$100 Room Challenge : Tween’s bedroom makeover / Week 1

This month, I’ll be updating my tween’s bedroom and showing you every step of it!

This is my second time in the $100 Room Challenge. This is a challenge initiated by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry  where everyone has to complete the renovation of a room, in 1 month and investing a maximum of $100.

Note here that $100 is written with a dollar sign in front of the 100. 😛 Which means that for me, the poor Canadian girl, it will be 125 $ !! I could always try to make it with 100 $ CAD, but the experience of the last challenge, when I updated my bathroom, showed that I didn’t have too much money by making the conversion !!!

If you want to skip ahead :

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My daughter’s room

We moved into this house 2 years ago and I never completely finished her room. You surely know how you can easily be overwhelmed by the events when you move into a new house!!

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My daughter still loves the colors of her room and wants to keep her bedspread.

Here is the existing layout of the furniture in the room.

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The identified problems

The headboard lacks interest and is missing a focal point. I’ve been wanting to fix it for a long time,  but never got to it. And what about the pendant lamp … I’ll have to see if I have time and budget left!

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Her desk is huge, but that doesn’t mean there’s room on it. Looks like the more space we have, the more piles we make !!

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There is organizing to do, that’s for sure. Particularly in all these small storage cubes.

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And what about this corner? Another good place to stack piles!!

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Lots of organizing to do!

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I think this is the most organized corner!!!

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Objectives

After looking at different possibilities, I opted for this room layout:

 

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With this layout, I’ll be able to:

  • Create a smaller work area, but with an efficient and practical storage wall;

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  • Make a reading nook near the window;

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  • Decorate the wall above the headboard.

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Planning

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  • Week 1: Organizing, decluttering, rearranging furniture (cutting the work table) and beginning construction of the reading nook;
  • Week 2: Complete the construction of the corner nook and painting;
  • Week 3: Make the office corner and the wall above the headboard;
  • Week 4: Reveal!

There will probably be plenty of small projects published along the way that will serve as storage and decoration in the room. This will be a busy month (especially if you’ve seen my “About me” page, you know I also have a full-time job!)

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41 thoughts on “$100 Room Challenge : Tween’s bedroom makeover / Week 1

  1. Natalie, this is a great plan and your daughter’s room has the makings of a fun and functional tweens room. I was wondering what the name of the app is that you used to design the room is.

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