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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Glamorous Room on a Budget Reveal

I am finally showing you Em's finished room!!

But first a small note. I shop at second hand stores a lot!! Most often I shop at DI, because there are a lot of them in my area. I always get asked, "What is  this DI?"  
Deseret Industries is the stores real name, DI is just a nick name. Here is a link if you would like to know more or see if there is one in your area. Basically it is a second hand store run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I will refer to this store a lot during this post.

Now back to Em's Room!!



Just a few details that make up the room!


Are you ready to go in?
Let's go!!!


Just take a good look around. I am still loving the ceiling detail.




Let's take a closer look at some of the details.
Let's start with the black and white shelves in the corner. 
(Do you notice Emilee's ugly cow? I worked that in!! I always make good on my promises!!)


I knew I wanted somewhere to display a few things, and the corner was really the only place to do that. I had the two black shelves from a long ago DI shopping trip, but they were too long to go on the wall next to the cubbies. So I did what I always do and went back to DI where I found the two small white shelves. Funny that I bought the big black shelves for $1 each and the small white ones cost me $3 each!! But that's second hand stores for ya!!  
Here's what they looked like when I bought them; a little rough!


The white shelves had this weird top that was angled back, so I cut it off and added a new MDF top.  Then I just painted them with gloss spray paint. I think they are gorgeous now!!

I don't just build things for less I decorate from less.  
Here's how I styled Em's shelves for less:


White picture frame from DI for $1, made picture on my computer and printed it off
White porcelain jewelry box from DI for $3
Black shelves from DI $1 each
Octagonal frame from DI $1 
White porcelain hand from DI 50 cents
Metal toy skates from DI $1
Miniature chair; gift from sister-free
Plant from Ikea on sale for $3; added scrap vinyl on pot
Ugly cow-free!!


Granite bull; gift from Great Grandfather-free
Black and white ceramic box; gift from previous Christmas-free
White shelves $3 each
Black mini velvet dress form DI $1
Wooden block with photo modge podge made at girls camp last year-free
Silver "E" 50 cents from DI

Remember my nightstand remake?
(If not go here to see that!)
Once again I didn't spend much to "Glam up" these with accessories.

Here is the breakdown:
Eiffel Tower shadow box DI and Christmas decoration $4.50
Lamps $7 each from DI
Lampshades from Target $17 each
(Don't freak out that I actually paid full price for something!!!)
Shiny black ceramic doggy bank DI for $2
Covered old cardboard food boxes with leftover wrapping paper free
Cute clock; Em's Christmas gift a year ago-free
Picture of Christ already had-free
Jewelry Box $5
( I kid you not, I bought this used and did nothing to it!! It filled my need for her jewelry storage and looked perfect already)
Ceramic pink shoes, DI $1
And these awesome pink curtains were from Ikea for $9 for the set!!! 
(I love Ikea curtains because they are so long. )

You'd be surprised what you can find at second hand stores and what you already have at home.  
Em wanted Zebra print in her room. 
 I opted for a Zebra chair, you can go here to see what the chair looked like and how I recovered it here.
Here friends love sitting in it.


You can't have a teenage girl's room with out a mirror in it, right?
  I used a mirror I already had.  
Actually this is a second remake of this mirror.
  (Check out the first one here.)
It's so pretty hanging under this "Fabulous" sign I picked up at DI for $1.


A little silver spray paint and black glaze gave this mirror a whole new look!!
(This is the same way I finished off the frame of my office pin board, you can go here for more details.)


Em's favorite part is her closet.  
You can go here to see how I built her custom closet insides and her cubbies.  
 I bought her cute gray and chevron bins at Shopko on clearance for $5 each.  


My girls love to draw, 
(OK drawing runs in my children's veins!!), 
so I made this large magnetic board for her to put up her drawings on.
You can check out how I made this board for $7.50 plus magnets here.


You know how I love pillows but not the pillow prices?
 Well the awesome white pillow was my neighbors cast off, as well as the black and white one. The velvet black and velvet pink were picked up at a second hand stores for $3 each.


I love details!!!
 I found this idea on Pinterest
 Do you see the edge of the door? 
 I covered it with Zebra duct tape!!  
When the door is open it adds a cool little unexpected design.


I just wanted to tell about a few more details.  
One: The curtain rod is actually a shower curtain rod I got on clearance at Walmart for $10, I love the crystal finials. 
Two: I made the pink fur blanket and found the grey channel bedspread for $5at DI.


Last detail, is the gorgeous chandelier!!
You have to go check out the before here if you missed it.


Em has had a infatuation with cows for the the last year or so.
She kinda had a small collection.  But as the time to move into her new room drew near she decided she was over the cow thing. We got rid of all of them except the "Ugly cow candle" which is at the beginning of this post and two tiny little cast iron cows.
Where do you put tiny tiny little cows?


Do you see them?
You really have to look to see them but they are a fun unexpected element!


Here are all the posts about this room if you are interested in watching the whole room evolve.
New Project - Em's Room
Glam Room- Project One, The Closet
Glam Room- Making Cubbies and Painting
Glam Room- Looking Up
Glam Room- Pull Up a Chair
Glam Room- Nightstands
Glam Room- Last of the Projects

At our house the kids get a kick out of being surprised by their finished rooms.  So the day I painted her room, Em wouldn't go in to it anymore until the grand reveal.
You may be wondering what Em thought when she finally got to see her finished room.
(OK not really cause who wouldn't love this room right?)
I will just let the look on her face answer that question!!!


I hope you love it as much as Em does!!
What's your favorite part?


Thanks for stopping by!!

I am linking up:


TDC Before and After

7 comments:

Trish Martin said...

This looks fabulous. I love how you organized her closet.

Jen said...

SO, so great! You're awesome.

susanmarysunshine said...

The nightstands are fabulous as is the zebra print chair. Of course, the chandelier as well as the treatment you did on the ceiling is pretty amazing, too. Nice job. I hope Em enjoys her beautiful new room.

Cheryl Merrill said...

It looks fantastic! I love the ceiling detail and I love the dressers!

Christina said...

I love this room! Fabulous job!

Kammy Wielenga said...

You are my kind of girl! Exactly the way I decorate too. On a dime, Baby! :) Would love for you to join in Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday on Kammy's Korner.

http://www.kammyskorner.com/2015/02/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-link-party.html

Donna Powell said...

Love the little cow details on the chandelier! So unexpected and adorable.