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$100 Room Challenge: Growing Girl’s Bedroom Makeover

It’s time for another $100 Room Challenge! If you remember during the last challenge, I redid our guest bathroom, and learned just how quickly $100 and four weeks can fly by. This time, I gave myself a new challenge to work a little DIY magic on my growing girl’s bedroom makeover.

I love the idea of using what you have, getting creative, and putting in a little elbow grease to transform a space for very little money. So when Erin of Lemons Lavender & Laundry asked if we wanted to do another challenge, I already knew which room I’d be taking on. My 10-year-old daughter has been asking me since we moved in when we can paint her room. I finally told her, “How about if, instead of just repainting, we give your room a whole makeover?” She was ecstatic and spent the next few nights searching pinterest for inspiration photos. (What can I say? I raise my kids right!)

Here is the adorable inspiration image she decided on:

Inspiration pin from All Things Thrifty

This is All Thing’s Thrifty’s Secondhand Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover, and it’s full of good ideas. I especially like the gold vinyl polka dots, and I think it’ll be pretty easy to make those on my Silhouette machine.

So now that you have an idea where we’re going with this room, let me show you where we’re coming from.

Yikes! Needs a little work!

When we moved in, every wall surface in the house was covered with this “Dusty Beige.” It reads a little white, a little pink, but mostly “blah.” It’s not terrible for a little girl’s room, but this little girl is outgrowing pink quickly, and is developing strong opinions on all things related to style and design. (This development makes for some interesting discussions about clothes, but that’s a topic for another blog.)

My daughter loves aqua, and we’ve been adding bits of it throughout the room, but we’re planning on pulling it all together with a light blue-green wall color.

Storage and organization has been a bit of a problem for us. As you can see, she has a thing for stuffed animals and dolls. (I love that she’s not yet too grown up for her “babies!”) She actually plays with them and spends time rearranging them, so I don’t want to put them away somewhere, but we need to figure out a way to display them and get them off the floor, where they look like they are amassing a small army for a fluffy invasion of sorts.

And let’s talk about that fan. Actually, let’s not. Let’s just say I have plans for it.

With four weeks and $100 to spend, we have to get pretty creative, but that’s half the fun! Here’s what we plan to do:

  • Paint the walls and do a fun wall treatment with polka dots
  • Makeover the ceiling fan
  • Paint the bed
  • Rearrange furniture
  • Reinvent the plain white curtains
  • Come up with a storage solution for the army of stuffies
  • Declutter!

That should keep us busy for a while! But with temps in the 100’s outside, we’re happy to spend a little extra time playing indoors.

Do you have a room that looks like this?

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It’s amazing what $100 can do for your home. Check out Erin’s original post on the $100 Room Challenge for more details. Then go and see what these other amazing bloggers are doing with their rooms.

Finally, be sure to check back in for the next few weeks, if for no other reason than to see what to do about that brass monstrosity of a ceiling fan!

Week 2 ~ Week 3 ~ Week 4


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Great work! I am impressed and got some awesome bedroom makeover ideas. Thanks and keep sharing.


Tuesday 25th of September 2018

I'm so glad Amanda, thanks for commenting!

Meg|Green With Decor (@greenwithdecor)

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

Can't wait to see what you do with this space - and what you do for storage! I'm always looking for great storage ideas!


Monday 31st of July 2017

Thanks Meg, I'm always looking for better storage ideas too!

Susan Cooper

Friday 14th of July 2017

I can't wait to see the end result. I do love your inspiration.


Monday 31st of July 2017

Thanks Susan! What did we do for inspiration before Pinterest?

Kathryn Baugher

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

How fun! I love your daughter's inspiration. She already has some great pieces. I can't wait to see what some paint and rearranging does!


Monday 31st of July 2017

Thanks Kathryn, I'm always amazed at what a little paint and furniture rearranging can do!


Monday 10th of July 2017

Wow! Your daughter has excellent taste! Love the inspiration room...we also have so many stuffed animals! I can't wait to see what you do with them all!


Monday 31st of July 2017

Thanks Kelly! Sometimes it seems like the stuffed animals are taking over the house!


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