From little girl to tween girl ~ Eme's TOTAL bedroom re-do under $500!

Well we changed the room again…..tween girls change their mind as often as they change their clothes!  We updated Eme’s room 2 years ago {see here} but it was still too “young” for her changing style and age, I didn’t think so but whatever.  So I decided that we would change one last time before we put our house on the market.

We did this entire room transformation for under $500 and that includes new furniture, from Ikea of course!  The set she had was mine when I was a little girl so it was roughly 35 years old and in not so great shape.  I did save it and put in the spare room but it really could go to dump since it is cheaply made and the drawers hardly open or close now.

Anyhoo, the dressers, side tables, shelves, bedding, curtains and most accessories are from Ikea totaling approx. $400 and then the rest is from TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby and Antique stores.  The end result is perfect and we both love it!

I am too cheap when buying paint that I always check the Oops! counter everytime I am in Lowes, Home Depot or Sutherlands, hence the gray paint color on her wall….it was Valspar that I got for $15, SCORE!

The furniture and mirror are in the white stain color from Ikea and is fantastic quality {per my picky, perfectionist, engineer husband} and size!
We did one wall in black chalkboard paint which turned out much better than I thought, I was afraid it would make the room dark but nope it’s great!  The assorted E’s are from everywhere that we’ve collected over the years.  And her piece d’resistance, the fur desk chair from TJ Maxx…..a perfect reproduction of the Pottery Barn chair she was dying to get her hands on, again SCORE 1 for mom since it was clearanced for $45!
Floating shelves and side table as well as the majority of the items on the shelves are also Ikea.  The other things are from her previous room, just rearranged.
Again we added more lanterns and poms to the mobile in navy, gold and silver….this piece is done for good, I can’t get anymore on it without it falling apart ~ there are roughly 32 in total on this baby in case your inquiring mind wanted to know!
And finally the bedding….the white coverlet and dust ruffle are Pottery Barn brought in from the previous room.  The white Euro shams are also Pottery Barn, the sheets are Target, the comforter and pillowcases are Ikea and the navy geo shams are TJ Maxx.  The total bedding for the re-do was under $50!  

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