Last week I made a few updates in my son’s room and today we are heading across the family room to my daughter’s side of the basement. This is one of those “if you give a mouse a cookie” moments, except if you give a blogger a hole in the wall, she will redecorate an entire room! :) Tween Girl Floral Wallpaper
If you remember my daughter’s room, it looked like this with that cute swinging chair below.
Well, we went almost 2 years without incident until my daughter decided to sit on top of the chair ala Miley Cyrus in the wrecking ball music video. Thankfully, she was fully clothed at the time, but she did indeed come in like a wrecking ball…taking out a good chunk of her wall in the process.
It sat there for about 6 months until I finally decided to tackle patching it (I used a mesh patch and spackle to cover it up, sanding and priming as well), but of course, I was out of the Topsail paint color. That all somehow rolled into painting her room a new color. “And while we were at, we might as well add some wallpaper, right mom?”
“Oh and remember you have your old queen bedframe, couldn’t I have that in my room now too?”
Chip off the old block this one :) Also, envision her sprawling her tiny 4 ft 8” body out on her twin bed trying to convice me that she is basically Shaquille O’neil trapped in a twin bed and can’t possibly be cramped in it one more night.
So, here we are redoing her room. I thought I would take you along for the ride rather than just showing you the finished product. A little real life progress, rather than the magic of HGTV poof the room is done overnight! I mean, it did take me 6 months to patch a hole in the wall, but I’m hoping to move faster than that on the rest of the project.
This is what we have accomplished so far –
- I patched the wall (no small feat, I’m not sure I’ve ever patched such a large hole), and it looks good as new!
- I painted all the walls Extra White by Sherwin Williams (the same color in most of our house). She really wanted white walls with bright accessories, which I’m totally on board with becuase it makes it easy to swap things out as she ages.
- I hung this fun wallpaper from Anthropologie that she fell in love with (I’m really letting her steer the ship this time). I haven’t hung wallpaper in FOREVER, and I’m pretty proud of myself for tackling it again. The Mr. and I last hung wallpaper together in 2006 and decided it would be better for our marriage if we never, ever, did that again, so I was on my own. In true Kelly fashion, I calculated wrong (math is not my strong suit) and ran out of wallpaper. Thankfully, I realized this and left the missing bit for where the bed would go. Shove the bed up against the wall and no one ever needs to know! ;)
- I put our old bed frame in here and ordered a new duvet cover that hasn’t arrived yet. For now, I raided my pillow closet and found this duvet, pillows, and quilt I had leftover from a campaign I worked a few years back. The joys of being a blogger – I have no shortage of extra pillows about.
We are off to a good start! We have plans to do a little makeover to her dresser, add some new nightstands, a rug, lamps, art work, and the new bedding too.
She is thrilled to have a bigger bed and it actually feels cleaner in here which I love becuase there isn’t as much floor space to fill up with dirty clothes and craft supplies. We shall see how long that lasts…
Charlie certainly approves having a larger napping spot during homework time in the afternoons!
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Wall Color: Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Wallpaper – Find it here
Pillows – TJ Maxx
Hanging Chair – Find it here
Quilt – Vera Bradley
Bed – it’s been discontinued, I can’t find a link for it anywhere
Flooring – Armstrong Laminate Forestry White Washed
Tween Girl Floral Wallpaper