Ummmm, can I just brag for a minute? So Zoey wanted her room redone and I get it. I mean we painted her room pepto bismol pink when she was 2 and like two days later she decided pink is the ugliest color on earth. But here’s the thing, there’s no F’ing way am I redoing her whole room right now when she’s going to be a teenager soon and will probably want to paint it black or gray or move into the bedroom downstairs (over my dead body. If anyone’s moving downstairs it’s ME.)
So I was like hmmm, I wonder if I can do a cheap mini makeover to it. Like less than $500 cheap, but really make it look different so she’s happy. And I was gonna wait to show you this until I added curtains and maybe a little rug, but honestly people, this will be on my to-do list for the next two years before it happens. So I’m doing a half-ass reveal.
Drum roll please, badadadadadadadada, now presenting Zoey’s OLD room so you can see how crappy it looked.
Can we just discuss the amount of STUFF everywhere? I don’t even know what to call it. Crap. Junk. Hazmat zone.
STEP ONE: CLEANING OUT HER ROOM
ZOEY: But Mommmm, I want to keep that!!!
ME: Really Zoey? You want to keep the half-evaporated snow globe you made in kindergarten?
ZOEY: It’s a rememborie.
So I did the whole thing while she was at school so she wouldn’t see me throwing shit away like broken Happy Meal toys, a giant stuffed snake, and LOTS of rocks. Seriously, one of her drawers was full of rocks. WTF?
STEP TWO: PAINTING
Was I tempted to hire professionals to paint it? Hells yeah. Did my jaw hit the ground when I heard how much they wanted to charge? Hells yeah. So I picked my jaw up off the ground and said F that, I’m painting it myself. Which always seems like a good idea until you’re only halfway done and like uggghhh, why did I decide to do this?
STEP THREE: THE EXPENSIVE AWESOME INTIMIDATING DECALS
I had to wait three weeks for the paint to “cure” (whatever the F that means) before I did the part I was most excited about. The decals I bought on etsy!!!! I mean honestly I was scared shitless about doing this part because it looked super intimidating and came with major instructions and I was praying I wouldn’t screw it up. Wait until you see how they turned out.
STEP FOUR: THE BEDDING
So after searching every night online for like a million hours, I finally found the most gorgeous comforter on Bed Bath and Beyond’s website. Just for shits and giggles I googled the comforter to see if it popped up anywhere else. Holy crap, I found the EXACT SAME ONE on Home Depot for literally half the price. I shit you not. See?
How is that even possible?!!! I reread the description like twelve times to make sure it came with all the same stuff. EXACTLY the same.
STEP FIVE: ACCESSORIES
Hmmm, I wonder if I can make her old baby furniture look a little cooler and less babyish. So I splurged on a bunch of awesome knobs and flower garlands and wall decor. There’s one knob Zoey hates, can you guess which one? No, you cannot because they are all awesome and she’s insane.
STEP SIX: THE BEST PART OF ALL!!!!!
ME: You’re gonna keep it clean from now on, right?
But hey, I’m not a miracle worker. Or am I? Check out what I spent.
I mean no, I’m not a decorator or anything so I’m sure anyone who knows WTF they’re doing is like duuuude, you broke like a thousand fengshui rules, but I’m sorry, for $500, this is a pretty awesome transformation.
And seriously, she’s already collecting new rocks to replace the ones I threw out and pretty much every surface is covered in LEGO creations, so as much as I’d like a room that looks like the inside of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog, that’s not happening. I have normal kid with a normal bedroom on a normal budget. And I think it looks pretty damn good.
I’d love to see what your kiddo’s bedroom looks like. Feel free to hop on over to my Facebook page and share a picture!!
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