tween girl bedroom makeover- part one

My baby is growin' up.  On Black Friday, we will hit the double digits. 
My baby!

In our last house, I told her she could pick whatever color she wanted for the walls.
She chose hot pink. 
As in Barbie.
Pepto Bismol.
I didn't mind.  It was her room, and I gave her what she wanted. 

In this new house, she was ready to be done with the pink. 
At first she wanted a Paul Frank themed room.  Apple green and orange.  But as we started shopping, she saw something that was so her- and I agreed!
Rock and roll chick!

Here's what her room looked like in it's blank canvas state:

Her room was the first to get some color on the walls. 
She chose Crystal Aqua from Valspar to match her new bedding:

And then we kind of came to a standstill on the decorating.  But this last spring she decided that more of her toys could go into the playroom.  We bought a desk for her since homework is becoming more a part of school.  She's an avid writer as well, so it just made sense.
Before we moved a lot of the toys out, I took some before pictures.

Brace yourself. 
No staging went into what you are about to see.

The new wall color really brightened the room.  This was the pre-toy move stage...

uh, yeah. 

And Bella's fluffy buns made the photo! :)

So, this was the intermediate stage....
After the toy move, we made a new canopy for her bed. 
We moved her bed to the other side of the room, out of the alcove. 
Her new desk went into that spot.

I purchased several yards of fabric, and bought two cafe rods in bronze. 

I attached one rod to the wall next to the ceiling, and the other rod to the ceiling.
It comes out just far enough to create a little canopy over her bed. 

Everything still felt a little unfinished, but it was one of those rooms that I had to sit on
for awhile and let the ideas come.
Now, after consulting my "client" and discussing some ideas, we have been moving ahead on getting her room completed!  I am super excited to show you the results! 

After I finish up some cute rock and roll inspired wall art, add some curtain panels with some creative tie backs, and replace some wall shelves, I will have the big reveal! 

I know this is a bit of a teaser, but you're just gonna have to wait!   ;)

Happy Thursday!


  1. I love her room!!!! This year my oldest turned 20 and my youngest turned 10. Yikes! Enjoy every second :)

  2. I love that you listen to what she wants! It's so great for a kid's self esteem and creativity to let them have a voice! Can't wait to see it! Love that canopy idea!
    xo- Carmel

  3. LOVE it!! We are in the process of changing houses and rooms right now, too. How fun for you to do a project with your daughter...thanks for sharing!

  4. Love the canopy!! What a great thing to do to make her own space! I am slowing getting started on my daughters, she will be a teenager in March!! Ugh! :) I can't wait to see what you and your daughter picked out, what a great way to spend some time together!! Happy early Bday to her!!!

  5. Such a fun room and what a lovely view out her window.


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