A good DIY project always gets my adrenaline going. There’s nothing like making a plan come to life. It’s been a while since I posted about anything DIY. So here it is….
We’ve been in our home for about 6 months and we’ve accomplished a lot. There is still quite a bit more work to do but I’m proud of our progress. I’ll be sharing more on that later.
My 12-year-old daughter is not interested in decorating and wanted no parts of it when we were getting settled. She’d rather be playing computer games or watching her favorite shows. Nothing unusual there. My other two kids jumped right in to help decorate and paint their bedrooms. We left the rest of the painting to the professionals.
As a mom, I remind myself that it’s okay to be different. All of my children have different personalities and we embrace them. Honestly though, her room decor was really bothering me. Her room was just sort of blah with no character or coördination whatsoever. I was struggling with her being the middle child, and her room reflecting the stereotype of the middle child which is forgotten and overshadowed. By the way, I don’t claim that middle child syndrome in my household, but I did think about it. I don’t think my daughter thought anything of it. She has no problem asking for what she wants.
You know exactly what I’m about to say. I redecorated her room. Yes, I did. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I admit it, redecorating her room was more about me than her. Plus we were expecting guests for a week. It’s amazing how plans for entertaining gives us motivation that we never knew we had.
If you have the means and it matters to you, your room should be a reflection of you and a comfy place that is pleasing to your eye. I painted and redecorated over three days while everyone else in my household was chillin and relaxin. She picked the paint colors, and bedding – the easy part. We already had most of the accessories.
I purchased most of the items over the past few months and they were just waiting for the redo. I did buy her a new full size bed. She’s 5’8″ and a twin size was not cutting it anymore. The room is small, so a queen would have been too big. The bedding was ordered on-line from Aero by Bethany Mota. The “be brave” pillow came with the set and the others were found at Target (amour) and Walmart (zebra). We purchased Mini Mouse as a souvenir this summer while visiting Disney. She matches perfectly.
The LexMod fabric headboard was purchased on-line at Amazon for $115.00 including shipping. The only assembly required was attaching the two posts on each side. I’ve always wanted to make a headboard but there was no time.
Here’s a collage to give you some idea of the before. I totally forgot to take before photos of the room. I was on a serious mission. I was also too lazy to remove stuff from the room, so I pushed everything to the center of the room.
This nightstand was purchased at a yard sale for $8 and we painted it white with blue and green accents a couple of years ago. It was in our gameroom at our old house.
Word art was purchased from Kirklands.
I found this $20 acrylic chair for her desk at a place called Bargain Buyouts. She thinks it’s really cool.
I bought some decorative adhesive contact paper on clearance for $10 from Target. I decided to put it on the back of her bookshelf for visual interest and a little pizzaz.
The lamp and lamp shade came from Walmart. Both pieces were about $20 total. We like the city scape on the lamp shade. You can also see my paint job here. I used Valspar Reserve paint from Lowes. I painted the top Mint Whisper and the bottom part Meadow Mist.
Every girl needs words of encouragement, right.
The room is still a work in progress. We still have some empty walls. Wall decor makes a big difference and we are taking our time. We’ll know it’s right when we see it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace and Blessings,