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Teen Bedroom Makeover

I am so excited to share this makeover with you. My daughter’s room has been on my to-do list for quite some time and I am finally ready to show you all of the details. She is TOTALLY in love with her new room and I am too!

The Before

Here is what the bedroom looked like before. Do any of you have a room in your house where all of the extra mismatched furniture resides? I kind of felt like a furniture hoarder whenever I walked into this room…like I am just keeping all of this stuff because “I might need it someday”. Plus, there was only one item on her walls. It was a dream catcher she made in the 4th grade. Can you see it in the photos? So sad. There was definitely nothing dreamy about this room.

The Accent Wall

The first thing this room needed was an accent wall. Luckily, I had a bunch of shiplap leftover from my loft ceiling project. So I decided to use it for the wall. I am a little bit of a freak about symmetry so I always try to line up my boards before installing them.

Also, this is not the ready-made shiplap. It is more like a paneling that resembles shiplap. Fortunately, it is less expensive than the real thing. All you need is some 1/4 in x 4ft x 8ft plywood panels that can be cut into 6″ strips by one of the nice men at Home Depot. There are a ton of online tutorials for installing this type of shiplap, so I won’t go into all of those details in this post.

The Ceiling Fan

The next project I tackled was the ceiling fan. It was originally white however, I knew that it would look much better with a matte black finish. I debated if it would be faster to remove the fan and spray it outside or spray it inside. In the end, I decided to paint the fan blades outside and spray the body of the fan in place.

In order to contain the overspray, I built a little spray tent around the fan using painters tape, tacks, and thin plastic sheeting. It didn’t take long. Then I went to town with my favorite black spray paint.

So much better! The black fan fits in perfectly with the bed and wall sconces.

The Paint

First, I primed and painted the shiplap with BM Chantilly Lace. Then I used flat white paint to cover the old paint on the ceiling. This really lightened the room and I was excited to apply the final paint to the walls.

Unfortunately, I had to paint the walls twice. The first time I used Sherwin Williams Jasper Green (left). I loved the dark moody green however, when it dried it was just a little too dark for the bedroom. Next, I tried Benjamin Moore’s Tarrytown Green (right) and it was just right!

The Furnishings

Then it was time for the best part…the furnishings. Hooray!! I don’t have sources for all of the items because some of them came from my other hoarder room;) However, here are links for a few of them:

The Gallery Wall

I think this view of my daughter’s bedroom is my favorite, because of the gallery wall. It contains portraits of both of her grandmothers and one of her great-grandmothers. All strong women that she can look up to and emulate. One of the personal touches that makes her bedroom…hers.

Well, what do you think? I would call this makeover a success!

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15 Comments

  1. Holy smokes this doesn’t even look like the same room! What a beautiful transformation. I love all the finishes and colors you chose. It’s just gorgeous. Hugs and happy spring, CoCo

  2. I am TOTALLY blown away, Loralee! This transformation is so incredibly inspiring, and your attention to detail is amazing! I’m seriously just completely enamored with everything you’ve done…it looks gorgeous! You’ve given me so many ideas…can’t wait to go refresh our guest room now. xo, Kristi

  3. This room is perfect. I love the shiplap, the metal bed, and for sure the gallery wall. How special to be able to see her history. Gorgeous. ❤️

  4. What a beautiful and bright room! I love the colourful rug too, I’ve considered buying that rug many times before! Your photos are so crisp and clear too! Lovely transformation!

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