Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Teenage Girl's "Mix of Eras" bedroom makeover!!

Tawk of the day: "Someone else is happy with less than what you have."

Well, HERE IT IS!!! :)
My sister's bedroom makeover..

My sister wanted her bedroom redone for about 3 years now.
Welll, this summer she was going on vacation with her friend and her friend's family.
My mom and I told her that we wanted to redo her room while she was gone, to surprise her.
She agreed right away and we took a day to go shopping so she could pick some things out and discuss what she'd like done with her room: her style, colors, and ideas..
She wanted the walls blue and gray. She wanted to incorporate a little of every era.
She loves the 50's style : Marilyn, Old music, Decor.
She LOVES the 80's : Record albums, BILLY Joel, Vibrant colors, and movie posters.
PARIS : She had a dream of going to Paris one day. She said that dreamed "kinda died" but she had some Eiffel Tower decor still in the boxes and on her walls already so we decided to use them anyways..
Makeup Organization : She already owned a magnetic makeup board that she hadn't hung up yet, so she knew she wanted that up.. 
What she didn't know was that we had some ideas of our own that she had no clue about.  Things like making a nail polish rack, jewelry rack, perfume rack, etc.. 
So buckle your seat belts, everyone... and enjoy the ride....




This picture above is the little nook that we made into a makeup vanity,
Makeup is a huge part of my sister's life..

We took a cork board from Target and bought little thumb tacks from the Dollar General and used this to organize all her necklaces and bracelets..

I made this Magnetic Makeup Board for my sister for Christmas last year.
We JUST finally got it hung up and attached magnets to a few makeup pieces..

We purchased this wall storage shelf from Target for like 34.99$
It was the PERRRRFECT solution for storing all her perfumes.
This girl is definitely a perfume junkie - xoxo.
This shelf comes in like 4 pieces and you just attach it together, super easy.

We found the perfect space to store all her rings..
in the tiny holes of the shelf..

We found this carry-all mobile cart at Big Lots for $35.
And believe it or not... IT IS JAM-PACKED of all her extra makeup!

Those are little decorative records above that little cubby door.
They are little mirrors.  Instead of wasting good wall for nails, we just stood them upright on the ledge.

This floor lamp was found at Kirklands.
It was on sale for $40.00.
My mother couldn't pass it up!!
I wish I had the space in my home to put one :(  But it's quite tiny.

Here's a close up of the floor lamp.
It has a switch that you can just hit with your foot to turn it on/off.
Above the bed is a photo display'r. It was still in the package.

The big green pillow was from Gabriels for just $10!!
and the small gold and black one was from Gabriel's for just $5!!

We spotted these bed sheets at Big Lots for 9$ !!
Can you believe it?! .. and the comforters were 15$ !!
They added a touch of 50's genre, I think. My sister picked these out

This here you can find a tutorial on YouTube.
It is made from just Duct Tape and Foam Board! .. and hot glue of course ;)
Isn't it awesome!!! I did not think it would hold up, but a few weeks later it is still going strong! :)
We just screwed this into the wall.

We used this book/dvd/cd stand for her shoes instead!
Perfect idea for the shoe addict.

We stacked these wall square shelves instead of nailing them into the wall.
Worked out great!!

My sister collects her fave band/artist albums.
She found a bunch at a flea market and wanted to display them somehow in her new bedroom.
I came up with the idea of sewing a long strip of material together & sewing ribbon across so she could just slide the corners of the records into to make them stay..
This was perfect for her slanted walls.

This was made to be a little reading corner/50's era area for her.

She's a huge fan of Marliyn Monroe, but then again.. Who isn't!?!

I think everyone can agree that this movie is the best one to come out of the 80's.. 

This is the spare bed.
It was mine when I still was living at home and single..
She just decided to keep it up for when she has friends sleep over.

The little blue ball pillow was from Big Lots for $10
All the others she already had.

She had an abundance of lotions/tanning creams/hair products and we didn't know where to put them all without it looking cluttered.. so we just decided to use this little table as storage.
We placed it next to her one dresser, kind of out of the way and none seeable. 

I seen a tutorial on pinterest somewhere of this type of project.
I took her canvas art that she had already had and mod podged misc. scrap book paper pieces all over the canvas art.
Next with my cricut machine I cut out song lyrics (sissy picked them out) onto shelf adhesive paper and placed them onto the canvas after the mod podge dried.
After that I painted all over the canvas in white. then after that dried I carefully pealed off the letters and kind of sand paper'd it to give it a more distressed look.
(Note:: I put 'brick' scrap book paper on the corners to make it look as if the brick was part of the piece of art..)

A look at the room from the window's stand point.

A look at the room from the 'vanity' stand point.

This is another Canvas Art transformation!
I like this one A LOT better than the other one I made for her room.
What do you think?..
Recognize the lyrics?.. She loves her some Billy Joel :)
The other canvas was Sam Cooke lyrics.

We took the back window wall and used that as an accent wall, painting it a blue.
All the other walls we repainted gray.
We left the ceiling white.

My mother purchased the blinds a year ago and hadn't hung them until the week we redid her bedroom..
and my sister picked out the white curtains from Gabriel's for about 7$ each.

Another find on YouTube.
Buy a trash can at the Dollar Store (1.50$)
flip it over and hang it from the ceiling with a shower curtain hook.
Take your scarves and take a little piece of it and stick it through one of the trash can holes and it will stay put..
Great storage and WILL fit a TON of scarves!!
We didn't really want to display this so we stuck it inside one of the cubby rooms.

Took a Dollar Store trash can and flipped it over and used it as a stand for her game console, & dvd player.

Found a cute little spot for a cute little sign her friend bought her.
Hung it from the curtain rod.

We hid her fan and stereo beside her spare bed..
Perfect spot.

We found these stackable crates at the Dollar General for like 4.50$..
These work out great for all her flip flops!

We didn't know where to put all her books so we just hid them beside her bed along the wall.
Nobody can really see them unless you are sitting on her bed.

We set up a night stand beside Jhoey's bed.

The picture beside her bed is of the late Luci-Lou .. Jhoey's bestfriend.

We hid the dvd/cd stand beside the dresser.
Cause it's kind of an eye-sore.

We added these orange rugs to give of more vibrant color!!

My sister's very first guest.. BABS <3

Isn't she adorbs.. ??

The lava lamp just fits perfectly in this new room! ..
And the elvis signed picture.
We used a table runner for some texture on her dresser.

After it was all said and done, my MOM spent about $400 on this whole bedroom makeover!
Not too bad, considering what things cost now-a-days.. 
You do not need to spend top dollar on a room makeover :)


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