a raspberry sherbet Tween Bedroom Makeover!
weeks months of talking about it (and leaking some sneak peaks here and there)…I am FINALLY ready to reveal my niece’s bedroom makeover!
This room transformation has been so much fun to work on…it is packed with so many neat ideas, storage solutions, DIY projects, and lots and lots of saturated color! Today, I am going to give you the full tour, which means tons of pictures. But don’t worry, I have several posts in the coming weeks that will detail every last bit of this room, including a few tutorials and a resource guide!
You may (or may not) remember, but we started here with these two inspiration boards:
Here’s where we ended up!
Let me give you the grand tour after the jump!
As you walk into the room, the new daybed/trundle bed is centered on the opposite wall. The wild and wonderful pinwheel quilt was contributed to the room by Gramma!
Above the bed is the adorable gallery wall. We had so much fun thinking up all sorts of projects to fill this space! You might recognize those 3D flowers that I featured over at Positively Splendid – you can read the full tutorial here!
One of the goals of this room transformation was to give my niece lots and lots of storage. To the left of her bed, is a 3 step storage shelf (baskets tuck into the left side of it and hold shoes, magazines, and stuffed animals)…and it also doubles as a bedside table!
To the right of the bed is a mini “vanity.” The cabinet beneath stores American Girl clothes, while the top storage cubbies hold combs, brushes, clips, claws, jewlery and everything else a 10-year-old needs!
To give my niece the space to actually get in to her closet, we removed the doors and added this flower curtain. The grommets (rather than hooks or a rod pocket) allow for the curtain to be easily opened and closed.
Behind the door is a coat rack and necklace holder to keep these things accessible but also off the floor.
On the opposite wall, we quadrupled my niece’s original storage and made a show-stopping display to brighten her room! Three IKEA wall units were assembled and stood up side by side. A wooden plank lays across the top of all three units to give it a built-in look! A festive pennant banner brings a huge dose of color while hiding the edge of the wood board!
We had no intentions of painting this room, so we were faced with the challenge of adding color through other methods! Using the theme fabric (in the curtains) as inspiration, we MADE (yes, we made every last one!) these vinyl decals to adorn the drawer fronts! These vinyl flowers absolutely brought the room to life – and I have a full tutorial to show you how we did it!
Tucked in between two of the wall units is a small IKEA desk and hot pink chair! Big enough to do homework, but small enough that it can’t be overrun with clutter!
In front of the desk, we used a picture ledge to lean an extra large memo board. The ribbons allow things to be tucked right in, but it’s made with a cork board, so loose papers can be pinned right up too! (I have a tutorial for this one too!).
To store other odds and ends, these cups hook right onto the front of the picture ledge! No nails or drilling required – SCORE!
Lastly, we swapped out the ladybugs that hung in her door for matching flowers. These are card stock flowers just hung together with little link rings!
As it’s been quite a while since I showed you the original before and progress shots of the room, I thought it would be fun to see where we started!
View from the door:
View of the closet:
View of the left-side wall:
Phew! That’s a lot of color! Hope you enjoyed the tour and saw some goodies that spark your fancy! Come back later this week, I’m going to give you an up-close look at everything on that gallery wall!
See you soon!
See You Soon!
16 Comments on “a raspberry sherbet Tween Bedroom Makeover!”
How beautiful! I'm sure she must love the work you did for her!
It turned out gorgeous!! Love the bright colors!
This is so fun!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Your niece must be so happy!
What a lucky little girl to have such a great aunt!!! This room is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the little touches you added to make this special!
The room looks great! Did the bed also come from IKEA?
Hi Cyndy! Yes, the bed is IKEA too! Here's the link!
hey love d work i have the same chair from ikea looks good if you put a small flat cushion on it
What a fun bedroom! I love all the great bright colors together, so cute and fun!
Oh wow!! I'm in love with this room!!!want to decorate my daughters room like this!
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Wow!! What a fun and cheerful transformation! I love that gallery wall and the memo board. Who wouldn't want to do homework in a hot pink chair? 🙂
SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!
My 8yo daughter loves this room, but wants me to "make it blue"… so I'm bookmarking this page + the posts that go with it as guides in my quest remake my little girls' space into something she can grow into + enjoy into her tweens. We have lots of time, so can attack a project once a month for the next 5 years, lolz!
Any advice for where to start? I'm thinking BED, as she is about to outgrow her adorable small-frame Ikea kid's bed. I guess bed linens would be a great place to determine a color+pattern scheme, right?
This is AMAZING!!! I love everything about this room 🙂
Sorry to have to ask, but what components fro IKea were used to make up what looks like a built in unit around her little desk? I've never really explored Ikea since we don't have one close by and I'm having a little trouble tracking down what all was used. Thanks much!
Absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your page!!
Is she still liking the room? or has it changed again?