Makeover Madness…Tate’s Room

Again, there was no before picture for this room, but we painted the woodwork, the walls, added new lighting, and turned it into a little boys room.  When we moved Tate into a big boy bed I decided that I didn’t want bedding that had a theme to it.  I wanted Tate to be able to grow with it.  Since my bedding was a bit of a splurge from Pottery Barn, I wanted to be able to use it for a long time.  So, to keep it a little boys room for now, I added dinosaur sheets that I found on ebay and painted a big dinosaur on his wall, which if free:)  He loves it by the way!  I also added the table and chairs that my mother-in-law found at a garage sale for $2!!! For the set!!  What a steal, and sprayed the chairs red and painted the table white.  Tate and Kynlee both love to color in here.  I know some people think that I am crazy to actually keep crayons within a child’s reach, and Tate did color his dinosaur on the wall once, but it was a good teaching experience.  I want my kids to know boundaries and be able to have things within their reach and use them correctly.  So other than the 1 incident, it’s been great!  So, here’s the room…

We found this Pottery Barn bed on Craigslist (surprise!) for $120 including the mattress.  If you are a germ freak you probably wouldn’t be that excited..but for a mattress that has a plastic cover over it anyway for a boy who’s just been pottery trained, I was ecstatic!  Also Norwex mattress cleaner helped put my  mind at ease:)  So the bed did need some work, but for that price I was willing to do it.  I sanded it down and repainted it and ryan had to glue and re-nail one of the posts back on.  When we were finished we had a $1,000 bed for $120:)

The activity center

The chair was from my room, but when we rearranged it no longer fit.  I picked up the red and white slipcover from IKEA for $5 when they were clearancing them out!  Someday a bookshelf would look good by it:)

So, how much money was spent on this room?

The breakdown:

Bed and Mattress: $120

Bedding: $170

Table and Chairs: $2 + $3 in spray paint

Window Treatments made by my mom and I: $60

Dresser: $110

Chair: Repurposed

Accessories: $65

Total: $530

I’m excited that this is a room that will grow with Tate.  The dinosaurs can be easily changed to his next new fave and the rest of it will grow with him!

Happy Friday everyone!!


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