Tween Room

I'm calling it good.

I started Lindsey's room over a year ago when we got this "graphic pop" bedding from PBTeen.
I thought it was perfect for this little darling. It still has a little floral and little girlishness.
But it is also fun enough to look a little pre-teen and we'll hopefully enjoy it a while before she grows out of it.
It took a few samples to get the color right for the walls. Not too minty, not too florescent, we wanted bright,
but we also needed it not to hurt our eyes when we walked by.
Room

Next I painted this canvas for a little personalization.
canvass

I actually traced the flowers on the accent pillow,
then made a stencil out of it with cardstock and an exacto-knife.
Then I penciled and painted them. I used colored bling for the center of the flowers.
I was inspired by this artist to paint the sides of the canvas.
side view of canvass

We got two magnet boards from IKEA for the little entry nook.
I just have to say, I love the sweet cards and pictures she displays.
I know the time is near when this board will have obnoxious things like
the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber on it. I will savor this picture if/when that time comes.
magnet board

Girlfriend got this chair with her straight-A money.
(Sorry if I offended anyone who doesn't believe in grade money, including my husband).
Good thing it was on clearance at Target.
She really loves this thing!
chair

These chandelier decals are from house of 3. I think I've mentioned I'm a fan.
Did you see the comment that Heidi left saying she loves this blog?
Well, she said it. That's right. My life is complete. He he.
wall art

I got these colorful flowers at Michael's and this frame was a find from Marshall's.
I photoshopped "You Are Special" on her picture just incase I forget to tell her often enough.
The side tables are from IKEA. Only the best, I know.
side table

This little "word cloud" sits on the other side table.
I believe in positive reinforcement so why not make her good qualities into room decor?
It is so easy at wordle.net.
You just enter the words, pick the colors, and press randomize until you like how it looks.
I printed it and put it in an 8x10 frame.
word cloud

She needed a place to display her treasured snow globe collection.
Next to a place to sleep, this is what she wanted most.
This little shelf came from a garage sale.
It started out a speckled brown stain, but I sanded and repainted it a fun, bright pink.
I love the scallops and the uniqueness of this little bookshelf.
shelf

I just didn't feel like the room was done until my recent sewing project.
I found the perfect fabric to make these simple drapes.
drapes

I referred to this tutorial at Make It and Love It for guidance and inspiration,
although I didn't use any of the same measurements.
I thought they break up that corner, add some height and give it some continuity
by bringing the wild fabric to the other side of the room.
The pink damask fabric matches perfectly with her lamp. Here's a close up.
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So I'm calling it good in here and moving on the my son's room. His room just doesn't match his fun personality.
Any thoughts or inspiration on little boy's rooms?

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25 comments:

  1. oh my goodness I just love love love that bed spread. It makes me want to cry a little because I didn't have it as a kid. lol!

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  2. So cute!! Too bad I can't decorate for a girl! I've always wanted to do walls in my boys room with antique wood planks like in a blue wash (like at red lobster) and do it pirate, or nautical or something that would go well with that. I think my boys may be too old by the time we get our own house!!

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  3. Wow - that is adorable! I'm going to have to remember this when my bug gets a little older.

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  4. Love the room. Adorable. I need to redo my girls room so badly, but just can't quite decide which direction I want to go. More than anything in the room, I love the picture of Lindsay with your Mom on her bookshelf. Makes the room complete.

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  5. thanks for this post! I'm glad you specifically went through the elements of the room, it makes it easier to duplicate..lol...Lily is going to share with Presley for now but the colors are neutral enough we can make her side of the room more, not "nursery-ish"..i love the canvas name idea and the simple ways to frame positive things about them, great idea. I'm not a sewer but I would love to make drapes for all the kids rooms, just to add pops of color, so I appreciate this post very much and will be referring back to it often..thanks!!..or better yet, please just fly to Utah and do my kid's rooms for me, we're close to an IKEA and love to go there, so come on over..;-)

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  6. I love it - and we share the same name my name is Lyndsey Ann too!! So she must be cool :) I love the colors you choose - what a fun room !!!

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  7. What a gorgeous girl's room! I love the bright colors and that canvas you painted is really cute and ties everything together! The bright pink bookcase is very cool! I'm sure your daughter loves everything about her new room!

    Kat :)

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  8. Very fun room. I love all the colors, it looks like a great place to be for a kid. :-)

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  9. Love it, love it, love it!! What a sweet girlie you have and it's clear you love her to pieces.
    She'll always remember her childhood room her momma made for her. Now, off to look on my craigslist for a shelf I can paint!

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  10. I love how it turned out! What a cute "tween" room! And your daughter is adorable! I bet she just loves her new room.

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  11. Nice job! What a fantastic room!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  12. Very cute! I just used these same colors for my girls room and i love it! Your artwork it amazing!

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  13. I LOVE it! My tween daughter has a snow globe collection too and I've been wondering how to display it, thanks for the inspiration! When I show her this room, I'm going to be in for a big job!

    Just stopping by from Today's Creative! Signed up to follow you! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers! http://juliechats.blogspot.com

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  14. Love...Love...Love...Decor !!1 Love Blog !!!!

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  15. Oh wow! You've done a fabulous job on your daughter's room. The canvas you painted is my favorite. You're so talented!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  16. I love it! So young and fun but still sophisticated enough to grow with her! Check out my little boy's room at http://meganscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/outer-space-bedroom.html Maybe you can find something that would work for your own little boy!

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  17. Looks GREAT! I love the canvas you painted. Fabulous job! The curtains are AWESOME!!!

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  18. What a fun room! I am in the middle of my twee's room and having the hardest time! I got some great ideas from you, my favorite being the positive touches you added. Who wouldn't love that?!!! I came across you from today's creative blog

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  19. What a great girls room! You did an outstanding job! :)

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  20. I love it! I am redoing my 10 yr old room and you have give me some great ideas! Thanks for sharing. Your little girl is beautiful btw

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  21. I love this room SO much. I really love the chandeliers and the sign above the bed.

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  22. This room is right up my girls alley!!! We're getting ready to redo her room for her 10th bday and she wants these green walls....can you tell me the color you used? Thanks!

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  23. Enjoyed looking at your daughter's room and getting ideas. Thanks for the link to wordle.net. Lots of fun!

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  24. Oh my goodness! I love the room. I'm hoping to get a similar bed spread. Your daughter has MY dream room! When we get a house hopefully i'll get my room. (:

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  25. Oh my goodness! I love the room. I'm hoping to get a similar bed spread. Your daughter has MY dream room! When we get a house hopefully i'll get my room. (:

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