Tween’s Bedroom Reveal / $100 Room Challenge / Week 4

Final week of the $100 Room Challenge so it’s time for my Tween’s bedroom reveal! You’ll found out everything that was done to make this room beautiful.

Here we are already into the final week of the $100 Room Challenge. If you don’t know already, it’s a challenge initiated by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry where everyone has to complete the renovation of a room, in 1 month and investing a maximum of $100 (USD!) 😛

If you missed the other weeks, go take a look:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

The plan

The plan made in week 1 was to:

  • Change the layout of the room;
  • Create a smaller work area, but with an efficient and practical storage wall;
  • Make a reading nook near the window;
  • Decorate the wall above the headboard.

Looking back, I think I was in over my head!! I need to remember to not get overexcited next time (cause, of course, there will be a next time!!) and think a bit smaller. It was hard to get everything done in time, especially with a full-time job.

Change the layout of the room

The layout of the room was changed for the layout you see on the right. That way, there’s less loss of space.

Before

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After

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Make a reading nook near the window

My first real construction! I am so proud of myself! It creates a beautiful atmosphere in my daughter’s room and she loves it!

 

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I found the blue bins in the bottom of the wardrobe. The white boxes come from IKEA. I bought them before the bench was built and I might have taken them a little bigger if I had known the size of the bench at that time. So I don’t know if they will stay there. I also wanted to decorate them, but it will be for another time.

Create a smaller work area

The desk my daughter had was really big. It just made her have all sorts of things laying around. Now, with this smaller desk, I hope it stays cleaner (fingers crossed!). But it also helped to free more space in the room.

Before

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After

 

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Tween girl bedroom makeover | $100 Room Challenge | DIY | Tutorial | Home Decor | desk area | reading nook | headboard | wall art | décor mural | coin lecture | bureau | tête de lit | instax mini | string art | DIY lamp

Storage has been added to the wall above the desk and I have improved the storage of the desk. I also found the two large purple baskets in the wardrobe (too many things in there!!) I had completely forgotten that we had these !!!

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The bookshelves that were above the desk are now on top of each other, next to the reading nook.

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Decorate the wall above the headboard

Finally, the last project I carried out during these 4 weeks was the wall above the headboard. What was previously empty and lacking interest is now joyful and colorful.

Before

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After

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I already had the picture ledge from IKEA from a while back. It used to be in my dining room it the other house. Again, another thing that was never installed.

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Recovering a Broken Frame

I recovered a frame that I already had and that was slightly broken. I used my super gold pink spray paint that I used in the other week’s projects. I had so much for my money with this bottle, it doesn’t even make sense !!

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Just to have a hard time in an oh-so-simple project, I wasn’t able to remove the glass so I inserted newspaper to protect the glass from the pain. A few layers later, a beautiful frame!

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Quote

I created this quote myself using Photoshop and I printed it on photo quality paper. I used the English version, but I also made a French version.

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Recovering another frame

Money being limited for this challenge, I also recovered another frame. This one was not broken. You may have even seen it in the post about a burlap box to hide electronics.

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Details on how I made the new background of the frame is to come. Also, note that I will have for you a free template to easily make pictures just like an Instax mini camera but for much cheaper than the original ones. Another good reason to subscribe and have access to the library!

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The butterflies

These butterflies were in my daughter’s room in our old house. They come from the Dollar Store so are not very expensive. Since the walls of my daughter’s room are white in the current house, we have never installed the butterflies. White on white, it’s not very great!

Again, comes to the rescue my super bottle of spray paint.  And voilà, beautiful gold pink butterflies!

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I waited until the end before installing them on the wall. I was not sure where to put them. What do you think?

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Things I didn’t do

My plan included some purple polka dots on the walls, but honestly, I don’t really feel like they are needed.

I would  have loved to decorate the white IKEA boxes

And finally, I wish I had time to spray paint the pendant lamp. There’s even paint left in my bottle of gold pink spray paint! It will for sure be another post!

Cost recap:

For this week:

  CAD$
(for one)
CAD$ (total) USD (total) Where
4 Tjena box
with lid
5,74 $ 22,96 $ $18.37 IKEA
1 Frosakull frame 6,89 $ 6,89 $ $5.51 IKEA
1 Fiskbo frame
5 x 7
2,86 $ 2,86 $ $2.29 IKEA
2 Fiskbo frame
4 x 6
2,29 $ 4,58 $ $3.66 IKEA
 37,29 $ $29.83 

Other weeks:

CAD$ (total) USD (total)
Bench for the reading nook 56,49 $ $45.19
Lamp for the reading nook 7,25 $ $5.80
Desk area 24,72 $ $19.78

Total:

CAD$ (total) USD (total)
Money I have spent 125,75 $ $100.60
Money left -0,75 $ – $0.60

Note: to be fair and to show exactly the total I have spent, all prices include taxes.

Can you forgive the 60 cents over? 😛

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Don’t hesitate to go check out the other weeks:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

I can’t wait to see everyone’s reveal. You should go take a look too! For my part, I will go sleep for a week! 😉

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52 thoughts on “Tween’s Bedroom Reveal / $100 Room Challenge / Week 4

  1. This is such a pretty room and you accomplished so much in 4 weeks and with only $100 budget! I bet your girl loves her new space!

  2. You did SO much in this room! I can’t even believe it! I love the new desk area so much, and the bench is gorgeous… and the space above the bed looks wonderful. Seriously amazing job! I am SO glad you decided to take on another round of the challenge!

    1. Thank you Erin. Very nice of you! I will participate in another challenge for sure, but I think I might take on a smaller room next time! Or plan fewer projects! 😉

  3. Those butterflies are just magical! I think they are my favorite part of the room. This is such a cute space. Great job Natalie!

    1. Oh thank you! We found the butterflies the first week while getting the room in order. They weren’t part of the plan at first, but I’m glad they are there now!

  4. I LOVE it! so many great elements – I agree (although I love a polka dot) I don’t think you need it! I love that you have a non-pink girls room – not every girl loves pink! Great job!!

  5. I love the colours you have used. It. I even loved the desk area before. I could have done some serious artistic damage as a kid with that set up. What a great room. Good Job Natalie 🙂

  6. This looks so good!! I dreamed of a room like this when I was a tween!! And I love everything you did with spray paint! <3 Great work!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Rebecca. I really think I’ll be “armed” with spray paint more often from now on!

    1. Oh cool! If you do it and I miss it, be sure to tell me so I’ll go take a look! Thanks!

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