Hey friends! Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been taking a bit of a blogging break. Since bringing our daughter home from Haiti we’ve all needed to just focus on our family. Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry is hosting a $100 room makeover challenge and I wasn’t planning on participating. Then I got frustrated with the disaster in our daughters closet and I decided to jump into this challenge.
I’ll start with the pitiful before shots.
As you can see we’ve got some real issues. It’s a big closet with no organization. The hamper sits out in the way. Her hair products are up high and out of reach. Her head bands are in a big pile that constantly falls on the floor. Her closet it also storing all of my scrapbooks that really belong somewhere better. Lastly those plastic drawers just aren’t cutting it. They’re flimsy and we can’t even access the ones in back.
Her light is also just a simple bulb, and I would love to add something prettier that gives off more light.
We also need a better place to hang her towel, a bigger mirror, and a little color.
I LOVE how her room turned out and I’d love for her closet to match the vibe of the rest of the room.
I’ve actually got a few remnants of that beautiful wallpaper that I’ve love to find a way to use in here.
I also want to use the same pinks and blues that I used everywhere else.
When I looked to the internet for inspiration it was few and far between! I guess stylish little girl walk-in closets aren’t really a thing?! Anyways, I found a few closets that serve as inspiration:
This closet from Young House Love is super cute. I love the wallpaper.
I love the pegboard in this closet from Decor Pad, this would give me a spot to organize all of her stuff.
I also love this bright pink back wall from Shine Your Light Blog. I don’t know if it would be too overpowering though.
I also LOVE this closet from A Girl and a Glue Gun. Those polka dots and the hand painted flowers are adorable.
This last picture from Annabode shows how she built in a dresser. I love this concept and it would work great along the shelf wall.
The hardest part of this challenge will be completing her the whole space for under $100. This has to include some type of drawer or organizer, a light, paint, storage baskets, and a bigger mirror! Hopefully by next week I’ll be able to share a moodboard and some progress!
**April 2017 Update** Here’s a shot of the finished space! I actually stayed VERY close to being under $100. Click here to see the reveal!
In the mean time if you’d like to see how a bunch of other bloggers are making over spaces for under $100 you can check them out here!
Flourish and Knot says
I LOVE THIS ROOM!!! I would probably have this as my bedroom… And the closet will look fab when you’re done with it.
Thank you so much! I think I’d have this as my room too! I hope her closet can turn out this fun!
Happily Ever After Etc. says
I love love love how you’ve decorated the rest of her room! I can’t wait to see what you do with that wallpaper!
Thank you so much! It is one of my favorite rooms too! We’ll see what I can figure out with the wallpaper because I don’t have much!
Lisa | Shine Your Light says
Hi Jess! I love what you’ve done with your daughter’s room – that wallpaper is amazing!! So beautiful! I was going to leave you a link to my daughter’s closet but then I saw you linked to it (the hot pink painted one.) Since it’s filled to the brim with clothes the brightness of the pink hasn’t overpowered the room at all….we have a lot of white in her room too though so that balances it out. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it…you have some great ideas! I’m the green steps in the link up (mudroom makeover).
I love that I linked to you without even realizing we’re both in the link-up! I think you’re right that the extra stuff will tone down the pink. I’m on the fence if I should paint the shelves pink or the back wall pink. I’ll definitely be checking out the rest of the link ups!
Tracy S says
The rest of her bedroom is amazing!!! It’s so bright and cheerful! Your inspiration pics are awesome. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Thank you so much!
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
That bedroom is gorgeous!!! I love all those bright colors. And your inspiration for the closet is perfect. I can’t get over the pegboard. What a great idea! I’m excited to see what you decide to do. Excited to have you joining the challenge!
Hooray!! I didn’t realize you were participating in the challenge this round! I LOVE your daughter’s room and can’t wait to see how the closet turns out! I’ve got a couple closet disasters myself, but I’m too lazy to tackle them right now! LOL!
Thanks! I literally decided to participate the day that I posted! I was tired of the disaster and got tired of not having any projects! A little one is about all I can tackle right now, but it still feels good to have a project going!
I love the built in dresser idea. I think I need to do that for my son. His room is on the small side and having storage out of the way like that could save serious floor space. And that wallpaper you used?! Amazing!!!! Can’t wait to see the project come together.
Christina @ TheFrugalHomemaker.com says
Oh wow! Her room is amazing! Pinning it for future ideas for a big girl room for our little girl. I can’t wait to see what you do with her closet. I have always love that YHL closet – but that pegboard idea – genius!