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Tween Bedroom Makeover: A Before and After

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Welcome back for the final post in my before and after series for the month of July.  I hope that this series has provided some inspiration to makeover something in your home that needed a little extra love.  Today, I will be showing you a Tween Bedroom Makeover!

Tween bedroom makeover using Open Air Blue by Sherwin Williams.

If you didn’t get an opportunity to see the other posts in this series, by all means, have a look!

Ideas For Front Yard Landscaping | A Before and After

Painted Furniture | A Before and After

Painted Furniture Part 2 | A Before and After

Also check out more room makeovers.

Before Pictures of Little Girl Bedroom

Pink bedroom with fairies.

Fairies, fairies everywhere!  I painted the wall in two colors of pink, free handing the hills.  Stencils were used to paint the fairies, flowers, clouds, mushrooms, etc.  It was great for that stage of my daughter’s life.  She had the pink fairy room for about 4 years and was ready for a change.

Another Before

(sorry about the picture quality…turns out I didn’t take many pictures of the fairy room!):

Fairies painted on a bedroom wall.

The Tween bedroom makeover After:

IKEA string lights, white bedding with blue accent pillows.

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Material Used for Makeover

As I mentioned, we were done with pink.  She selected the color Open Air by Sherwin Williams.  It’s a very soft and peaceful color.

We hung a string of lights from IKEA above her bed.  The lights are so fun at night!

white desk, aqua blue stool.

The above desk was repainted during the makeover process.  We didn’t change the color, but it needed some touch-ups.  It’s an inexpensive particle board top, so we had to do a few minor repairs to the surface before painting.  I gave it several coats of polycrylic to make it more durable.

Reading nook in tween girl's bedroom, gold table, gold polka dot pillow.

She really wanted a reading nook, so the above picture shows just that.  I threw an off-white blanket over an old chair so it would match the colors of the room.  I considered painting it, but this was a LOT easier…and softer!

Gold bedroom accents.

The dollhouse bookshelf above used to have pink accents.  I spray painted the trim gold to make it look a little more mature than the pink.   The baskets are from IKEA and help her things stay a bit more tidy.

In the above photo, also notice the jewelry box knobs.  They were pink before, but got a coat of gold spray paint as well.

Check out the painting process of the dollhouse bookshelf and jewelry box:

Painting a book shelf with spray paint.
Taping off the bookshelf to spray paint gold.

I used painter’s tape to keep from getting gold paint all over the white portion of the shelves.  I was a bit messy and lazy and didn’t cover enough of the shelves, but it worked out in the end. I just used mineral spirits to wipe away the mess.

Spray paint gold on bookshelf.

Despite splatters being everywhere, it really did wipe away pretty easily with mineral spirits.  Frankly, it was probably less work than if I would have covered all of the white areas.

Spray paint gold on jewelry box.

I also used gold spray paint on the knobs of the jewelry box and the trash can.

Spray paint trash can gold.

Take another look at the gallery wall above the bookshelf:

Gallery wall, tween girl bedroom.

My daughter picked out a few items that she thought she would really love for her gallery wall.  For advice on creating a gallery wall, check out a previous post of mine for guidance:  How To Create a Gallery Wall That’s Personal To You.

Gallery wall.

She covered her light switches with washi tape to match the decor.  I think she did a great job!

washi tape on light switch.

What do you think?  She loves it and feels like it is much more mature than the pink fairy room.

Have you completed a tween bedroom makeover? Or perhaps redecorated a bedroom?  What changes did you make?  I’d love to hear your feedback!

Thanks for checking out my before and after series this month!  

Ideas For Front Yard Landscaping | A Before and After

Painted Furniture | A Before and After

Painted Furniture Part 2 | A Before and After

Please leave me a comment below and have a great day!

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  1. I love the idea of the dollhouse bookshelf! I remember when I first got to pick out my new paint colors and new room decor, and it made me feel so much like a grown up. Obviously, I am now a grown up, but the remodel of your tween’s bedroom looks great!

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