Saturday, August 20, 2011
My daughter chose to makeover a room for her 4H project this summer. She's getting older and needed her own room - we have 2 bedrooms in our home we've put on the backburner as far as updating went. The one had drywall hung but had not been 'mudded' so that was a new experience but thanks for an experienced friend it turned out great. The second room was covered in paneling - that of course we painted.
Here is the BEFORE (loving the walls and carpeting? Me either):
After we first moved in and painted (Much better but not for a girly girl)
Add a little purple and it's a girly girl room now!
The room was filled with the ugly 'kanga' carpet - so with the help of my Father we laid new carpet - looks so much better! You can sorta see it in this pic - a dark gray/black mixture - BIG change!
These two side tables were mine when I was her age. I found one in my Dad's front yard - freecycling and my Mom had the other and again they are reunited! The lamp was one of my first make-overs - picked it up at Goodwill and gave it a new look.
The daybed I got from a co-worker - we used to have an employee sale electronic bulletin board. The letters came from Hobby Lobby 50% off - we painted them purple. The flower hangers came from Goodwill .59 each and a coat of paint. Pillows from Menards ($3 each) and Dollar General ($5 each). Bedspread found on clearance at Walmart for $14!)
$5.99 for a valance from JCP.com
This solid wood desk & chair was a perfect fit for this cubby! Found it at Goodwill (brand new) $9.99!! (she wanted to keep the wood finish - I would have painted it of course).
A few little makeovers and real rabbit fur (a souviner from a school field trip)
Finally the closet doesn't have a door and we couldn't find a curtain that she liked. We ended up with this fabric shower curtain & hooks from Dollar General on clearance for $5!!
She repainted her dresser all by herself (missed a couple knobs getting black and not sure why one is all together missing...) We're 'fixing' that.
We also replaced the ceiling fan with one with a light (low profile since the ceilings aren't 9 ft high). All in all we spent around $250 (carpet included) to fix this room into something fun and fit for an little girl!