Now for the desk area. She already had two memo boards. I used my own tutorial for covering memo boards and recovered both of them. The zebra desk lamp came from Big Lots for $15. I will be talking specifics about some of the elements more this week…so look out for more on that mirror on the left.
Some of that cheetah sheets ended up recovering a pillow that she already had. The colorful crochet is courtesy of my teen. Yes she is a crocheter. 🙂 The storage ottoman was $14.99 at Big Lots and will be making the college trek. Perfect to hide things in. There was also a pink hamper that I failed to get a pic of and it was $5 at Big Lots. Do you notice a trend? My fave stop for budget decor is Big Lots!
Another budget friendly idea is to frame fabric and hang it on the wall….
I had the frame on hand. I just added in the fabrics and a piece of the ribbon in between them. Instant art with things I already had on hand…
Spray paint was also my friend for this makeover. Those wall boxes were already on the wall and they are filled with momentos. Around the mirrors are post its with quotes on them. I told you…the girl loves quotes.
I just had to make a zebra jewelry organizer. I will talk more about that tomorrow night. This is definitely something that can go with her to college. Plus it makes a bold statement!
She has also became the scarf diva. So we took a scarf hanger and an over the door hanger and used it to display her scarves….
Ready for the cost breakdown?
Bed in a bag $65 (shipped)
Spray paint $10
Zebra fabric $10
Scarf Hanger $3
Craft Paint $2
GRAND TOTAL $145.50
The best part is that every single item can transition to her dorm room and beyond. Gotta love that! Stay tuned as the rest of the week I will let y’all in on some more room details!
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This looks SO great! I love that the zebra print keeps it young and funky, but doesn’t overwhelm the room.
How fun! I’m in the midst of my very own teen room redo … lots of orange!
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