Tween Bedroom on a Budget *emotional* | Mr. Kate Decorates
Hello, creative weirdos welcome, to another mr. cake decorate this is a tween, room, on a budget and this. Video is sponsored by The Art Institutes. Which is awesome because we are gonna get very creative weirdo in this room as we, are on a budget, we are working with Bennett, and she, is in, her bedroom as a tween girl is but this bedroom wasn't always hers because it actually used to belong to her, older sister who, tragically. Passed away from, leukemia, so this, has been a big deal obviously for the whole family and they just haven't had the time to really, pull together this bedroom for Bennett and have, her voice be. In there as well as honoring, her older sister etc, let's meet Bennett she sent a submission video and then we went to go meet her so let's hear more from her hey. Mr. K I'm Bennett and this is my room I'm, going to need your help renovating. It because I moved in here after, my sister died and I. Still want to honor her in my room yet, still have, it being my style so I want your help making it comfortable. For me in the best way possible and, if you can come you know that would be great so, thank. You I. Think, so we just pulled up outside, of Bennett's house I'm gonna go meet her I'm nervous, I just feel I. Just. Really want this. A great, experience for her okay great let's go okay do. You have any favorite rooms that you've seen us do. Actually. A lot lies Akashi. That. One I thought was really cool and I like odisha, memories which are like two totally different styles, and has like kind of minimal, more, neutral, tones like, not crazy bright colors, you, know favorite color I like. A lot of colors okay, great. Okay Kate likes a lot of colors - yeah that. You're more than musician, you create the ear. Art yeah, called the IRS okay cool but, she really has enjoyed doing DIY. Very. Bohemian. And. She was 14 I was a creative weirdo yeah that's extremely artistic and, she, has just an amazing, person holiday, Arbor. Yeah. I, mean, literally, every, year your style might change so, we'll set you up with like a good. Footprint. In here like a better flow, about. Our leading, other friends and obviously functions. With, all the stuff that you need to do in here and then. Also, make, sure that we get some soccer, and some music. Giving. In my creative. Weirdos on three one. So. Oh my gosh, she's amazing yeah, mama is amazing, I don't. Know I just I really want to make sure that in that room we like honor, our, bure because she's obviously still, a part of the family even though she's not physically, with them anymore. And. All-consuming. Bennett, as like, an. Individual, - yeah. And you're a big sister are was a big sister you want to keep that big sister loved going and sorry. I, can't. Imagine my life without my sister, no it. Don't only makes me emotional. Thinking. About everything. That, then. It's gone through and the, family in general so I don't know this is like a very special. Project. For me personally it's, obviously, I want to make sure that Bennett little bit that Lia her mom feels like we have, our. Of our representative. As well in the room just you, know in spirit, and just yeah yeah. Yeah. Okay. So obviously this, is a very emotional, situation, I. Really, want to make sure that we honor Bennett, and give her an awesome room while also making sure to, keep arbors memory alive, in that space so, this is a tall order and we have the constraints, of our budget of $300. So we, have a ton to do we've, got to go shopping we've got to figure out the plan but first I'm gonna get in there and really just just, figure this out let's go. You. Don't even need the introduction, you are no listen. Um. It's Kate. Okay. Guys so we have a, lot, to do in here now I know Bennett's style she wants something kind of organized, clean looking a little bit of some bohemian, accents, obviously, we, have that DIY, macrame, that she started. To make so I'm gonna take a cue from that I'm gonna analyze what, we have in here already which obviously we have this bed, just right here you walk in and you see this bed feel like we should hero this bed a bit more kind, of centering.
You Want to split up the. Keyboard and, the desk and the, dresser, and all that like right now it's just feeling. Too weighted, on one, side and then the other this. Dresser. Hmm. It's gonna be tough it's really clunky it's in the way of the closet, the style of it is like a little kind of you know old, school I know she really wants a more updated organized. Clean, looking, space so. That might be the one thing that gets booted, but, definitely, we need to use the bed we're, gonna use her desk she also has a TV and her record player and everything, so entertainment, wise try. To make sure we work that into the TV not. My favorite thing to decorate around but we'll, see if we can work that in and obviously make, sure to have the music, be a whole moment, because she loves music, so we definitely have to celebrate that in here but I definitely want to make this wall, a, moment. Like I'm thinking some, sort of build thing, over, here that Joey will be great there's, also a lot of clutter in here, there's a lot of stuffed animals etc, which is a very common thing you would find in between teen, room and so we have to take all this stuff out to redo the room I'm, going to encourage Bennett to just go through some of this stuff maybe she wants to donate some of these things that we can bring back in left, stuff which always looks cleaner. And better because. That's who look she's going for so. There's a ton to do obviously this, is kind, of just a normal sized clean room with lots of stuff in it and of, course we have our budget that we have to stick to so I've. Gotta go Franco because this, isn't good to be easy guys. Joey. Joey. Everyone. I want to tell you about today's sponsor at the Art Institute you. Guys know that being creative is at the core of what we do here at mr. Kent. We, get non-stop, emails of people asking us where they can go to school and what to study to get into our field for, any of you created weirdos looking for the next step in your education, The Art Institutes, is definitely. A great choice when considering, what's hold to both explore, your creativity and, also prepare yourself for a creative, career. The, Art Institutes, has programs in key areas such as media arts culinary, interior, design gaming. Virtual, reality, technology, audio, film production, and fashion. They, have a ton of locations, throughout the United States as well as online courses. Being creative is fun was also daunting trying to take that creativity into the world and the Art Institutes is here to help you take your vision further than you could have ever dreamed possible. Check. Out art institute, CDU. Forward, slash programs, for their campus, and online offering. Here's. To a long and happy future being creative weirdos speaking. Of let's get back to designing this room jolly. Hi. Kelly, okay. Okay. Now let's talk about. The. Built in that, I want to do or like a built in sort. Of thing on. The wall so we definitely need to go to the hardware store and get like, probably. A sheet or two up I would okay. I want, to do paint on one wall we'll, just got a quart, of paint to. See budget, so that's a hardware store run willing to do so. I think that I might want to pull the, golden ticket. What. So. You're officially pulling, it already you already know it well I'm just like Matt being through in my head my golden ticket is Kate allowed to I, think we said the rule is once a year I don't. Know where we've been. Definitely. Last year but I also don't remember that well, she's allowed to pull the golden ticket once a year where she gets an extra hundred dollars okay, so one of the things we think yes so.
We Need to get I want, to get a dresser, I want to get her a little side table for her, which I'm thinking just go to the. Swedish, mega. Store for. That if I did you like a pendant Lamy be by the bed which they have some slight kits that are really, gonna expense it there for, like. Fun, details, hip, first or for like obviously, constant. DIYs she loves music, I already, ordered online. Some. Little like instruments, first, so good at their story we need like a desk chair for her we. Need like, a desk lamp we need to bring in some lighting in there okay, let's go to the thirst our first. You. Rocky, Joey. Your. Column ahoy. There. Dude, mom, aren't you small, take. Em off to meet your dreams boo all frames on sale wait this one's perfect arts wait because, I have that artwork what, I did for. Well. It's a very special artwork, you guys will see it but I already painted it because I wanted to take more, time doing it look and I, think that it would fit perfect, news here. So. I have to be careful because she. Already has a lot of those like soccer, trophies, which i think are so cool and little that gold so, the brass ring will go really well and I want to decorate with those trophies so we're looking for an, accessories. Like. It's like. Storage. Stuff we need to make this an organized, teen room fresh, pop. Those. Are cute wait for like a little like pen. And pencils, on her directly mm-hmm. Ceremony. We should give her some notebooks. Mr.kato. Soccer. Ball of yarn, what, look that we're kind of like pastel, colors we're. Doing like the sort of ball the. Soccer ball theme one dollar, they're. Just like little sleep, trays. This. Little shopping basket, here thank you, candle. Yes. For. One thrift store down, the, mold. That's. Cute great our weight do you like that little high what about this little guy. Perfect. -. 99 sure. Joey, look the. Tiniest, type are you already seeing, about. Smart phones but it's $99. Oh. Meanie, we can bargain make. It 99 cents. Okay. Okay. I love that size that we got but, now we need, to go to. The. Hardware. Store for the plywood's, do you like the whole like, building, and then we also need to stop at the Swedish. Superstore. Okay. And. That. Dresser. A side, chest. Setting. From there like that's gonna be like nice and expensive Betty.
Cool. Doing. It with doing it with living it but doing it well but doing it Wow we'll, see you guys back at her place. Okay. I don't know how to play one of these things this is Joey's, job but, guys the, cute, little instrument, that. I ordered online are, here so these are gonna go on her wall as, accents. Cuz she loves music so, now she's about options. When our friends are over they can form a band I don't know I wanted to show you guys some of the decorative stuff like look at this rug so. Cute so this is kind of like a runner rug because. Obviously we don't have the budget for a big rug but this will go in front, of her bed and be so pretty I love the colors and then. I. Got. This, duvet. Cover, which I am obsessed, with it has like these, beautiful kind of fan flowers, on it so, cute and what, else a plants, from the hardware store you guys know I love a drippy. Plant this is a beautiful little ivy, this, light kit, I think it's really cool for like a bedside, pendant. Situation, obviously we have the, one from the thrift store for the desk lamp so. We're. Good. Get in there and start we have so, much, to do Joey. Hey. Ally out loud oh. My. Gosh, you, match me. What's. Happening. Joey. We're not painting this wall yeah. We are yeah now, we are. Touch, up did you see we match yeah, I get it were inverted, I love it we're opposites, opposites, attract, blah blah blah let's focus. Okay. I. Want, to do it, looks so, much better now it cleared out that clutter so, already she had access, to her closet curtains. Of course we're, keeping the blinds the curtains are a bit yeah I'll use her desk the charity has at the best chair that we got and then above the desk I want to celebrate her level of soccer I have a DIY plan, for that it's, gonna be kind of like a whimsical take on soccer over, here, is where you're gonna really shine. No. Climate. Project pilot project, so we've got the beautiful, blue, paint color that will do on this, wall so just paint this wall this wall we don't have a budget we this whole room the ceilings are too high data, that show, me because you wanted a little bit off that show me what you're thinking okay so. Here's what I'm thinking, this is gonna be the whole bad, wall so you're gonna build up around the, three, drawer chest here and. Then, up again and do kind of like a little side table next to the bed inside.
The Thigh tea will be a u-shaped. Little nesting, stool she can remove there then, we're gonna go up up, up around, the bed making. A little shelf, there I'll finish hanging plant around here, I'll do a macrame, here, down, down down down down up again over. The two, drawer chest here. Up again here boom boom another, nesting. Stool you shape in here and this one she can pull over and use with her keyboard. Got, it. I. Can translate that you, can. So. I guess. What I'm doing as you can't guess okay, so obviously Bennett. Started that macrame, project, in her room she had that little DIY one. Which we're gonna just take a cue from that she likes macrame, she likes bohemian, accents, and give her something a little bit bigger and obviously. Bringing in some. More colors, here. And, we're. Using this really cool, natural. Stick, which. Can. Find in a backyard near, you. So. Now that you guys see kind, of where this is going we now have to not all of these together. So. Now that I've got my first, few. Loops knots done I'm gonna show you guys this. Box, knocked, so basically you take four, strands. And. You. Make a little. Kind. Of like a four over. It and then, you take your force, and you. Loop, it up and, back. Through. Like. So. Pulling. Out the. Tail and there, is your first knot and then you just kind of bring that up so now we, need to do the same thing, but reverse, it so where you made the four on one side now you're gonna do the four on the other side it's, basically just a mirror image of what you just did so. Come. Up with my force, in. Between, here, up. And around, pulling. Alright. So, I've got my first row, of, the. Box knots done so, now moving on to the second row and this is what you're gonna be doing all, the way until you're finished is, you're gonna take two. Pieces. For, your next row you're taking these two pieces out and then. You're gonna be grabbing the, four that's here, to continue the knot and go, all the way across and, then, when, you come back again for. Your third row you're, gonna take another two out do. Your row and that's gonna create this kind of, descending. Angular. Shape. To, the knots you guys don't have to watch all that go check on Joey, alright guys it's that time again. It's. Time to get serious with the power tools we're doing two big projects, I have one piece of quarter-inch, plywood and then I have one, larger.
3/4. Inch plywood first, things first we're. Doing the soccer ball I've already measured it out but basically you. Just take a straight. Edge like this drive. A little screw in there so you can keep it centered and, you just draw around, in a circle with your pencil. I'm. Just going to. Sand. Off the edges with, some sandpaper and then, Keith's, gonna somehow turn this into a soccer ball, we'll. See all, right next. Up we got that big big, bill to. Soccer. Time I. Actually am terrible, at sports so thankfully, this is a DIY, not. A sports. Game. Okay, so Joey, has cut this down and. This is going to be our, soccer. Ball artwork. For the wall now we're keeping everything kind of bohemian with the accents, because that is what then it likes what. Bennett likes then it gets for. This room especially so, rather than doing the traditional black, and white I actually, love. This woodgrain it's, so beautiful, and so very. Sort of natural, and peaceful, looking so we're gonna keep it like this. Yet. But. And. I'm. Gonna, make it into a soccer ball using. Some. Moss budget. Saving tip for you guys when, you have something with a beautiful natural wood green rather, than going and buying a can, of seen you can enhance. The, look of the wood using, some, cooking, oil. Also. We're playing with perspective. So the lines aren't totally the same size, in order to make it look like it all on the wall. This. Is like an entire. 3d. Situation. Now but, I hope she loves it what do you guys think oh my gosh, so. Cool, so. Now we just have to put some mounting hardware on the back and get it up on the wall just. Kidding, it's, an art piece now. Rolling. Around. Alright. Guys got the stools ready to go oh. Okay. Guys so I, knew. After, I met Bennett and her mom and we decided to do this room for her that I really wanted, to do a very special piece of art. Honoring. Arbor, her sister who's obviously this, used, to be her room and now Bennett's moving in so. I spent, some time at home creating, this watercolor, piece. And, basically. My, inspiration. Was. The. Two of them as sisters. About. It but um. Obviously. Bennett. Loves, music. And Arbor. Her. Name is a tree, so, that, was sort of the inspiration of. All of it and I like the idea of I don't. Think I've ever cried and talking, about it and. Obviously. The. Music, notes are, now, on the tree so it's sort of like the, idea of her. Memory living, on through, the music that Bennett gets to play in her room and. The music, notes on oh okay, oh talking. About it because I need, to get in the frame and on, the wall but that's the. Whole the, whole spiel, okay so. Vintage, frame here come. All. Right guys so I'm, pretty, much done in here I do want, to leave Bennet, some. Last little. Goodies some gifts so these are all of our mr. Kate stationery, items this little note card set they're all different inside of course they're, all painted and so on by me these. Are our puffy stickers which. Are all you do meet the moon makes an amazing pop. Socket, accessory. Just saying and then. We. Have the, note book bundle, which I'm so excited about this is new Bennet it's the first person. To get these but. I'll just show you guys inside, they're, so cute, so. We've got the creative weirdo definition. And they all say, on the, inside. Stay. Creative stay, weird stay, you gonna, bundle these back up and. Leave. Them as a surprise, for Bennet on her death I think as a little you know extra surprise, but. Guys I think we're done in here this was such, a special room, what do you guys think. As usual, we play with floorplan and we took her bag out, of the corner made it more of a moment in the middle of the room the, biggest, difference, in here obviously came from that's amazing. Built-in, which, I just think gives the room such a custom, look and guys it was inexpensive, and, Joey just needed with plywood and some screws and a drill and paint and it just gives her a place to display all her trophies, because whoa. She's. A lot of trophies props, Bennett and obviously. This bedding is bringing in some color but it's a very gentle, room, I know Bennett, wanted something, peaceful, with, bohemian, accents. And really just an organized. Look, and we've got our amazing, macrame. Now over there we took a cue from beneth DIY, and, we're just amplifying, it now kind. Of finishing. What she started, I love, the pendant light over there that's obviously such a fun way to have a bedside. Lamp and there's a little switch on the core of her to turn it off and we have the stools here as part of this built-in design so when she has her friends over she, can pull those out for extra seating and obviously. Use the one over there for, the keyboard and she's got this great closet, here with the sliding doors so we mounted, the TV in her closet which is such a much of better use of space now the TV just isn't out amongst, the room she, can close the closet when she's not watching it open it and watch it directly, from her bed the, whole music area, with.
Her Keyboard, her records are nearby I think, it just is super, inspiring, over there and obviously the feature art over, the keyboard is in. Honor of Arbor. And her memory in this room and just. Celebrating. The music that Bennett is gonna play and yes. We got her desk over here just ready for the homework because, she is a tween a growing tween and she's got a lot of homework and a lot of growing to do in this room and honoring. Her love of soccer I am obsessed, with, the small soccer ball I love how it turned out and, of course we have our thrift, store things like Hello, the, popcorn, I put her wand in, the popcorn, container I mean one of my favorite moments ever okay. Guys I think. It looks really good in here I'm so so excited for, her and her mom to see this room and I really really really hope that they love it so oh, okay. Now. Close your eyes are, gonna be you know. You've. Seen the drill, alright on the count, oh. My. Goodness. Oh my. God I, know. It's a lot to take in when you first open your eyes my, goodness, that. Was inspired. By your DIY that you started, oh yeah, I, mean obviously this isn't the same one yeah I took, inspiration from, that and then look at that do. You like that does it what is it that's so cute oh it looks like a soccer ball. No. This looks like, this looks so much better than I expected no, idea would even look like this. I. Love. Decorating with gold and thank you for being such a winner. I. Think. They're mostly, participation. We. Found, a place to put your TV where it doesn't have to be out there because to watch. So. I painted, this for you obviously but, also for, our bird for her memory right my, interpretation. Of this is that rather, than the notes being on the. Music staff. That. They're on the tree instead so it's like you're, keeping her memory alive with, your music, thank. You, so you're you don't have a story here but. We. Have these little things. Over, there too so you can. Yeah, and you can tuck it away so that it's easier to move around in here this, is so Wow. Like I've, been having like dreams, like oh my gosh what is it gonna look like and there's been so many things and this looks like so much better than any. One. Ever the mystery treatment, yeah okay. I. Did. This watercolor, art because of course obviously, we wanted to make sure that the memory of Arbor, in this room it's still their. Homework. That just started the note card set you can like decorate, with these all. The little touches I love the trophy shelf yeah and I think having the bed out open, like this just makes it more inviting. So, when your friends are over you guys hang out on the bed like having both sides to access it plus the stools plus your chair like now, you have seating or Lowe's can even be little side tables for drinks, etc you, know also we did all of this for. 400. Bucks. Got. $300. And Kate pulled the golden ticket which gave her an extra. But. I wanted to get you like the new dresser, and side table and the nice bedding. Enjoy. Thank. You so much. Fantastic. Obviously. This was a very emotional episode, for me I'm. A big sister and you. Know I just took this really, seriously. To make sure that that room was special for Benin also, honoring, our bird memory so I'm just still glad that she like didn't her mom like did everything so good. For. Kate, that was a great robe. Like. That was so cool, big, thumbs up and big, thanks to the Art Institutes, for sponsoring, today's video. Guys. Creative, weirdos Art Institutes, yeah, I made it happen. Inspiration. I post a ton of pictures and stories. And all that behind the scenes though, make, sure to follow us and subscribe too. Because we really, need, to grow or create a real family because, why not the. Sun's out we, finish, finish, we're happy so I'm, happy and, cried like five. Times we're. Gonna do something tonight it's not gonna make you cry of a nice dinner okay, guys, all right, see creative, see weird stay you. This. Is the smallest. Ever. I. Misery. To proclaim, my love of, their. Stores. Thank. You, here, you hear you that's. What are you doing this well, speak, announcements.