Budget Boy’s Room Makeover: The Reveal


It’s room reveal day for my budget boy’s room makeover! After a month of planning and DIY’ing, I’m so thrilled to show you the full transformation and prove how much you can really change a space on a tiny budget. I wasn’t 100% confident I could accomplish everything I wanted within the $250 limit, but I really challenged myself creatively and almost couldn’t believe the final numbers! But first, let’s get reacquainted with how the space looked before.

Here’s the view from the door:

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And the far corner of the room:

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Then the bed wall:

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And looking back to the front and closet doors:

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As you can gather, it’s a very small room. Smaller than it looks in the photos with even shorter ceilings—which meant I had to plan carefully and maximize the space without making it feel too heavy.

The room belongs to a sweet 5 year old boy named Cruz, and his mama and I thought he would love an outdoorsy/woodland/camping theme. That happens to be one of my favorite styles, so I loved every second of the planning process.

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

 

Figuring out how to accomplish all of this within a $250 budget was another challenge, however. It required a decent amount of research for each project and I had to choose my materials wisely, starting with these DIY fabric roman shades…

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The RevealFollowed by this rustic wood headboard & lamp for under $45…

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

And a DIY shelf and desk that cost far less than expected…

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Along with this no-sew canvas teepee

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And a few last finishing touches like a handmade toy box, coat hook from scrap wood and this $4 felt pennant

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

And now, the grand finale! Introducing Cruz’s woodland/camp style bedroom makeover on a budget…

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

 

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

 

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

Budget Boy's Room Makeover: The Reveal

And my favorite part… the room reveal!

After I left his mom said he was lying in bed with a huge smile on his face… *tear*. Love this boy!

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Let’s break down the materials and costs. Everything not listed here is either something that was already owned or that I made/gifted them.

Fabric for roman shades: $37 / Joann

Headboard wall lamp & wall box/plate: $33 / Lowe’s

Wireless remote for wall lamp: $11.50 / Amazon

Utility light (by door): $5 / Lowe’s

Wood for desk & shelf: $15.32 / Lowe’s

Desk legs: $7.60 / Ikea

Stool: $5.39 / Ikea

Drop cloth for teepee: $10.50 / Lowe’s

Grommets for teepee: $4.26 / Joann

Teepee legs: $5.80 / Lowe’s

Hooks for coat rack: $5.90 / Lowe’s

Rope for toy box handles: $1.30 / Lowe’s

Felt for pennant: $3.50 / Joann

Art prints: Gifted / (16×20″) jennasuedesign.com and Ikea frames

GRAND TOTAL: $146.07

That’s almost $104 under budget! Can you believe it? Happy dances are definitely in order. This just goes to show that you don’t need an unlimited supply of cash to transform a space into something you love. In fact, I believe it’s so much more meaningful when there’s a story and personal touch behind it.

And on that note… this is the last room makeover you’ll see here for a while. I have some life changing news to share on Friday and I’m not sure if this blog will ever be the same. I haven’t been able to talk about it but I’m finally ready. Two more days…

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20 thoughts on “Budget Boy’s Room Makeover: The Reveal

  1. I love the new space! Such a big impact for being so frugal! Hope everything is OK, will keep you in mind and look forward to your post on Friday.

  2. So precious Jenna! A sweet room for a sweet little boy! Love his smile. He has everything he needs in his room. Cute and functional….and you’ve proven it CAN definitely be done on a budget. Great job! Can’t wait for Fridays announcement.

  3. You did such a fabulous job and blessed this boy beyond belief. You are right. You don’t have to break the bank to turn out a well-designed room. We all aren’t as talented as you are however! I have been thinking about you and your blog in recent weeks because I have sensed changes. I have a feeling it’s about you and your husband’s relationship, and that you will be moving on. Your blog may never be the same, but if you are writing it, I will follow. You are an empowered woman, one who inspires, and you have the capacity to do anything you want. You are multi-talented and accomplished, and you will succeed at anything you put your mind to. You are also beautiful, hard- working, and deserve to be happy. So whatever it is you are going to share, you have a following. I will support you in whatever you do in the blog world, and I wish all the best in your future. God bless you, my friend!

  4. I’ve been getting the impression that something big is going on in your personal life for quiet some time. I hope everything is okay. Will be thinking of you.

  5. Oh Jenna… I hope all is well. Your blog and style has been such an inspiration to me while redoing our “new” house. In some weird way, I feel a connection to you based on that. (Ugh-not in some crazy stalker lady kinda way). I’m praying for you.

  6. This is adorable! Inspires me to work on transforming some rooms in my apartment. Looking forward to your announcement tomorrow!

  7. Well done! I loved that you were doing a super small budget makeover. Very inspiring, bummed that you said you weren’t doing more. Hope you have great news.

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