This is her room before --- the pic was taken at night, so its kind of dark, but you get the idea....
While I wish I had an unlimited budget, I just don't so I had to figure out how to redo her room without killing my bottom line. So, we started on Pinterest to get ideas for the look we wanted. We sent stuff back and forth to each other and finally decided on a color scheme and a general "feel".
Then we had to get to shopping..... back in December, while Christmas Shopping, I went into Z Gallerie and found THE PERFECT comforter and dust ruffle, etc. Only problem? The comforter itself was $350 --- never mind shams, dust ruffles etc. Sadly, I had to pass. A few days later I found a similar look comforter at Steinmart. Woo hoo! It was only $50 for Comforter, Dustruffle, Shams and Throw Pillows. Much more in my comfort zone. I picked it up and brought it home.
I found curtains at Kohl's that would work well (she insists on super dark curtains for sleeping -- and since it helps my power bill, I'm good with that)
Our "Plan" was to redo the room in January. But then my my Mom had her car accident and the plan got bumped back. Then I was going to take my birthday off and the day after and bump it up to the three day weekend --- but a work trip got thrown in there and the Princess had an opportunity for a vaycay... so I finally just bit the bullet and planned to do it over the span of two weekends.
I was able to ease up the pressure on the budget a bit by asking for Lowe's gift cards for my birthday (for the paint and related supplies). Yeah, that's totally NOT for me, but it made ME happy. I also was able to reuse all of her furniture, and repurpose some things from other areas of the house.
So, anyway, it broke down like this....
Comforter - $50
Curtains - $50
Organizational Items and Misc - $100
Paint and Supplies - $99.17 (had to paint some furniture too -- not just the walls)
After the gift card was applied, I actually only spent $200 to get from the Before to the After:
And now.... I'm worn slap out! Going to be an early bedtime for sure! (