This was such a fun room renovation. My client wanted to surprise her 12 year old daughter for her birthday. I think I liked it because it gave me a chance to be all super sleuth. I did most of the prep work before like sewing and painting furniture so we could get it done in two days while her daughter was away at Grandma's.
Here's the room before...
Rachelle striking a pose on the bed.
The room is about 10x12 so we had to take out the closet doors for a homework space.
And here it is after...
Our budget was $300. Thankfully, she had quite a bit of things in her closet that I used in the room, like the curtain rod, frames, and the armoire. My client liked the headboard I did in Alicia's bedroom so I did one for her daughter. You can find doors for around $20 and the molding is about $10. I spent the most money on the bedding, again. The ruffled quilt is from Home Goods and the polka dot duvet was made out of sheets from Target. I ordered the poppy fabric to make the pillows off etsy and I made the black ruffled bolster pillow. The desk was from craigslist for $25 and the night stand is from this little thrift store on Ocotillo and Ellsworth called New 2 U. I got the chandelier and feather pillows at Ikea. Ikea is the cheapest place I've found to get pillows, duvet inserts, curtains, lighting, really delicious buffalo chicken wraps, and other things. And they have an "as is" section where you can get returned items for a fraction of the price. Good thing they're all the way in Tempe or I'd probably go there every day.
We got a video of her walking into the room that I'll try and post later.
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