Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Girls Room On A Budget

It is cold here this week! Our kids are getting an extra long vacation and they are enjoying it along with the deep snow. My husband even got a day off work, which was nice since he was so busy before the holidays. We' re spending time playing, cooking up new things, decorating and moving things around in some of the girl's rooms.
 I'm so glad to be done with the room I started re-doing for two of our girls a while back! If you have been following along we were shuffling some of the kids around to make room for our tenth baby who is due in April. We found out it's a girl! That makes eight girls and two boys. 

I sold the bunk bed, and wanted to put a queen sized bed in this room. I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I shopped my favorite places. I started looking on Craig's List for furniture. Nothing. I tried re-sale shops and Goodwill. Nothing.Then I started thinking of the stuff I had in my basement from garage sales this past summer. First I painted the Gray Antique Dresser (which I got for $10!), then made my own headboard ( Free!).

Here's what the room looked like before. This is the only before picture I could find, sorry.

 I had a sturdy bookshelf already, but it was a blond wood laminate. I painted it the same color as the antique dresser.

The shelves were made from old drawers that I painted and the plate was an old red wooden plate also painted. I purchased the drawers from a resale shop for $5.

 I also had a little night stand that was perfect for this small room. I got it for 5 dollars! One corner was broken so I fixed it with Bondo and then painted it teal.

The lamp was a Goodwill find, and only cost $7.

While out shopping at the mall, I saw a very similar chair for $100. My husband got this chair for a couple bucks at an auction, but it was in really sad shape. The seat and back needed gluing together, and with some wood glue and clamps it was an easy fix. I painted and distressed it, now it's as good as new! Like my rag wreath? I made it out of scraps from old clothes I found around the house.

Does anyone remember the china cabinet doors I made for the Girl's Vintage Room? I had one left over,
and my daughter wanted a space for hanging her pictures. I added burlap to the back to add some contrast.

All my kids have coat racks behind their doors to help them keep their jackets and back packs organized. I painted this one to match their room. I got the rack for $2 at a yard sale!

The girls always come to my bathroom to do their hair in the morning so I definatly wanted then to have a mirror above their dresser. I found this super heavy mirror for $20 and repainted it.

We redid all the small decor pieces in the room. The owl picture had a country theme before, and the little box was a purple treasure chest.

When I made the headboard for this room, there was some wood left over, so they became decorative pieces.

So is any one keeping track of how much I spent? If you lost track...

Gray Dresser: $10
Nightstand : $5
 Headboard: Free
Bookshelf : Already Had
Lamp: $7
Chair: $2
Wall Shelves: $5
Curtains and Bed Skirt: $8
Pillows: $6

Grand Total: $43!!

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  1. Oh I love it, such a pretty room and you were so clever reusing and redoing everything. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  2. You did a really great job!! Love the headboard!!!

  3. The room is so beautiful, I'm amazed at how you were able to get such a nice room for a small budget. I'm definitly going to have to look at yard sales more.

    Stopping by from The Inspiration Exchange.

  4. I love your redo! I found you through {Ella Claire} Linky party, so glad I did, you've inspired me to get busy around my house!

  5. Whoooo! I love it! I love the headboard especially. What a great change.

  6. You are my kind of lady!!! $43 is perfect and it looks like you spent a fortune!!!! LOOOVELY!!!!!!!

  7. I love what you did to the room! Plus the fact you did it so inexpensively is awesome! I know my daughter will want to makeover her room at some point so I'll be pinning this since it inspired me!

  8. this is fantastic! I would love it if you would link up to our party at http://www.mycraftilyeverafter.com/2014/01/07/awesome-things-tuesday-8/

  9. such a beautiful room
    for such a small amount of investment

    i love the thrifted finds
    and handmade headboard

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  10. What a pretty room! So unique and calming! You did an awesome job!

  11. This is a beautiful room! I love all the little accents - the plate is so beautiful but my favorite is the accent pieces of wood you used that were leftover! What a great idea - and they look amazing!

  12. truly beautiful and thrifty. Incredible! And congrats on your 10th baby. How fun!

  13. Such a beautiful room! I love how you were able to update it so inexpensively!


  14. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)


    Claire x

  15. Such a great room and you did it on a budget which is awesome! It looks wonderful :-)

  16. Gorgeous! That headboard is to die for! You did a fabulous job!

    Thanks for linking up at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  17. So Beautiful!! I love it all and especially how you did it on the cheap, but it looks amazing! Awesome!

  18. Wow! What a bargain and it's gorgeous! LOVE that headboard... I'm featuring your room makeover in this week's Power of Paint Party.

    1. Awesome! Thanks I will be sure to check it out!

  19. That is an awesome makeover for under $50!! I would love for you to share at my first ever link party tomorrow, Jan 31st at FlyingC-DIY.com. Hope to see you there!

  20. what an amazing job you did. thanks for sharing with us.

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