10.06.2012

Updated teen bedroom

I know that it wasn’t too long ago that I did my daughters tiny bedroom, but she asked for another book case in her room, and therefore I had to rearrange it to fit, and that led to another thing and so on and so on and so on…  We all know how that goes.

tween bedroom update at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

tween bedroom update at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

The last time I did her room, I had her stamp of approval, but this time I wanted her to decide on how it should look. She dog sat our neighbours dog for a week and earned the money to buy new bedding. From that she decided that the walls should be white and the accent colour orange. 

Painting over the black stripes was a nightmare!  Many coats of primer and paint later, I finally got it covered. Here is how it used to look, which I loved. But it’s not my room :(

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I plucked the gingerbread corbels from the front of my house to use to make her a laptop desk.  The stool was picked out of the garbage at work, I just removed the back of it so that it didn’t take up too much visual space.
The bookcases we already had; they are Markor bookcases from Ikea and to my mind, were the best bookcases they ever made.

tween bedroom update at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

There is still lots of space for more books. She doesn’t have a dresser in here, but I have added shelves to her closet, which once it’s painted I will show you. 

All we have left to purchase is a carpet, or maybe I will reuse her old floor cloth and make something else with it.

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13 comments:

  1. i love it! so fresh and vibrant and you know i am a fan of orange backed bookcases- i am so glad i did mine like that- they just make me happy, as yours do!

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  2. Wow! How fun!! It looks great !That laptop desk is so clever between the book shelves. The orange really pops and looks fresh and modern.

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  3. Love the little laptop desk. So bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Showoff. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  4. I love the orange! Very cool for a tween. My neices would love that (and my 3 year old too!)

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  5. Lovely room, the orange is fab! Love love the desk!

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  6. Oh wow. I can imagine how hard it would be to cover black. I like the new look!

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  7. It was pretty before and so fun now. Love the pops of orange and more modern look. The laptop desk is such a great idea!

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  8. I love the changes, a bit more mature I think. The orange is great :)

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  9. i absolutely LOVE the desk built in like that and the orange pops!

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  10. Excuse me mother, 14 is teen~
    Not tween

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  11. Fab tween room! We're about to redo our girls' room - they're 8 and 10 shortly and they want colour. Way more colour than I like. But like you said, it's not my room!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  12. Thanks for sharing, I am looking for ideas for my tween daughter!

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  13. Wow! It looks great! I love that you painted the backs of the bookcases. It really gives the room a lot of depth. I also love the laptop desk you made. So simple but it does the trick, doesn't it? I'm sure she loves it!
    Debbie

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