Oh my gosh you guys….I'm excited to show you today's post! I finally finished a whole room in my house! I've got lots of pics and room ideas for you as I show you all the fun in my teenage daughter's bedroom. 🙂
So, first I just have to say…. I finished a room!!! I've been working on our living room for about 1 1/2 years and I'm still not done. I've done parts of our room, the hallway, the laundry room, and our office, but I do a project and then get an idea for another project or room and never quite finish things. I knew my daughter didn't want her room to be one of those projects. I saved up the money. We came up with a plan and we executed it. We started in January and I'm happy to say we are done! Now, I'm excited to show you what we did. You ready? Let's do this thing!
First up I have to admit that I'm not the best photographer of whole rooms. There is a vast difference between photographing small projects and photographing a whole room. I'm working on it, but these pictures aren't quite what I had hoped they would be. They are fine, but not as gorgeous as most room reveal pics you will see. I can tell you that these are how we really live….welll….if you count that it took me about 30 minutes to clean and throw a bunch of stuff in the hallway in order to photograph the room. 🙂 I totally meant to take a pic of the hallway and was just so glad to be done and thinking that I had gotten some good shots, that I forgot to take that pic. Sorry!
Anyway, let me first mention in the picture above, that I made that bedskirt. The bed is one that can be a bunk bed or a single bed. It has wood slats that don't allow for normal bedskirts. I had wanted to try making a bedskirt for years but never got around to it(we are shocked by that, right? Not). I finally did and I made it from a pretty sparkly tulle. You can find all the details in this post.
Oh and I almost forgot…before we get too much farther, if you want to see what the room looked like before our makeover, you can see what it looked like just after we moved the girls from sharing a room into their own rooms in this post. OK, I think I got the details out of the way. Now are you really ready to see the room?
This is the main wall you see as you walk into her room. It also includes her bed. Snowflake wanted a bit of a cozy reading spot in her room. We also wanted to make her room a bit more grown up from those you see in the before.
I made her the letter wall art and we added an inexpensive book-case below. It gives her room for books as well as a little storage in the cubes.
Back when we separated the girls into their own rooms, we found this fuzzy bean bag on clearance at Target. Aside from the fact that the dog thinks it is her bed, it is a perfect place to lounge and read. The little light can be moved as it just hooks onto the bookcase.
Next on the wall is her bed. She wanted a different arrangement for her furniture, so we pulled the bed away from the wall a bit and found this cute little nightstand at Target. It was in one of the accent colors we were using for the room so it is perfect.
To add some character and personality to her room, I made the dream colorfully sign for $4! It is a knock off of some Pottery Barn Teen wall art.
The bedding is from PB Teen. I was able to snag it during all of their holiday sales last year. I think I got it at 40% off! Perfect.
I made the cute little minky pillow for her as well.
In my opinion, we have a great mix of store-bought and handmade things to give the room fun and personality, while still making it feel a bit more grown up for her.
Her nightstand has a lamp and flowers from IKEA as well as a few of the pieces she has painted at our friend's pottery shop.
The latest addition to her room is this adorable cat poster. My daughter just bought it at a school book fair. She loves posters. Uugh. I don't really like them all over the walls, but whatever. It is her room and her personality, so she should have them.
I had planned to eventually make another frame and a cute printable and hang that in this spot. I still plan to do that when I work on my younger daughter's room.
Continuing around the room, we hung a mirror with a shelf above for knick knacks. You can see the curtains that we got at IKEA, which I hemmed in 15 minutes!
She still plays with her American Girl dolls occasionally and has them all sitting on the AG doll bunk beds I made for her.
There isnt' much room in this corner, so it is a perfect and tight fit, but it works.
One thing we did in Snowflake's room that we are both really happy we did, is to paint the raised portion of the doors with the wall color. It adds some fun and personality to the doors of her closet and room.
Next to her closet is a small wall space between the closet and the door to her room. We placed her new dresser from IKEA in this space and used the area to add a little more light and her new stereo.
She wanted a picture of her sister and herself from our recent family photography session in this spot. I hadn't found a consistent use for the frame that I made for our summer mantel last year, so we place the picture into the frame as it matched the colors in her room perfectly. Easy!
This is the full view of this narrow space. Perfect fit for the dresser and her giant penguin…can you tell my daughter loves stuffed animals?
I know you may have seen this before. This is my favorite diy from her room. I have the full story of both the IKEA Expedit I used for the storage part as well as the diy desk that I made to fit in the middle.
Her room is smallish, so this is the perfect solution for adding stylish storage as well as a place to study. See…more stuffed animals…I told you she loves them. I won't even tell you how many are stored under her bed. Suffice it to say that it is full of stuffed animals.
Her desk has the cute bulletin board that I took from a standard bulletin board to something that matches her room perfectly. Do you see my craft fail on her desk? I made those last fall and hated the way they looked. My kids quickly snapped them up and the mason jars have been taunting me from different places all over the house. Can someone tell me why I let the kids keep them? I'm such a sucker. 😉
More flowers from IKEA and painted pottery pieces that Snowflake has made over the years. A friend of ours owns a pottery shop and we seem to end up there a bit more than we may soon have room for in our house. The kids always have fun as do I, so I guess the pottery will continue to be added to our home.
Thus ends our tour of my teenage daughter's room. We are very happy with the end results! It has a great mix of her personality and interests while being more mature than her former room.
As far as I know, we are done with this room (other than that printable and frame I mentioned that I will do when I do Pumpkin's room). Yay! One room completely done in our house! I feel so proud!