Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bedroom Makeover

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!

6 comments:

an inspired life said...

Sweet! I'm happy to see this room finally got it's "fix" and it looks terrific. Way-to-go and way-to-save. I especially love that the drawers were repainted by Gabby herself and that she kept the desk how she wanted. :) You are letting her take after you and find her own style. This room really looks good guys!

DonnaSUN said...

You're giving me SO many ideas. I can't wait to remodel the girls' room. Because of you, I now know I can do this without spending big bucks. I even found out where our local Goodwill store is!

Did I mention that I can't wait?

Jill said...

Cute! I especially like the decorations above her bed. Great job. And Gabby did a great job on the dresser!
--Jill
http://jillmadeit.blogspot.com

ShoopTroop said...

I think that side table looks familiar. Was it chartreuse?
Cute looking room. Gabby should be very proud.

ShoopTroop said...

I think that side table looks familiar. Was it chartreuse?
Cute looking room. Gabby should be very proud.

~M~ said...

Aunt B - it was at one time!! I used it as a desk with a polka dotted board laid across the two. I'm not sure when they got painted black... Mom says they are solid Oak - someday I'd love to strip and stain them!