Well, today's the day to reveal our teen rooms. Were you up to the challenge? To recap the rules, the budget was $1000 with an additional $200 to spend on things like paint, tools, etc. The room starts with a mattress set, two bed pillows and one set of plain, white sheets. Size of mattress is up to the decorator.
Sharon at Serendipity has completed the challenge. I'm wondering if she'll get to implement that room in real life with her cutie of a daughter, Kathleen.
And without further ado, here is my teen girl's French room with a contemporary flair...
Walls painted black in a satin finish WalMart paint -- $10/gallon x 2 ($20).
Vintage French provincial furniture, includes bed, dresser, chest and two nightstands -- Austin's Craigslist $600. Painted high-gloss white -- WalMart paint $10
Back headboard in hot pink pleather fabric (padded with fiberfill). Fabric -- 2yds. Ebay $22, incl. shipping Fiberfill $5 locally sourced
WalMart comforter and two shams $45 Free shipping if shipped to local store. I will buy two coordinating sheet sets, using the flat sheets for simple curtain panels. $48 WalMart, free shipping to local store.
The ceiling will be painted pearlescent pink to coordinate with the pleather fabric. $10 WalMart paint, $10 pearlescent glaze locally sourced
IKEA flokati rug $35 Austin Craigslist
Unframed B&W photo of Audrey Hepburn, 16"x20" Austin Craigslist $10
Additional items locally sourced include: a curtain rod and a simple bedskirt for an approximate total of $35.
This is the splurge -- A lovely crystal chandelier, Austin Craigslist $350. And I think I'd want to paint it hot pink to really stand out against the black walls.
Grand total -- $1,000! Yes, I had to pare down a few accessories to afford that awesome chandelier and get to an even $1000, but it was worth it. My daughter loves this room. But not so much that she wants it. LOL She'll stick with her original design. Hopefully you'll get to see the real room soon.
It's not too late to participate in the challenge. Just leave a comment, and I'll link your blog to those at the right. And thanks for all who put together their teen/preteen rooms. Lots of great inspiration!
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