Enjoy this guest post by my daughter who did her own Teen Room Makeover.
At the end of the school year, I wanted to redo my room, I spent some time planning out exactly how I wanted it.
I went to ask my mom to see if remodeling my room was a possibility in her mind, she said something along the lines of, “Put your plan down on paper and dad and I will figure out a budget.”
I drew out a two dimensional model of my room taking note to make specifics. The 2-D model reminded me of first grade when your teacher would ask you to map the classroom.
I showed the model of my teen room makeover to my parents and we went over it together, looking at all the things I wanted and the prices of them.
Teen Room Makeover
They gave me a budget of $130.
Knowing that is not enough for a lot of extra materials besides paint so we looked through our stash of paint from repainting other rooms. We found lavender, yellow, a burnt orange, white and grey.
I had my heart set on white or grey but from what we found I would have to use both colors because there was not enough of one color to cover all four walls.
We started by repainting my ceiling because it was dirty. I used to have a loft bed and I would stick my feet up on the ceiling. My mom would always warn me that it would be hard to get off plus it looked really gross. I tried several cleaners to get it off but nothing really worked.
Then we painted layers of primer over my yellow and lavender walls so that the colors did not show through.
I bought some spray paint so that I could re-use some materials from my old room to match the new colors, white, black, silver, and grey. That saved me a bunch of money.
Decor from Thrift Stores & Garage Sales
What really helped my budget was going to garage sales and thrift stores.
I was able to find cute inexpensive decorations and bins that I ended up spray painting silver.
I decided to go new and I bought room-darkening black curtains and rods for $30.
My room had a pink and lavender comforter that matched the original colors of my room. Since buying a new comforter was not in my budget I bought a cheap king sheet set off of eBay. This grey set was perfect to make a duvet for my twin sized comforter. Because I was not planning on taking the comforter out of the duvet, I stitched it closed with the corners of the comforter sewn into place.
My mom taught me that sometimes you can get fabric cheaper by buying a blanket or sheet using that. I bought a fuzzy grey blanket to staple to cover the seat of a nice stool that my mom found at a garage sale for me.
She also found a narrow tall table with a free sign on it in our neighborhood. My dad cut the legs down to make it the right height for a bench.
I used more of that grey fuzzy fabric to cover the top of the bench. My budget was running out, so I padded the bench with a fleece blanket that we got for a dollar at a garage sale.
We sold my loft bed because I was sick of climbing up and down early in the morning. We replaced it with my old white bed I had previously.
I used Pinterest to help with decor ideas to fill my picture wall.
I am in the process of making a rag rug using the leftover sheet fabric along with scraps from my mom’s sewing room.
Wooden crates were used to make extra shelving by my closet.
We also got some wine crates from a local beverage store.
I think my room turned out great!
I have spent $133 on it.
There are still a few decor things I want to do, but I still made my perfect room.
Thank you to my daughter for writing this post. I paid her for this Teen Room Makeover post, which she is using to buy more decor for her room.
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