|Pastel quilt, tole vase, & impressionist pics of little girls|
Needless to say, she was ready for a BIG change! She wanted something hip and modern. I wanted something punched-up but not too wild. She thought my ideas were so square (and I guess using that term confirms it!). Both of my kids are anti-earth tones when it comes to paint choices. She wanted a bright blue paint. Initially, I said no way, since it's out of character with my style and the rest of the house. But then a friend's comment gave me pause. She said that our kids are only home for a little while, so why shouldn't we give them the bedroom decor they desire? Since her bedroom is upstairs and mine is down, I thought about it and gave in since I wouldn't have to look at that color every day.
I painted her room a Laura Ashley color from Lowe's called Glass Green. It's not really green, it's more turquoise. (One note about paint from Lowe's: always go one sheen level down from what you were thinking for walls. I chose a satin and should have gone with the eggshell. It's a little shiny, but not bad.)
Once I saw the color direction she wanted to go in, we started looking at comforter sets. I liked the Pottery Barn Teen versions but found them very pricey, so we settled on one from J.C. Penney which we both LOVE. I don't think it's available anymore, but it came with the comforter and 2 shams for around $80 and has a microfiber type feel to it. Very nice.
|Seventeen: Geo Nights|
I found a striped body pillow ($20) from Target that coordinated beautifully. The blackout drapes ($20), also from Target, were a necessity since my daughter's room faces east. Now if I could only get her out of bed before 11 when she's not in school!
I found some removable decals ($10) at Walmart that I used over the bed to give it interest.
For her study area, I already had the console table that a friend gave me and we're using it as a desk.
The lime chair ($30) came from Target as did the cool stacked-squares crystal lamp, my one splurge ($75).
Peace sign ($12) came from HomeGoods. I thought about painting a peace sign directly on the wall but wanted to stick with things that were easily reversible since I have a lot of painting to do elsewhere!
Finally, since my daughter has grown just a little bit since her early childhood days...
she really needed a new dresser for her clothes. I found a sturdy one for $300. It has lots of deep drawers, a jewelry drawer, and even a center door section with shelves and sliding drawers behind it. And square knobs! Perfect!
|Oozing with teen charm|
|Vintage glass cat from Grammy|
The one thing I still need to do is paint the finials on my vintage iron bed (it was my grandma's) either a silver color or white to match the rest of the bed. But Jessica's room is functional, it's modern, and she loves it. And it makes her mom very happy.