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DIY Girls Bedroom Decor on a Thrifty Budget |

A vintage chandelier and a spunky little girl. Those were the two motivators to getting our 8-year old’s bedroom decorated and checked off the (very long) home To Do list.

It all started when this plucky girl announced her desire for a “princess canopy bed”. As with most home projects, one seemingly small project became a giant snowball of multiple projects all going simultaneously! (You should’ve seen the state of our garage.)

The bed led to redoing the dresser which led to re-purposing an old, vintage vanity stool to updating a bookcase. Snowball. And here’s how we did it all for less than $150…

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How to Easily Decorate Girls Bedroom on $140 Budget

You can’t have a room redo without at least one frazzled, teary eyed moment! A husband gone all week travelling + a what the reaction to the totally altered state of my daughter’s bed frame = hot tears on cheeks.

But with home projects, as is in life, it too passed. And now this little girl’s bedroom is pretty awesome, (awesome) altered bed frame and all!

Here’s where my budget went…

DIY Girls Bedroom Decor Cost Breakdown:

Decorative wood trim – $10.98
Wood scroll applique – $7.98
Wood plaque – $2.49
Paint – already had
TOTAL = $21.45

Roll of Scotch removable decorative tape – $0.25 (found in the clearance section)
Fabric – already had (from this no sew project)
Spray adhesive – already had
TOTAL = $0.25

Garbage Can
Small plastic flower pot – $2.49
Pom poms – already had
Hot glue – already had
TOTAL = $2.49

Vanity Stool
Vintage vanity stool – $25.00 (purchased at an antiques fair)
Spray paint – $3.98
Fabric – already had (from this DIY kitchen stool project)
TOTAL = $25.98

Canopy Bed
Fabric – $21.94
PVC pipes – $63.04
Spray paint – $3.98
Frames for DIY art – already had
TOTAL = $88.96

Girls Bedroom Decor Grand Total = $139.13

How to Decorate Girls Bedroom on $140 Budget

There’s nothing quite like taking what you already have and just “tweaking” it.

Using my home’s existing color scheme, furniture already in my daughter’s room and an unfinished, decades old latch hook rug that I had started as a teenager, this room project was fun to tackle. It’s definitely the cheeriest room in our home!

The centerpiece of this girls bedroom is the DIY canopy bed with custom sheers and fun bow tie backs. (Tutorial to come.)

Crafty and creative herself, we had many pieces of her art to showcase. I used formerly glittery gold picture frame cutouts and painted them white. They were hung on the wall with Contact picture hanging strips.

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My daughter is lucky to have the handmade dresser that was once my mother-in-law’s as a girl, built by her father. It was given a designer touch, inspired by an Ethan Allen dresser, for $20.

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Purchased at a Saturday morning antiques fair, this formerly gold vanity stool got a new life with teal spray paint and fun, laminated cotton fabric. Perfect as a girl’s desk chair!

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An Ikea bookcase, that was once in her nursery, got the “big girl” treatment with some fabric and decorative washi tape.

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Don’t you agree that this is a fun, bright and cheery room? I actually look forward to going in there everyday to pick up the aftermath of the morning rush!

Here’s part of the BEFORE room:

How to build a girls princess bed canopy using PVC pipes with custom sheers for $40 |
The one thing missing is the vintage chandelier. Yeah… It’s still sitting on a shelf in the garage. Stay tuned, though, because this same spunky 7-year old won’t let us forget about her “lighting situation”!

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I’d love to hear what rooms you’ve tackled on a budget. Leave me a note in the comments.

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