Girls Bedroom Remodel for Under $650
Believe it or not, I finally let go of my control freak tendencies and ACTUALLY let my daughter pick the colour for her bedroom.
Just joking, I didn’t. I asked her what ‘colour’ she liked and she said ‘blue’ and I said ‘alright then – blue it is’ and I picked a blue that I knew she would like, but more importantly – a blue that I could live with…because it’s all about me.
I set myself a pretty strict budget with her room. Just joking, I didn’t. However, I have to admit that I even impressed myself with some of my uber-affordable purchases via Target (pronounced with a soft ‘g’ and silent ‘t’ at the end for those in the know) and a few other local haunts.
The previous owners had used this room as a den. And while the tan suited their style perfectly, we were ready for some moody blues!
I cannot even TELL you how awesome the look on her face was when she saw it. It took me 2 days to completely paint it and redecorate it and I didn’t let her in that entire time.
I chose Icy Moon Drops by Benjamin Moore which is THEEEE perfect soft blue colour with just a weeee dab of green in it which stops it from becoming ‘icy’. And it was actually Cassie who chose coral as her accent colour and I threw some hot pink in there just because a few of her old things were that colour and it saved me some moola.
Along with ‘blue’, another thing she mentioned was a mild obsession with horses and weiner dogs. And while I wasn’t about to paint hoof prints on her walls or hang wieners from the ceilings, I was able to find some artwork and accessories to support this temporary fetish. This makes things affordable to change in the future when she loves push-up bras and Justin Bieber (which will hopefully never happen).
Storage for hanging necklaces, pens and crayons
There’s lots of room here for treasures and knick-knacks, including pens, necklaces, books and crayons thanks to this organizing rod with containers and basket (which will be chatted about more in an upcoming post)
A place for everything and everything has its place…
I’m not a huge fan of artwork, posters and random crap barfing all over my freshly painted walls. By creating this homemade bulletin board (well not COMPLETELY homemade – I bought the corkboard and bedazzled the heck out of it with fabric, ribbon and paint) I was able to satisfy my need for order and her need to display her paper treasures!
THE GRAND TOTAL…
For $150 I got the following from Target:
2 gorgeous lamps
A comforter with 2 shams
Body pillow and coordinating pillow cover
AND WHO SAYS TARGET ISN’T AWESOME?!
The rest of the items added up to $450:
Dbl bed frame/side table/desk : 2nd hand
Paint to refurbish furniture : Home Depot
Rolling book cart : Ikea
White dresser : My garage
Long bookshelf : 2nd hand
Various frames : Misc stores
Accessories : Home Sense
Horse Artwork : Quilted Duck
Handmade bulletin board : Misc stores
Trunk for stuffed animals : My garage
- Paint and supplies : Home Depot
- Throw blanket : Thrift
This means that I ended up decorating her room INCLUDING FURNITURE for under $650! This is where I high-five myself.
So I’ve got one happy camper around this house – and it’s Maggie’s room next so stay tuned!
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