In my last post, I shared the beginning of a huge makeover on my oldest Daughter’s bedroom. In that post I showed how her dressers looked before I started the challenging task of making a little girl’s room look more like a funky Teenager room! If you want the full scoop, you should begin your reading by clicking on the photo below.
This is the point where I left you all in suspense as to what this teenager was going to see when she first returned home.
Shall we continue??? Lets get busy…we have furniture…now we need to decorate!
With Georgie getting a larger bed in her room, she needed a headboard. I didn’t have time to go and junk one up for her, and living in this small town, there isn’t much for shopping for such things. I needed a fast and easy solution to this problem!
While I was out and about one day, I happened upon a dollar store. As I was walking around in there looking for some bamboo stakes for the greenhouse, I decided to walk down an isle I don’t usually bother with…and came upon these wonderful little plastic squares! They came in a package of two and they included the little wire clips that join them together! They were a buck a package and they were perfect for my Georgie’s room! I bought several packages of them (and a couple of other little odd’s n ends that would be good for this project ) and headed for home!
First thing, I got busy joining the squares together and hung them on the wall where I had decided to place her bed.
Loving the way these looked…I proceeded to dress her bed!
NOW do you see WHY this room was such a challenge for me??? I love the colors…but I never decorate my house like this…I use these colors in my gardens! This room was not an easy task for this Tootsie. I am more prone to decorate with a soft, muted, shabby style.
Next up…was the walls, her little bedroom window.
Georgie LOVED the curtains I had made a while back for her little sister’s bedroom…and she really wanted some like that in her room…so I made her a chicken coop valance similar to the one I had done for “Busy’s” room. The difference is that I made Georgies’ in her colors.
This bedroom is in the basement of our house…so the window is teensy and not terribly easy to dress. I tried to put up curtains, but they looked ridiculously ugly, so a valance hung on a curve is the way it will be!
I hung a few of the wall words sayings…(which are a bugger to keep stuck by the way)…and then decided to make some original wall art on her wall out of watering cans!
I had originally planned to make several of these for her wall, but because they turned out to be quite big, she got only one, as I didn’t want it to start to look too tacky! She did get several sayings…and…
…a funky wire dress form wall hanging.
So far…so good! NEXT!!!
Remember this paragraph from the first part?
“When I ask Georgie what type of bedroom she would like, she simply would say “lime green with black. Walls can be either color. I also want horses and cool stuff in my room mom…no ruffles or old lady stuff like you use in the rest of the house please” “
Well…I had to keep that in mind…so the horses stay…for now.
The other little vanity dresser did get a little more funk…and I sneaked a little of my style in there too with the flowers…lol. I added a shiny black framed mirror and….
Yep! I added a Lava Lamp! I just know that will be her favorite part!
Again…I still need to do a new cover for her chair…but otherwise this little vanity looks pretty spiffy!
After a lot of work, sweat, cursing and swearing, Georgie finally has her newly updated teenager room…Tootsie Style!
Like I said before...
…nothing like watching a Tootsie step right out of her element!
There is still baseboards and trims to be added and she is getting a new window this spring, but for the most part, this room turned out much better than I had planned! I left a wall blank except for a bulletin board, for anything else that she might want to add…or that I find in my travels that would look sensational in here!
Well…what do you think? Do you think she likes her new look???
SHE LOVES IT! Yay for me!!! I TOTALLY ROCKED IT!
Stay tuned...there are two more kid's rooms for me to share!
Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!
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