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If you are already familiar with my blog then you will know that I hate spending money (on anything) and I’m always looking for ways to save some pennies. So when it came the time to redecorate our daughter’s bedroom I was determined to do it on the cheap but still make it pretty.
So here’s the before…
and here’s the after…
In total it cost me under £50 to do the whole room including buying the bed and mattress! The bed I bid for on Ebay and won it for £15! It also came with the mattress and the special fitted sheets to match. It’s an extendable bed and starts off as a toddler bed and ends up as a full length single bed. So it should last her a long time. Bargain!
I bought the duvet cover and pillowcase from Asda and it cost only £8. The rug I bought from my most favourite shop in the whole world… The Merchant Chandler, and it cost me £4.99.
For the walls I just gave them a fresh coat of magnolia paint which we had leftover in the shed and then I bought the Twinkle Twinkle quote, again, on Ebay and it cost me £10.
For the end wall we bought two shelves from B&Q from their value range and they cost £3.95 each. I then stained them with some wood varnish that I found in the cupboard. All of the bits and bobs (or clutter crap as the other half would call them) on the shelves we already had. The 3D stickers I found in the pound shop.
The light shade was also from Merchant Chandler and cost about 2 0r 3 pounds (I forget exactly how much)
For the finishing touches I made a few bits like this colourful mobile, made from beads that I had left over from past projects.
So there you have it, a thrifty makeover for a girls bedroom. If you have done any thrifty home decorating yourself I would love to hear about it.
If you liked this post then take a look out how I did our son’s thrifty pirate bedroom.