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 I recently completed a 17th Birthday makeover of my Teenage daughter Phoebe’s bedroom.

PHOEBE'S "OLD" ROOM - Photo taken by John Petersik of Young House Love for our HOUSE CRASH
PHOEBE’S “OLD” ROOM – Photo taken by John Petersik of Young House Love for our HOUSE CRASH

Her room was WONDERFUL before, but kids grow and tastes change and she has ME for a mother! Phoebe wanted a bedroom that was lighter, calmer and quieter with lots of WHITE punctuated by GOLD with some pastel POPS of color…well, let’s just say..she had me at “GOLD”!

TEENAGERS’ lives GO in a million directions. It is a blessing for them have an inviting place to come home to at the end of their very intense days. There are certain “must haves”…YOU “MUST HAVE” A BED,  and ample storage for all of their clothing and STUFF…and it helps to have a DESK or WORK AREA.  There remain so many “Optional”s… a comfy chair, rugs, lighting and accessories.

DECORATING A BEDROOM TAKES CAREFUL PLANNING, SETTING A BUDGET AND TIME ALLOTMENT. I FOLLOW THE SAME STEPS FOR PLANNING ANY ROOM:

1. MAKE A “DREAM” LIST

THIS is a fun step… Phoebe knew she wanted White and Gold….and Wallpaper! We spent months collecting ideas, ordering samples and choosing the wallpaper. She also wanted to change from her twin beds to a double bed, perhaps an old spool bed and someplace for her kitty “GUS”.

PHOEBES BEDROOM WISHLIST COLLAGE - PHOTOS FROM TOP LEFT - CAITLIN WILSON,
PHOEBES BEDROOM WISHLIST COLLAGE – PHOTOS FROM TOP LEFT – CAITLIN WILSON, MONIKA HIBBS,  “GUS”, BENJMAIN MOORE PAINT, (LAMP) FABULOUS K, JULIA ROTHMAN FOR HYGGE AND WEST WALLPAPER, AND JULIA ROTHMAN SPOOL BED ILLUSTRATION!

ONE OF OUR FIRST “SCORES” WAS AN ANTIQUE SPOOL BED THAT A FRIEND FOUND FOR ME!

I HAVE BEEN looking for a spindle bed for years. YEARS. I was about to settle for one…KIND OF like what I wanted when friend spied one at an antique store and told me about it.

My patience paid off. It is exactly what I had envisioned. And my daughter will have it forever!

FINDING THE SPOOL BED OF MY DREAMS ENDED A 2 YEAR LONG SEARCH!
FINDING THE SPOOL BED OF MY DREAMS ENDED A 2 YEAR LONG SEARCH!

2. DO A MAJOR PURGE OF THINGS THAT NO LONGER FIT, WORK OR COMPLIMENT THE NEW ROOM

We spent days cleaning out her room, clearing out clutter and thinning the closet of clothing too small or just too “something” to keep! It is hard to think about NEW things when the old is staring you in the face and clogging your drawers and your creative mind!

THE YELLOW HUTCH WAS TRANSFORMED INTO  A WHITE AND GOLD DIPPED HUTCH!
THE YELLOW HUTCH WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A WHITE AND GOLD DIPPED HUTCH!

3. TAKE INVENTORY OF WHAT YOU “HAVE” THAT CAN BE RECYCLED, UP-CYCLED, DIY-ED AND REPAINTED TO FIT INTO THE NEW COLOR SCHEME.

THE SIDE TABLE WAS A HAD ME DOWN AND THE LAMP SET AHD BEEN IN OUR STORAGE. BOTH GOT MAKEOVERS....LEAVING ROOM FOR NECESSARY PURCHASES.
BEFORE AND AFTER – THE SIDE TABLE WAS A HAND-ME-DOWN AND THE LAMPS WERE IN STORAGE. BOTH GOT MAKEOVERS….LEAVING ROOM FOR MORE NECESSARY PURCHASES.
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BEFORE AND AFTER WASH STAND
DRESSERMAKEOVER
BEFORE AND AFTER DRESSER

4. MAKE SURE TO CREATE PLACES FOR COLLECTING!

TEENAGERS are always making memories, collecting awards and photos and celebrating dances and milestones. It is important to have places to displace these precious moments and achievements!

I REPAINTED her side table Benjamin Moore Spring Mint - semi gloss Advance.
I REPAINTED her side table Benjamin Moore Spring Mint – semi gloss Advance.
WHITE AND GOLD DIPPED HUTCH
WHITE AND GOLD DIPPED HUTCH

5. SET A TIME FRAME AND DO A LITTLE AT A TIME.

THE LAST TIME I did a makeover of my daughter’s bedroom, I completed ALL of the work over a 3 day period while she was away on a 7th grade school field trip. The results were beautiful but the pressure of doing everything in such a condensed span of time did not leave much room for error! This time, I paced the work, doing one big PROJECT each  week…for 6 weeks. I did wallpaper and painting one week, furniture makeovers the next…bedding and other accessories were purchased throughout as I watched for sales and specials. This pace took longer, but the process was much less stressful.

PHOEBE'S NEW BED!
PHOEBE’S NEW BED WAS THE FIRST STEP!
painting the blue wall!
THEN WE PAINTED AND WALLPAPERED HER WALLS
I SPRAY-PAINTED her SCONCES GOLD
I SPRAY-PAINTED her SCONCES GOLD
WHITE AND GOLD DIPPED HUTCH - AND MY DOGGIES KEEPING ME COMPANY
AND MADE A WHITE AND GOLD DIPPED HUTCH – AND MY DOGGIES KEEPING ME COMPANY
THE WALLPAPER IS UP!
THE WALLPAPER IS UP!

6. MAKE SURE THERE IS GOOD DESK OR “WORKSPACE”

TEENS spend countless hours studying and doing homework, writing college admissions essays and papers is a time consuming and stressful process. They also need privacy. Having a quiet organized place makes life just a little bit easier.

IKEA DESK WITH PBTEEN CHAIR
IKEA DESK WITH PBTEEN CHAIR

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7. ADD PERSONAL TOUCHES

The best rooms reflect the inhabitant (s). I painted a surprise portrait of my daughter’s beloved kitty Gus as a birthday gift. The portrait hangs in a place of honor and though cats are not allowed in dorms, her painting will follow her to College one day.

GUS IN GUITAR CASE

GUS KEEPS A WATCHFUL EYE OVER OUR GIRL
GUS KEEPS A WATCHFUL EYE OVER OUR GIRL
THE PORTRAIT OF GUS
THE PORTRAIT OF GUS
PHOEBE'S MIDDLE NAMESAKE - BILLIE HOLIDAY
PHOEBE’S MIDDLE (holiday) NAMESAKE – BILLIE HOLIDAY

8. A GOOD THING GOES A LONG WAY

We found this amazing blush color (BENJMAIN MOORE RALEIGH PEACH)  and RE-painted her dresser. I sprayed the handles gold and the transformation was beautiful. The color was so beloved I was tempted to paint everything…but we stopped at one piece to make it more special!

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IXCROSS THE ROOM

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9. STYLE – STYLE – STYLE – DON’T FORGET THE LITTLE THINGS….BOOKS, PHOTOS, USEFUL PLACES TO PUT JEWELRY AND MAKEUP….STYLING OF ANY ROOM IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE AND WHAT IS A CAKE WITHOUT FROSTING?

ORIGAMI ON THE MANTLE
ORIGAMI ON THE MANTLE
THE GIRL WHO FLIES
THE GIRL WHO FLIES
PHOEBE'S TAP SHOES
PHOEBE’S TAP SHOES

10. FINALLY – PULLING ALL OF THE PIECES TOGETHER!!!!

My FAVORITE PART IS THE DAY OF THE “INSTALL” WHEN ALL OF THE PIECES COME TOGETHER!

THE SPINDLE BED IS WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF THE WAIT!

THE WALLPAPER IS UP!
MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WE COULD HAVE IMAGINED!!!

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ORC PHD ROOM BED

PHOEBE IS IN LOVE WITH HER NEW ROOM AND SO AM I.

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the chandelier is left over from the old room, the ceilings are being re-done, and the new one will be installed when they are complete.
BRASS AND PORCELAIN LAMP
BRASS AND PORCELAIN LAMP
COMING SOON -  CHANDELIER !!!
COMING SOON – CHANDELIER !!!

SOURCE LIST:

WALLPAPER – HYGEE AND WEST – JULIA ROTHMAN “DAYDREAM: IN BLUSH

PAINT – BENJAMIN MOORE CHANTILLY LACE (WALLS- EGGSHELL/ TRIM SEMI-GLOSS)

BED – VINTAGE SPINDLE/SPOOL BED – TUCKAHOE ANTIQUES AFTON, VA.

COMFORTER – TARGET  SIMPLY SHABBY

BEDSKIRT – 18″ BOHEMIAN BEDSKIRT PBTEEN

DESK – IKEA TRESTLE DESK

DESK CHAIR – “FURILICIOUS” ROCKIN ROLER DESK CHAIR PBTEEN (spray painted base gold)

CHAIR – OVERSTOCK

RUGS – HOME DEPOT AND FUR

LAMPS – POTTERY BARN  ALEXIS CERAMIC LAMP  (bases painted gold)

DRESSER – VINTAGE  – PAINTED BENJAMIN MOORE RALEIGH PEACH ADVANCE SEMI-GLOSS

HUTCH – VINTAGE  – SPRAY PAINTED WHITE WITH KRYLON GOLD SPRAY PAINT

TEDDY

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8 thoughts on “NOW ON DOMINO.COM!

  1. love the wallpaper and the pottery barn fuzzy chair – the only thing out of place is the chandelier – not good …feel like a bit of chaos in an otherwise serene room.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Interesting you should mention the chandelier, this one is a leftover from the old room and we have a new one but are waiting to ave the ceilings removed to swap them out, if you scroll down to the “source” list you can see it.

  2. Absolutely L❤️VE!!!! My youngest daughter is 17, we are revamping her room. Do you paint your furniture with a brush? Your pieces always look perfect!!

    1. Hi Shellie, I alternate between a brush and a foam roller . The trick is using the advance paint which is 50% oil and 50% latex, it lays down soooooo smooth and you can not see any brush lines! I like the brush better than the roller with advance because the roller tends to bubble up and leave tiny “pop” marks….
      Have fun doing your daughter’s room!!!!

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