2010 12:09 AM #12
Michelle King
Home Harmony - Kirkland, QC

Thanks so much for the compliment Harry,

Jul 22, 2010 07:44 PM #13
Nicola Lindsay
Nicola Lindsay ReDesign and Home Staging - Saint Stephen, NB

Nice work and I have been in the same place. You deserve credit!

Jul 31, 2010 08:36 AM #15
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