Tween Bedroom on a Budget *emotional* | Mr. Kate Decorates


Hello creative weirdos, welcome to another Mr. Kate Decorates.
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. Kate
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. Bye bye
Okay 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 to be
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, Liza Koshy
That one I thought was really cool
And I like Alisha Marie’s which are like two totally different styles. Yeah, but like kind of minimal
More neutral tones, like not crazy bright colors. Do you have a favorite color?
I like a lot of colors. Okay
That’s great. Kate likes a lot of colors. Yeah me too. You’re more the musician. You create the ear art
Yeah not the eye art. Okay cool. She really has enjoyed doing DIYs
We gotta find all the DIYs you’ve done. She says they’re all fails
Wait this is very Bohemian
Oh look the cat approves of it. Un-claw the DIY please
What was your sister’s name? Arbor
And she was 14, Arbor was a creative weirdo
Yeah, she was extremely artistic and she had just an amazing personality
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 a better place to hang out with 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
Give it in on mom. Creative weirdos on three, One…Two……Three! Creative Weirdos!
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
Arbor because she’s obviously still a part of the family even though she’s not physically with them anymore
And also celebrate Bennett as like an individual too. Yeah
And you’re a big sister Arbor was a big sister. You want to keep that big sister love going and sorry
I don’t know it just makes me emotional
I can’t imagine my life without my sister. It totally makes me emotional
Thinking about everything that
Bennett’s gone through and the family in general. So I don’t know. This is like a very special project for me personally
So obviously I want to make sure that Bennett love it that Lia her mom feels like we have
Arbor representatived 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
Okay guys, so we have a lot to do in here. Now, 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
Center it. I 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 at. 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
Since 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 so we can bring back in left stuff
Which always looks cleaner and better because that’s the look she’s going for
So there’s a ton to do obviously this is kind of just a normal sized tween 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 find Joey because this isn’t going to be easy guys
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Here’s to a long and happy future being creative weirdos speaking of let’s get back to designing this room shall we?
Hi Joey
Hi Kate
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 of ply wood. Okay
I want to do paint on one wall. We’ll just get a quart of paint
To save budget. So that’s a hardware store run we’ll need to do
So I think that I might want to pull the golden ticket for this one
What?!
100 dollars
So you’re officially pulling it already you already know it? Well, I’m just like mapping through in my head
The golden ticket is Kate’s allowed to I think we said the rule is once a year. I don’t know where we’ve been
Didn’t we say that?
Definitely last year, but I also don’t remember that part
Well, she’s allowed to pull the golden ticket once a year where she gets an extra hundred dollars, okay.
So what are the things we need to get? 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 we just go to the Swedish
Mega store
For that. I want to do a pendant light by the bed which they have those light kits that are really inexpensive
There, for like
Fun details hit up thrift store for like obviously DIYs. She loves music
I already ordered online
Some little like instruments
For her. At the thrift store 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 thrift store first
Helping Schools and Youth Programs One Sale at a Time. Wow!
Oh my gosh I love it. Joey. Can we get these. Oh yeah, I’d rock those
You would rock these? Joey! You’re feeling the hype?
They’re too small. They aren’t too small
Take em off. Joey all frames on sale. Wait. This one’s perfect actually.
Wait, because I have that artwork 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 and
I think that it would fit perfectly in here
Soccer ball
So I have to be careful because
She already has a lot of those like soccer trophies, which I think are so cool and that gold
So the brass ring will go really well and I wanted to decorate with those trophies. So we’re looking for an accessories
More 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 desk maybe. Mm-hmm
How cute
That reminds me we should give her some notebooks Mr. Kate notebooks. Yes we should
Soccer ball
What? Look thats our like pastel colors. We’re doing like the sort of ball the soccer ball theme one dollar
They’re just like little sleek trays
This little shopping basket here. Look how cute
Candle lantern
Yes
From one thrift store down to the next
They have a sink. Do we need a sink? No but that’s cool
Look at this cute pharmacy one
That’s cute. Right, do we like that little guy or what about this little guy? Six bucks. Oh perfect
Smaller things aren’t necessarily cheaper
Oh wait, Joey look. What
2.99 sure. Joey look the tiniest type writer
Forget about smart phones, but it’s $99 Oh
Maybe we can bargain make it 99 cents
Okay
Okay, I love that stuff that we got but now we need to go to
The hardware store for the plywood’s to do you like the whole like built in
And then we also need to stop at the Swedish superstore
Okay
And
That dresser a side chest
Bedding from there, like that’s gonna be like nice and expensive bedding
Cool
Doing it we’re doing it we’re doing it well. 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 got options when her 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. Let’s get in there and start we have so much to do. Joey!
Can you help me unload?
Why do you match me all the time?
Oh my gosh you match me
I’m the one that woke up with pink hair and you decided to 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 we’re inverted. I get it. We’re opposites opposites attract blah blah blah
Let’s focus
Okay
We so much to do, it looks so much better now
It’s cleared out that clutter so already she has access to her closet. Curtains Of course, we’re keeping the blinds
With curtains around it. Yeah, we’ll use her desk
That she already with the desk chair that we got and then above the desk
I want to celebrate her love 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.
Plywood project. So we’ve got the beautiful blue paint color that we’ll do on this wall
So just paint this wall this wall. We don’t have a budget
To paint this whole room the ceilings are too high
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 bed 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 side table will be a u-shaped little nesting stool
She can remove, then we’re gonna go up up up around the bed
Making a little shelf there. I’ll put a hanging plant around here
I’ll do a macrame here down down down down down up again over that two drawer chest here
Up again here. Boom. Boom another nesting stool u-shaped here and this one she can pull over and use with her keyboard
You got it?
I hope I can translate that. You can
We’re a good team right?
So, I guess what I’m doing 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 knot all of these together
So now that I’ve got my first few loops knots done I’m gonna show you guys
This box knot. So basically you take four
Strands and
You make a little
Kind of like a four over it and then you take your fourth 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
Come up with my fourth 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
Leave your saw at the same spot
Goaaaaaaaaaal!
I’m just going to
Sand off the edges with some sandpaper and then
Kate’s gonna somehow turn this into a soccer ball
We’ll see. All right, next up. We got that big big built in
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 Bennett likes
What Bennett likes Bennett 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 grain rather than going and buying a
Can of stain 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
More 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
I’m gonna try to not get emotional
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 while 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. I’ll stop 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 is a little note card set
They’re all different inside. Of course, they’re all painted and drawn by me. These are our puffy stickers
Which are all 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 Bennett
Is 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 Bennett on her desk, 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 bed out of the corner made it more of a moment in the middle of the room
The biggest difference in here obviously came from this
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 Bennett’s 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 for 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 we’re gonna put you in the room
You’ve seen the drill. Alright on the count of three. One…..Two……Three! 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? That’s so cute. Oh, it looks like a soccer ball
I’m shaking a little bit. I’m shaking too! I get so excited
No, this looks like this looks so much better than I expected I had no idea it would even look like this
It looks so good
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 in the room because to watch
So I painted this for you obviously but also for Arbor 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 stool here, but
We have these little things tucked away
Also for your friends to hang out
Over there too so you can pull it out you can sit
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 anything
I’m so happy you like it
Should we show your mom? Yeah
Giver the Mr. Kate treatment? Yeah
One Two Three and open!
Oh my gosh
I did this watercolor art because of course, obviously we wanted to make sure that the memory of Arbor in this room, is still there
You got a clean desk to work on
For all that 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 those can even be little side tables for drinks, etc
You know. Also we did all of this for
400 bucks
We had $300 and Kate pulled the golden ticket which gave her an extra hundred
But I wanted to get you like the new dresser and side table and the nice bedding
Thank you it looks fantastic. It’s amazing. I’m so glad that you love it
We’ll leave you guys here cuz this is it, we’re done
Enjoy, thank you so much Bennett
Thank you. This was so special. You guys enjoy
It is just fantastic
Okay yay yay Bennett loved it. That was so special
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 Bennett also honoring Arbor’s memory
So I’m just still glad that she liked and her mom liked it and everything
Guys big thumbs up
For Kate, that was a great room
Thumbs up for Joey for that Built in
Like that was so cool
Big thumbs up and big thanks to the Art Institutes for sponsoring today’s video
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The sun’s out we finished. We’re happy. So I’m happy and cried like
Five times today. We’re gonna do something tonight. It’s not gonna make you cry, a nice dinner. Okay guys
All right, stay creative stay weird stay you
We’ll see you next time. Bye
This is the smallest stool ever
So cute
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