Friday, July 27, 2012

Owl Themed Bedroom on a Budget

I never shared my daughter's owl themed bedroom on a budget we re-did on a tight budget. She wanted green and orange and she wanted OWLS. I said okay. Sounds good. She first wanted orange walls and I said no way. Could not stand looking at that so she picked this lovely green. 


We picked up a green spread on clearance for $17 at Target. We also used pillows she had and added an orange one. The cute owl pillow was also clearance at Target and the other was from Etsy.


I have to say Target was good to us because I then found this lamp which was perfect on clearance for around $9.


She wanted a shelf for her favorite books and we used one we had in the garage. No money spent.


I took two hideous old pictures and flipped the inside part over and painted with chalk board paint. I then used samples to paint the frames bright. The cute green owl came off of a gift.


Okay, I let her have some orange and bright orange at that in this cupboard. It was just full of shelves before so we took some out and made it a cozy desk area for her.


All her owl collection has been hung up and displayed.


Now some of you will recognize this peg shelf. Remember these? It is from about '91. It was country blue and sitting in the garage. We painted it with the bright orange and I think it came out great. Perfect for her bags.


We got rid of a bulky old desk so she could have her keyboard out all the time. We have a regular piano but she uses this all the time when in her room. I am so proud of her as she earned a piano chair as an incoming freshman in the high school concert band. She is going to be so busy this year. This owl picture was a gift from her aunt and uncle. The old wicker cabinet has seen better days but she needed more space so it works under here.




I think it came out really cute and she loves it so that is what I wanted. Also, with paint and using what we had and a few clearance items, I think we spent less than $100. Can't beat that. Sharing over Brenda's new party at Cozy Little House.



43 comments:

  1. It's darling Elaine! I especially love the frames that you painted with the chalkboards. I painted my daughter's room bubble gum pink (at her request) and I swear it makes the hallway walls glow pink! Oh well, I've gotten used to it. : )

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  2. I love owls, too! Your daughter's room is super cute! Love, love, love it! :)

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  3. Love it to bits!!! Lucky girl!! :)

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  4. The room is sooooo cute. I love redecorating on a budget.

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  5. Very sweet room for a girl!
    Brenda

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  6. i love it! so cute. i have the owl pillow ... was in target & picked it up a while back. a turtle too. love their bedroom supplies as well as other items too!! such a fun store. love to look around when i can. enjoy your weekend. (:

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  7. When I was a teen, by room was yellow, green and orange....orange being the key color!!
    and here it is again!! Tell her I LOVE her room.

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  8. Wonderful! When I was a freshman I wanted lime green and yellow and my Mom let me...I adored it! I'm glad you put the orange in there too...It's my favorite...although I agree...the soft green walls are better!

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  9. What a cute room - that turned out great!!

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  10. What a cute room! I love the owls and the colors are great!

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  11. Elaine,

    That is a darling bedroom and I like the price! I have always had "thing" for owls that goes all the way back to 5th grade when I made a paper mache one!

    Tammy

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  12. I love owls. Such a cute room.

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  13. Great redo Elaine. My daughter Gennifer had all white wicker furniture when she lived here at home, and she took those pieces with her and now they are painted and look great!!! You could jazz that up with some paint too. Maybe even orange!!!!
    XO Kris

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  14. Adorable! Love the owls ♥

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  15. What a nice re-do! I'm glad you put your foot down about the orange walls. And yet she got her orange, just inside the closet. What a nice compromise!

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  16. It really is darling! I love owls, too and wouldn't mind a fun room like this! I love that precious owl pillow...is it nice and cushy? This is a perfect room for a precious girl!

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  17. Hi Elaine! Your owls are so adorable! What a wonderful sight to wake up to every morning!

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  18. My daughter, Lucie, would LOVE this bedroom. It's adorable! Job well done! Everything looks fantastic together!

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  19. Oh~How cute, Elaine. You would never know it was done on a budget if you didn't tell anyone. I LOVE all the owls and the colors just pop and sizzle. Perfect- xo Diana

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  20. Cute, cute! The owls are adorable & so popular right now.

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  21. So very sweet. You need those candles. I bought the tissue paper at World Market.

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  22. That is a terrific room and and you would never guess the budget! ` Maureen

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  23. Hi Elaine,
    Love,love,love your daughter's room.I'm an Owl lover from way back.
    I particularly like how you changed the cupboard into a desk area.....inspired!
    Love re-using things from around the house.
    Have a good week
    Barb from Australia

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  24. wow, this is just gorgeous! Love owls and the chalk frames!

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  25. It turned out great Elaine. Such a cute theme and I love the pop of orange. Patty

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  26. Wow it's lovely. I'm in the middle of designing my son Cairos room with an owl design so it's lovely to see yours. we too are on a budget so I will be re using many of our existing fabrics and since we're renting we can't decorate either so any inspiration that I can find is so welcome. Thanks for sharing, Sally xx

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  27. What a cute room. There are many owl related things on the market now. It would be a great theme to work with.

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  28. Popped over from the link party... LOVE the re-do!! So cute. My favorite part is the chalkboard frames. I see them all over Pinterest, but they never get old. If I had any wall space left, I'd probably make some :) Until I have my house and my future craft room (*fingers crossed*) I'll just have to admire yours!

    If you want to add to the owl decor (and if you have a Hobby Lobby near you) I always see this adorable owl fabric at my local HL, always on sale... I have been trying to think of something to use it on. I'm sure you could find plenty of things to use it!

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  29. I love it! It's got everything that she wanted but orange
    walls ( I can't believe you said NO ...ha ha :) And it's so cute!

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  30. Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to learn a little about me.

    The room looks fabulous and has everything a young lady needs to call it her own.

    OMYGosh .. your little chicken coop is adorable... and your sweet daughter waiting for the first egg - priceless. We are fortunate here in the country that quite a few farms sell fresh farm eggs. Blessings, HHL

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  31. Your daughters room is so cute and the owls make the room so fun! The chalkboard frames are going to be popular when friends come over. I can't get over how the heart cutout pegboard looks so much painted in a bright color! So cute!

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  32. Very cute! I remember when owls were hot in the 70's, so I always get a kick out of them now.

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  33. Owls are so in again, and I am so happy! All the owls are so different and so unique. Love how you painted inside the cabinet and shelve orange to give your daughter the color in her room. Everything looks so great, and for $100 - creative, budget friendly and pretty! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  34. You did such a great job on the bedroom transformation. I'm loving that lamp! How clever to paint the inside of the cupboard her favorite orange color!

    Just terrific!
    ~Nif

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  35. Super fun and cute! Love the blue and green frames!

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  36. I thought that lamp looked familiar. Just before I fell, Judy and I were at Target and I got one that looked quite a bit like that in black and white (flower motif). But it was regular price $16.99. For the lamp AND the shade, I thought that was pretty good. Till I saw what YOU paid! Thanks for linking up to my first party!
    Brenda

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  37. Your daughter's room is so sweet, Elaine! Love the owls and the colors!

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  38. Great job! Love all of the bright color.Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. So fun. That Target ... I love their bargains.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  40. I love, love, love your target lamp. Great find!

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  41. Love, love this room! So pretty! The owl pillow is just adorable!

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  42. Congratulations to your accomplished daughter!

    I think you struck a great compromise vis a vis the orange. Using it as an accent is perfect! On the walls? She might be hungry all the time!

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