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Monday, November 21, 2011

My Daughter's New Tween Room - The Reveal

It's been a whirlwind the last few days.  But I was able to carve out a few hours to at least have a partial reveal of my daughter's new tween room.  Her room was already beautiful before as I had only done a mini-makeover on the room nine months ago.  However, when I did that mini-makeover it was with the agreement that as soon as she was ready for a full size bed, we would update the makeover.  I banked on getting two years out of the mini-makeover on the room.  I didn't take into account the changes that Middle School causes, which escalated the timeline. 
 So without further ado, I present her new tween room:

Like I said, we were busy all weekend so I haven't had anytime to finalize artwork etc for the walls.  

This was her room before in all it's shabby chic loveliness.  I loved her room and felt that I had finally found the perfect furniture arrangement.  The daybed was practical for years giving her tons of floorspace.   However, she really wanted a full size bed along with more of a tween look (or at least in her mind what a tween room should look like).  That meant brightening up three of the walls, ripping up the carpet to expose the hardwood floors and adding an area rug.
The bedding is from PB Teen and the bolster pillow I had from her daybed.
I had made her the bolster cover and stenciled her name using a silver sharpie.  The colors no longer went with her new room.  I really didn't feel like making a bolster cover from scratch, so instead...
I used Martha Stewart paint in the color pool, mixed it with her fabric medium, and painted right over the grey.  I then used fabric glue and glued teal ribbon over the grey ribbon.
In no time I had a bolster pillow that worked with the new room colors.
The other thing that didn't match was her jewelry box.  I painted it over using Benjamin Moore Surf City (the sample of paint I had from the color we did not use for the walls).
Now it coordinates perfectly.
I will be working on the artwork this week...hopefully.

Let me know what you think so far.  I'll share all sources with you tomorrow.

-Judy

45 comments:

Kim @ keller-creative said...

What a lucky girl. The room looks great!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Just so lovely!!
The rug is AWESOME!!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

This room is just fantastic, I love the addition of the crown molding, it adds so much, love the "peace" quilt and the rug, and the new wall color, your daughter must be THRILLED!

Janell

laxsupermom said...

It looks terrific! Love the new bedding! What fun to be able to decorate for a girly girl. She must be so excited about her new room. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Looks great! I love the blue on the walls, and the rug is just fantastic! A great "tween" room, for sure. :-)

the food yenta said...

I love it. It looks really great! My daughter has been begging me to do her room because we just did her brothers. Great idea's for me:-) Thanks for posting.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love these colors together! I'll bet she's a very happy girl!

Allison Nicole said...

Looks beautiful! my younger daughter has an obsession w/peace signs lately & would love that bed set!

MommaHen said...

This would have been my dream space , when I was young! I bet she LOVES it!

Ange said...

Looks beautiful! I love the blue color on the walls and great way to change her pillow, so creative! The quilt is so cute too!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lovely room for a teen. The peace sign is so cute and also has the quilt feel to it. I think your daughter is very lucky to have such a beautiful room:)

Tammy @ Type A said...

lucky girl!

At The Picket Fence said...

I think it looks absolutely adorable...err...cool...err...pretty? What is the right term for a tween room? LOL! Truly though, Judy, you did such a great job working with and updating her existing pieces and what you did with the bolster pillow was genius. :-) Love the new bedding and wall color too!
Vanessa

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Lucky girl!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It turned out beautifully, Judy! I know about the artwork, I'm still working on that part in the guest bedroom. Since my son won't really care I only picked up two pieces for now. I also have to figure out if I'm going to get a headboard or just do something else on that bed wall. I wondered if you redid the bolster! Great idea to just paint over it. Especially after the hard work you put into it originally. More grown up looking ~ this may get you through to college! : )

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Judy, what a great makeover! I'm sure your daughter loves this room! The bolster pillow is so pretty! As always, you did a great job on everything! Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

She must be really pleased. I wonder if she realizes that not all moms are like you in the decorating realm.

Probably not. Mine always used to think every mom was a writer and poet.

;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy I love it and I know your daughter must be thrilled!! Martina

Shiloh said...

I absolutely love the teal. It's gorgeous. The whole room looks so bright, but feminine and soothing too.:)

adventuresindinner said...

We just did this for my god-daughter (entered grade 7 last September). Teaching in a middle school for the past 10 years I knew it was coming but somehow it still caught us by surprise :-)

Meg and Mum's said...

That is just gorgeous! I would have loved to have had a room like that!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a beautiful room. I loved the before, but this does look more "grown up". Gorgoeus. I am sure she is thrilled . Hugs, Marty

Jody said...

So cute! I love it! Is that wallpaper or stencil on the pink wall? Its just beautiful!

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Judy, wow!! It looks great. Can I move in? lol She must love it. I've been thinking of getting some new things for stepdaughter's room for Christamas. We have no clue what to get her, but a room update is always a good gift, anytime of year. =)

~ Catie

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

It looks great!

Karen said...

The room was so pretty before and it's pretty now. It looks more mature but still soft and feminine. I love the bedding and the bolster remake was brilliant.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing project! The room looks great! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

Wow, this is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love everything about it. The colors are amazing and the chandelier is beautiful. Great job!!
Lindsay

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun room. Always a great feeling to have a fresh new look.

Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

That looks really nice Judy. What a lucky girl.

Mel said...

It's beautiful. Just the right touch of feminine, frill and pink without being over the top girly. Great work Mum.

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said...

It turned out really nice! I bet your daughter is over the moon. We are getting ready to redo my daughter's room for Christmas in zebra, turq & hot pink. This should be interesting.

The Cannary's said...

I think that's just about the prettiest room I've seen! What a lucky girlie!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Your daughter is a lucky girl! everything is just fabulous!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Magazine worthy!!! Love the colors, chandy, and that mirror!

Traci said...

I think it turned out great!!

Très Michelle said...

What a cute room! I love the colors and the bed spread.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

So pretty! Love the shabby chicness to it :)

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

Wow, beautiful! She's a lucky girl :) I would have loved a room like that when I was a girl...or even now!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

What a beautiful room. Your daughter must be thrilled!

Maryann @ Domestically Speaking said...

LOVE the colors... you have done a fab job! I'm putting her gorgeous room in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

At The Picket Fence said...

So, so pretty and sophisticated in a vintage sort of way! lol Are those the right words for a tween room?! I have a tween too, so I totally understand. You did an amazing job and it's a room she'll be happy with for years!

Heather

Becolorful said...

Judy,
You outdid yourself here. This is such a great room for a young girl. I flipped for that bedding and love how your redid the bolster pillow. I will be featuring your makeover tonight on this week's Motivated Monday. Thanks so much for linking up.
Pam

Lindsay said...

I am SO happy you shared this @ Show & Share! This is beautiful! What a very fun room! You did a great job! I will be featuring this tomorrow--it had the most views of my link party! Congrats!

Priesteglb said...

Magazine worthy!!! Love the colors, chandy, and that mirror!

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