10.13.2010

The Teen Room Big Reveal.

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I got ‘er  (mostly) done in time.  If you want the background info on this room re-do for my daughter, read this post.  Before I get to the actual reveal, how about some before shots?  I'm warning you: Scary plain. It was basically a storage space for the previous owners.

Looking in BEFORE:

Toward the closet BEFORE:

Looking towards the door BEFORE:

Looking in AFTER:
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What I did:
The bed…canopy made from IKEA netted sheers and some white twinkle lights from Big Lots’ Christmas section.  I basically just picked up two cheap brassy gold rods, sprayed them white, then attached them to the wall.  The one on the angled part is resting in white cup hooks.  I just used the hardware that came with the rods for the lower one as the sheers just drop down behind them. Green bedding (sale) and purple bird pillowcases (clearance) from Target.  Cheesy bedskirt from Walmart. I’ll be adding some kind of trim to lengthen it. Duvet sewn by me from twin sheets we used for the whole color scheme. Side table is an old sewing table we cut down and painted white. Rug from Target.

Toward the closet AFTER:
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Sheers, rod and fushia-now-painted-white standing lamp from Walmart.  Wall cubes from Target.  Grace liked similar ones from PB.  I liked Target’s price better.


Looking towards the door (just to the right out of pic) AFTER:
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What I did:
Desk was found at my new favorite used furniture store.  Typical 80’s stained wood, I painted it white.  Chair came with another desk set I got on craigslist.  Recovered the seat and made a wee slip for the back to cover some nasty vinyl. Bookshelves I had, just painted them white.  Clock was a $3 Target snag.

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Vinyl thingy from Dollar Tree.  Chalkboard…which was a cabinet door from the ReStore in a previous life..was taken from the downstairs schoolroom and repainted with white trim.  I also redid the chalkboard paint.  I’d previously used the spray kind, but this time I rolled it on using the kind in a can.  MUCH better, I must say.


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Lamp was a Goodwill find, shade from Target.  Bamboo placemat (on dresser and nightstand too) was in the dollar bins at JoAnns.  Aqua utensil holder is from Target.  I had the shelves…Also pinched a couple of the mini metal buckets from my blog sale to hold desk supplies.  Painted the black metal cross below in a pale purple and added the ribbon I already had in my stash....

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Gracie is really into family and friends, and loves pictures.  Here are all her family members framed on top of her favorite books.  I painted a couple of these frames to coordinate with the room.

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Just to the right of the door AFTER:
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What I did:
Dresser was found on a for sale board at hubby’s work.  I painted it up, then ordered new ORB pulls on Ebay.  The screws weren’t long enough, so hubs used ones he had….then ran out.  Nice.  Situation will be rectified promply. Candlestick and hangy thing were in my blog sale, so I pinched them and painted ‘em blue.  Two tall green bottles are beer bottles. :)

Other Details:

I made the bulletin board.  Just bought a $15 black plastic poster frame from Walmart.  Removed the glass (which wasn’t actually glass).  Used some spray adhesive to add a piece of the sheeting I used for her duvet.  Painted the frame white.  Painted the words--$2 ea at JoAnns.  Stuck everything up with the happy green thumbtacks and some matching mini clips, all found on clearance at Walmart. Used those Command Strips everyone is talking about in blogland, and so far so good.

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Here is the Goals Poster my oldest daughter helped Gracie make one evening when she was particularly down.  Click to enlarge it so’s you can read all the awesome stuff they came up with.IMG_3486

Next to her closet are hooks to hang purses and scarves and such.
IMG_3503 Here’s her closet door again.  She can’t turn anywhere in her room without seeing positive, encouraging and happy colors, pictures and words.IMG_3536    IMG_3502I sprayed these petite clothespins, then hotglued them to the edges.  I want her to have lots of places to stick favorite pictures.  That’d be me in my skinny phase.  ‘94, Dallas TX.IMG_3506Close up of the second Inspiration poster she made a while back.  Lots of pictures of friends and family.IMG_3508     These clear stickers were in the scrapbooking section at JoAnns.  I stuck ‘em every which where.  This one is on top of the closet mirror.IMG_3510
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‘Nother view of the bed.  The lamp on the nightstand was a second spray painted Goodwill find.  I tied some lavender netting on it.  Like you do.IMG_3500 These plastic princesses were part of her Princess Sweet 16 party in the spring.  We’re big Disney people anyway.  Love me some plastic Disney chicks.  The bottles were from a trip to IKEA as were the fake flowers I believe.IMG_3535 Pretty view.  You can see some more of the clear stickers stuck round about.IMG_3516 IMG_3518 IMG_3512           IMG_3534 I told you…she can’t do nothin’ in her room with out seeing encouraging words and happy stuff.IMG_3531

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The collage over her nightstand was made by a friend.  Wasn’t it nice of her to use the right colors?  The wee ribbon on the faux drawer matches the one I used to tie the little cross to her desk lamp.  You can just barely see the big ‘G’ I blinged up and hung.  But just below you’ll get a great view along with my daughter’s reaction I caught on video when she first saw her room. (Great idea Donna!)

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There's still the cottage cheese ceiling, atrocious ceiling light, nasty carpet and dated antique brass doorknobs....but ya know?  Ya do what you can with a limited budget.
Thanks for all the sweet words on yesterday’s post.  When you’re in the midst of slogging, you kinda tend to forget all the stuff you’re doing RIGHT.  Most days I just feel exhausted and ready to throw in the towel :)
I'll be partying this week at the places listed on my ::LINKY PARTIES PAGE::
I also linked this to the Before and After Challenge at:
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90 comments:

kelly said...

it is really wonderful, so cheerful and positive! glad she loved it!
i wish i could find a desk like that to redo!

Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

It's gorgeous! I would've loved a room like that when I was a teen!!!

Love of the Sea said...

Wow - I love the job you did. Amazing. You are such a nice Mom. I would have loved this bedroom when I was a young girl!!!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

You did such a great job! My room was a similar color pallet when I was a teenager. (And actually...it will actually be rather similar colors when we are finished with our master bedroom redo!) I love it!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It is friggin awesome!! You did a great job. What a great mom you are :)

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

It's beyond fabulous. I wish Aaron would go somewhere long enough for me to do something for his room. You've inspired me. Is this where I'm sleeping next week!?

Sommer said...

Hi I just found your link at The Shabby Chic Cottage and I'm so impressed with this room! I would love a bed a like that heehee. I just loved seeing your daughter light up! These are the moments that make being a mom all worth it! Pat yourself on the back =)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Fabulous job! It really looks amazing and so well organized and functional! Really lovely room! Angie xo

Julie said...

Great job! Love the colors!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I started to cry watching your video. What a perfect teenage girls room! I'm sure seeing the big smile on your daughters face made all your hard work worth it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

A beautifl room in bright happy colors - love it!

Amy W. said...

Cindy, what a wonderful thing you and your family did for your sweet girl! love love love the room reveal and what a treasure to video tape and have to look back on.

very inspiring!

amyw.

Leanne said...

It's gorgeous. You did such a great job. I love the colors. The bed is my favorite. So pretty!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Beautiful! I love what you did with the curtains for a canopy. We have the same sloped ceilings, I've saved this for inspiration for when it's time to give my baby her "big girl" room!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love those colors...I would not have ever thought about using beer bottles...thanks!

Blessings,
Linda

Chrissie said...

This room is a dream for a teenager! I know she will be so excited when she sees it. You did an excellent job with the color scheme.

Kelly Howard said...

Amazing room for an awesome daughter who has a FABULOUS mama! A+++++

The Green Pea said...

This room is beautiful! It is so cheery. Your daughter must love it. She will have many sleep-overs with her friends. sandi

Kate said...

Had to come & see BEAUTIFUL!!! Well done mama!!! great job Cindy

xoxo
Kate

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

The room has such a happy feel! LOVE it! :)

gina3 said...

Oh my goodness! This turned out awesome. I love so many things about it; the canopy with the lights is beautiful, love all the inspirational words tucked in neat little places, the colors are great and I could go on and on. The best part is the love and support behind it. You can see the all of that love and support in every nook and corner of that sweet room. Lucky (blessed would be a better word) girl.

Momma Button said...

What a perfectly, dreamy room! And I love her reaction.....makes me cry watching it. You are and amazing mom!

Johnna said...

That was such a great video, I think you hit a home run! You did a beautiful job love the canopy!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

SO SO CUTE!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh Cindy! So cool! And watching your daughter was a major highlight!

You are all so blessed to have each other for your different strengths. You have much to rejoice about. :)

Donna

Amanda said...

I'm so envious! It's just beautiful. :)

FairfieldHouse said...

Cindy,

Beautiful job, Mama! What teenage girl wouldn't want that room? I'm pretty sure she's happy with her 'freakin' awesome' room! Love the canopy and all your little words of encouragement throughout.

Your Friend,
Deborah

KATHY said...

What a beautiful job!! It looks gorgeous....Kathy

Annette Smith said...

Beautiful room. Love the colors

rduxler said...

Your newest follower from Thrilling Thursday. I'm so inspired!!! You did a beautiful job.

Om... And Then Some
http://rduxler.blogspot.com

Carol said...

What an amazing job you did for your precious daughter. I love all of the positive sayings and Christian inspiration all over the room. I also love all of the photos and collages sprinkled around because of her love of family and friends. And one more thing... she is an unbelievable servant of God and I can only imagine that came from her mom and dad's example. Thank you for inspiring me. :)

Carol

Claudia said...

What a gift you've given your daughter, truly. I love everything you did - the inspirational words everywhere, the colors. Don't you just love those net curtains from IKEA? I've used them over and over again.

xo
Claudia

Claudia said...

Okay, I just went back and watched the video and now I have tears in my eyes.

xo
Claudia

Kristen said...

I LOVE this room...makes me want to go back to my teen years so I can have a room like this.

Kristen said...

I LOVE this room...makes me want to go back to my teen years so I can have a room like this.

Michelle said...

It looks so wonderful! Wow, you really did a nice job :)

Deb said...

You did an amazing job with your daughter's room! I guess I'm a day behind but you and your girl are not alone. My younger daughter got depression when she was about the same age as your daughter. It was hard slogging at times but she got her college degree and is now a happily married 25 year old. God is so good!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it loos perfect fro a teenager- so fresh and fun! a happy place for your daughter to spend time, hang out with friends, and unwind. what a fabulous mother you are. she's lucky, and you are luckier to have her.

Becca said...

How cute is this room ?! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have such a creative and thoughtful Mom! You thought of everything ... love the paint color, the furniture and the white shelves and how they pop against the paint. This truly will be such a fun hang out room for her ... she'll the envy of her friends! Take care, *Becca*

Gail said...

A beautiful room for a very special young lady. You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful gift with all of us.

Take Care and God Bless,
Gail

debbie said...

How lucky is your daughter to have such a talented mom?
Such fresh and fun colors. It's a happy room :D

NanaDiana said...

Cindy, You did a wonderful job on the room...but more than that~ you truly honored your daughter by letting her know (your way) that she is important in your life...that you love her and would do whatever you can do to make her happy. God bless you-you are an awesome Mom! Diana

the cape on the corner said...

that is most definitely a cheerful space. i think you achieved exactly what you set out to.

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

laurenmack1129 said...

Looks great!!! It is a very similar color to my guest bedroom! Very cheery & beautiful :)

twinmommydiva said...

that room and that inspirational board is precious Cindy! What an awesome mom you are! Bless you!

More Chic Than Shabby said...

Your daughter's room turned out beautiful. Great pictures. I hope she is very happy there.

Henna @ AboutCabinets blog said...

the room looks absolutely beautiful and too pretty, i wish i had a room like that when i was a girl, its just too good to be true, the canopy with the lights and the room color are too good. apart from that i love the white dresser and writing table with the drawers, everything can be accomocated in them, too good decor

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the wall color and all the white furniture, but I think my favorite part is the canopy!

Jessica Cook said...

this is one amazing room! I LOVE it! What a cool teen room!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

I love it all! Your daughter is one lucky girl. I'm in love with that wall color!

Mindy said...

Hello. I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I wanted to tell you how beautiful this room looks. I love the youthful yet soothing colors, all the motivational quotes, and the white furniture. Beautiful job. I bet your daughter loves it!

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

That is so cool. I am so jealous of kids today. I wish I would of had that.

amyg @ My 3 Monsters said...

Really beautiful room re-do. I will NEVER let my 12 year old see this or I will never hear the end of her begging for a cool new room!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love the canopy! I want one for my grown up room! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Cindy, this room is GORGEOUS!!! Wow! I love it! The color, the accessories & details- you did an amazing job!! Thanks so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday!! Glad to hear things are getting better over your way! :)

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Mom in High Heels said...

This is an amazing teen room! I love how cheery and positive it is. You did an amazing job.

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is just lovely. The canopy is just amazing. I hope that your daughter's new room is filled with fun, laughter, and some healing. You are a wonderful mom. It is just beautiful!

Yvette said...

You did an amazing job!! I love the colors and all the bits of inspiration here and there. Awesome!!

My daughter sooo wants the netting with lights above her bed like that...so pretty :)

Oooo and I so love that your electrical outlets are up high on the wall did the house come that way?

Anonymous said...

WOW ! What a great mom & dad Grace has. You are an amazing mother Cindy, and I love ya

Dad

High Street Cottage said...

What beautiful colors you chose! I love the combination, so bright and cheery, perfect for a teen girl. My favorite bit is the canopy. Loved the way the lights are strung, like little fireflies dancing around the bed. Well done. I stopped over from funky junk interiors linky party. tami from the high street cottage

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Really fabulous! Great job!

Mindi Hoellein said...

Hi there! I stumbled across your blog via Tatertots and Jello! That bed is FABULOUS! I would love to see how you did that! My hubby and I have a "tropical bedroom" and that would be great in our room! :) Good job!

Traveling Thrifter said...

Stopping over from T&J the silhouette of the new room reflected in the mirror looks amazing

Samantha@yearofhomeandhealth said...

Love your teen's room! I bet she loves going to bed with that canopy. And those inspirational messages are a very good for those terrible teen moments they all seem to have! I am redoing my daughter's room at the moment, I think I will steal some of your ideas if it is okay by you :-)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is gorgeous! I really love the canopy, and the wall color. What girl wouldn't love this room??

You did a fabulous job! I see some ideas I might steal to use in some other rooms in my house. Thanks for sharing!

Okie Chic said...

Love the canopy!!! Very cute room.

Susan said...

You did a fantabulous job on your daughter's room!!!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

GORGEOUS room!!! that looks so pretty!! I want a room like that!!

Susie Q said...

It's perfect. I'm redoing my preteen daughter's room as part of her Christmas so I'm totally stealing a few ideas...and I have to do them before Christmas break!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I think it looks wonderful! I especially love the positive words everywhere!

blesid said...

WOW! What a transformation! I {heart} all of the motivation and inspiration going on in this room.
"A cheerful heart" is what I bet your daughter has ... and so will everyone else who comes in! jules

Renze said...

Wow! She is one lucky girl to have a talented mom like you! I love, love, love the colors! Great job!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

What a great room! I love all the details. All of her friends must be jealous :)

Rhiannon said...

I absolutely love it! Can I move in?

Christa said...

Wow! My daughter would love this!

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Sherri said...

Absolutely love it. My daughter has similar sloped ceilings and would probably love the sheers!! May have to borrow that idea!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Beautiful, fantastic, way to go MOM!!! Such a happy and cheery room.

Life in Rehab said...

Absolutely fabulous! The whole room is wonderful, but the canopy is a show stopper.

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Janel@hatingmartha said...

Love the color choices! Great job, your daughter must love it!

Amy @ Kiwi Chic said...

WOW. That is some transformation.... oh my goodness... the things you can do to a space! I am just about to start following your blog - amazing work!!!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

There isn't anything better than a great before and after...and this one is *STUNNING*!!! It is so cool and gorgeous...and yet still has cute little personal touches like disney princesses (c: Adore that! Thanks for linking up to Roomspiration!!!

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

This is the difference between a girls bedroom reveal and a boys. HEre is the link when my son took decorating into his own hands before I had come up with a "plan."
http://imnotatrophywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/this-is-what-happens-when-you-leave-boy.html

Beatiful room.laura

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this room....every single thing about it. Anyway you could share the name of the paint color??

Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

The room looks fantastic!!!!! The video made me get a tear in my eye seeing your daughter so happy...love it! Well done!

Sandy said...

I was wondering if you happen to know the paint color? My daughter would love this color room!!

Brenda said...

This is so pretty! We're in the process of trying to duplicate this look for a 15-year-old who out-grew her bright pink, Justin Bieber room! How did you attach the lights to the sheers????

Heather Cagle said...

I love every single detail! Could u tell me the wall color please? :)

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