Monday, August 25, 2008

Mission Accomplished!

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!


dec0r8or said...

Tres chic, Mademoiselle! I'm surprised your daughter didn't go for it, Sandra! It looks like a grown up variation of her old room. Oh well--that's why these imaginary challenges are so much fun. We don't actually have to do any of the work, like painting all that stinkin' furniture! LOL!

Oh, and P.S. Were you going to cover that Craigslist headboard with the pleather? Fun!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandra, that was a very fun challenge. I just didn't have time to get it all together, but love what you've done. Very nice!

There's a show on Fine Living called Mail Over Makeover that you would probably enjoy. The 2 designers have to order off the internet or catalogs to put together a room for one client. The client gets to see both rooms put together & decide which one they like best. It's a fun show to watch & those designers do a great job.

sandra/tx said...

Sharona, I would back the headboard with fiberfil and the pleather, so the pink would peek through.

Thanks, Rho. I love that show on Fine Living. In fact, this challenge did remind me a lot of it. I'm sorry you didn't play, but maybe next time!

I'm already thinking about the next challenge. So many of us had great success with Austin's CL, we may just have to do a CL challenge! :-)

Lisa said...

Funny. That French Provencial furniture is very similar to stuff I had in my room as a teen. Didn't have those cool colors you picked out though! Or a gret chandy hangin' from my ceiling! That would be a fun rom.

You keep handin' out these challenges and I may not get anything done around here. ;-)

Actually, I think you helped me get going on at least one house project. Thanks.

Lisa said...

Sorry for all the typos. :-/

sandra/tx said...

Too bad you don't still have that furniture, Lisa. You'd have fun using it in your new guest room, huh?

I'm glad you're crankin' on Daniel's closet. It's good to be busy. hee!

SASSY said...

What a fun, fun room! I hope someday I can do a room for K in this style and incorporate much of what you have done. LOVE the Audrey Hepburn photo - she's one of my faves!

The Decorated House said...

Wow! I can't wait to see it all done.
That furniture looks like the better made kind, too. It can last years even with a few more makeovers down the road, like her first house. :)
(That should scare ya'!)

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