Friday, 8 June 2012

Teen Girl's Bedroom: Furniture Update

Do you remember my House Project List?  Well, I feel like my I'm finally making some headway, and not spending a fortune doing it.


On the list was Sydney's bedroom, specifically #2 " New bed (do I paint existing or look for new)"







There is no room in the budget this year for new furniture.  

So this is what I was working with:






That pink bed frame I bought at a garage sale for $5 (headboard, foot board and rails) about 7 years ago.




Every time we moved the frame shifted a little, until finally we put the box spring and mattress on the ground.  The glue on the headboard/foot board was coming undone so I had to glue each piece back together.


The dresser was a hand me down from my bachelorette days.  I think everyone must of have one of these orange darlings in their past (or present).









So, I lightly sanded all the furniture, until I could get that awesome sheen off.  Then I found a full can of paint in the basement.  I'm not really sure what it was from, but it was full and exactly what I wanted. Awesome!!  


It took me a couple of days to get everything done.

This is what the bed looks like now!
  

We are using her old duvet cover and pillow that we bought at Ikea. As you can see the walls have also been painted.


And the dresser:



To update the dresser, I bought new pulls and handles at Home Depot.








So, in the end I spent about $15 (on dresser jewellery) because I had everything else in the house.  (I'm not counting the money I spent whenever it was I bought the paint)


So back to the House Project List: and I can cross a few items off


Sydney's Room

1. new colour scheme/paint  - Aqua, Fuchsia, yellow
2. New bed (do I paint existing or look for new) - paint existing
3. New comforter/duvet/bedsheets/pillows - bought new yellow sheets at Zellers  - $10, (clearance), re-using her duvet and cover
4. artwork
5. New dresser (do I paint/fix existing or look for new)
6. organize closet
7. curtains

Yay, it feels good to get those items checked off. 


What do you think so far? Don't the colours look so pretty together and perfect for a teenage girl?


I'm linking up:

TDC Before and After
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