We took our nursery with a mural overload to something for a girl who’s growing up. It’s time to make it into a more modern and clean looking girl’s tween bedroom makeover with fuchsia and blue. When our oldest was born, I was painting murals and furniture for a living. plus, murals were super popular at the time. I was obsessed with England and painted an entire castle crumbling wall with a night scene and a blooming magnolia bush. Over the course of time with 3 girls and 2 bedrooms, we’ve just been continually shifting kids around. Finally, my tween is getting her own room the younger two are sharing. It was time to make the room a little more grown up for her, but still appropriate for her age.
I was a little sad to say goodbye, but also I was kind of over it. I wanted her input and originally, she wanted pink and purple stripes, but I knew she would quickly out grow it and I did not want it to look like circus tent.
She told me “I don’t want any of that old stuff you like.” So we decided on a more modern flair with blue walls, and navy and raspberry accents. Something that could easily move into her late ‘tweens and beyond.
I found the modern-ish lamp, frame and fake flowers at Homegoods. It worked well knowing I had to keep her same bed coverings and furniture for now. I am thinking about finding something in raspberry and white for the bed skirt though. The rug is a bath mat from Homegoods.
I found this great pillow at Target to add a pop of color on the bed; and I had enough of that gorgeous Cabbages and Roses Fabric left to make an accent pillow. It really helped tie the room together.
For the artwork, I found the raspberry graphic “flowers” at Homegoods. They are placemats for $1.99 each! My MIL is from Britain so we found this British flag art . It was perfect for a girl’s tween bedroom makeover with fuchsia and blue!
The chair I reupholstered a few weeks ago from the Cabbages and Roses fabric is perfect for her reading nook. She loves the chair and reads in it every night. I’d love a mirror there but until I find one I like, a bit of ribbon and clothespins makes a great place to showcase her artwork. For a little bit of color we made a dolly pillow from blue ticking and pink felt.
Yes. That is an army parachute guy on the left. 🙂 She really, really wanted tye-dye pink drapes. How can I say no? I had some white panels in our over stuffed linen closet and took a chance at playing with dye and Ombre dying them.
It was fun to do and she actually likes them, so I am glad I took the time to do it.
Not bad for my first time. I might have to redo the navy at the bottom to even it out a bit.
We hung a self portrait she did over her dresser earlier this year. The colors were perfect, and I loved featuring her own art in her bedroom. Maybe she’ll be a famous artist one day.
I found these cute knobs for half price at Hobby lobby.
And since it’s a small room I ” cheated” the ceiling a bit and added chair rail about 7 inches down on the wall instead of crown molding. I think it raises the ceiling a bit and make the room look taller and adds character. Since our ceiling lines are so uneven anyway, it takes out the guess work of edging it straight.
I know she loves it and loves having the freedom her her own room. She has surprised me and is actually a pretty neat kid.
You may be getting to see another room make over in the next few months because now the other two want a “new room.”
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