Big Girl Room Makeover- Sources and Budget

Big Girl Room Makeover- Sources and Budget

While I was working on our Big Girl Room Makeover post I wanted to make sure and provide a source list and stay accountable to my budget goals for the room. Spoiler alert, I was not only able to stay within the budget I had, but I came in lower than expected. You know what that means, more budget to spend on other fun projects.

If you saw the original moodboard post I highlighted most of my sources, for memories sake I will re-post them here:

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Big Girl Room Reveal

Big Girl Room Reveal

Well folks, I actually did it…I forced myself (and my husband) to finish the “Big Girl Room”. If you are just checking in for the first time, I discussed all the big plans in this post and shared my inspiration moodboard.

After I wrote that post we moved my daughter into the room so she could start getting a better night sleep. That made the makeover that much more difficult. Instead of being able to put the kids to bed and burn the mid night oil I had to fit working on her room into random hours here and there in the middle of the day. Never fear, I succeeded, it just took me a few weeks longer than I had originally planned.

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How to Frame Art

How to Frame Art

One day I was perusing Pinterest and I saw this piece of artwork.

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I loved it immediately – but there is no way a $9800 piece of art will ever be in my budget. Sigh…time to move on…but then I thought, “What if I can make something of similar scale for a big statement piece in my house?” So I pulled out my paints and went for it.

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Big Girl Room Makeover

Big Girl Room Makeover

We had discussed eventually separating our kids into their own bedrooms once we got settled into our new house. Initially I did not want to mess with their routine or disturb our school schedule. However,  we quickly realized our two year old needs about three less hours of sleep than everyone else in our house *insert big eye emoji*. I am going to take this opportunity to interject that we do have a bedtime routine and we are pretty diligent about sticking to it ( mainly for our own sanity). He is just a little more high energy than the rest of us and wakes up every morning on a mission. Most nights at bedtime we hear our daughter screaming for us to come upstairs and remove him from her bed. Or he kindly decides to body slam her first thing in the morning. All this being said, her room quickly moved to the top of the list of priority projects. Well, that and a set of black out curtains for our sons room.

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