Under $300 Makeup/Glam Room Makeover | Mr. Kate Decorates on a Budget
Welcome. We are doing another on a budget video and I'm so excited we're doing a glam room I have been wanting to do a glam room for, so long and it's perfect because GE is sponsoring today's video and we are going to be using some of their HD. Lighting. Items, in this room because lighting is so important, in a glam room hello, you gotta get snatched and contoured, and blended, to perfection so. We were working with Michelle, she's a creative weirdo, she sent in a video to us and then, we went to go meet her so let's cut to that footage hey. Guys my name's Michelle and I would love for you guys to come over and help me with my beauty room I decided to turn my old room into. A bedroom after my sister moved out I get hired to do makeup on people I also always. Wanted to start a YouTube channel but I've never done it so I hope I get the chance to get, a makeover, in my room thank you. What. Do you use this ring light for I bought it to make videos in them. Because. You want to do like a youtube channel or something I have. To. Chat about. Looks like, to start it and. So. You have a very classic. Thing, like this I could like the Alex, floors, are. Just a mistake yeah. In, an ideal world, this would be ESPYs where, he would come in and remind you you're only bland you're also felt some video just, maybe, you could start that YouTube channel. Are. You confident, that we can glam this place up. Your. Creative weirdo you know we like to do this. Lands on three one two the. Michelle. She's so sweet and I really want to give her an inspiring space let's get her feeling. Like a real beauty, guru, and inspired. And motivated to make videos in there right okay, challenge accept it but you guys know the drill three, hundred dollars DIYs, thrift, stores here I come where's Joe. Doc. I'm, mister, hey you, don't even need the introduction, you are no listen. Kate all, right, guys we have to get going on these projects, but I still got stuff to go shopping, - we've so much to do I want, to talk about what's in here first so I can just have it in mind as I'm shopping, the great thing about this room is that we already have stuff, in here we, have the big Alex, 9 tour over there we've got the two smaller ones here already, supporting, a tabletop they're, in good shape meaning they function, but. They're like smudged with makeup and stuff I really think we could like update, these and make them not look like the, typical Alex. Drawer situation. So I'm gonna talk to Joey about potentially, doing a project with, these drawer units also in, this room her parents room there's another, tall, Alex, drawer which she said we could use so, I'm thinking we could bring that in here and maybe do like a, dresser. Type situation, with the two together over there the, mirror I'm thinking maybe we put over here, because we have this offset, window, we need to do a cooler, vanity, mirror so Joey and I have already brainstormed, something. Bigger. And better with lots of bulbs, this, thing you. Know it's not, the cutest but we probably don't have it in the budget to get something. New so. I'm thinking maybe we, mount this up on the wall, just, to kind of like change it up make it look more like a bookshelf and then. In terms of design in here I really, want to make this a fun glam room something that she can like be, proud of to, put in videos right she has the camera equipment but she just hasn't done it yet so, let's make this a really unique glam, room and I think I want to go full-on, glam and do, black and white stripes on the wall because in my opinion there's. Nothing more glam than black and white stripes so that's, the plan for now maybe I'll do something with that little free. Rug, over there that's a little bit too small kinda looks like a doormat yeah let's go find Joe and go shopping. Okay. Gently. Okay. So let's, talk about the plan we. Are. Doing. His lemur on a budget it's now obviously. Michelle's lucky. She has a whole, room since, her sister moved out to make into her glam room she shares it with her mom the great thing is she already has the, Alex, drawers and. The. Table top and everything so, Joey. Is going to be very busy. After. You're finished with these Alex doors are gonna be called the Joey drawers. Oshi. Is a too-small Alexstrasza, to five drawers, and then she has one. Of the Alice, nine that's in the room and then also her mom has another Alex, nine in their bedroom, which she's willing to. Donate. To, the glam room which I think will be great because. We can that put the two nines together, and make it look kind of like a highboy dresser, but we don't want them to look like Alex, drawers anymore, so. What. About refacing. Like, the. Actual drawer make it look like a more expensive drawer, unit yeah, exactly, what. Do you think is, easy and then we can add knobs, I, already. Ordered the knobs online, and then obviously we're gonna make.
A Vanity, mirror so. We're going to thrift, store yeah let's hit up Goodwill to see what we can find by ways of you. Know decor, and, organizational. Stuff maybe some cool, like containers. Let's, go. Sit. Down. Okay. So let. Me bond. With these, tank. Tops I really. Want to find her in a chair like I mean look her. Tears it is a holding, don't, know you know who. This cream one is not bad but it's pretty rip tree here you, look more like a bench thing a little drool, well. My gosh you know what I could do this, is actually a really cute look how cute it is she has that gray fuzzy, rug that's. Just like the size like a doormat, we use that to reupholster the top. Chair. With the doorman I do. Want to do a frame above the to Alex doors put together this. Is a nice big one with the mat although you only like the green and it oh. My god that's. Perfect with this is the lamb and it has a mat oh my, gosh. Yeah. Yeah. Oh excuse. Me look, at your glam, beautiful. And you sir, who. Does your lash, extensions. Okay. So the. Goal is going to be to find. Items. Here. That can act as like makeup, display, and storage but obviously, don't cost nearly. As much as what. They normally do hello. Right. Three dollars $1.99. Yes. A glam, glam, tre oh. My, gosh you've been watching way too much drag race. Glam, a frame. With. Stillings. On it like our only real surface, area is her, the, two Alex tall drawers that we're gonna put together and make like a high boy so. Maybe, we put a lamp on top of that I feel like this is white. Cultural. Hmm. All. Right so let's check out yeah. Joey. First needs to ride the bike right, behind you. That's. My class stuff why does he not Drive. Joey. Look. It's. My nightmare okay. Well it is my dream because we can bring like the kind of grass gold of the vanity, over, to. The window side and it is $3.99. All. Right. So, happy, with those things that we got in goodwill there are some good finds it finds its gonna really make, the styling, of the room so much easier and also saved us it's always fun even trying to buy like the pre-made acrylic, things so, studio harvest or. Michels, yeah my battery's gonna die my turn this off all right I hope our stuff that we were no gosh the studio. Everything. Online, King, which, were these, beautiful I'll, just show you a little sampling. These, beautiful, brass. Vanity. Bold, rows which these are we've got two small, ones like this and then a, longer. One great, so there's gonna be one longer one at the top two side pieces the, mirror in between because, we're DIY, in this epic, vanity, mirror on, a budget and. Of. Course what. What. Are we missing that it's no vanity. Lips. Well. Lit wrong. So. These Philippe GE. Has. Given us these bolts and this. Isn't part of the budget, cuz thank you Jeannie. Okay.
So Hardware. Store, you. Want to go to light server, paint and additional. Wood and supplies, smooth, anymore and it's. Jewish, groups maybe stop at a big box store for for a panel, that I can find on the street okay great and maybe a couple more styling is plant. Plan can I do a plant maybe a plan a cart I don't think we have the budget but you can go pick one on someone's front yard. Nice. So. This color is pretty but, I so, want, to do the. Black and white stripes, so, the black is the stretch so we're painting a base of white yeah she wants to film videos and. Contrast. Looks so good on camera, all right so we got to paint this let. This dry paint. This let this dry then do the stripes yeah. All right so in the meantime we. All have to build a vanity. Refinish. The drawers, yeah. We're. Gonna melt the Shelf on that wall I gotta, do the stool I, gotta do this. Here. Oh so maybe I can get started on the wood stuff while you get this first white coat out sure, gimme, gimme gimme me, - squeaky, roller I, hate. That screw here over. While. We. Were playing each ear, over yet oh my, god alright god speed. Stops. I. Thought, I'd talk to you about this I see a little bit you. Need to stop squeaking no, I gotta talk to you. Hey. Do not. Alright, guys so you, guys know the classic, vanity, mirror. Setup. Lightbulbs, surround in the mirror that's what we're doing we're wiring the whole thing so it can be plugged in we're also going to incorporate a switch so she can turn it on and off so we're gonna make a box for it so I got our half-inch plywood I, got this very. Inexpensive, frameless. Mirror, it's, gonna go in the middle the other project we're working on is she. Has these four Aleks drawers the problem is is they don't look that good like the whole cutout thing there's no drawer pulls it just it, doesn't look very luxe. Very glam which obviously is the goal today so what we're, gonna do is we're going to reface, these, completely, two. Of them we're gonna paint a darker color two of them we're gonna paint a lighter color and once we have those new drawer fronts on we're giving these nice new crystal. Drawer, pulls that we got a line, so, I got my work cut out for me. Let's. Get working. We. Have this dirty, little stool here from, a thrift, store but, I am not worried about this dirt on the top of it because, I have. This rug here, this. Is one of those really flexible, rugs like it's not one that has like a very you know thick, hard, backing, to it it's just way too small, to be a rug in that room like it's just kind of a sad size, for a rug so, my, idea, is to use this as the new cover to give her a cute little fuzzy stool, which is super glam it's, pretty easy I'm just gonna remove the. Cushion, there screws that attach it, to the top I'm going, to use my staple gun to a pollster. This rug around the, bottom of it I might use some hot glue to tuck, in the edges since it is so thick and then I'm gonna screw it back on and la-dee-da, a budget-friendly stool, makeover. Whole, string is really easy the. Only annoying, part, is the corners, because you don't want to fold it weird and have a big bunchy corner so my trick is to just think about it like a present actually, you can kind of see the way they originally, did it see how they did that fold here, and they kind of create a nice pleat, so I'm essentially gonna mimic that I'm just gonna make sure that I tuck in this. Corner, so, that it's really nice and rounded. Around here, and then, just make sure that I'm stapling, down, that fold so it's a little bit of an origami moment, but totally, doable Oh. Optical. Illusion because it's a mirror on a table, okay. Guys we are doing some more DIY now michelle. Has this simple mirror, in her, room and I'm like let's, jazz up a little bit so my thought is using, some imitation. Silver leaf I have some, clear, drying glue, on hand and just, some little stippling. Sponges, and a nice dry brush to get off access my thought is to just kind of, Silverleaf, the border, of this mirror just giving it a little bit of, some glam obviously, we were playing with mixed metals in there because we have the, brass gold tone of the vanity. I'm. Just moving that's excess, with the sponge brush and I'm really trying to preserve all of these little shards, that I'm kind of flaking.
Off Because I really want to maximize, this one packet, of silver, leaf around the whole mirror, but I'm really. Happy with, how this. Is looking like the idea is it's sort of a glamorous, Frost, that's kind of encroaching. She, wants to be a beauty, guru on YouTube, this is gonna be her new glamorous, selfie, mirror. I'm. Excited, can't wait to see those selfies. Good. Job. Thank. You paint, job well you know this, it does really freshen, it up doesn't in here yeah it's way brighter so I'm so excited about our, black and white strikes but you're kind of like, this isn't totally, totally, white although it probably looks white on camera, every. Time I say that the third columns, where they're like huh it's, white and like. What, seems real like there's a little, blue. Bluey, gray and then, this is our black, which, is also technically, like kind of like a charcoal, almost right. Muted. Black and white here's my question. Are. We like, doing. This correctly and, mathematically. Or is it just like willy-nilly stripes. Math. That's. Just what happens in my brain. How. Why do you want the stripes to be anything like a foot, tall. Is 124. Inches so. Roughly. 10 stripes. Fewer. The tape with the white fur and then the bleeds into, the white with weight and then go over with the black so that when we take the tape off it's like perfect. Stress. Okay. Walls. Taped I'm. Funny I'm. Outside, and check out stuff okay yeah yeah yeah I'm gonna I'm good with this I'm gonna keep, taping. And painting. Thank you for establishing, in that alright I'll see a little bit okay. Okay so the other big projects we're doing is we are refacing, all, of those drawer, units, the way we're going to do that and stay on a budget is we're using just. One sheet a 4. Foot by 8 foot plywood. So the turkey as we're doing new drawer fronts you really need to make sure you're cutting in straight lines as, soon as you start cutting freehand, you're. Screwed because when. You put up drawers. On top of each other if those lines aren't straight you're, gonna notice. First off what. If it's make sure you're flying people pressure. So my wood matches, the width of the drawer unit so now I'm going to cut my individual, drawer planks, and this bad boy is going to go from bland to glam pretty, quickly. Oh my. Gosh, Alex doors you. Will not be Alex, no, more when I'm done with you you. Will be. Alexis. Haha. I don't know well we'll name him later but guys, so Joey obviously, has cut all of these drawer, fronts, for us because we are going to be transforming. These, into. New, looking, drawer. Units, so. Alexis. Can, come through I roughed. Up the top of these a little, bit and the sides with a little bit of sandpaper just so that it doesn't have that slick finish so, that the paint will stick better, I have, two colors of pain here so these smaller, ones are going to be our black. Color. Which. Is our wall stripe color it's not a true black it's actually kind of an off black and then, because. I want to just ampere, up she likes blush pink but I'm just really going glam, I want her to be really amped up in this room to do videos and so. We're going to go a step up, from blush pink and do BAM. Raspberry. Pink on here for like a nice pop, of color. Look. At that. Oh. My. Gosh how good does that look. Guys oh my. Gosh we need to take a moose light one of my favorite projects well you did such a good job guys, hello. Is Joey, just like the champion, of all the enemy champions, up the world champion. Jersey. Shore reference um I'm, so glad that we got the brass, because. Guys, this is a tip for you mirrors. Often times read as chrome right, like they're kind of silvery in tone so, it's okay to mix metals, and a glam room and go for that brass, gold tone. Light. This thing up let's talk about lighting real quick guys all right so GE has their HD light line there's, different, temperatures. Of light oh yeah so there's daylight, which is obviously the kind of the most white, light, like the brightest, light and then, there's tungsten. Which is on the opposite right, lol. A white the, classic, light bulb. Nighttime. Sort, of vibes and then there's in-betweens. Yeah what's great about GG's HT light line is they're all LED. And they're just super pure, clean light so we're gonna actually use two, of these different, lights in this room because basically. In. A glam room when, you're not doing your makeup you're not trying to like fall asleep in, it you're not trying to like be, super awake you know you're like a, medium, tone of light you're amazing. She's, gonna be planning her videos out whatever brainstorming. So, the hero here going to be the reveal LED, HD, plus light which is basically that, in between right so this is gonna be our main light source in here it's gonna be the over a fan we have the plug-in.
Lamp. I, want to go over there on our new, highboy. So, when they come in they'll just be bathed. In this vivid HD, plus reveal totally. News and then. When. You're ready to put on your makeup. You. Need D, like guys because, I, mean, I've experienced. This personally and I put on my, makeup in a dim bathroom, and then I've gone outside it was like what, was. She thinking and. By she I mean me because, it, was just all kinds of wrong colors, my blending, with all off dip it all looks snatched or highlighted, so we went to use the daylight, temperature. Around here. So that when she's sitting here she's, just like BAM. Yeah so we got awesome. Refresh. LED. HD. Lights which, are these oh my, gosh I love and look at them they're so perfect. So, creating. So they, also have the relaxed LED, which that goes it like your bedrooms. That's that tungsten light trap, bedroom, family room dining room it's like a warmer, like warm inviting. Okay. We have this glorious. Thrift. Store frame oh my gosh so glam she's, from the third store and I'm thinking for a quick artsy, moment, let's take some of these beautiful, nude. And pinky. Tones of, her, glosses. Or her liquid lips and just, do a little swatch for, art I mean obviously she can change it out but guys we, own a budget, so we're using some of her makeup. Oh. My. Gosh so, cute instant, art okay. So. It is so glamorous what do you guys think. Oh my. Gosh so we did so much, in here for $300, let's just, revisit. This very long, day we saved, a bunch of money in here by shopping really smart, you know coupons. And, on sales stuff clearance. Etc, thrift stores so you, know that was a way for us to really stand her budget I mean these. Alyx drawers, updated. Look, so, amazing. I love how Joey cut, these long pieces for, the two side-by-side nine drawers it looks so, much better as, like a one, drawer, looking, thing even though secret, of course there's two actually in there our thrift store frame above, with, a print, that, I actually took that picture of a spilled bottle of nail polish and I use that print in takis. Makeover. If you guys remember OMG, we're coming over with toddy Westbrook land life guru I use that same print so you know from one beauty, guru to the next, it's kind of a little nod to the, beauty gurus out there because hopefully Michelle, will become one soon it's, super classy, in here obviously we're mixing the metals I love, how, the silver, leaf mirror turned out it's just kind of a more organic, glam, moment, and then, we have, this. Structured. Gorgeous. Vanity. Mirror like one of my favorite, projects I think we've ever done and the bulbs, the GE bulbs, look so amazing, and they're LED, guys so that means they don't get hot and they, also have, a very long, life so, she'll be able to just, not melt, in front of these bulbs which is great the, stool is now such a beautiful, glam moment, very inviting for her but to sit at her new vanity and thrilled. With how it turned out Joie, worked his booty. Off in, this room so, heading, outside, cutting all this stuff it looks so good I'm so so. Proud of how everything came together at the stripes on the wall really. Makes such an impact I mean she's, gonna be the beauty guru with the stripes on her wall like it's gonna be like her signature, thing now and, I love the pops of pink of course justifying, it with some pink over, in the flowers, there but, it's just her glam moment, and this, this, is such a great solution because I know so, many of you have these cheap, cube, shelves. They look so good mounted, up on the wall we've given it like a whole new life and the styling, in here this is a great example of, if you love something so much like, makeup which Michelle loves let's, celebrate it in some styling, moments and so obviously, all, of these things that we got at the thrift store super, inexpensive all, these jars and vases and things become.
Now Pieces, of art with. The makeup displayed in there are these little pedestals. And I, just love it she can just change it out I mean hello guys a vase. With eyelashes. Goals. Right there I mean why not why can't I lashes be art they, are today. Hey. Yes, she's here you. Ready for her yeah. Remember. What. Your. Quote-unquote. Glam. Room looked, like before can, you picture it yeah and, we're hoping that this space is, inspiring. For you that, you finally have, the courage to film. Some videos in here. Because, you're proud of the way it looks so. Thinking, of all that, on. The Qadri right. Oh. Oh. My. Gosh it's so good. Yeah. So. Those are your two Alex. Drawers the tall ones. Disguises. One unit. And then look remember you're cute shall, we. Go. You have even commented on the biggest thing in the room. Because. This room is very tiny, Selma. It's really, making. The vertical sneeze have, its moment, and also I, was thinking about you on camera, contrast. Looking a lack and white look so good on camera you, know it feels so nice and bright it does. Yeah. Absolute a light like you're sitting there with like just daylight, on your face and the world not. Leave here ever looking, unless you think this past well you watch our video so you could probably guess but can you believe it I can't really how much you think I'm doing. It looks so good. These. Are your old Alex drawers that we put new friends and new knobs on it do, you recognize that was, here I know looking, at that. Way. Instead. Of walk. And. I also have, this, box because I. Get. Stuff, sent, to me from like mica brand you know like PR stuff and I was like I need to give you so there's a whole bunch of stuff, in here and obviously some, more of the GE bulbs. Come. On did we go from plan to I am. Enjoy. It yeah enjoy take it I am, get, glam jazz thank. You. Enjoy, it, we'll see you later, the only YouTube yes. Oh. The. Sun is Wow, it's setting obviously. But. We made it the Sun still out we worked hard on this project Joey worked so hard guys. Let's. Give Joey some love in the closet some love in the combat, you did so many of those construction, projects like that vanity mirror it's just so, amazing I'm so so. In love with how that room turned out oh I'm so in love with you oh my god you beanie do it it's gonna look so good in her video so Michelle, you better be posting, some beauty or videos soon you have no excuses now and yeah. We'll see, you guys on the next video stay, creative stay, weird stay you I'll, see you later. It's. Is it gonna break Oh. Steals. Like our Forrest Gump moment. Did. You bring me chocolate oh we're. On a bed doesn't. Need either done a bus stop, was. Like a bug the job is, like you. Never know what you're gonna find in a thrift store.