Our Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover for the #FamilyDollarHomeMakeover Challenge + Sweepstakes

You might recall our announcement back in late January that Laura and I were teaming up to participate in the Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge. We are competing against 9 other bloggers for some serious bragging rights as the #FamilyDollarHomeMakeover champs. The competition is sure to be tough, but we’re feeling pretty confident about our makeover. The time has finally come to reveal our Family Dollar Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover. Disclosure: We received compensation and P&G products in order to participate in the challenge, but all opinions are mine alone.

Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge - Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover on About A Mom

My niece Maddie’s older sister, Becca, recently had a room makeover of her own, and Maddie has since been using her sisters old hand-me-downs. Grandma Laura and I were so excited to have an opportunity to go shopping at our local Family Dollar and give Maddie a new bedroom that she can truly enjoy and be proud of.

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The Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge
As all challenges should be challenging, this room makeover had some pretty strict guidelines that we had to follow. Our room makeover budget was set at just $50, and all shopping had to be done at Family Dollar. Luckily for us, Family Dollar recently had a 25% off home decor sale which allowed us to buy a whole lot more with our 50 bucks!

The Before Picture

Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge Teen Girl Bedroom Before Picture

This room was in serious need of a makeover. The old hand-me-down bedding was really showing it’s wear with several rips. Additional lighting was also much needed to brighten up this room.

The Cleanup

Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge Room Cleanup

One of the challenges we faced when making over Maddie’s bedroom was the cleanup involved. Like most thirteen year old girls, Maddie isn’t as tidy as we might like her to be. So before we brought in the new bedding and accessories for the room, a some serious elbow grease went into cleaning up her room. Lucky for us, Family Dollar had great savings on many P&G brand products like Mr. Clean Multi-Surface Spray and Bounty 2 Huge Rolls for quicker cleanup. We also picked up a Febreeze Set & Refresh Sleep Serenity Bedside Diffuser, in the Moonlight Lavender scent, to help Maddie get a relaxing and peaceful sleep.

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Our Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover Up Close
Maddie got so excited when we spotted this pink and zebra print complete bedding ensemble at Family Dollar. It came complete with bed skirt, queen size comforter, 2 standard size pillow shams, and 3 decorative pillows. It was an amazing find, and having the included pillows and bed skirt made our job a whole lot easier. The satin fabric and ruffle details are exactly what a girly girl like Maddie Jane would love.

Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover Up Close - Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge

These little round stick-on mirrors are probably my favorite feature in this room. The before sale price of these mirrors was just $3 per pack, and we used 2 packs to achieve this look above the bed. It’s something a little different and has the funk factor needed for a teen bedroom.

About A Mom Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover - Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge

Take a look at the accessories we found up close. The black and white lamp was an absolute steal with a before sale price of only $12! The girls liked it so much that we had to go back to Family Dollar and pick up a second lamp for Becca’s bedroom. We couldn’t resist the $3 flameless candle that went so perfectly with everything else. With the drying effects of the cold winter weather, a zebra print lotion dispenser seemed like the perfect thing for the bedside table. It was another fab $3 find. The plaque pretty much sums up teenagers in general. Gosh they’re expensive at this age! I also need to mention that the little stick on gems we added to the clear votive cup was something we already had stashed away in our craft room. Other than that, everything you see in these pictures came from Family Dollar. Are you impressed yet? We sure hope so, because we need your votes!

Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover Accessories - Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge

What room in your house could use a makeover?

Please Vote for us!
You might recall my mention back in January that we would soon be begging for your votes. Well let the begging begin! Now through March 1, 2014 you can head on over to the Family Dollar web site and vote for your favorite room makeover. The competition is stiff, but Laura and I hope that you will vote for our makeover and help us get the win. Thank you very much in advance for your vote!

Please Vote for Us!

Please vote for Angela and Laura’s (About A Mom) Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover in the Family Dollar Home Makeover Challenge! AND enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win daily for a $50 Family Dollar Gift Card an iPad Air, so you can do your own room makeover! When you head over to vote… The makeover images are rotating, so if you don’t see our makeover please refresh the page. To vote for Angela and Laura just register for the sweepstakes then click on the image of our makeover and submit the sweepstakes form! Be sure to share to Facebook or Twitter when you are done. Thanks so much!

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Win an Awesome P&G Prize Pack right here!
In addition to the great sweepstakes over at Family Dollar, we have our very own giveaway for you here on About A Mom. Enter to win the great P&G products we used for our bedroom makeover and more! Giveaway is open to U.S. residents, ages 18+ and ends on March 1, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Here’s what you’ll win:

Febreze Bedside Diffuser
Sample of Gain Flings
Bottle of Dawn Ultra – Escape Series
Febreze Air Effects in Rain
Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle
Tide Pods Sample
Downy UnStoppables Samples
Limited Edition Febreze Candles

Please enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below and good luck!

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  1. Jessica Fortner says:

    I’d like to make my kitchen over.

  2. I’d like to makeover our kitchen, it’s a hot mess! Good luck!!!

  3. erica delay says:

    the bedrooms

  4. Awww, I just LOVE your room makeover. It’s so pretty! Wishing I had a girl’s room to decorate ;)

  5. michele kenion says:

    Great job,you have my vote!

  6. I was waiting to see this post!! SO FUN! and I love what you did for so CHEAP!!! amazing.

  7. As a parent of two pre-teen girls, this gives me some great ideas!

  8. Debbie Jackson says:

    We need to make over the bathroom.

  9. Benjamin Kendall says:

    my whole apartment actually, but to pick just one…. the living room

  10. Having to redo my bathroom so I could really use this, it would speed up the process been working on bathroom since December having to do as money comes in thanks

  11. I voted for you! What a beautiful makeover! You did great! I’d love to makeover my whole house, luckily we are moving soon, so hopefully I can start fresh!`

  12. Christina says:

    I would love to make over our master bath

  13. Wowza, the room now looks totally different!! We are going to be switching Angeline from her room to my office at her request…I need a total remodel LOL!

  14. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would like to redo the kitchen.

  15. I’m thinking the bedroom, or the bathroom, or the living room…

  16. Without a doubt, our kitchen – it needs major TLC

  17. Carrie Phelps says:

    I voted for you & also retweeted! Good luck. I would love to makeover my bedroom.

  18. my living room

  19. Your room makeover looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I LOVE what you did!!! That pink and black room is so pretty! I love those mirror decorations, too.

  21. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to makeover our living room

  22. I would love a bathroom makeover.. Love your new room, the black and white accessories are awesome… great find

  23. I love how it turned out. And I never would have thought you could do a bedroom makeover at Family Dollar.

  24. Good luck in our makeover contest.

  25. Janice Cooper says:

    Definitely the living room

  26. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I’d love to make over our spare quest room thanks

  27. I love that lamp. I saw the same one at our Family Dollar and really want to get it.

  28. Love the bed sheets and comforter and matching accessories!

  29. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Like To Makeover My Bathroom

  30. This room makes me wish I had a girl!!

  31. Jennifer T. says:

    My guest bedroom and bath could use a makeover.

  32. Great job! It definitely looks more “teen” now. :) (p.s. it looks like at least one entrant went WAY over $50??)

    Good luck! :)

  33. LOVE all of the black & white accents — what a perfect room for a teen girl!

  34. I love those stick on mirrors. Great makeover. All the best!!

  35. I would love to make over my kitchen. It needs a complete facelift.

  36. I would like to make over my living room.

  37. My bedroom.

  38. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    My bedroom and bathroom needs a makeover.

  39. I would like to make over my daughter’s bedroom

  40. Betty Barnhart Lockhart says:

    my bathroom needs a makeover

  41. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to makeover my kitchen. It needs done badly. Thanks.

  42. Theresa Wilson says:

    Would love to make over my kitchen or laundry room. They’re in dire need.

  43. Rebecca Parsons says:

    My kitchen is the center of the house and it is in serious needs of some TLC!

  44. Michelle C says:

    My kitchen needs to be freshened up. I would love new rugs and dishtowels. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  45. patricia luthe says:

    my bathroom just put new tub,toliet and sink it needs more detailed decor

  46. Brandy Wilmoth says:

    I would really like to reorganize and update my laundry room

  47. I need to make over my bedroom.

  48. My bedroom needs a makeover badly. I’ve had the same furniture and bedding for years!

  49. Id like to makeover my kitchen

  50. I’d love to makeover the master bedroom.

    BTW, love your room makeover!

  51. ashley cabell says:

    I need to makeover my bedroom and living room! Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would love t makeover the kitchen!

  53. Really like to make over our teen girl’s room.

  54. All the rooms but my kitchen first.

  55. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    The bathroom needs a major overhaul.

  56. My bathroom really needs a makeover for sure.

  57. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would like to make over my bathroom.

  58. I’d like to makeover my bedroom.

  59. I need to makeover my bedroom. It is such a cluttered mess!

  60. Teresa Chapman says:

    I would definitely start with my kitchen, it need a lot of work

  61. Virginia Rowell says:

    The main room in my house that needs a makeover would be the den.

  62. Dawn Monroe says:

    We are going to be empty nesters soon and want to get rid of the kiddy looking bathroom.

  63. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d love to makeover our bathrooms!

  64. Marti Tabora says:

    I would like to makeover my bathroom, it really needs a little face lift. Thank you for the chance.

  65. Allison Downes says:

    I would like to makeover the living room. Thank you for the chance to win this!

  66. I would love to make over my master bedroom. I’d want to keep the same furniture but would love to add some pops of color and maybe rearrange some things.

  67. Linda Madden says:

    I would like to makeover my kitchen.

  68. I would like to makeover my guest room.

  69. I would love to make over our bathroom!

  70. my bedroom needs a makeover too

  71. Sherry Fowler says:

    i would like to makeover my bedroom

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