I made it to the end…a couple weeks ago. I failed to post about the $100 Room Challenge last week because I did not have anything but a reveal to share. Please forgive me. For those of you who are new, Welcome! To catch y’all up, this past month I chose to participate in the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Despite what my son wanted for his room (he is 4), I wanted to create a vintage eclectic Wes Anderson inspired little boy’s room that he can grow into and that guest can appreciate. I love Wes Anderson and have done a few projects inspired by him, see here and here. This room was inspired by Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (on Netflix now) and The Royal Tenenbaums.
My son’s room is what I consider a multipurpose room. Since we only have three bedrooms, we decided that we need to make my son’s room a guest room as well. In his room houses a TV and multiple storage so that he has a place to “hide” his toys. We (the mister and I) decided to put a tv in his room which is against what we normally do so that the kids can watch tv in there and mess all they want. I need the mess out of my family room and kept in their room.
You probably can’t tell but the walls in his room have a blue hue to it. My son, I can say, is not thrilled with the color. He wanted a dark blue and I wanted to go light (check out the horrible before pictures to see why, I wanted light colored walls). He is totally not impressed, he keeps trying to convince me that the walls are white. Awww my friends, he is so cute….if he only knew! Also, if you were to ask him his thoughts on his room he would tell you that his room is just a little bit cool. It is not “cool” enough for him and I need to make it cooler. I know…I am so the uncool mom, huh?…NOT. His room is super cool, he just does not know it yet.
98% of this room is thrifted. I did not spend much money to put this room together, most to everything I already had prior to agreeing to this challenge. The curtains in this space was used in my past rentals and were DIY’ed. The lamp you can see in my little girls’ room in our rental. Side note, my son begged me to put this lamp in his room…He has style y’all…He has that touch! The dresser was the first thrifted thing I purchased when I lived in North Carolina. The mirror, books, soldier, rug, and bed were all thrifted some time ago. Let me just mention, the rug was a $15 thrift store score and it is huge! Back when I lived in NC I took it to a Persian rug shop and the rug man told me that this rug dates back to the 1920’s. I don’t know how he figured that out, but hey. I will take it. I hoard sheets and all so I already had all of that. I normally stock up whenever Target has a sell. My son begged me for the dinosaur Pillow Fort sheets from Target sometime after we moved in and I ran with it. That is where we compromised. Haha! For this challenge I purchased the garden stool and bedskirt.
Funny story about those vintage ducks…my son absolutely positively did not want them in his room. I hung them up and the first thing he said was, “put those ducks in the girls’ room”. In his cute little accent (he has a speech delay, so when he talks it sounds like he has an accent of I don’t know where). After his sister came to check out the commotion and rave about how cool it looked, he NOW like it. To my defense, I did not tell her to say anything. Both my girls have good taste when it comes to design, they know what is up!
Please forgive me, this gallery wall was a pain to photograph. I could not for the life of me get the whole shot in one pic. No matter what I tried the lighting was off and it was just horrible. For this challenge I added the ledge (shelf) and I purchased the needle-point art. My son actually chose the art out when we went to the thrift store. The desk and lampshade are from World Market, see here. I placed the Wes Anderson bookends on each side of the TV. My kids did not like it on the shelf. All of the art and vintage toys, except for the needle-point wall decor was thrifted and stashed in my hoard closet. What you do not see is the three large storage baskets under the desk that houses all of my son’s toys. Let me mention, the chair I painted and reupholstered did make it to this room, but his room is so small, I could not get a picture of it. It sits at the end of his bed next to a vintage stool splattered in paint. Trust me, it is so cute in this space. Also the artwork on the ledge is from Vint+Au and I won it a couple years ago via instagram.
Vintage eclectic little boy’s room price breakdown
Gallery wall ledge with brackets- $10
Garden stool -$10.50
Bedskirt – $15
Needlepoint Art- $3
Zodiac Crystal dish used to hold crayons- $2
Wes Anderson Inspired dog bookends – $3
Total spent: $43.50
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