It’s time for a room reveal! The July $100 Room Challenge is complete and I am so excited to show you the results of our Baby to Big Girl Room Makeover! If you are just tuning in, the $100 Room Challenge was created by Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. The goal: Make over one room in one month for $100.
Let’s take a quick peek at what Penny’s room looked like one month ago. It is a very typical room with 5 years worth of baby to big kid themes going on. We wanted to clean the room out, add storage and make it a bit more grown up so our girl can grow into her space and easily make changes as her tastes change.
And here is the after! We built a toy and book case in place of the toy box. Penny can organize her books, art supplies and toys in this space. You can read the original post HERE.
The best part!? The sides of the shelf act as book holders! We added these holders to make books more visible so the kids would be more enticed pick up a book and ask to read. They have had so much fun changing them out for their new favourites every few days.
The top of the case has a lip around the entire thing so items can’t easily fall off. On top Miss P is displaying her shell art she made at Disney Hilton Head Island Resort and he rock collection.
The art display wall is located just inside the bedroom door so she is able to hang and switch out her masterpieces whenever she likes. It’s also just high enough that her little bro can’t reach! You can read about that project HERE.
Over the bed I hung two owl prints that I purchased about 6 months ago. I used Command Picture Hanging Strips for this. The strips can hold up to 9lbs and work like velcro. I love that I didn’t have to put holes in the wall to hang them. The bed also got a nice new comforter and pillow sham in a pertty violet colour. Not too girly but still soft and feminine. This had the biggest budget impact at $40.oo.
Over the dresser we hung an IKEA LACK shelf which I had for over 2 years! Talk about never getting around to it. I also purchased the sheers with a super cute violet pompom trim. I thought they were so adorable I had to get them! Now the black out shade doesn’t stand out as much and we can keep it open for light but still have a little privacy with the sheers closed.
On the LACK shelf I added some sentimental pieces that we have been saving for Penny. I like that they are high up and out of the way so they don’t get damaged but she can still enjoy them in her more mature room. We included a musical carousel that my my grandparents gave me, my old Beatrix Potter book collection I saved, her first baby rattle, a beautiful cross stitch that was made by her paternal great-grandmother, a Galileo thermometer from her Papa and her first plant. An ivy I picked up for $2.00.
The egg carton flowers are a craft she made about a year ago that I just loved. I popped them into a vase that I already had to display them.
Over on the large wall I started a small gallery wall which can be easily switched out for new pictures or art and we can add to the gallery wall as needed. I purchased 2 of the frames for $6.00 each and the rest I dug out of a box of old pictures I had in the basement.
I wanted to add one inspirational quote. We also framed some license plate souvenirs from her grandma and grandpa, which to this date are the only personalized items we have ever found with her name, a Christmas concert photo, a wooden letter “P” her aunt C got her in Barbados (I think?), a monogram I made for her on my Silhouette Curio and a framed Disney Parks of Animal Kingdom.
Now for the budget!
Curtain Rod – $11.88
Clipboards – $2.50
Paint and Brushes – $0
Command Hooks – 3.97
Bedding – $40.00
Curtains – $19.98
Frames – $12.00
Picture Hanging Hooks – $5.00
Picture Hanging Strips – $$5.00
Toy Shelf – $0
LACK Shelf – $0
Owl Prints – $0
Craft Paper for Monogram – $1.25
Grand Total: $101.58
I hope you enjoyed following along with this transformation and I hope that you have a look at what some of my blogger friends have been working on. They are truly talented and I think you will find a ton of inspiration for your own home. I also want to thank Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for hosting this great challenge and including me in it. I had so much fun!
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