Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Teen Bedroom Redo~Part 1

We've been working on this room again. Just giving it a few tweaks.

It's gone from this (before we moved in)

to this (after we moved in)

to this (last summer)
(Daughter has changed a bit too.)

The IKEA built-ins were great but the room still wasn't functioning to its full potential.  We couldn't see her bed most of the time because it was covered with everything she didn't put away.
 We thought about ripping out the built-ins and starting over but they do keep her organized, we just had to utilize every inch of space in the best possible way and give her a few more surfaces and storage options
This was her only light source and it took up a lot of visual floor space.  Can you say eye sore?
She also wanted a new paint color.  
Off to camp she went (after selecting said color: Benjamin Moore Buttercup) and some new bedding.
The rest of us lived like this for a few days.
The spare room looked like this.
Prepping her room to paint.
Hiding from the chaos, do you blame her?
The paint goes on the wall.

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Sheila said...

WOW! The transformations that room has gone through baffles me :) I love the build-ins! And the color is definitely a phase for a 16-year old :) I can't wait to see it all finished!

Life in Rehab said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, this ought to be good....

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Oh, how exciting! I'm so envious of those built-ins... can't wait to see the new wall color and other changes!


Julie Harward said...

With teens you can never have too much storage they can one day leave it all at your house when they get married and move away! LOL Believe me, it happens :D

Jami said...

OOOH! I can't wait to see the big reveal!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

HAAAA I want to see the result! I think you are super fun to make her room again! Cool Mom :)
I have my Giveaway up....want to make sure you don't miss it :)

Debbie said...

Heather, I love this post. A daughter driving...UGH! You know my before and after party is going on, I say you should use this post:)

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Okay Heather... you are making the rest of us moms (or just me) look bad:) I hope your daughter knows how awesome you are!

Richa said...

Wow..that is a lot of work AND you are doing it too!!

I should get going on my kids' room too...err, I suppose...

Aubrey@My Forever House said...

My kids are 3 and 1, so I guess I have at least 3-4 room redos a piece to look forward to?
Can't wait to see the transformation! Great job so far!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I like the new paint color... looks like it will warm up the space.

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

Meg said...

Nice color! And nice mom, to do it when she's not there to help. ;) I'm sure it will turn out wonderful! Great job.

I'm having a Scentsy giveaway on my blog! Love it if you could check it out!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a pretty paint color! I love doing kid rooms.

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