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French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Reveal

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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. Β 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.

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Embarrassed springs to mind toΒ 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 πŸ™

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It broke my heart into tiny little piecesΒ 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.

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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 Β got in the way. I was able to close their doors and you know what they say out of sight out of mind! Β 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….

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To make this Music Sheet Frame Wreath (tutorial is coming) I used the same frame that I used for myΒ Vintage Christmas Wreath.Β The music sheets were left-overs from myΒ Music Sheet Side TableΒ and the paper doilies were from some Christmas ProjectsΒ .

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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 ;-). Β 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.

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Some Thrifty Thinking

After sending some of these pictures to my daughter, she was completelyΒ blown away! She almost didn’t recognise her room. She sure does know how to make me laugh!

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This little side tableΒ already had a makeover and blended in nicely with the french script bed sheet set.

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See how I gave my daughters room a French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

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!

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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 wasΒ a previous project.

See how I gave my daughters room a French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

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See how I gave my daughters room a French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

See how I gave my daughters room a French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

See how I gave my daughters room a French Farmhouse $100 Bedroom Makeover | www.raggedy-bits.com

The throw on the bed and in this sweet antique pram are table clothes that belonged to my Granny to add some softness!

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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.

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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 πŸ™‚

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  1. 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 πŸ™‚ And how sweet to be able to use your Granny’s things in your new space.
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    1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  2. 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!!

    1. 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!! πŸ™‚

  3. 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! πŸ™‚ What a great job you did – well done! πŸ˜€

  4. 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. πŸ˜‰

  5. 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!

  6. 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.
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    1. That and also just reusing what you already have and giving it a new look! Good for your wallet and also for landfill πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ™‚

    1. 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!! πŸ˜‰

  7. 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!

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

  8. 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?

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