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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Great job! I love the wreath!
Thanks Jann! 🙂
Beautiful! I’m sure your daughter will love to come home to visit even more now that she has a gorgeous bedroom to stay in!
Thank you, Vineta! I hope so too! 🙂
I remember the day (the first time) my daughter moved out. I was heartbroken but happy for her. The day I stopped calling it “Whitney’s room” I knew it was for good. That must be how our parents felt too, but it’s the cycle of life.
Now, on to that fabulous room. Wow, I’ve seen a few of your projects (they’re all so lovely) but they all come together so beautifully in this one spot. I bet it’s enough to make her want to move home again 🙂 And how sweet to be able to use your Granny’s things in your new space.
Sure is, Toni! Sad…. but true!! I still call it Ashleigh’s room so I haven’t quite got to where you are but I am sure I will! Thank you for your sweet comment! It sure is nice to have things in Ashleigh’s room that mean something to us! No luck with her wanting to move home just yet, though 😉
That antique pram is to die for! I am loving the amount you spent, and all the details in all your projects – they really make a stunning, cozy, and inviting space for guests or the kids when they come back home to visit!! Wonderful job friend!!
Thanks Kim! In the past, I have always jammed as much as I can into the kid’s rooms decorating wise and decided to take a step back this time and love the light and airiness of the room now!! 🙂
Sam, this turned out SO cute!!!! Oh my goodness! What a huge difference! And I agree – not everything needs to be painted – I love that you left your dressing table as is. It’s perfect! 🙂 What a great job you did – well done! 😀
Thank you, Sarah! A MASSIVE difference! I keep going in there each day just to make sure it wasn’t all a dream LOL!! 🙂
Sam, your makeover makes my french style loving heart skip a beat. Everything is just perfect.
I haven’t made all the rounds yet, but it looks like you win the unofficial award for least amount spent. It looks you could have spent $1000. 😉
Oh Bless Lisa! Your comments made my heart do the same thing! Thank you 🙂
Great transformation, so many interesting things to look at in your room now.
Thanks so much, Claire! 🙂
Sam this room turned out BEAUTIFUL. You did a great job and every detail is perfectly executed. xoxo
Aww thank you, Denise! it sure was a fun project and I can’t wait to do it again with my Son’s room 🙂
Sam, I love you vintage style. When I try to decorate “vintage” it just looks like I’m putting old stuff together with no rhyme or reason, haha. I need some of your talent!! I love the side table and the paper wreath!! Beautiful job!
Your too kind Janice! Thank you! Just keep playing around until it all falls into place! I promise you it works 🙂
Wow!! I love this space!!~ You have such a beautiful skill of putting everything together! I can’t believe you did everything for $3!!
Thank you, Anika! It’s nice to be finally at a point in my life where I can create and have lovely things around me and make me smile 🙂
You definitely have a gift of making things beautiful. All of the projects in this room are amazing!
Thank you, Sherry! I really enjoyed making this room over to bits 🙂
You always amaze me with your clever repurposing and knack for design. This room is such a lovely retreat. Beautifully done from top to bottom. Susie from Chelsea Project
Awww thank you, Susie and right back at you! 🙂
You did a wonderful job. All of the elements work so well and have such character and a story to tell.
They sure do have stories to tell! Thank you for stopping by Debra! 🙂
wow Sam!!! Love how your room turned out!! You had to have won the lowest budget award!!
LOL! Thank you, Susanne! I’m so glad you love how it all turned out! I think my daughter is to 🙂
wow this room certainly does have a gorgeous french vintagey farmhouse appeal to it. You did wonders with it and IM in love with that paper wreath!
Thank you so much, Mendina! It sure was a LONG overdue makeover and am so glad to have completed it now! I’m so glad you love my wreath 🙂
Sam this is an amazing makeover. And I really cannot believe that you only spent E$3 on the whole thing. I guess it just goes to show that if you know your style you will have lots of things in the house that you already love. It is sad to hear that your girl has moved on but that is what we ultimately want, for them to become independent. One day she may visit and bring along a grand baby and I know that will make you very happy.
That and also just reusing what you already have and giving it a new look! Good for your wallet and also for landfill 😉 So very true with my daughter moving out. It all happened so quickly and I do look forward to it when both my son and daughter come home to visit! 🙂
Love everything about this bedroom! Best wishes, Linda #Crafts a la mode Pinned also.
Thank you so much, Linda! I am so glad you love it! 🙂
Everything turned out so beautifully! Every photo is packed with lovely decor. I love the transformation and how cool is it, that you only spent $3! Come over to my house and help me, please!
Janine, I would love so much to come on over to give you a hand! I’m so glad you loved my makeover and any time you would like to come on over you know you have somewhere to stay!! 😉
Sam, I know I’ve asked before, but I’m thinking that I really need to come stay for a bit. Although I would hate to mess up this lovely room, I think that I could. For just a bit!
You are amazing, you’re talent for repurposing and creating is such a beautiful thing! I am impressed every time I stop by.
One Room Challenge for $3? This is incredible!
My husband and I are nearing the empty nest, I’m not ready yet either, why does time have to move so fast? It seems as if they were just babies!
Nikki, I would LOVE you to come visit and it wouldn’t bother me in the slightest if you messed it up!!
I totally hear you with being an empty nest! I wasn’t ready for that moment at all and wished I had stopped and enjoyed the time a little longer!!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Always love it when you visit! 🙂
What an inspiration!! Sorry I’m so late to stop by – been on vacation all week! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY link up!
Hope you enjoyed your Vacation Helen!
How cute Sam. I love your sheet music wreath. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Thank you, Sherry! Music sheets sure do add character to a project!
My heart aches for you to have your daughter move out before she got to enjoy it too, but she will be thrilled when she visits. Top to bottom and inside out what a beautiful room without that staged feeling…instead it seems very personal and unique. Thank you for sharing it at TADA! Thursdays and sharing about you! A restaurant owner? Who knew?
Ahhhh yes, restaurant owner! Enjoyed it most of the time but would NEVER do it again! You basically spend your life in the restaurant!!
A totally fabulous make-over Sam. I hope your daughter comes home to visit and enjoys the changes you’ve made. Pinned!!
Thanks for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.
Me to Kerryanne! So far no luck but I guess that’s the next part of this whole journey of being a parent 🙁 Thank you so much for sharing 🙂