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!
If you didn't get an opportunity to see the other posts in this series, by all means, have a look!
Before Pictures of Little Girl Bedroom
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.
(sorry about the picture quality...turns out I didn't take many pictures of the fairy room!):
The Tween bedroom makeover After:
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Material Used for Makeover
- Open Air paint color by Sherwin Williams
- IKEA string lights hung on curtains. Here are similar twinkle lights on Amazon.
- Similar white desk
- Similar gold table
- Chalk paint and spray paint to update old decor (my favorite way to get a little extra life out of home decor!)
- pretty baskets for storage on bookshelves (ours are from IKEA)
- Washi tape to cover plain light switch cover
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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
I also used gold spray paint on the knobs of the jewelry box and the trash can.
Take another look at the gallery wall above the bookshelf:
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.
She covered her light switches with washi tape to match the decor. I think she did a great job!
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!
Other posts in the series in case you missed them:
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