Recently a few of my blogging pals and I decided to set ourselves a challenge! The challenge being to give one of the rooms in our homes a $100 makeover! Gasp…. you say….$100 really doesn’t go a long way…. impossible! I’m here to say that it is possible and can be done very easily when you use what you already have! The room that I have chosen for the challenge is my daughter’s room which has been so neglected. We moved into our house nearly 4 years ago and it pretty well much STILL had moving boxes in the corner. So let me take you on a little tour of my daughters French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Reveal.
French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Reveal
From the Raggedy Bits Project Barn
Embarrassed springs to mind to be showing this before shot!! At least my daughter tried to add some pizazz with her little wire heart she hung on the wall!! As you can imagine when the idea of doing a room makeover was presented to me there was a squeal of excitement! Sadly, since the challenge was accepted my daughter has moved out to begin the next chapter of her life 🙁
It broke my heart into tiny little pieces to think that she won’t be here to enjoy her new room and a how I would have liked her to enjoy her special space for her last few years at home with us.
You see when we first moved into our house I owned a Restaurant and worked from 7am to 1am 5 days a week. So when we started unpacking, everything sort of got put away that was needed. The rest was just left. Unfortunately, I also become very ill with blood clots and life has just got in the way. I was able to close their doors and you know what they say out of sight out of mind! I cannot begin to tell you how much I regret it now because both of my babies are no longer home. Wish I could turn back time!!
Let’s get on with the tour….
To make this Music Sheet Frame Wreath (tutorial is coming) I used the same frame that I used for my Vintage Christmas Wreath. The music sheets were left-overs from my Music Sheet Side Table and the paper doilies were from some Christmas Projects .
To make another bedside table, as we only had one, I painted what use to be my daughter’s clothes basket. Tutorial also to come ;-). All the paint was left over from other projects. Then to add some more space to the top of the side table I added an old suitcase.
Some Thrifty Thinking
After sending some of these pictures to my daughter, she was completely blown away! She almost didn’t recognise her room. She sure does know how to make me laugh!
This little side table already had a makeover and blended in nicely with the french script bed sheet set.
There’s nothing better than fresh flower straight from the garden. With Spring upon us here in Australia we are so lucky to have an abundance of flowers at easy reach. Plus with all the rain we have had the flowers are blooming!
Not all Things Should be Painted
Some proof that I don’t attack everything with my paintbrush!! I have a rule…. if the wood is in really good nick and is not an antique they get left to shine in all their glory! My daughter has had this dressing table since she was 6 years old. She didn’t want to take with her when she moved. She thinks it to “old fashion” LOL! You would think that after 19 years she would be used to all the “old fashion” goodies after living with me LOL!
The old door above the dressing table was a previous project.
The thing I love about repurposing is that you get to use things that you know you already love. Changed them and give them a brand new look. Moving things from one room to the next also allows you to change with the seasons. Use things that you love that you might be sick of seeing every day in the living room and add to the bedroom or vice versa.
The throw on the bed and in this sweet antique pram are table clothes that belonged to my Granny to add some softness!
So even though my hubby and I are now empty nesters the kids will have a space they can still call theirs. Plus there is now a nice space for all of our friends and family to enjoy when they come to stay.
All in all, $3.00 was spent on the bunch of Ranunculus flowers in our Antique pram! Even though everything costs something at some point and you may not have access to all the things I do. So let your imagination run free with what you have and see what you can create!
I hope this inspires you to think about using what you already have in your home to breath life into your decorating. It will save you a whole lotta $$! Make sure you check out what my blogging pals did with their $100 budget below 🙂
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