Easy to Complete Projects for Our Chanel Bedroom Re-Do
If you have been following along, then you know I am re-decorating my daughter’s bedroom to transform it into a Chanel paradise for her. I was going to paint this weekend but I got just to lazy to paint. The painting will have to happen another time. I am currently working on easy budget friendly projects to help add some Chanel-like decor to her bedroom up-do.
Flower’s and Vase
I started compiling a list of Chanel type decor that would go in this bedroom. Since I am on a budget of no more than $125.00, I have to be very very careful where my money gets spent. Hence, the cheaper the better. I am going to show you a very inexpensive project I have been working on that will go into the final bedroom as an accessory for the desk or dresser.
Chanel Budget Project to Help Enhance the Room
This was an easy project I was able to complete in an hour. This was including the drying time of the paint. I apologize for forgetting to take a picture of the can/vase I was using for this project before I began. It was hot pink when I started as you can see from the inside of the vase. It is a tin can that I am using as a vase. My daughter’s accent colors besides black and white is lilac or a light purple. I mixed a very deep purple that I had on hand with grey. Both paints on hand, I achieved this beautiful lilac color by mixing the two colors. I used two different chalk paints, so no prep work was needed before I painted the lilac onto the hot pink tin. I applied three coats. After the first two coats of the chalk paint I used a steel wool pad and lightly sanded the tin so it would have a smooth surface. I then applied one last coat and then a clear protective wax for durability. I felt wax was a good enough protective coating for the paint since it was just going to be sitting on a desk or shelf.
After I applied the clear wax that I purchased at Joann fabric awhile ago, I waited over night for the wax to cure to make sure the coating stayed durable.
I purchased a black sparkle banding in the wedding section of Hobby Lobby at 50% off. It was $2.50 for the roll with plenty of the roll left for other projects. I was using the banding to wrap a few pieces around the vase to add a little panache. I used a small hot glue gun to adhere the banding to the vase. I decided two bands would contain just enough flair for this Chanel inspired bedroom. As you can see from the picture below I had my banding ready to go and cut to size before I plugged in my hot glue gun. I was very carefully and used the hot glue to place the band around the vase.
After the bands were placed around the vase, I needed to go to work on the flower bundle I purchased in the wedding department as well at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. The flower puff was $5.00 with the discount. I decided that the flower puff also needed a little flair. I had tiny rhinestones already in the house. I knew it would look more fun to add them to the petals for extra sparkle. It would add to the sparkle fun. When I think of Chanel I think of elegance and sparkle goodness. Elegance and fun=Chanel. I placed the flower puff inside the vase so only the petals that were going to show, were, well, showing. This way I only needed to add rhinestones to where you would be able to see the petals. I put a dab of glue about the size of the tip of a pin head onto the petal and then used a tweezers to add the rhinestones. I suggest using Adhesive Tech glue for such precise projects. This glue is great for design work on paper and fabric as only a very fine line of glue comes out of the bottle every time. It can be found at Walmart for around $2.00, if you need to find it. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Adhesive-Tech-5616-A-Fine-Line-Liquid-Glue/25502117?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1453&adid=22222
Material’s Listing with Cost
Metal tin bought at Hobby Lobby for $2.40
Lilac and grey chalk paint was on hand and free
The black banding was 50% off and was a cost of $2.50
Flower puff bought also at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section at 50% off was the most expensive piece at $5.00
Rhinestones were on hand so basically free
Also on hand was the hot glue and glue gun as well as the wax that was used during this project. The total cost for the matching Chanel bedroom accessory was $9.90 and took less then an hour not counting letting the wax cure overnight.
What Chanel inspired bedroom projects can you dream up on a budget? I can’t wait to hear.